The Ritz, inspite of being a well packaged car, wasnt really setting the sales charts on fire for Maruti. With increasing competition, the only way to make the Ritz a very successful hatchback was to induce new features and changes. Infact, Maruti went a step ahead and gave over 50 changes to the Ritz, the result of which you see on this page.
Most importantly, the new Ritz comes with the improved version of the FIAT sourced multi-jet unit that also serves the new Swift. This means, that although the max power and torque on paper remain the same, the new Ritz is 10% more efficient, taking its ARAI approved fuel economy figure to 23.2kmpl! As of September 2012, the new Ritz is only offered with a diesel heart and additionally, the company will now sell the Riz diesel in the top end ZDI version too.
Changes have been made externally with redesigned headlamps, bumper and fog lamps. At the rear though, things remain pretty much the same. On the inside, the overall design is same but changes come in the form of a new audio system, driver information display, dual tone interiors etc. Maruti also claims improved rear seat space and comfort.
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Maruti Ritz PriceList
Maruti Ritz Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3715 mm|
|Overall Width||1680 mm|
|Overall Height||1620 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Torque||113Nm @ 4500 rpm|
|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|
|Power Windows||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only|
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Maruti Ritz Colors
- New Breeze Blue
- New Mystique Red
- Silky Silver
- Bakers Chocolate
- Superior White
- New Granite Grey
Expert Test Review
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.
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.
Ritz has got a huge speedometer which is clearly visible from the driver point of view.
The gear lever in the Ritz is very small and handy and well within the reach of the driver.
There are cup holders in the Ritz
There is a spacious glovebox attached with the dashboard.
Maruti Ritz is packed with Integrated Audio System with USB. Maruti Ritz has taken care of the music department very well, but in some variants the car does not have in built audio system but you can purchase it according to you need and requirement.
There is air conditioner in the Ritz and cools the car efficiently.
There is arm rest in the Ritz.
There are air vents fitted in the dashboard of the Ritz and circulates air well inside the car.
The seats are comfortable inside the Ritz which give comfort not driver and also to passengers.
Ritz has leg room of 1210 cm (max) and 970 cm (min).
Ritz offers rear knee room of 790 cm (max) and 570 cm (min)
Ritz offers shoulder room of 1310 cm
Ritz offers front headroom of 990 cm, rear headroom of 940 cm
Ritz uses power assisted rack and pinion steering wheel with The illuminated steering mounted audio controls offers control of audio system on the steering itself.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz is offered with Power Windows on both Front and Rear on the VDiVxi and not on the base variant
Maruti does not provide this feature to the Ritz model.
Driver information display
Maruti Suzuki Ritz comes with couple of warning lights and manual trip meter. It give almost all the details a driver must know about the car while moving or on halt.
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 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 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.
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
The ground clearance of 170 mm in the Ritz is pretty good.
Ritz has body coloured bumpers attached to the car.
The headlamps looks beautiful and provides good illumination in the dark
Ritz has gorgeous-looking boomerang tail-lights
There are options of fog lamps in the Ritz.
Maruti Ritz is available in 14 inches wheels that provides very sporty and robust look to the car It uses 16580 set of rubbers for its wheels.
There are variants like ZXI & ZDI is available in alloy wheels.
The outside mirrors are manually adjustable in the Ritz although some variants has electronic operated mirrors too.
The following colours are available in the Ritz variants These colors are available with all variants of Maruti Ritz Fire Brick Red Racing Green Bakers Chocolate Blue Blaze Midnight black Silky silver Glistening Grey Superior white
There is no rear wiper in the car.
There are no Roof rails in the Ritz.
There is no sun roof in the car.
Ritz has an integrated spoiler at the rear.
There is no side step in the Ritz.
There is a spare wheel at the boot of the car.
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.
Engine & Performance Details
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.
Ritz has a top speed of about 170kmph.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz can reach between 40 - 60 in 3.57 seconds in 3rd gear and 80 to 100 in 6.11 seconds.
The gearbox too is superb with short, snappy shifts via the console-mounted gear lever. Ritz uses six-step manual gearbox.
Ritz has an 1248cc engine which produces 70ps of power@4000rpm
NM of torque is produced at 2000rpm in the Ritz
The improved transmission and engine has left the Ritz with no noise and vibration from the engine
The Ritz diesel version has a 1248 cc engine with 75 PS and has got some changes to make it more efficient. It has now got an ARAI efficiency of 23.2 kmpl which is very good and efficient also. The Ritz petrol gives 18.5 kmpl and the automatic gives 17.6 kmpl.
Mileage View full detail
|Maruti Ritz LXI||18.5 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz VXI||18.5 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz VXI (ABS)||18.5 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz ZXI||18.5 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz VXI AT||17.16 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz LDi||23.2 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz VDi ABS||23.2 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz VDi||23.2 kmpl|
|Maruti Ritz ZDi||23.2 kmpl|
City fuel economy
Ritz returns 17kmpl in the city
Highway fuel economy
Ritz returns about 32kms in the highways.
ARAI rated economy
The fuel efficiency has been increased to 23.2kmpl (ARAI rating)
Ritz has a tank range of about 850 Kms which is quite a lot of distance.
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.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
The light clutch and easy steering all do their job in making the Ritz a zero-effort car to drive
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
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
There is an option for ABS in the car.
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.
Comfort & Suspension Details
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
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.
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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