I own a Ritz, 2012 model, purchased on September which has a manual transmission. Now due to the convenience of driving for my wife, I am planning to change the transmission to Automatic. Will the local dealers can do the same or it has to go to the factory and what would be the total cost for the transmission change.
Maruti Ritz comes with Automatic transmission in the petrol version, so if you have the petrol version, you can get it changed. However, we are not sure Maruti Suzuki will replace the whole transmission or not. We will also not advise you to get it changed as it will be very costly.
Maruti has a good and vast service network and there will be no problem of maintenance and replacement of parts at later stage but the resale value of the car might decrease as the company has decided to discontinue the vehicle. Despite this, there will never be any shortage of parts as manufacturers make parts for next 10 years. Also, as Ritz share a good number of parts with its sibling Swift there will be no shortage whatsoever. If you would like to consider, the Indian auto market has many other offerings in the same segment such as Tata Bolt, Nissan Micra, Ford Figo, Honda Brio and Grand i10, Maruti Swift, Chevrolet Sail hatchback.