Maruti Suzuki’s new SUV, Franks, has made its mark as one of the best-selling cars in India. With sales of 13,220 units last month, it secured the seventh position in the list of top-10 cars. Franks has also surpassed Tata Nexon and Punch in terms of sales. Not only is the company experiencing success domestically, but it is also exporting the SUV abroad. Last month, Maruti Suzuki exported 922 units of Fronx, ranking it 21st in the list of most exported cars from India.

Recognizing the success of Franks, the company has made a significant update to its international model. The Maruti Suzuki Franks will now be exported with a 1.5-liter engine as well. However, in India, the SUV is currently available with the 1.0-liter turbo petrol and 1.2-liter petrol engine models. The 1.5-liter engine has been exclusively developed for the South African market and is already being used in models like Brezza, Grand Vitara, and Ertiga.

In terms of performance, the 1.2-liter petrol engine of Franks generates 89.73 bhp power and 113 Nm torque, while the 1.5-liter K15C engine produces 100.6 Bhp power and 136 Nm torque. The SUV comes with the option of a 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. The cost of Franks in South Africa is RAND 280k, which is approximately Rs 12.5 lakh.

When it comes to features, Maruti Suzuki Franks boasts a 9-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, head-up display, cruise control, auto climate control, and wireless phone charging. In terms of safety, it is equipped with six airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), hill-hold assist, a 360-degree camera, ISOFIX anchors, and ABS with EBD. While Franks does not have any direct rivals, it competes with other popular SUVs like the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Kiger, and the Nissan Magnite. The company offers Franks in four variants ★Sigma, Delta, Delta+, Zeta, and Alpha. It is available in three dual-tone colors and seven monotone colors. The price of Maruti Franks starts from Rs. 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom) and goes up to [missing information].

Overall, Maruti Suzuki’s Franks has shown impressive sales figures and is gaining popularity in both the domestic and international markets. With its powerful performance and advanced features, the SUV is proving to be a strong contender in its segment.

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