Toyota Taisor vs Maruti Fronx: What's the difference?

Toyota has re-entered the compact SUV segment with the Urban Cruiser Taisor. Based on the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, the Taisor features some brand-specific styling changes, while making use of the same powertrains as the donor car. Let’s take a look at how the two compact SUVs differ on paper. 
  1. Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor 1.2 petrol variants pricier than Maruti Fronx
  2. Changes limited to cosmetic updates on the outside


Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx: price comparison

Toyota is offering the Urban Cruiser Taisor in 12 different variants, while the Maruti Suzuki Fronx is available in 14 variants. Here’s how the prices of the two cars compare:
Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx Price (ex-showroom)
Taisor variants Price Fronx variants Price
E Rs 7.74 lakh Sigma Rs 7.52 lakh
S Rs 8.60 lakh Delta Rs 8.38 lakh
E CNG Rs 8.72 lakh Sigma CNG Rs 8.47 lakh
S+ Rs 9 lakh Delta + Rs 8.78 lakh
S AMT Rs 9.13 lakh Delta AMT Rs 8.88 lakh
S+ AMT Rs 9.53 lakh Delta + AMT Rs 9.28 lakh
- - Delta CNG Rs 9.33 lakh
- - Delta + Turbo Rs 9.73 lakh
G Rs 10.56 lakh Zeta Turbo Rs 10.56 lakh
V Rs 11.48 lakh Alpha Turbo Rs 11.48 lakh
V DT Rs 11.64 lakh Alpha Turbo DT Rs 11.64 lakh
G AT Rs 11.96 lakh Zeta Turbo AT Rs 11.96 lakh
V AT Rs 12.88 lakh Alpha Turbo AT Rs 12.88 lakh
V AT DT Rs 13.04 lakh Alpha Turbo AT DT Rs 13.04 lakh
As we have seen before with Baleno-Glanza and Innova Hycross-Invicto, the Toyota-badged version of the shared products is offered at a slight premium, which is also the case here. The Urban Cruiser Taisor carries a premium of about Rs 22,000-25,000 over the corresponding 1.2 petrol variants of the Maruti Fronx. However, the turbo-petrol variants of both the cars are priced similarly.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx: design comparison

Since the Urban Cruiser Taisor is a badge-engineered product, it shares almost all its body panels with the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, albeit with subtle differences. The changes include a redesigned trapezoidal front grille with a honeycomb pattern, and a slightly restyled front bumper. The LED DRLs at the front feature a new linear design as opposed to the three cubes seen on the Fronx. 
The lighting elements in the tail lights have also been tweaked, but just like the donor SUV, are connected together with a full-width light bar. Moreover, the Taisor also gets a new set of 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. 
Colour options on the Taisor include Cafe White, Enticing Silver, Sportin Red, Lucent Orange, and Gaming Grey. The Fronx is offered with Nexa Blue, Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Grandeur Grey, Earthen Brown, Opulent Red, and Bluish Black. Dual-tone options are also available with the turbo versions of both the SUVs.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx: features



No feature revisions have been made to the Taisor as against the Fronx. Both the cars are equipped with a free-standing 9-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, a 360-degree camera, a heads up display, wireless charger and more. Safety suite on both the compact SUVs is taken care of by six airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), hill-hold assist, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX child seat anchorages.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx: powertrains

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor carries over Maruti Suzuki Fronx’s 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol (90hp), and 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo petrol (100hp) engine options. The former is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an optional 5-speed AMT, while the latter can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The 1.2-litre, NA petrol engine is also available with a factory-fit CNG kit.

Also see:

Maruti Fronx gets discounts of up to Rs 68,000 this April

Toyota expects majority of Taisor sales from Turbo version

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