Maruti Suzuki launched an upgraded Ritz Diesel, a car that had mixed reactions for its exterior design when it was launched first that now is believed to have got 52 changes. The Ritz though got thumbs up from the auto journalists and enthusiasts for its driveability, performance and Maruti’s K-12 petrol engine that debuted in the Ritz.
The new Ritz now gets more sportier, meatier and sharper in terms of its exterior look with the V-shaped single piece front grill coupled with a big in-take and new fog lamp cluster. The rear is sharper and sportier with new spoilers and also gets fake air-intake vents in the rear bumper. In the inside, the changes are minimum but a rather important one. The rear seats now get bigger with extra lumbar support that was a major problem in the Ritz and also get dual tone interiors on the mid and top variants.
The upgrade has resulted in the addition of an extra ZDi variant (top-end variant) that boasts of top end features such as a multi-information display on the instrument panel, a new music player with USB, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, steering mounted controls, dual airbags, ABS and alloy wheels.
The new Ritz is only available in diesel that is powered by the famous 1.3L DDiS 4-cyl diesel engine that delivers 75PS at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque at 2000rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The new Ritz is believed to return a fuel efficiency figure of 23.2 kmpl, an increase in fuel efficiency by 10% while the old Ritz returned 21.1kmpl (ARAI certified). The Increase in fuel efficiency which Maruti has managed to achieve by reducing the friction in the engine and optimizing calibration of the motor.
The new Ritz is available in six color option in which three are new colors namely breeze blue, mystique red and granite grey. The other three colours that are carried over from the old Ritz are namely bakers chocolate, silky silver and superior white.
New Maruti Suzuki Ritz Diesel Pricing (ex-showroom, Delhi)
- New Ritz LDi – Rs. 5.31 lakhs
- New Ritz VDi – Rs. 5.64 lakhs
- New Ritz VDi (ABS) – Rs. 5.82 lakhs
- New Ritz ZDi – Rs. 6.23 lakhs