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Maruti Ritz Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3715 mm
Overall Width 1680 mm
Overall Height 1620 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

Engine

Torque 113Nm @ 4500 rpm
Displacement 1197 cc
Power 87PS@ 6000 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

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Maruti Ritz Features

Maruti Ritz LXI VXI VXI (ABS) ZXI VXI AT LDi VDi ABS VDi ZDi
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only Front Only Front Only Front Only Front Only
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Maruti Ritz Colors

  • New Breeze Blue
  • New Mystique Red
  • Silky Silver
  • Bakers Chocolate
  • Superior White
  • New Granite Grey

Expert Test Drive Review

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Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

UPDATED: Read the review of the new look Ritz Automatic (click)

Known as the Suzuki Splash in the international market, Maruti launched this tall boy mid-sized hatchback in the Indian market in May 2009. In 2012 it has been given a face-lift with new features and design tweaks plus only a diesel is offered. The Ritz surely has a good road presence and the front end is dominated by a pair of big, vertically positioned headlamps and a new front design. Other changes include a signature front smiling grille embossed with Suzuki logo, new headlamp, rear spoiler. You get choice of three new colours- Mystique Red, Granite Grey & Breeze Blue.Being a tall boy offering, there is no dearth of headroom in the Ritz. Infact, the first thing that strikes you, before even sitting in the car, is the ease of getting in.The speedometer console in itself looks great, especially once it gets dark on the outside. While the front two passengers can end up being very comfortable, space at the rear can be tight if you have two tall people sitting on the front seats. Changes to the new Ritz include red dual tone interiors, multi-information display in Instrument Panel- including fuel efficiency, new Audio with USB, electrically adjustable ORVM and Day & Night IRVM. Like is the case with the Swift and Dzire, the Ritz also uses the same FIAT derived multi-jet unit that displaces 1248cc and puts out 75PS of power with 190Nm of torque. . It also has a respectable ARAI rated economy of 23.2kmpl. The NVH levels of the diesel version are good and the engine is pretty smooth and silent for a diesel unit. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is also a petrol engine which is also available with an automatic option. The mileage of the automatic is 17.6 kmpl. When it comes to suspension, the high seating position and a relatively light steering makes the Ritz easy to drive in traffic. It isn’t as agile as the Swift Low speed ride on the lower variants is good due to their tall tyre walls though on the ZXI, the undulations, especially sharp ones, are easily transmitted into the cabin.High speed stability is pretty impressive and the Ritz feels at home at triple digit highway speeds.The Maruti Ritz diesel has a starting price of Rs 5.3 lakh. A new variant is the fullyloaded ZDi which is priced at Rs 6.3 lakh ex-showrrom. Recently Maruti also added the Ritz automatic to the line-up which is only available with a petrol Ritz. and has a four speed automatic gearbox. The new Ritz is a sporty yet practical small car. For a detailed analysis read below.

Maruti Ritz Fascia

Being a tall boy offering, there is no dearth of headroom in the Ritz. Infact, the first thing that strikes you, before even sitting in the car, is the ease of getting in. The seats aren’t placed low, Ergonomics are spot on – for example the higher placed gear lever just falls into your left hand so easily! Like the A-Star, higher trim levels get an external tachometer which in this case sits on the left side of the single pod speedometer console. The speedometer console in itself looks great, especially once it gets dark on the outside. While the front two passengers can end up being very comfortable, space at the rear can be tight if you have two tall people sitting on the front seats. Changes to the new Ritz include red dual tone interiors, multi-information display in Instrument Panel- including fuel efficiency, new Audio with USB, electrically adjustable ORVM and Day & Night IRVM.

What we like
New features are welcome
What we don't like
Boot space could be better
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Interiors Details

Boot space

Ritz has 236litres of boot space in the car, which is quite enough for a family hatchback car. The 60 40 folding rear seats is of great help wherein you can store in extra luggage in case of long drive.

Speedometer

Ritz has got a huge speedometer which is clearly visible from the driver point of view.

Gear lever

The gear lever in the Ritz is very small and handy and well within the reach of the driver.

Cup holders

There are cup holders in the Ritz

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3/4 view of Maruti Ritz

The Ritz surely has a good road presence and the front end is dominated by a pair of big, vertically positioned headlamps and a new front design. Other changes include a signature front smiling grille embossed with Suzuki signia, stylish headlamp, sporty rear spoiler, elegant Body Side moulding and three new colours- Mystique Red, Granite Grey & Breeze Blue.

The bonnet itself is short and raised which gives the Ritz a hint of sportiness. The roofline’s curvature dips down sharply after reaching its peak, further adding to the sportiness to the tall overtures of the car.

What we like
New grille looks good
What we don't like
Basic shape is same
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Exteriors Details

Front design

The cars exterior look is very sporty and attracts lot many people in just a single glance. Ritz is a very smart and classy car that posses very dynamic and robust look. The car is surely a head turner

Rear design

Rear visibility is a bit of an issue with the Ritz. The cars styling; its the oddly angled rear doors and pillars which support those gorgeous-looking boomerang tail-lights that create the massive blind spot.

Side profile

the roof line that flows in an arc to combine with the vertical rear window of the Maruti Ritz and conveys a sense of lively movement with stability at high speed

Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of 170 mm in the Ritz is pretty good.

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On the Ritz there is only a diesel option . Like is the case with the Swift and Dzire, the Ritz also uses the same FIAT derived multi-jet unit that displaces 1248cc and puts out 75PS of power with 190Nm of torque.The NVH levels of the diesel version are good and the engine is pretty smooth and silent for a diesel unit. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The auto Ritz comes in petrol only and has a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

What we like
Diesel improved, no petrol
What we don't like
Refinement could be better. 4-speed autobox is slow.

Engine & Performance Details

Acceleration

The acceleration of any car is mainly dependent on the power, torque and transmission gearbox of the car. The pickup and acceleration of a car is very much essential and one cannot ignore its importance Maruti Ritz crosses the barrier of 100 Kms in just 14.71 seconds and reaches top speed of 156kmph.

Top speed

Ritz has a top speed of about 170kmph.

In-gear acceleration

Maruti Suzuki Ritz can reach between 40 - 60 in 3.57 seconds in 3rd gear and 80 to 100 in 6.11 seconds.

Gearbox

The gearbox too is superb with short, snappy shifts via the console-mounted gear lever. Ritz uses six-step manual gearbox.

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The high seating position and a relatively light steering makes the Ritz easy to drive in traffic. Being a tall boy, you do expect body roll around corners and curves but the car surprises you with its behavior. It isn’t as agile as the Swift though. Steering feedback is good though and its light but direct.

What we like
Easy to drive
What we don't like
Handling not as good as Swift

Handling Braking & Safety Details

Handling

The light clutch and easy steering all do their job in making the Ritz a zero-effort car to drive

Braking performance

Maruti Ritz are Ventilated Disc brakes and the rear brakes drum brakes which offers very safe drive in case of unexpected surprises in the road. The powerful braking system of Maruti Ritz is very helpful in de- accelerating the car when the car s moving in high speed

Safety features

Maruti Ritz is one of the safe cars with many advanced safety features. Maruti Ritz is packed with both active and passive safety features to safeguard you against the unexpected surprises that come in your way. Maruti Ritz is endowed with the life saving safety device, Dual front SRS Airbag in the car. This dual SRS Airbag is a very important safeguard which helps in providing a cushioning effect in collision and jerk and also reducing the impact of collision. Maruti Ritz is also packed with AB

ABS

There is an option for ABS in the car.

Traction control

Ritz doesnt have an option of traction control in the car.

When it comes to suspension, the high seating position and a relatively light steering makes the Ritz easy to drive in traffic. Low speed ride on the lower variants is good due to their tall tyre walls, the undulations, especially sharp ones, are easily transmitted into the cabin. High speed stability is pretty impressive and the Ritz feels at home at triple digit highway speeds.

What we like
Improved suspensio
What we don't like
Still a bit bouncy

Comfort & Suspension Details

Comfort

The cabin is remarkably airy thanks to large windows. The seats too are more comfortable than the interior space suggests, thanks to an upright seating position and loads of headroom. The generous and comfortable front seats with a high seating position translate to hours of stress-free city travel. Its amazing how much an extra couple of inches of height boost your confidence. Sitting in the Ritzs lofty seat

Front suspension

The best bit really is the suspension set-up which is softened for low-speed trundling over uneven roads. Ritz uses McPherson struts and coil spring at the front.

Rear suspension

Ritz uses torsion coil and beam spring at the rear. The Ritzs soft suspension, which is its greatest asset in the city, becomes a weakness on the highway.

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Pros its a bvery big small hatch with good milage handling an looks over all a winner in every way.

Cons i tried hard but could not find one..amazingly flawless

Well i was the first one to take the test drive in the show rom i went to on the launch day..I am a proud owner of a A Star Zxi.Naw i feel i should have a ritz too..Well to start i took the test drive of zxi ,,an the moment i got in the car it felt good,there was hardly any engine noze had to really listen hard to know wheather it was start or off.i took it slowly to the road an the 85ps moter came to life instantly..an i hit a bad road patch where ever other car was slow an i could go fast it was amazing..there was not evan a sound to be heard ,then i went to 90kmspeed in the second gear an th car still did not shake, it was too good an engine..After that i dorve it with a lite foot an the car was drivble in 5th gear as low as 10kmph speed an i could go from there to 60km speed with out comming a gear down ,the gear box is also amazing.. There is enouf room in the car for five person an a sixth one could ezly be fit in.Ritz has a new feeling an a extrmly stunning good looker.Ten out of Ten.Plz i request each one of u reading this plz do take a test drive...Regards. ,.Winn.

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FORD FIGO V/S MARUTHI RITZ
Posted on 20 Jul 10 at 6:46 pm

Pros great look on front

Cons less boot space,bad look on rear,less comfort,poor handling,no stability

Ritz is a bad car its back is very very bad.another one is that the car is less comfort.due to poor suspension.the side is very poor looks.the quality of parts are poor.small wheelbase compared to ford figo.the car as no sporty looks it doesnot gives comfort when turning right or left,not oniy this it as less stability,handling is so bad.ritz ldi and vdi has small tyres 165 r14 it gives less stability on roads when sudden braking if it is rain the car accident may be occur.it as no good features for its price comparing this with anothercar in this segment ford figo disel is good.no boot space

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Ritz Zxi.
Posted on 11 Oct 09 at 4:18 pm

Pros Great looks. EXCELLENT ENGINE (POWERMILEAGEVIBRATION LEVELS), Excellent SPACE, COMFORT.

Cons None, so far

Got RITZ ZXi On 3rd Sep, 2009. Color Fire Brick Red. Overall, it is an excellent car. Remains stable even at 120kmph (like any other modern hatch). Has lots of space, and 3 ppl can easily fit in the rear seat. The day i got the car and made 3 of my friends sit on the rear seat, one of ma friends said,"i've never sat so comfortably with 2 other ppl in a small car!". Hats off to SUZUKI on this car! It has amazing HEADROOM, and more KNEE ROOM as compared to SWIFT, or any competition. i10 is not to be compared with the RITZ, PLEASE. Ritz gives a power of 85ps, which is amazing. NO NEED of switching to 1st gear AT ALL. LITERALLY. U can start with the second gear! and even if u drive at low rpm, there are NO VIBRATIONS. THE AC IS SUPERB. I have owned WagonR and ZEN both, but the ac of RITZ, you need to check it out for yourself. It returned a mileage of overall 15 (i.e CITY as well as HIGHWAY). No doubt, this car is gonna rock, and afterall it is a SUZUKI, a MARUTI SUZUKI. *(i guess that is enough to say it all)

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RITZ IS A POOR CAR FROM MARUTHI
Posted on 20 Jul 10 at 6:43 pm

Pros good look on front

Cons less boot space,bad look on rear,less comfort,poor handling,no stability

Ritz is a bad car its back is very very bad.another one is that the car is less comfort.due to poor suspension.the side is very poor looks.the quality of parts are poor.small wheelbase compared to ford figo.the car as no sporty looks it doesnot gives comfort when turning right or left,not oniy this it as less stability,handling is so bad.ritz ldi and vdi has small tyres 165 r14 it gives less stability on roads when sudden braking if it is rain the car accident may be occur.it as no good features for its price comparing this with anothercar in this segment ford figo disel is good.no boot space for ritz

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Maruti Ritz long term review
Posted on 8 Jun 10 at 12:10 pm

Pros great looks , class leading mileage

Cons nothing so far!

Maruti Ritz is the best car in hatchback segment. The exterior has futuristic design and interiors have contemporary colors. There is no problem with the service of Maruti, so you can buy this car. Also after a few years, the resale value of the car is also very good! Hence you can go for it. I am getting a consistent mileage of 18 kmpl on average. The car's superb steering response, velvetty suspension and high ground clearance are very much needed for Indian driving environment. In spite a tall boy model, Ritz is extremely stable at high speeds and there is no vibration whatsoever in the cabin at 3 digit speeds. Ritz is the best hatchback for me!

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User Comments of Maruti Ritz

By K G Sivadasan Posted on Mar,23,2015 at 15:24 PM

I own a Maruthi Ritz ZXI 2012 model, which has so far done 23000+ km . Its an excellent car on Indian roads . I have
been experimenting with the fuel efficiency of this car. I have noticed that with a speed 70 kmHr on top gear , it
delivers 20+ kmltr on


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