Maruti Fronx is a stylish coupe-like crossover based on Baleno premium hatchback – Launch is soon
Fronx is the only coupe crossover in India. In terms of product positioning, it will sit below Brezza and rivals Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite and the likes. Rumour mill suggests Maruti Suzuki Fronx launch is tomorrow, on 24th of April.
Ahead of launch, Maruti Fronx has started to arrive at dealerships. Until now, we only got to see the top of the line variants. Now for the first time, we are getting to see mid variants – Delta and Delta+ trims. These get slotted above the base Sigma variant and below Alpha and Zeta variants.
Maruti Fronx Delta Variants First Look – Most VFM Variants?
For starters, Delta+ is the only trim level in the entire Fronx lineup to get both 1.2L K12 and 1.0L Boosterjet engine options. It lies right in the middle of Fronx’s trim levels. Sigma and Delta trims only get 1.2L K12 while Zeta and Alpha trims only get 1.0L BoosterJet. Both Delta and Delta+ trims get AMT option with 1.2L engine. But Delta+ Boosterjet engine with 6-speed TC is absent.
In terms of safety, both Delta and Delta+ trims get ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors, 3-point seat belts, ESP, hill hold assist, and rear defogger. Interiors-wise, not a lot is different between the two. Both variants get SmartPlay Pro equipped 7” touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4 speakers, voice assistant, OTA updates, and more.
Electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, manually dimmable IRVMs and steering mounted audio controls, automatic climate control, dual-tone interiors, fabric seats, tilt-adjustable flat-bottom steering, and more. Except for a few low-rent interior finishes, Delta and Delta+ are almost identical.
Maruti Fronx Delta and Delta+ Exterior Differences
Even on the outside, both Delta and Delta+ get the same grille, rear spoiler, skid plates, body cladding, shark-fin antenna, ORVMs with turn indicators and more. That said, there are exterior differences between Delta and Delta+. These differences are likely to be decisive factors as well. Delta lacks the triple LED design headlight and instead gets a single projector unit with halogen bulbs.
Not just that. Maruti Fronx Delta lacks the triple Ice-cube effect NEXTre’ LED DRLs as well. Automatic headlights with follow-me-home function and alloy wheels are absent too. Delta trim gets LED tail lights, but they don’t get the connecting LED bar. All of these are present on Delta+. Another decisive factor is that Delta gets steel wheels, unlike Delta+ with alloy wheels finished in a dark shade.
The BoosterJet Is Likely To Boost Sales
Fronx gets two engine options. The 1.2L NA 4-cylinder K12 unit develops around 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque, mated to either a 5-speed MT or AMT. The 1.0L Boosterjet 3-cylinder engine generates 100 PS of power and 147.6 Nm of torque, mated to either a 5-speed MT or 6-speed TC. Fuel efficiency figures go till 22.89 km/l.
With the top-end models, Maruti Suzuki offers 6 airbags, a HUD, 9″ infotainment, rear AC vents, cruise control, dual-tone machined wheels, leather-wrapped steering and gear knob, UV cut glass, telematics and more. Maruti Fronx prices are expected to be about Rs 50k more than Baleno. Official prices will be revealed at the time of launch.