Maruti Suzuki Ritz
Maruti Suzuki Ritz
Maruti Ritz India
Maruti Ritz is a car with firepower and some interesting new tech-features that help distinguish itself from the competition. The Maruti Suzuki Ritz has been appreciated for its smooth corners, good performance and advanced technology. In the Indian auto market the Suzuki Splash is known as Maruti Ritz. The car caters to the premium A2 market segment, which includes the likes of Alto, WagonR, Swift, Zen and also the newly-launched A-Star. Maruti Ritz is available in both Petrol and diesel version.
Maruti Ritz Engine
Maruti Ritz comes with a 1.2 L K-12 series petrol engine with a displacement of 1197 cc. The diesel version of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.3 L DDiS engine with a displacement of 1248 cc. The highly advanced engine of Maruti Ritz delivers a maximum power of 85 PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm. The common-rail diesel is 1248cc engine develops a maximum power of 74 bhp and maximum torque of 190 Nm. Maruti Ritz is endowed with a 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox.
Maruti Ritz Exteriors
The front end of the Maruti Ritz is mature and looks neat. Suzuki obviously wants to maintain a certain family look. The Short overhangs and vertical tailgate creates a compact appearance. The Maruti Ritz offers a fresh styling and practical build. The design is quite impressive and catches the attention of everyone. The aerodynamic design of the car offers very sporty and aggressive look.
Maruti Ritz Interiors
The interiors of Maruti Ritz are well designed and quite comfortable. The option of 60: 40 folding rear seats offer a greater convenience. The quality of the interiors is expected to be good and the dashboard and seats are finely designed. The car also offers storage space with the dashboard containing flip lid box. The major shortcoming though is the lack of rear seat space and small boot. The dash has an oval theme and a subtle two-tone colour scheme.
Maruti Ritz Safety Features
Maruti Ritz Colors
Maruti Ritz Ride and Handling
The dashboard is too long; therefore it is not advisable for people on the shorter side. The Maruti Ritz is as surefooted as the Swift, the steering feel is brilliant and the car handles well despite its taller architecture compared to the Swift. The diesel variant gives a good moderate mileage with good power output in city driving conditions.
Maruti Ritz Specifications
Maruti Ritz Exterior dimensions are as follows: Length- 3715 mm, Width- 1680 mm, Height- 1620 mm and with a wheelbase of 2360 mm. The ground clearance of 170 mm in this car is pretty good. Maruti Ritz offers front headroom of 990 cm, rear headroom of 940 cm, shoulder room of 1310 cm and rear knee room of 790 cm (max) and 570 cm (min). The car offers a leg room of 1210 cm (max) and 970 cm (min).
Maruti Ritz Ex-Showroom Price
The Maruti Ritz price ranges between Rs 3.9 to 5.2 lakhs the Ritz is marginally cheaper than its own Swift and priced competitively with the rest of the segment. The car is a combo of powerful engine with decent space, comfort and practicality, offering great value. This makes the Ritz a great product with great pricing and packs enough punch to knock down its competitors from the i10 to the Fabia and i20.
Maruti Ritz Models
Maruti Ritz LXi: This is the base model of petrol version with features like 60:40 folding rear seat, cup holder in console, ashtray, iCATS, child lock, power steering, manual air conditioner, body colored bumpers, internally adjusted ORVMs, green tinted glass windows, roof antenna, double horn, etc.
Maruti Ritz VXI: This is the upgraded model of petrol version with BS IV emission and features like fabric insert on door trims, front power windows, rear power windows, full wheel cover, black colored B pillar, seatbelt reminder, front seat under tray, etc.
Maruti Ritz VXI (ABS): This is upgrade model of petrol version with all the features of Maruti Ritz VXI (BS IV) and extra ABS (Antilock Braking System).
Maruti Ritz ZXI: This is the top most model of petrol version with extra features like radio + CD with speakers, parcel tray, seat height adjuster, cigar lighter, tilt steering, steering wheel mounted audio controls, dual air bags, front ELR seat belt with pretensioner, etc.
Maruti Ritz LDI: This is the base model of diesel version with features like 60:40 folding rear seat, cup holder in console, ashtray, iCATS, child lock, power steering, manual air conditioner, body colored bumpers, internally adjusted ORVMs, green tinted glass windows, roof antenna, double horn, etc.
Maruti Ritz VDI: This is the upgraded model of diesel version with BS IV emission and features like fabric insert on door trims, front power windows, rear power windows, full wheel cover, black colored B pillar, seatbelt reminder, front seat under tray, etc.
Maruti Ritz VDI (ABS): This is upgrade model of diesel version with all the features of Maruti Ritz VDI (BS IV) and extra ABS (Antilock Braking System).
Maruti Ritz Genus VXi: This is the petrol variant from the company launched as special edition which is equipped with Keyless entry, Tilt steering, Parcel tray, Distinct Body graphics, Rear wash and wiper, Radio + CD player with speaker, Body side mouldings and Dual tone dashboard. It is available in a new signature colour that is emerald blue.
Maruti Ritz Genus VDi: It is the diesel variant of Ritz and comes with the same features and colour that the Genus VXi has.
Maruti Ritz Competitors
The Maruti Ritz goes against the likes of Skoda Fabia, Nissan Micra, Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i10, Hyundai i20, Chevrolet Beat and Hyundai Santro.
Compare Maruti Ritz with other Models
Maruti Ritz vs Hyundai i10: Hyundai i10 scores with eye-catching beauty where as the Maruti Ritz looks really pale compared to the Hyundai i10. Maruti Ritz hits back with a cheaper cost compared to the Hyundai and is a better fuel efficient car compared to the Hyundai i10.
Maruti Ritz vs Chevrolet Beat: Chevrolet Beat is the best in class in terms of the looks whereas the Maruti Ritz does not stand much of a chance. The Mileage and the price range of these cars are similar.
Maruti Ritz vs Nissan Micra: Nissan Micra is a car with better build quality and features. The Ritz K series engine is better than the Micra engine. The fuel efficiency scores are almost the same for both the car.
Maruti Ritz Mileage
The Maruti Ritz mileage is a huge factor in the success of the car. The car provides mileage of 17.8 km/l on city roads while on the highways it can record 21.8 km/l. The Maruti Ritz mileage for CNG model is around 14 km/litre in the city while the mileage on the highway is around 17 km/litre.
Maruti Ritz Awards
The Maruti Ritz awards are as follows:
Car of the Year 2010 by Motoring
Compact Car of the Year 2010 by AutoBild
Premium Hatchback of the Year 2010 by AUTOCAR
Most Appealing Premium Compact Car by J.D. Power Asia Pacific in 2009
Best Premium Compact Car by J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2009 India Initial Quality Study (IQS) Maruti.
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