Maruti Suzuki Ritz

The latest hatchback by Maruti Suzuki is Ritz. Ritz’s unique design and looks made it the talk of the town at the time of its launch. Till date this hatchback is continuing to win hearts. It is among the most hyped and talked about cars by Maruti Suzuki. Its Japanese technology has a lot to offer to the users. Everything about this car starting from its design, safety features, technological features, engine, technical specifications, looks are something to lookout for! After the Swift, Maruti Suzuki again proved with Ritz that it indeed is the king of hatchback car manufacturers in India. So let’s move on to the review of Maruti Suzuki Ritz to know everything in detail about this car.

Engine and Technical Specifications

The 1197 cc K-series 1.2 litres petrol engine of the Maruti Ritz develops maximum power of 85 PS@ 6000rpm and a maximum torque 113 Nm@ 4500 rpm. A manual five speed transmission gearbox has been given in the car. This engine has got a multi-point fuel injection system that helps provide greater mileage and flatter torque. The K12 engine is eco-friendly and is BS IV compliant. The top speed of this engine is 156 kmph.



There is another engine option in the Maruti Suzuki Ritz which is the 1.3 litres DDiS, 1248 cc diesel engine. It again has been given a five speed manual transmission gearbox. It develops peak power of a good 75 PS at 4000 rpm and top torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm which is again impressive. With a top speed of 163 kilometres per hour, the mean machine is a great performer on expressways. The diesel engine has been blessed with CRDi fuel injection system with intercooler and turbocharger to provide high torque and efficient combustion. Double overhead camshaft has also been given in this engine to reduce the noise, harshness and vibration levels.

The tyre size is 165/80 R14 in both petrol and diesel variants. This hatchback measures 3715 mm in length, 1620 mm in height and 1680 mm in width. The ground clearance comes to 170 mm and the total wheelbase of the car is 2360 mm.

Exterior design

Ritz is available in the following colours: Midnight Black, Blue Blaze, Racing Green, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Baker’s Chocolate, Superior White and Fire Brick Red. Maruti Suzuki has paid a lot of attention to the designing of Ritz. This hatchback has got an aerodynamic design which looks lovely. The exterior look is compact yet sporty. Not only are the exterior looks classy, the design of the backlights and headlights is also very unique. Ritz's elegant design is surely a head-turner for most people. The dipper adjustments and the beam thrown by the headlights are clear and convenient. The bumpers of the car match the body colour giving it a very smart look. The wheels are alloyed. The body graphics give it a robust look. The rear taillights are of boomerang shape which is very unique in its class. The ORVMs are body coloured too. The new changes in the Maruti Suzuki Ritz include body coloured door handles in the Vxi and Vdi variants which were only present earlier in the highest variant.

Interiors

The interiors are spacious giving good legroom to the people sitting in the car. The rear seat is able to be folded. One of the very interesting features of the car is that the cabin lights are placed both in the front and in the mid. The under tray of the front seat are placed accurately with also a music player in the front capable of reading CDs and pen drive USBs. Along with a digital fuel meter, digital trip meter, tachometer, clock and temperature barometer is present too inside the car. The power window adds to the stylish feel of the car. The wide opening door and high placed seats give an SUV kind of feel to the car which is a complete show stealer!

Performance

The diesel engine of the Maruti Suzuki Ritz takes 15.43 seconds to zoom from 0 to 100 kmph and the petrol engine takes even quicker 14.71 seconds. Just as the Swift, Ritz too is secured with Anti-Lock Braking System. Dual front SRS airbags have been given in the car. For protection against theft the Intelligent Computerized Anti-Theft System is inbuilt in the car. Facilities of central locking and child lock are also given. Pretensioner works well for the security of the front seated passenger. The mileage given out by the petrol engine is 14.1 kmpl in the city and 19.1 kmpl on highways. The diesel engine does better with 17.8 kmpl in the city and a great 21.2 kmpl on the highways. The car performs excellently in all road conditions and the engine is a pure heart stealer!

Pros

  • Beautiful exterior design
  • Spacious and beautiful interiors
  • Great mileage
  • Superbly performing eco-friendly engine

Cons

  • Not found yet!

Verdict

The Maruti Suzuki Ritz is a revolution car, perfect for small to mid-size families, great performer on road with excellent mileage and enviable stylish looks. So if your budget falls between Rs. 4,16,000 and Rs. 5,73,636 (ex-showroom Delhi), then Maruti Suzuki Ritz is the ultimate car for you!