- Drivetrains include a 1.0L turbo mild hybrid.
- 3995 mm long
- Available cabin tech includes a surround-view camera and head-up display.
The Suzuki Fronx small SUV unveiled this week has been confirmed for Australia and is expected to introduce the Japanese brand’s mild hybrid technology.
Limited details have been released for the model which will join the Suzuki Ignis in the ‘light SUV’ segment and take on rivals such as the Hyundai Venue, Kia Stonic and Mazda CX-3.
Two drivetrains have been announced for the Indian market: a standard 1.2-litre petrol engine and a more advanced 1.0-litre mild hybrid turbo-petrol with direct fuel injection and electric assist.
The petrol engine is mated to a five-speed manual or auto, while the 1.2-litre engine comes with a five-speed manual or a six-speed auto with paddle shift levers.
Suzuki Australia told Wheels last September that the company plans to introduce electrified models in the next few years to improve the emissions output of its vehicles.
No performance or performance data has yet been cited.
The sub-4.0 meter will be available with Phronix technology that includes a 360-degree camera, head-up display, and wireless phone charging.
Suzuki claims that the interior will offer excellent space efficiency and has confirmed that it will have rear air vents for added comfort for the passengers.
Mild hybrid versions of the Ignis, Swift, Vitara and S-Cross are available in markets such as Europe and the UK, featuring 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre turbo engines.
A hybrid version of the Gemini Baby 4×4 is rumored for 2024.
The Suzuki Fronx SUV was launched in India at the 2023 Auto Expo alongside a new, five-door version of the Jimny.