Maruti Suzuki unveiled and opened official bookings for the Jimny and Fronx hatchback earlier this month at the Auto Expo 2023. Now, within 10 days of its debut, the Maruti Suzuki Jimny has gathered more than 9,000 bookings, while the Fronx has received 2,500 orders.
The Maruti Suzuki Jimny is offered, for the first time, in a five-door avatar in India and measures 3985 in length with a wheelbase of 2590mm. The Jimny benefits from the family's 1.5-liter K15B speed engine that develops 103 horsepower and 134 Nm of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The SUV is offered in Zeta and Alpha trims and is equipped with Maruti's AllGrip all-wheel drive system as standard. The booking amount for the Jimny is Rs 25,000 and deliveries are likely to start in the coming months.
Meanwhile, the Maruti Suzuki Fronx shares its underpinnings with the Baleno. Measuring just under four meters, it follows the path of an SUV with a sloping roofline, roof rails, and chunky plastic cladding that gives it a rugged look. Additionally, there are two engine options to choose from. The 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine makes 99 hp and 148 Nm of torque, while the naturally aspirated 1.2-liter engine produces 88 hp and 113 Nm. While a five-speed manual gearbox is standard, the former has an AMT unit, while the latter is offered with a six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. Fronx is offered in Sigma, Delta, Delta Plus, Zeta and Alpha variants and we expect pricing to be announced in the coming months.
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