Maruti Fronx vs Hyundai Venue detailed comparison interior, exterior, price, features etc


The sub-4m SUV segment was already dominated by cars such as the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet and others. Now, Maruti has launched a new Nexa product, Fronx, to compete against its rivals in the sector in India.

Meanwhile, Hyundai is known for offering feature-loaded vehicles at very aggressive prices, which helps the brand increase sales numbers and gain more market share. However, that may change with the recent launch of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx. So, here’s a quick comparison of the two SUVs.

Exterior design:

From the outside, the Hyundai Venue’s design is boxy and similar to the previous generation, with minor changes at the front and rear. It gets a new front grille design with a square pattern and black surround in chrome finish. To the side of the grille are sleek turn indicators mounted on top of the main headlamp housing. It also features 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. At the rear, the Venue gets a split LED tail lamp setup with a articulated LED light bar and a reworked rear bumper.

In contrast, the Fronx has an aggressive front fascia with design cues from its bigger sibling, the Grand Vitara. It gets a new three-pod headlamp setup with prominent cuts and creases on the bumper and shoulder line, a sloping roofline and an extended spoiler. The SUV also gets 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear part gives a sporty feeling with three arrow-shaped LED tail lamps and a connected LED light bar in between.

Interior and features

The Hyundai Venue is loaded with features and technologies such as an air purifier, digital instrument cluster, four-spoke steering wheel, reclining rear seats, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. It also features an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, over 60 connected car features, automatic climate control, electric sunroof, push start/stop button, ambient lighting, wireless charging and cooling. Equipped. glove box.

The interior layout of the Maruti Suzuki Fronx is similar to that found on the Brezza, Baleno and Grand Vitara, including features such as a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charger, and engine push-button start/stop. Smart key, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, front footwell lighting, head-up display, 360-degree camera, automatic IRVM, Arkamys Surround Sense, paddle shifters, Suzuki Connect technology and more.

Engine and performance

Hyundai Venue is available with three engine options: a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine, a 1.0-liter turbo gasoline engine, and a 1.5-liter diesel engine. First off, the 1.2-liter NA petrol engine produces 82bhp and 114Nm of torque paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Then there’s the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 118 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque, paired with a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT unit. The last one is a 1.5 liter diesel engine capable of producing 99 bhp and 240 Nm of torque, only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox unit.

Powering the Fronx is a 1.0-liter boosterjet engine and a 1.2-liter dual-jet petrol engine. The former produces 99bhp and 147Nm of torque paired with a 5-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter unit. The latter is mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT unit generating 89bhp and 113Nm of torque.

Safety:

The Hyundai Venue hasn’t been crash-tested, but it has a fairly long list of safety features, including six airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, hill assist control, parking sensors and cameras, TPMS, burglar alarm, ISOFIX, shock-sensing automatic door unlock, and a seat belt reminder. Extensive. , and more.

The Maruti Suzuki Fronx is also equipped with safety features such as six airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, Hill Hold Assist, reverse parking sensors and camera, 3-point ELR seat belts, ISOFIX and seat belt pretensioners. Safety measures connected with a smartphone.

Price and variant

The Hyundai Venue was first launched in 2019 and received a much-needed facelift for 2022. Currently, the Venue is on sale for a starting price of Rs 7.61 lakh (ex-showroom) and is available in 6 variants including E, S, S(O), S+, SX and SX(O).

Meanwhile, reservations for the Maruti Suzuki Fronx have started, but no pricing yet. Variants that come with Fronx include Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. It is expected to be competitive in price compared to its competitors.


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