It is quite fascinating to see how the entire profile of a vehicle can be changed simply by a few modifications like this lowered Maruti Fronx. The aftermarket car shops are extremely professional these days. They are able to transform any car. Fronx, born from the incredibly popular Baleno premium hatchback, slots seamlessly into the product range, positioned just below the mid-sized Grand Vitara. Its price point lands it between that of the Baleno and Brezza. But the vehicle has an identity of its own. As a crossover SUV/hatchback, it boasts a distinctive aesthetic that has the ability to enchant a broad spectrum of potential buyers. Let us take a look at the details of this alteration here.
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Lowered Maruti Fronx
The details of this modification have been shared by AM Racing on Facebook. The post highlights the exact additions of the components to lower the height of the Fronx. The crossover hatchback now gets a Tanabe Japan lowering springs and DIXCEL Japan ES type front brake pads. The outcome is quite self-explanatory. Note that there are no other visual or mechanical changes. Just this one customization lends an enticing appeal to the Fronx. That is quite impressive.
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The Maruti Fronx provides you with two engine choices. One is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, producing 90 PS and 113 Nm, while the other is a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, offering 100 PS and 147.6 Nm of peak power and torque. You can opt for either a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT automatic transmission in this model. Additionally, there’s a CNG variant, which generates a respectable 76 hp and 99 Nm of torque. The prices for the crossover hatchback range from Rs 7.46 lakh to Rs 13.13 lakh, ex-showroom. These prices overlap with the Baleno and Vitara.
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What We Think
While we understand the charm of such modifications, it is quite strange to perform them in our country. The reason is simple. The road conditions in India are not great. Apart from a select few world-class highways and expressways, the city and state roads are often in bad shape. Hence, you need a car with high ground clearance. That is why most people go for bigger alloys and suspension to raise the car’s height. But lowering the height means that the vehicle could now scrape its underbelly. Hence, the driver will need to be much more careful now.