Maruti has stepped right into the SUV game with its new Grand Vitara and Brezza. Now, it also has Fronx and Jimny on the line to grasp a major share of the market. The Jimny which stands as a lifestyle offroader vehicle has a segment of its own but what about Fronx? Where does it lie? Should a Baleno buyer wait for the Fronx? How is it different from the Baleno? Read below.

Fronx Vs Baleno – Design 

Fronx Vs Baleno

Talking about the hatchback first, the Baleno stands out as a premium hatchback with a bold front. Based on the Crafted Futurism design language of the brand, it is evidently evolved from its previous gen model. Its side profile is also the same but the front and rear have been heavily revised. It gets tri LED DRLs with a new grille that runs into the headlamps. 

Fronx Vs Baleno

Moving over to the Fronx, this model portrays SUV characteristics with design adoptions from the bigger Grand Vitara. It packs in defined shoulder lines, heavy body cladding, and roof rails portraying its SUV characteristics. Other than this, it also gets a tapering coupe-like roofline which makes it appear sporty. The rear is modernised with the connected LED taillamps with the NEXtre design elements. 


Fronx Vs Baleno

Maruti Baleno sits in the premium hatchback segment and defining its premium tag are its features. It gets a long list that includes a 360-degree camera, Heads Up Display, Rear AC vents, sliding armrest, automatic AC, height adjustable driver’s seat and many more. The Fronx also is a loaded package whereas it also gets wireless charging as an extra in terms of features. 

Fronx Vs BalenoSpecifications 

Fronx Vs Baleno

Maruti Baleno is offered in a single 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 89bhp and 113Nm of torque. Transmission options range from a 5-speed manual or a 5 AMT. Moreover, you can also opt for the CNG variant with the 5-speed MT.

Fronx Vs Baleno

Apart from the ubiquitous 1.2-litre petrol (same as Baleno), Fronx also gets 1.0-litre turbo petrol that makes 100bhp and 148Nm of torque. This engine can be paired with a 5-speed MT or a 6-AT gearbox. No bi-fuel option is available currently. 

Fronx Vs BalenoPricing 

Fronx Vs Baleno

The pricing of the Baleno starts at Rs 7.64lakh for the base Sigma variant and goes upto Rs 11.35lakh for the Alpha AMT model (on-road, Mumbai). What about Fronx? Though the car was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2023, its pricing is not yet out. The car would be soon launched in the market. However, no doubt its pricing would be costlier than the Baleno due to the increased dimensions.  

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