Friday, May 15, 2009

Maruti Ritz Review : Is Maruti Ritz another A-star ? Know more about Maruti Ritz

Maruti Ritz launch, features, price, pros and cons

Maruti has come out with another premium hatchback car, Ritz. It has been launched in direct competition with Swift. Ritz and swift are all set to compete with Hyundai Getz, Skoda Fabia, UVA and i20.


Pros of Maruti Ritz

The Ritz is a model between A-star and swift and has been launched in direct competition with swift. Swift has about 75% market share, which is very high in this segment. Ritz and Swift, together may even manage to get an even greater share for Maruti. It also adds an option for buyers in the 4+ lakhs segment. The mileage, going by the initial reports and test conditions is very good. The fact that it has been launched in 5 models including 2 diesel ones gives the buyer an option to go for a diesel car in the B+ segment. The increasing congestion in urban areas has increased the demand in the B+ segment. So it should definately give a boost to the sales. Being a Maruti car, the service shouldn't be much of a problem.

Cons of Maruti Ritz

The looks of Ritz aren't anything to talk about. It has a close resemblence to A-star and I believe that could be a reason for its undoing. Swift as a car is miles ahead of A-star and competing a minnow like ritz with Swift is a not a very wise option. It could end up just like A-star.

Features :

Price: 4lakh - 5+ lakhs

It will be released in five variants –
3 petrol models 2 diesel models –

Maruti Suzuki Ritz Lxi (Petrol)
Maruti Suzuki Ritz Vxi (Petrol)
Maruti Suzuki Ritz Zxi (Petrol)
Maruti Suzuki Ritz Ldi (Diesel)
Maruti Suzuki Ritz Vdi (Diesel
Engine cc-
  • Petrol - 1197 cc
  • Diesel - 1248 cc
Mileage :

17 (City)
21 (Highway)
Fuel tank capacity - 43 liters

Turning radius 4.7 m

Safety and security - Good. featured with iCATS immobilizer.