Maruti Suzuki Ritz comes in with both diesel and petrol variants. The petrol variants of the Ritz come equipped with 1.2-litre K12B engine churning out a maximum power output of 84bhp at 6000rpm and a torque output of 113Nm at 4500rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, which is smooth and provides you a hassle-free gear shift. This engine is similar to the Swift, but it misses out the VVT (variable valve timing). The engine revs early and there is minimum to now lags that makes it an ideal drive for city rides. In mid-ranges you feel the refinement of the engine and the punch that make you enjoy the ride. The 1.2-litre mill let you go to the 5000rpm mark effortlessly, past this it becomes vocal and jerky. The petrol version of Ritz has all the elements, but we heartily wish that it also get VVT soon.
The diesel version of the car features the 1.3-litre DDiS engine same as Swift, which comes mated to a fixed geometry turbo, CRDI fuel injection and DOHC valve train. This engineering marvel cranks out peak power output of 74bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm, same as Swift. There is a bit lag at starting but once you cross 1700rpm mark, the engine responses good, and love to rev. However, the diesel engine misses the punchy mid-ranges in-compare to the petrol version. The car can attain a maximum speed of around 163kmph, which is impressive.