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.
New Breeze Blue
New Mystique Red
New Granite Grey
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.
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.
New features are welcome
Boot space could be better
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 VDi/Vxi and not on the base variant
Maruti does not provide this feature to the Ritz model.
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.
New grille looks good
Basic shape is same
The car’s 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 car’s styling; it’s 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 165/80 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.
Diesel improved, no petrol
Refinement could be better. 4-speed autobox is slow.
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.
Diesel is efficient
No CNG version or LPG version
|VDI (ABS) BS IV||23.2 kmpl|
|VXi (ABS) BS IV||18.5 kmpl|
Ritz gives an overall mileage of 20.75kmpl. On highway it gives 32kmpl and in city it gives 17kmpl.
Ritz gives an overall mileage of 20.75kmpl. On highway it gives 32kmpl and in city it gives 17kmpl. The ARAI certified mielage of the Ritz diesel is 23.2 km/l.
The Ritz petrol fitted with the manual transmission has an ARAI rated mielage of 18.5 km/l, while the automatic variant returns 17.16 km/l.
Ritz returns 17kmpl in the city
Ritz returns about 32kms in the highways.
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.
Easy to drive
Handling not as good as Swift
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 doesn’t 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.
Still a bit bouncy
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. It’s amazing how much an extra couple of inches of height boost your confidence. Sitting in the Ritz’s 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 Ritz’s soft suspension, which is its greatest asset in the city, becomes a weakness on the highway.
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Pros Great looks. EXCELLENT ENGINE (POWER/MILEAGE/VIBRATION 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 A/C IS SUPERB. I have owned WagonR and ZEN both, but the a/c 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)
27 of 29 users found this review helpful.
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!
8 of 8 users found this review helpful.
Pros great look
Cons dont know
I want to buy this car. I donot have any experience but interested in this car. Should I go for second hand or directly a new car? How is Ritz for a new driver??????????? Pls advise.
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
Pros Great Look, Comfortable, Big looking car
Cons Delivery period of more than 6-8 weeks
Guys, I received my RITZ VXI Baker's chocolate recently after waiting of almost 2 months. Its owesome car. Its very spacious with good head room. Enough room for three persons in the back seat, which I didnot find in any other car in this segment except Indica. I dont like white,silver and Blue colour in this model. However, Chocolate and Grey looks great on road. If you want to choose colour, don't go by catalogue. Just see the actual car on road or real pictures. For fuel economy, I have to wait for some more time, till I drive enough. Overall, I am more than Happy owner of RITZ.
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
Pros looks gr8.....and more over i find it as sports car....
Cons little bit problem with back sit..i find it little bit conjusted
...Rits is as similar to its name.....luxurios inner as well as outer look.... i find gear shifting is too smoothly and clutch is also frindly......more over i personaly find Rits as a sports car......
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
Pros bad look
Cons less comfortable
I came to know that in big companies some mad designers are there because of this tata nano failed and ritz also.Who designed backside?front portion is ok but backsite is as if due shortage of something the company pressed the top portion and no space for luggage keeping.
4 of 12 users found this review helpful.
Pros very good
Cons nice interiors
maruti ritz is very good car good mileage and good interiors good comfort good looking nice style
0 of 0 users found this review helpful.
Pros great look,giving good mileage and many space
this car sooo nice and good luking.giving good mileage.good interior design.having more space.nice gear placement.
1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
Pros Very Comfortable and Good for long drives
Cons Not meant for a congested city
My husband and myself has always wanted to go for a car within our limited budget and when Ritz came in the market we went for it. We have driven more than 10000 KMS within the last four months and today I totally believe that this is meant for a budget family.The level of comfort it imparts with its voluptous shape can make non-owners jealous.It has got a very powerful AC, very comfortable seats and awesome look.I just love our car.
7 of 8 users found this review helpful.
Pros mileage, marutis name....................
best small diesel car in the market..... dont know why swift has high sales figures ritz is better than swift..
2 of 2 users found this review helpful.