Maruti Ritz was one of the most awaited and hyped car from Maruti Suzuki India. This hatch is positioned in the premium A2 market segment, which includes its compact offerings such as Alto, Wagon R, Swift, Zen and A-Star. The engineers from Maruti Suzuki worked at close quarters with their Japanese counterparts in the development of the Maruti Ritz, much like that for the A-Star. Maruti Udhyog Limited went the complete distance to ensure that the Ritz manages to make an impact on the cut-throat A-2 hatchback space.
The all new Maruti Ritz is surely a head turner with ultimate design and mind blowing style with technology and power attached to it. Ritz is a car with added firepower along with some interesting new tech-features that helped Maruti Ritz carve a new niche and distinguish itself from the competition. Maruti Ritz comes with elegant looks and world class technology and advanced features that delivers great performance and is very economical to run on roads. Maruti Ritz is available in both petrol and diesel guises. The petrol version of the car is packed with 1.2 L, 1197cc K -12 series engine. The K-12 series engine is packed with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and BS IV emission. The highly powerful petrol powertrain of Maruti Ritz offers a maximum power of 83.8 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113Nm at 4500 rpm. The diesel version of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.3L, 1248cc DDiS engine with 5 speed manual transmission gearbox that offers greater mileage and acceleration to the car. This DDiS engine is extremely frugal and delivers a mileage of 23.2kmpl and offers an impressive power of 73.9bhp at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190Nm at 2000 rpm.
Maruti Ritz is also endowed with unmatched exteriors with classy look, style and elegance. The aerodynamic design of the car is very sporty and aggressive looking. The rich chrome logo embossed on the front portion of the car evokes the same trust and faith that the company has embedded in the minds of Indians. The boomerang tail lights and the bold and clear curved headlight gives a more clear vision and offers a class of style and elegant look to the overall exterior of the car. Maruti India introduced a newfangled avatar of its Ritz diesel model line-up in 2012, wherein the company not only added a new high end variant Maruti Ritz ZDI but also added 52 exciting changes such as all new front design with smiling grille, two -tone interiors,,multi-information display on instrument panel, new audio system with USB, electrically adjustable ORVMsrear view mirrors and body side moulding. Not only on the feature level the car was improved the company also tweaked the engine to provide a better mileage; the figure was improved to 10% which was the result of use of reduced friction engine and calibration optimization. The modish styling of 2012 Maruti Ritz is improved with a new front fascia with a smiling grille, stylish headlamps, new bumper, and integrated rear spoiler . For consumer comfort the Japanese auto major added improved lumbar support and made the interiors more dynamic with the new red dual-tone color scheme.
Maruti Ritz Mileage
Editor's take : Fuel efficiency will not be a let down factor as this gets the same DDiS engine, which is known as the multijet.
Maruti Ritz is a very smart and dynamic car that is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.2 L K-12 series petrol engine with a displacement of 1197cc. Maruti Ritz is endowed with 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox. The 1.2 L K series petrol engine of Maruti Ritz which has manual transmission is very fuel efficient and offers very good mileage. Maruti Ritz powerful engine is equipped with BS IV emission which is a very good performer that offers an impressive mileage of 14.1 kmpl in the city roads and 19.1 kmpl on the highways (as per ARAI) . The diesel version of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.3 L DDiS engine with a displacement of 1248 cc. The 1.3 L diesel engine is packed with fixed geometry turbocharger with intercooler combination that offers precise valve control, efficient combustion and clear emissions. The world class DDiS engine of Maruti Ritz is also packed with 5-speed manual transmission gearbox with synchromesh in all gears and one reverse, which offers a very great performance and makes the car very fuel efficient. The BS IV compliant engine offers more power and higher engine response leading to a smoother drive. This compact diesel engine is incredibly fuel efficient and offers a mileage of 19.5 kmpl in the city roads and 23.2 kmpl on the highways (as per ARAI) .
Power of Maruti Ritz
Editor's take : The drivability on both is good, and even the gearbox is slick. The gearing is also good for linear power delivery.
As mentioned earlier, Maruti Ritz comes in two version- Petrol and Diesel. The 1.2 L, K-12 series petrol engine is endowed with many highly advanced features that offer ultimate and mind blowing performance of the car. The engine has MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) supply system that offers very great performance and flatter torque for the car. This K series engine of Maruti Swift Dzire has BS IV complaint emission level that makes the car greener and eco-friendly. The K-12 engine of Maruti Ritz is endowed with 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox, with synchromesh in all gears and one reverse. The highly advanced engine of Maruti Ritz delivers an impressive maximum power 83.8 bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm. Maruti Ritz diesel version is also very efficient and offers greater power and torque. The diesel engine of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.3 L, 1248 cc displacement. The DDiS engine is endowed with superior CRDI fuel injection system with turbocharger and intercooler combination that offers efficient combustion and higher torque and the DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) packed engine of Maruti Ritz produces lesser vibration and noise even at high speed and is highly fuel efficient engine. This advanced DDiS engine also offers a maximum power of 73.9bhp at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.
Maruti Ritz Colours
These colors are available with all variants of Maruti Ritz
Fire Brick Red
Acceleration & Pick-Up
Editor's take : The acceleration of the Ritz is good for a hatchback. It does well in terms of outright performance as both the engines are peppy.
The acceleration of any car is mainly dependent on the power, torque and transmission gearbox of the car. The pick up and acceleration of a car is very much essential and one cannot ignore its importance, so one should know it before making any decision of purchasing a car. The petrol version of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.2 L K-12 series engine with a displacement of 1197 cc. The K-12 series engine of Maruti Ritz offers a very great performance by producing highest power and torque with incredible acceleration in city driving conditions for zipper overtaking. The engine is packed with 5 Speed manual transmission gearbox which is very fuel efficient and is economical to run by providing a very excellent mileage. The K-12 series engine is packed with light weight DOHC engine that reduces friction and performs better. This K series engine of Maruti Ritz crosses the barrier of 100 kms in just 14.71 seconds and reaches top speed of 156kmph .
The diesel version of Maruti Ritz is equipped packed with 1.3L DDiS engine with a displacement of 1248cc. The diesel engine is endowed with turbocharger and intercooler combination that offers better fuel efficiency, higher torque, and better fuel combustion. The DDiS engine of Maruti Swift Dzire is also equipped with 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox with synchromesh in all gear and also in reverse one. The powerful diesel engine is very efficient and helps in reducing vibration and noises even in high speed and thus offers comfortable, smooth and hassle free driving experience. This high powered engine of Maruti Ritz has a very great acceleration and reached 60kmph speed in just 5.9 seconds and top speed of 163 kmph .
Maruti Ritz Exteriors
Maruti Ritz has a very dynamic and classy exterior that is very much in demand these days. 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 with undefined exterior and features that merges with very elegant design. The body graphics with aerodynamic efficiency i.e. 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. Maruti Ritz is one of the trendiest cars in its category with crease lines on the sides of the car which offers a very youthful and unique shape to the car. This unique shape of Maruti Ritz looks very stylish and sporty.
The chrome finished Logo of the company of the front of the car throws the trust and faith the company have. The boomerang tail lights offer very distinctive looks the Maruti Ritz and also merge very well with the aerodynamic design. The front and rear fog lamps in the car offers very easy drive in the most difficult weather condition. The powerful headlamps offer clear and superb visibility and the headlight leveling allows you perfect light beam adjustment. The body colored bumpers and internally adjusted ORVMs gives the car a more stylish and dynamic exterior. The alloy wheels in Maruti Ritz add to the style and quotient, making the drive very stable and lighter in operation the colored outside door handles and colored door mirror offers that extra bit of finishing touch to the overall exterior of the car.
Maruti Ritz is hatchback segment car with a capacity for 5 members to seat . The Exterior dimensions of this car are Length- 3715 mm, Width- 1680 mm, Height- 1620 mm and with a wheelbase of 2360 mm. The ground clearance of 170 mm in this car is pretty good.
Maruti Ritz Interior
Editor's take : Ritz is based on the platform of the old Swift, but being a tall boy there is sufficient space on the inside. The fit and finish of the plastic is also decent and the bells and whistles on the offering are good. There isn’t much to complain about the Ritz, except the fact that it now looks aged when compared to competition
The interior of Maruti Ritz is very attractive with irresistible look and this head turner is sure to attract the car lovers in just a glance. Maruti Ritz is a hatchback segment car with stunning, unmatched and dynamic interiors. The all new compact Maruti Ritz has very roomy and spacious interiors that offer you the supreme pleasure and comfort. The interior of the Maruti Ritz is designed to be very spacious and make you feel open and comfortable in very busy traffic snarls on the roads. The car is designed with fabric upholstery which is defined very well and the fabric matched with the ambience of the car. Maruti Ritz offers very well interiors with a very classy and stylish look. The shining effect of the car is much more highlighted with the cabin lights both in centre and front. The tachometer, digital displayed trip meter, info display clock and temperature also gives a look more superiority. Some other interior features of Maruti Ritz are seat back pocket, front seat under tray, audio system with USB, etc .
Maruti Ritz is a car with not only looks, style, interiors, and exteriors but with many comfort features to attract huge number of car lovers. The car offers a cocoon of comfort to its passenger. The all new Maruti Ritz is packed with wealth of advanced and comfortable features that provides a very pleasant and comfortable driving. The seat height adjuster in the Maruti Ritz is a superb combination and offers a comfortable drive, which allows lateral movement, reclining movement and adjustments of the seat. The 60: 40 folding rear seats is of great help wherein you can store in extra luggage in case of long drive. The tilt Power Steering of the car offers a very comfortable drive by customization in the position according to oneâ€™s need for any height of driver. The front and rear seat head restraint offers a very comfortable drive.
The illuminated steering mounted audio controls offers control of audio system on the steering itself. The fully integrated stereo system also adds joy and pleasure to your driving. The electric ORVM present in the offer offers comfort of changing the view without opening the windows of the Maruti Ritz . The power window in both front and rear seat gives great comfort in closing the windows when needed. The storage section is also taken care of with huge luggage space, cup holders, ticket holders, console box, etc . Some other comfort features are remote fuel lid opener, boot lid opener, cigarette lighter, antenna, etc.
Maruti Ritz is a hatchback segment car with a sitting capacity of 5 people. Maruti Ritz is a very roomy and spacious car with elegant interiors that offers front headroom of 990 cm, rear headroom of 940 cm, shoulder room of 1310 cm and rear knee room of 790 cm (max) and 570 cm (min). The car offers a leg room of 1210 cm (max) and 970 cm (min).
Maruti Ritz Engine and Performance
Editor's take : Both the engines on the Ritz are good and picking amongst both won’t be a bad decision. Hence, choose the engine as per your usage.
Maruti Ritz is available in two versions -Petrol and Diesel. Both the version of Maruti Ritz has variants with many different features attached to it. Maruti Ritz is a very high performing and dynamic car with wealth of advanced technology and features in it. The petrol version of Maruti Ritz is equipped with 1.2 L, 1197 cc K-12 series engine which offers very powerful, economical and offer tremendous performance. The K-12 series engine is endowed with 5 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox and light weight DOHC (Double Over Head Camshaft) which reduces friction and improves durability of engine by delivering higher torque and clear emission. The all new compact K -12 series engine of Maruti Ritz is very silent and reduces vibration even at high speed which enhanced the driving comfort and pleasure. The K -12 series engine is packed with Bharat Stage IV emission that makes the Maruti Ritz more greener and eco friendly. The inline type engine is packed with MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) supply system is very fuel efficient and offers great performance by delivering a power of 83.8bhp at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm.
The diesel version of Maruti Ritz is packed with 1.3L, 1248cc DDiS engine . The DDiS engine is packed with the turbocharger and intercooler combination which offers clear emission, higher torque. Maruti Ritz DDiS engine is also packed with 5 speed manual transmission Gearbox that delivers greater performance and fuel efficiency. The cooled ERG system endowed in the engine helps in cooled exhaust gas recirculation and cleaner emissions. The 16 valve cylinder head offers improve breathing and better fuel efficiency. The DOHC valve configuration helps in precise and quick valve operation. This high powered engine offers a maximum power of 73.9bhp at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.
Maruti Ritz is a very dynamic and stylish car with ultimate exterior with a variety of advanced features. Maruti Ritz is available in 14 inches wheels that provides very sporty and robust look to the car. Maruti Ritz variants such as LXI, VXI, LDI, and VDI come in steel wheels whereas the variants like ZXI & ZDI is available in alloy wheels. The alloy wheels make the look more sporty and robust. Maruti Ritz is available with tubeless puncture resistant tyre that provides very comfortable journey without any tension of tyres. The size of the tyre is 165/80 R14 for LXI, VXI, LDI & VDI and 185/70 R 14 for ZXI and ZDI . This big sized tyre available in Maruti Ritz is very helpful in controlling the car while off- roading and also helps in reducing the rate of skidding in slippery and watery roads.
Braking & Handling
Editor's take : The Ritz being softly sprung, its ride is well compliant. The handling might just not impress you too much, as there is some amount of body roll. The Ritz isn’t made for driving enthusiasts.
Maruti Ritz has very well sound and dynamic braking system that offers a very safe drive to its passengers. The front brakes of 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. The car is packed with feature like ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) with EBD brake assist in some variants of the car helps in preventing wheel lock up in case of sudden and abrupt braking. The suspension of Maruti Ritz is very efficient that offers a great stability and driving comfort. The front suspension is of Mc Pherson strut with coil spring and rear suspension is of torsion beam with coil spring.
Handling & Safety
Editor's take : The Ritz petrol comes with two airbags and ABS, while the diesel gets only ABS as an optional and there is no airbags option in the diesel.
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 ABS (Anti lock Braking System) with EBD which helps in the prevention of wheel locking in case of panic braking and also controls the stability of car. The electronic brake force distribution (EBD) provides equal distribution of braking force between the front and rear wheels. Maruti Ritz is packed with front and rear fog lamps in some variant of the car which acts as a safeguard against bad weather condition driving The Intelligent Computerized Anti Theft System (Immobilizer iCATS) helps to track the car and reduces the chances of unwelcome guests by providing security against car theft. The front ELR seat belt with pretensioner limits the force in case of sudden braking and collision. Some other safety measures are child lock, central locking , etc helps you drive tension free when kids are on with you.
Stereo & Accessories in Maruti Ritz
Editor's take : The Ritz petrol gets in-dash music system, steering mounted audio, while the diesel comes like a plain vanilla ice cream.
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. The music system present in Maruti Ritz makes your journey very pleasant , joyful and very enjoyable wherein you can listen to your favorite tunes while driving.
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Pros & Cons
Maruti Ritz Pros :
The new and ultra-low emissions K12M engine will make the Ritz India's first BS-IV ready passenger car.
The engine has E10 compatibility.
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Maruti Ritz Price
Maruti Ritz Variants Price
Maruti Ritz prices were updated on 12 Jun 2013