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Maruti Jimny 5-door And Fronx SUVs' Order Books Now Open

Modified On Jan 19, 2023 02:53 PM By Rohit for Maruti Jimny

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Both SUVs have debuted at Auto Expo 2023 and will be available via Maruti’s Nexa outlets

  • Maruti has christened the Baleno-based SUV as the ‘Fronx.’

  • The India-spec Jimny gets two extra doors and a longer wheelbase over its international counterpart.

  • Fronx brings back the turbo-petrol engine to Maruti’s stable, while Jimny gets 4WD as standard.

  • The Jimny is expected to go on sale by March, while the Fronx could arrive by April 2023.

  • Expected prices for the two models are Rs 10 lakh and Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.

Maruti utilised the 2023 Auto Expo to showcase two of its most anticipated SUVs, viz., the Jimny 5-door and Fronx. While the Fronx can be reserved for Rs 11,000, Jimny's booking amount stands at Rs 25,000. They will be sold via the NEXA dealerships.

Same But Different

While the elongated Jimny has carried forward most of the design elements from its three-door version sold globally, it does get two extra doors, a longer wheelbase and a quarter rear glass panel. The Fronx, on the other hand, combines the proportions of the Baleno with the SUV-ness of the Grand Vitara.

Maruti Fronx

Even the interiors of both SUVs borrow design cues from the respective models the two SUVs have been derived from. The Indian Jimny gets the same cabin design as the three-door version sold internationally with the addition of the new nine-inch central display. Meanwhile, the Fronx has the Baleno’s cabin layout draped in the Grand Vitara’s dual-tone black and maroon theme.

Related: Maruti Grand Vitara Black Edition In 5 Images

Powertrains On Offer

Here’s a look at the model-wise powertrain options that will be on offer:



1.5-litre Petrol Engine






5-speed MT, 4-speed AT



Maruti has equipped the India-spec Jimny with a four-wheel drivetrain (4WD) as standard. It does not sport mild-hybrid tech but it does get idle start-stop for improved efficiencies.



1.2-litre Dual Jet Petrol

1-litre Turbo-Petrol








5-speed MT, 5-speed AMT

5-speed MT, 6-speed AT




Maruti is bringing back the 1-litre turbo-petrol BoosterJet engine, updated with mild-hybrid tech, for the new Fronx.

Also Read: Maruti Unveils eVX Electric Concept With A Range Of 550km At Auto Expo 2023

Variants And Expected Prices

The Jimny will be sold in two trims – Zeta and Alpha – while the Fronx will be offered in five: Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta and Alpha. While the Jimny is likelty to go on sale by March, we are expecting the Fronx to be launched by April 2023. While the off-roader could have a starting price as low as Rs 10 lakh, the Fronx’s starting price is likely to fall in the Rs 7-8 lakh range (both ex-showroom). 

The Jimny, still a sub-4 metre offering, will take on other off-roaders such as the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. The Fronx, on the other hand, doesn’t have any direct rivals but will serve as an alternative to the likes of the Kia Sonet, Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, and Hyundai Venue.

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