Launched in May 2010, Maruti Ritz is a hatchback car, which comes with two engine options - petrol and diesel. Designed in line with Suzuki's European car Splash, Maruti Ritz is a compact car, fitted for a family of five. The premium hatchback is available in five variants, with bright color options. Maruti Suzuki Ritz petrol is powered by K12M engine, while the diesel version of car comes equipped with DDiS engine. Ritz has been designed keeping in mind the comfort factor of the passengers. With a good level of ground clearance, driving Maruti Suzuki Ritz is comfortable in the busy Indian roads.

Under the hood of Maruti Ritz petrol, a powerful 1.2 liter K-Series K12M engine is positioned, which is capable of delivering maximum power of 85 PS at 6000 rpm, with a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm. Apart from being powerful, the petrol engine of Ritz also promises to give best-in-class fuel efficiency. The K12M engine is responsive, lightweight and silent and provides a very comfortable ride even in the heavy bumper-to-bumper traffic. To deliver better performance the petrol engine is mated to Smart Distributor Less Ignition System (SDLI), which ensures uniformed and optimized combustion. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Ritz Diesel is powered by DDiS diesel engine, which churns out class-leading torque of 190 Nm at 4500 rpm and 75 PS at 6000 rpm of power. It is the first diesel engine in hatchback cars in India, to feature 5-step Multi Injection Technology for smooth running, low noise emissions and cleaner emissions. The compact and lightweight diesel engine of Ritz promises to deliver excellent fuel economy, with minimum noise.

Design And Comfort
The aerodynamic shape, bold and stylish design of Maruti Suzuki Ritz sets it apart from other hatchback cars manufactured by the company. To make the exteriors attractive, the headlight is designed very smartly, complemented by a rising nose and roofline that slopes towards the back. The brand's emblem is placed majestically at the center of the trapezoidal grille, which adds to the glamour quotient of the car. To make the hatchback compact, the overhangs are short and the tailgate of the car is vertical.

Interiors of Maruti Suzuki Ritz come packed with a host of functional features. The ergonomically designed seats are adjustable adorned with plush fabric covers, which offer a comfortable ride. The rear seats are designed higher than the front seats, which ensure that the rear passengers also get a good view of the road. With audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, Maruti Suzuki Ritz ensures that you enjoy as convenient and comfortable ride as you want.

Ride And Handling
The extremely low NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) feature of Maruti Suzuki Ritz cuts external noise and offers a very calm and comfortable ride to its passengers. The car comes with tilt adjustable steering column, which allows the height of the steering wheel to be adjusted according to the comfort level of the driver. To give an SUV feeling to the compact hatchback, the overall height of the car is greater than other vehicles in its class. This in turn adds to the better handling experience. The car boasts of offering the best-in-class suspension.

Maruti Suzuki Ritz is equipped with advanced safety features, which offer comfortable and safe ride its passengers. Anti-lock brakes, collapsible steering, crumple zone, airbags and brake assist are the prominent safety features of Ritz. The energy absorbing fascia of the car further enhances the safety of the passengers.

Maruti Suzuki Ritz Price, Variants And Color
Maruti Ritz is available in eight dazzling colors, which include Superior White, Silky Silver, Bakers Chocolate, Glistening Grey, Racing Green, Fire Brick Red, Blue Blaze and Midnight Black. The petrol version of Ritz was launched with a price tag ranging from Rs 3,90,000 and Rs 4,80,000, while the diesel version is priced between Rs 4,65,000 and Rs 4,99,000. Lxi, Ldi, Vxi, Vdi and Zxi are the five variants of Maruti Suzuki Ritz.

Maruti Suzuki Ritz Mileage
Available in both petrol and diesel models, Maruti Suzuki Ritz renders a good mileage of 15-17 kmpl on petrol variant and 19-21 kmpl on diesel variant.

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