Maruti Suzuki's latest launch for the Indian market is the Fronx. The manufacturer showed the Fronx for the first time at the Auto Expo 2023. It slots between Baleno and Brezza. Due to its market position and price, Fronx will also compete with Tata Punch, which has been very successful in the Indian market. Here is a comparison between the two.
Maruti Fronx vs Tata Punch: Design
In terms of looks, the Fronx looks like a smaller version of the Grand Vitara, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because the Grand Vitara is a good-looking SUV. The Fronx has LED lighting on its top profile and there's even a light strip on the tailgate, which is quite rare in this segment. On the other hand, The Punch looks quite solid compared to Fronx, and that's due to its chunky design language.
Maruti Fronx vs Tata Punch: Specs
The Punch is offered with a CNG and petrol propulsion system. The petrol engine generates 84 hp and 113 Nm. It is mated to either a 5-speed or AMT 5-speed gearbox. When running on CNG, the engine produces 75 PS and 97 Nm. The CNG version only has a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki offers the Fronx with two petrol engine options. There is a naturally aspirated 1.2-liter petrol engine that produces 88 hp and 113 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual or AMT 5-speed gearbox. Then there's the BoosterJet with 98hp and 148Nm. It is offered with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Maruti Fronx vs Tata Punch: Features
Both vehicles come with cruise control, multi-function steering wheel, LED daytime running lights, height-adjustable driver's seat, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, and much more. The Fronx touchscreen infotainment system is larger, measuring 9 inches, while the Punch has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Punch gets drive modes, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and a Harman-sourced speaker system. However, the Fronx gets LED headlights, while the Punch has a halogen projector setup. It also has a head-up display.
Maruti Fronx vs Tata Punch: Price
The price of Maruti Suzuki Fronx ranges from Rs 7.46 lakh to Rs 13.13 lakh. Tata Punch costs between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 9.47 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.