Maruti Suzuki has launched the CNG version of its Fronx coupe crossover, starting at Rs 8.42 lakh for the entry-level Sigma trim and going up to Rs 9.28 lakh for the Delta trim. Both CNG trims are only available on the 1.2-litre petrol engine on the Fronx, and each comes at a premium of Rs 95,000 over its corresponding petrol trim.
- Maruti Suzuki Fronx gets CNG with 1.2-litre petrol engine
- Comes in two trims – Sigma and Delta
Here is a price table comparing the Fronx CNG models with the equivalent petrol-powered versions:
|Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Variant||CNG price||Petrol price||Difference|
|Sigma||Rs 8.42 lakh||Rs 7.47 lakh||Rs 95,000|
|Delta||Rs 9.28 lakh||Rs 8.33 lakh||Rs 95,000|
Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG powertrain
As mentioned, the Fronx CNG is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which does duty on a majority of Maruti’s CNG models. As with all CNG models, the Fronx CNG also only comes with the 5-speed manual gearbox. It produces 90hp and 113Nm of torque in petrol-only mode, however, the output dips to 77.5hp and 98.5Nm of torque. Maruti Suzuki claims that the Fronx CNG offers a fuel efficiency of 28.51km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG design, variants and features
Cosmetically, there is no difference between the CNG and petrol-powered versions of the Fronx. However, the boot space has been compromised to accommodate the CNG tank.
Inside, the Fronx gets a black and brown interior and comes with features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen with a SmartPlay Pro system and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The Fronx CNG also gets steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control, dual airbags and reverse parking sensors.
Maruti Suzuki Fronx CNG rivals
The only other compact SUV to get a factory-fitted CNG kit is the Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG. Apart from this, the Fronx rivals Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite and Mahindra XUV300.