Expert Review of Maruti Ritz
In order to bring a zest in the market, Maruti Suzuki the country’s hefty car makers has silently launched refreshed variants of the Ritz hatchback in diesel option. It is another tall boy design from the clump of Maruti cars divergences. It is company’s fifth global car. Maruti Ritz has received its share of pie, after coming under the counties badge of most trusted brands. Maruti Suzuki unveiled the LDi variant of Ritz in Indiaat a price of average Rs. 5, 29,199 lakhs. It has come up with many changes such as an exclusive front design and dual- tone interiors, New LDi variant, multi-information display on instrument panel, electrically adjustable sporty rear view mirrors and elegant body side moulding. The Ritz variant, the new LDi has unique features such as dual front air bags and steering audio controls. With all these exclusive features the new Ritz LDi carries a host of advanced technologies. Apart from a mild tune-up, Maruti claims a new Ritz diesel deliver a fuel efficiency of 23.2 kmpl, up from the outgoing car’s 21.1 kmpl. The biggest weapon in Ritz’s arsenal is its DDiS engine.
The Ritz is a highly charismatic beanstalk design car which attracts lot of attention by its appearance. The car has dynamic exteriors by which lefts the magnetizing effect on people. The new cosmetic changes to the exteriors like new front design along with stylish head lamp cluster is quite trendy with simple but roomy interiors which gives a lot of comfort. The car with its DDiS engine is quite a joy ride and merry fun.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Maruti Ritz LDi with its 1.3L 73.9bhp DDiS engine w/ Common Rail multi injection technology, engine displacement cc is 1248 and maximum power rated at 75bhp@rmp 4000 producing a maximum torque 195Nm@2000rmp with fuel efficiency of 23.2kmpl, fuel tank capacity is 43liters and returns an impressive mileage of 18kmpl while zipping through the city and about 21kmpl while being driven on road with seating capacity of 5 persons.
Maruti Ritz LDi comes in eight colors which add to the sporty looks to the car. These colors are Bakers Chocolate, Superior White, Silky Silver, Midnight Black, Pearl Blue, Racing Green, Glistening Grey, Fire Brick Red
Acceleration and Pick up
The acceleration of any car is mainly dependent on the power, torque and transmission gearbox of the car. The pick up and acceleration of a car is very much essential. The diesel engine is endowed with turbocharger and intercooler combination that offers better fuel efficiency, higher torque, and better fuel combustion. The powerful diesel engine is very efficient and helps in reducing vibration and noises even in high speed and thus offers comfortable, smooth and hassle free driving experience. This high powered engine of Maruti Ritz has a very great acceleration.
Maruti Ritz offers fresh styling and practical build. The front fascia seems that the car would be a big one but then it ends unexpectedly with rear end resembling that of an SUV. Bigger clear head lamps with body colored bumpers, side mirrors and door handles contribute to the stand up stance of the car. The fog lights front and rear gives safety in foggy climate. The height of the Ritz brings smiles on the faces of 6 plus people. Ritz interiors offer tremendous space with its tall boy design but miss out on the shoulder room perspective. Maruti hatchback does impresses with its extremely comfortable seats in front as well as in rear. AC is also powerful; however, power windows are an added advantage. 60:40 split rear seat which give comfort and seat height adjuster on the driver’s side give an ease to drive a long journey. A seat belt reminder which is there for safety measures just to make driver alert and many more built features like digital clock, Radio+CD+USB, vanity mirror, tachometer, parking brake indicator, Glove box, Door closure warning lamp, accessory socket, cup holder in console , front door pocket and many more.
Maruti Ritz LDi has a power steering which helps in easy maneuvering and it also comes fitted with power windows for both, front and rear window. The air conditioning system in the car is quite effective and automatic climate control. The double horn provided in a car is again add on and there is steering mounted audio control system which is more likable. The upholstery used in Maruti Ritz LDi, is fabric which is of a decent quality. The seats of the car are quite high and have a good under thigh support which makes the car very comfortable and ease for the passengers. The remotely controlled systems in car are much compatible like remote trunk opener, remote fuel lid opener. Maruti Suzuki Ritz comes under fully compatible zone with its exclusive compatible features and comfort level provided.
The car is 3715mm in length, 1680mm wide and has a height of 1620mm. The ground clearance of Maruti Ritz LDi is 170mm which gives it an added comfort as it can drive over potholes and uneven roads with quite an ease. The headroom and legroom space is one of the major features of the car, which is the basis for the comfort and every buyer wants to know. The boot is 236 liters, fuel capacity is 43 liters and seating capacity is 5 passengers.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz is powered by 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS diesel engine offering maximum power of 75BHP/4000RPM and ultimate torque of 195Nm/2000RPM. The engine is mated with 5- speed manual transmission. The car races from 0 to 100 kmph in mere 15 mileages of 18/21Kmpl. Airbags take complete care of safety in tricky situations.
The tall beanstalk Maruti Suzuki LDi runs on 165/80 R14 tyres, wheel size is 14inch and this variant is compressed with tubeless tyres.
Maruti Suzuki Ritz LDi gets the McPherson Strut and coil spring front suspension system and Torsion beam and coil spring rear suspension system which helps the car drive in a rhythmic flow on worse possible city roads. The suspension is just right and one doesn’t feel too many jerks and bumps while riding this hatchback from Maruti Suzuki LDi.
Handling and Control
The Handling and conrol of Ritz LDi is very comfortable as they inherited with Ventilated Disc brake which is front brake and Drum brake is rear brake and Rack & Pinion is a Steering type.
The new and ultra-low emissions K12M engine will make the Ritz India's first BS-IV ready passenger car. The engine DDiS is very compatible, comfortable seats which rejoice the journey.
Hardly found in new variant LDi of Maruti Suzuki Ritz