We Drove It: Cruising Around The Cape In The Suzuki Fronx

With the release of this budget crossover, Suzuki has done a lot right with the Fronx.


  • The Suzuki Fronx is one of the latest additions to Suzuki’s impressive line-up of vehicles.
  • It joins the ranks of iconic models like the Suzuki Jimny and the XL6 SUV.
  • The Fronx is leading the charge with its innovative design and cutting-edge features.
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The Sandton Times took the Suzuki Fronx for a week long test-drive around the city of Cape Town, to get a real feel for the Suzuki brand on roads without additional hazards – and it delivered the goods.


Having never sat in a Suzuki vehicle before, the Suzuki Fronx was a surprisingly satisfying ride, with its bold front grille, sloping roofline, and K15B 1.5 litre petrol engine.


But what really sets the Suzuki Fronx apart is its attention to detail. From the signature Suzuki SUV design elements to the sleek and stylish exterior, every aspect of the Fronx has been carefully crafted to create a truly unique driving experience.


And with all stand-out styling features standard across the range, every Suzuki Fronx owner gets to enjoy the full Suzuki experience, regardless of their specification level or price. Image: Suzuki

Inside the cabin, the Suzuki Fronx offers a spacious environment that’s filled with all the latest creature comforts. From the leather-clad multi-function steering wheel to the automatic climate control with rear-seat ventilation, every detail has been designed with the driver’s comfort in mind. And with features like cruise control, electric windows, and dual rear-mounted USB charging points, the Suzuki Fronx is as practical as it is stylish.


But it’s not just about looks – the Fronx also delivers a good performance on the road. Powered by Suzuki’s renowned K15B engine, the Fronx offers great performance and low fuel consumption, making it ideal for both city streets and open highways. And with the choice of manual and automatic transmission, you can tailor your driving experience to suit your preferences.


But perhaps the best part of all is that the Suzuki Fronx comes with a 5-year/200’000km promotional mechanical warranty, a 4-year/60’000km service plan, and a comprehensive 5-year roadside assistance plan, allowing you to drive with confidence. Image: Suzuki

When it comes to safety, the Suzuki Fronx has you covered. With a host of safety features including multiple airbags, electronic stability control, and ABS brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, you can drive with peace of mind knowing that you’re in good hands. And with the added convenience of key-less entry, wireless charging, and a head-up display, the Suzuki Fronx is truly the complete package.


The Suzuki Fronx line-up, offers versatility and style with a really good value for money proposition. Starting from R288’900 for the 1.5 GL 5MT and ranging up to R344’900 for the top-tier 1.5 GLX 4AT, these vehicles boast a 1.5L engine, 5-speed manual or automatic transmission, and 2WD capability. With fuel consumption as low as 5.5L/100km according to the manufacturer, it combines efficiency with performance.


The exterior features include a sleek black front grill, body-coloured door handles, and LED multi-reflector headlights with a Follow Me Home system. Image: Suzuki

Inside, drivers will appreciate the leather-covered steering wheel, 7″ touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, and ample USB ports.


The Suzuki Fronx is a semi-finalists in the 2024 Car of the Year (COTY) Hosted by the South African Guild of Mobility Journalists (SAGMJ), up against the Citroen C3 and the Toyota Vitz. Whether navigating city streets or country roads, the Suzuki Fronx delivers comfort and reliability for any journey.


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