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Maruti Suzuki Ritz Axed

Published On Feb 27, 2017 01:43 PM By Rachit Shad for Maruti Ritz

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Over the eight years of its existence, the Ritz clocked approximately 4 lakh unit sales for the company

Maruti Suzuki launched the Ritz hatchback back in 2009. Although it was placed a level below the Swift, the Ritz was on offer with the same petrol and diesel engines and the same five-speed manual transmission. According to a report published by TOI, the Japanese car firm has axed the Ritz hatchback from its portfolio. Over its eight years of existence, the hatch clocked around 4 lakh unit sales for the company.

This move comes after the company decided to refresh its list of offerings in the country. Maruti Suzuki aims to match the ever-growing demands of its Indian customer base, which forms one of the world’s fastest growing automotive markets. The company will ensure that spare parts for the Ritz are readily available, at least for the next 10 years.

Maruti Suzuki had the Ritz, Ignis, Swift, Baleno, Wagon R and the Celerio in its hatchback segment. With the Ritz gone, the company will get some breathing space to place a new product in the price bracket, which would otherwise have lead to a worsening of the cannibalization among the sibling hatches.

Apart from putting the Ritz to sleep, Maruti Suzuki has also shortened the variant list of the 1.6-litre S-Cross. The 1.6-litre DDiS engine is now only available in the Alpha trim of the crossover.

The company is set for a busy 2017. After launching the Ignis in January 2017, Maruti Suzuki is slated to launch the Baleno RS on March 3, 2017. Bookings for the Baleno RS have already begun. Later this year, the company is expected to revive the Ciaz sedan and the S-Cross with a facelift, introduce a petrol engine for the Vitara Brezza, and launch the all-new Swift.

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r. vanlalngena
Apr 9, 2018 11:04:54 AM

This is a good news for ritz lover. But haven't yet see new Ritz car till now? Can you tell me when it will be materialized

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cardekho
Apr 9, 2018 12:36:48 PM

As of now there is no official communication available from Maruti for the same.

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    kumar ramalingam
    Jan 17, 2018 10:24:29 AM

    is it new RITZ is available in showroom.

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    cardekho
    Jan 17, 2018 1:24:34 PM

    The Ritz is no longer available in the Indian market. In case, you're looking for a used car then you can check the available options by clicking on the following link and select the city accordingly: http://bit.ly/2mPFcgZ

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      jan jan
      Aug 31, 2017 11:32:15 AM

      can i use ritzs car in ola or uber company

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      cardekho
      Jan 17, 2018 1:27:46 PM

      In this case, we would recommend you to get in touch with the respective cab service provider to have better clarification on this subject.

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