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Maruti Nexa Fronx Expected Price Calculation (Variant-wise) - With Logic | V3Cars

In this article, we’ll estimate the ex-showroom prices of 2023 Maruti Suzuki Fronx (Nexa) and explain the logic behind the calculations. We’ll first look at the prices of the 1.2L normal petrol variants and then cover the 1.0L mild-hybrid turbo petrol variants. Let’s start with establishing the baseline price for the Nexa Fronx Sigma 1.2L petrol-manual.

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Maruti Suzuki Nexa Fronx Sigma 1.2L Petrol Variant Expected Price - Rs. 6.90 Lakh

To estimate the price of the Fronx base model, we’ll have to use the Baleno Sigma variant as a baseline. This is because the Fronx also uses the same platform and powertrain as the Baleno. From there, we’ll have to calculate the perceived value of the additional features the Fronx Sigma offers over the Baleno Sigma. If this price gap seems justifiable to a potential Baleno Sigma customer, then it’ll help the dealerships to get the Baleno buyer to upgrade to the Fronx.

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The Baleno Sigma costs Rs. 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom). The Fronx base model offers the following features over the Baleno Sigma:

  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • 60-40 split rear seatbacks
  • Larger 16-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
  • Hill start assist (HSA)
  • 5x adjustable rear headrests
  • 5x 3-point seatbelts
  • Faux skid plates
  • All-around cladding
  • Shark-fin antenna

The perceived value according to our in-house algorithm comes to around Rs. 30,000. On top of this, the Fronx offers the following:

  • Aggressive styling
  • Higher ground clearance
  • Smaller boot space

For these features and improvements, we expect Maruti Suzuki to charge around Rs. 40,000 more for Fronx Sigma. With this estimation, the starting price of the Fronx comes to Rs. 6.90 lakh (ex-showroom). This still keeps the base price below the psychological level of Rs. 7.0 lakh while completely justifying the upgrade.

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Maruti Suzuki Nexa Fronx Delta 1.2L Petrol Variant Expected Price - Rs. 7.60 Lakh

The higher Delta variant of the Fronx offers additional features worth Rs. 50,000 in perceived value. Most of these features are must-have and warrant an upgrade from the Sigma. Some of these features are:

  • Touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 4 speakers
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Power mirrors with power folding
  • Chrome grille
  • Steering-mounted controls

We have often seen Maruti Suzuki offering must-have features in the 2nd from base variant and charge a fairly high premium for the same. However, the necessity of the features doesn’t stop buyers from upgrading as they want these features in their car. So, we expect it to cost Rs. 70,000 more, thus bringing the Fronx Delta petrol-manual’s price to Rs. 7.60 lakh.

The Delta variant is also available with 1.2L normal petrol with AMT automatic. The price estimation is straightforward for this as Maruti Suzuki charge a flat Rs. 50,000 for the AMT automatic in their other models. So, the Delta 1.2L petrol-automatic could cost Rs. 8.10 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki Nexa Fronx Delta Plus 1.2L Petrol Variant Expected Price - Rs. 8.10 Lakh

For the Delta Plus, Maruti Suzuki offer mostly good-to-have features with high desirability. These features are:

  • LED headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • 16-inch alloy wheels

According to our perceived value algorithm, these features are worth about Rs. 55,000. To encourage buyers to make the jump to this variant, we expect Maruti Suzuki to offer a better value proposition and charge only Rs. 50,000 more for Delta Plus 1.2L petrol-manual. For the AMT automatic transmission, you can expect to pay another Rs. 50,000.

So, the final estimation for the Fronx Delta Plus comes to Rs. 8.10 lakh for 1.2L petrol-manual and Rs. 8.60 lakh for 1.2L petrol-automatic. Now let’s jump to the turbo petrol variants.

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Maruti Suzuki Nexa Fronx Delta Plus 1.0L Turbo Petrol Variant Expected Price - Rs. 8.50 Lakh

If you closely follow the auto industry news, then you’ll know that the 1.0L turbo petrol is not new for Maruti Suzuki. They offered this with the Baleno RS with 1.0L turbo petrol-manual powertrain and it used to cost about Rs. 1.50 lakh more than the Baleno Alpha 1.2L petrol-manual.

Back then, turbo petrols weren’t as common and those who wanted it were willing to put up with the significantly high cost. Moreover, Maruti Suzuki wanted to see how it performs during daily use in terms of reliability. So, selling fewer cars with the turbo petrol engine was the intention all along. This way, even if something goes wrong with the turbo petrol engine, they’ll have fewer people to deal with.

The fact that they are offering the turbo petrol engine in the lower Delta Plus variant conveys that they are confident about the reliability of this powertrain. On top of that, they are restricting the 1.2L normal petrol engine to the Delta Plus variant and only offering the turbo petrol engine in the higher Zeta and Alpha variants. This tells us that they are serious about achieving high volumes for their turbo petrol variants. So, if you want more features, you’ll have to buy it with the turbo petrol engine only. To achieve the desired volumes, they’ll have to price it in such a way that it comes across as an obvious choice for Delta Plus 1.2L buyers.

In terms of power and torque, the Fronx turbo is behind all of the other turbo petrol engines. The perceived value for the performance upgrade to the Fronx turbo over the 1.2L normal petrol engine is around Rs. 30,000. So, we expect Maruti Suzuki to charge only around Rs. 40,000 for the engine upgrade. With this, we expect the Fronx Delta Plus turbo petrol-manual to cost Rs. 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Maruti Suzuki Nexa Fronx Zeta 1.0L Turbo Petrol Variant Expected Price - Rs. 9.40 Lakh

The Zeta variant further adds some desirable and must-have features with a perceived value of Rs. 1.10 - 1.20 lakh. To convince Delta Plus turbo buyers to upgrade to the Zeta variant, we expect Maruti Suzuki to play the value card and offer these features for Rs. 90,000. Thus, the Fronx Zeta turbo petrol-manual could cost Rs. 9.40 lakh.

For the Zeta turbo petrol-automatic, the price estimation is straightforward. Maruti Suzuki charge a flat fee of Rs. 1.50 lakh for the same 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission in the Ertiga, XL6, Brezza and Grand Vitara. So, the Zeta turbo petrol-automatic could cost Rs. 10.90 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki Nexa Fronx Alpha 1.0L Turbo Petrol Variant Expected Price - Rs. 9.90 Lakh

Finally, with the Alpha variant, Maruti Suzuki only offer good-to-have features, which have a perceived value of around Rs. 60,000. Once again, charging less than the perceived value for these features will make it easier for the buyers to choose the Alpha instead of the Zeta variant. So, we expect the Fronx Alpha variant to cost Rs. 50,000 more and carry an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 9.90 lakh.

Keeping the price under Rs. 10.0 lakh also has financial benefits for buyers in some states where the registration costs are significantly higher for cars costing more than Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom). With this price tag, the Fronx Alpha will also remain within the psychological barrier of Rs. 10.0 lakh while leaving some room to increase price a little and still stay within the 6-figure limit.

For the Fronx Alpha turbo petrol-automatic, it could cost Rs. 11.40 lakh, which is Rs. 1.50 lakh more than the Alpha turbo petrol-manual.

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Maruti Fronx Expected Price Summary

With a price range of Rs. 6.90 lakh to Rs. 11.40 lakh, Maruti Suzuki are filling up the price gap, which was created when the new-generation Brezza moved up the price chain. With this pricing, Maruti Suzuki also cover the entire price band of Rs. 5.0 lakh to Rs. 20.0 lakh (on-road) with some or the other form of crossover/SUV. From S-Presso to Ignis to Fronx to Brezza to Grand Vitara, Maruti Suzuki have some price overlap to encourage a buyer to upgrade to a pricier variant or a car.

MARUTI SUZUKI NEXA FRONX

EXPECTED EX-SHOWROOM PRICE

 

Manual

Difference

Automatic

Sigma 1.2L

Rs. 6.90 lakh

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Delta 1.2L

Rs. 7.60 lakh

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 8.10 lakh

Delta Plus 1.2L

Rs. 8.10 lakh

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 8.60 lakh

Delta Plus Turbo

Rs. 8.50 lakh

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Zeta Turbo

Rs. 9.40 lakh

Rs. 1.50 lakh

Rs. 10.90 lakh

Alpha Turbo

Rs. 9.90 lakh

Rs. 1.50 lakh

Rs. 11.40 lakh

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

2 Comments

  1. R Rahul Kelwa says:
    January 18 2023 13:24:10

    On of the major things that should have been considered is the mild hybrid implementation in turbo variants. That can add more thousands for turbo variants. Anyways great job in predicting. I personally feel there is going to be approx 20k-30k increase in each variants. So that it wont eat baleno customers.

  2. S Stiju says:
    January 25 2023 11:56:23

    6 Speed AT wont cost 1.5L more. example taken ( exists) is for cars with higher GST. dronx being sub 1.2L vechile has lower gst and that applies to automatic / Manual price difference too.. 1.2L may be more accurate number.

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