Maruti Suzuki India Limited, the country’s leading car manufacturer, is known for an array of vehicles in the market at an economical price. One of the most popular cars of the year, Maruti Ritz is one of such best offerings from its stable which is a stylish hatchback and is crafted to enhance your driving comfort. Whether you are driving on the highway or in the city, Ritz’s design and many more new & improved features ensure that you enjoy inside while driving it.
Maruti Ritz is mechanically a superior and well equipped product as compared to other similar products. This car is compact and lightweight, with elegant design. Some of the new features of the car include the body side molding, the multi-information display system, the manual gearbox changes, etc. You can choose between 8 variants of the car with the price ranging from 4.4 lakhs to 6.4 lakhs. Ones who are interested in a small sized, automatic hatchback can definitely opt for this car as it provides some stiff competition to the other automatic transmission hatchback in the country.
Backed with 87 PS Power, Maruti Ritz automatic comes with a 1.2 liter K-series engine mated with a 4 speed automatic gearbox. The car’s mileage is expected to be 17.16 for the automatic.
Its diesel variant can belt out a maximum power of 73.97bhp and 190Nm torque, whereas, petrol mill can displace 1197cc and powerful enough to generate a peak power of 85.80bhp and 114Nm of torque. The rest of the engine specs and performance of the car are similar to the older, manual version.
Interior & Exteriors
Maruti Ritz’s interiors are done up very beautifully with a dual tone color scheme, giving a pleasant feeling to its occupants. There are various utility based features like accessory socket, front seat under tray and front door pocket with a few storage spaces. It has wide and well cushioned seats which provide good comfort.
In terms of exteriors, Ritz has an excellent and captivating body design and has quite a contemporary look. It does not look like the other hatchback models in Indian market. It had various stylish aspects equipped to it, which further adds to its overall appearance.
Airbags is available in only ZXi and ZDi version(2) which the company should look at very seriously. Indian car buyers are now aware of this and in future it might become mandatory for auto makers to have it even in the base models. Anti-lock braking system is however available with ZXi, ZDi and AT variants. Electronic stability control and traction control system is not there in any of the variants.
What makes Maruti Ritz different from other similar cars?
If you drive mainly the confines of the city, so with congested narrow roads and unruly traffic, a hatchback equipped with an automatic transmission makes more sense. Maruti Ritz comes with the option of an automatic gearbox which can be an ideal choice for any city slicker. There are quite a few small automatic hatchbacks already in market in India, but Ritz grabs your attention the most due to its design and new features.
Comparing Maruti Suzuki Ritz with other rivals in the segment
Initially, the Hyundai i10 and the A-Star from Maruti were the only players in the small car automatic arena. Recently, the Maruti Ritz and the Honda Brio have joined the fray, offering buyers new options to look at.
In the hatchback market, as compared to others, Maruti Ritz automatic is a fairly an attractive package keeping in mind what it has to offer. Its reliability, brand value, comfort, performance and an effective pricing makes this hatch better choice against competition within its segment.
Maruti Suzuki to launch various new cars in 2015
Being the number one car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki currently owns 44.8% of the total market share in India. Maruti does not just want to sustain its first position for a long term but also wants to extend the sales figure market further more. In order to achieve the same, it is planning a number of launches in the upcoming year.
Prices Maruti Ritz LXi
|On Road Prices|
|Max Power (ps)||85|
|Max Torque (Nm)||113|
|Acceleration 0-100kmph (sec)||14.8|
|Acceleration 0-400m (sec)||19.5|
|Top Speed (kmph)||156|
|Braking 100-0 kmph (meters)||49|
|Boot Space||204 lts|