By Nelson Zeeman
Mbabane Motors, the authorized dealer of Suzuki in the country has confirmed that the Suzuki Fronx is now available.
The Suzuki Fronx is a Compact Crossover SUV armed with everything needed to successfully take on several worthy competitors such as the Nissan Kicks and the XUV 200 micro SUV.
The features of the Fronx are uniquely coupe-inspired which makes the SUV extremely appealing. The vehicle has a ground clearance of 170mm when you step inside the Suzuki Fronx.
The Suzuki Fronx comes in either the GL or the more luxurious GLX derivatives.
Owners will be pleasantly surprised by the defined well-appointed interior features that come with the 2 derivatives, filled with creature comfort and standard equipment that are normally reserved for vehicles in higher price segments.
The GL derivative with a choice of either a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed auto and cruise control, has a 7-inch infotainment system, complete with Apple car-play and Android Auto.
The Fronx also comes with a reverse camera, while the GLX derivative, available with a choice of a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed auto has a more comprehensive 9-inch system that incorporates a rearview camera, as well as 360 cameras to make maneuvering easier in tight spaces.
The GLX derivate is also equipped with keyless entry, push-button start/stop, and USB charging ports, for the rear occupants’ wireless phone charging and surround sound.
Suzuki’s recent introduction of a head-up display makes the features list in the new Suzuki Fronx with information such as speed, gears, revs, and fuel consumption right in the driver’s line of sight.
To validate the GLX model’s flagship status, it is further equipped with no less than 6 airbags, and both specification levels benefit from an electronic stability program to go with ABS and EDD.
The Suzuki fuel consumption has a fantastic figure of 6 litres/ 100kms which is no surprise as the Suzuki Fronx is also powered by Suzuki’s well-known proven and reliable 1.5litre, 4-cylinder power plant, developing 77 kilowatts or peak power and 138newton meters of torque.
Retail prices of the Suzuki Fronx for the 2 derivatives in the country
1. Suzuki Fronx 1.5 GLX-Auto: R 341, 000
2. Suzuki 1.5 GLX-Manual: R 321, 000
3. Suzuki 1.5 GL-Auto: R 305, 000
4. Suzuki 1.5 GL-Manual: R 285, 000