Maruti Ritz automatic details revealed

Maruti Suzuki India Limited is all set to launch their new Ritz AT variant to compete with the newly launched Honda Brio AT. With no…

Maruti Suzuki India Limited is all set to launch their new Ritz AT variant to compete with the newly launched Honda Brio AT. With no set dates of official launch, the company has posted photographs of this automatic transmission model which claims to have fuel efficiency of 17.16 kmpl which is a good 1.1 kmpl higher than that offered by Honda Brio AT.

It was common knowledge that Maruti Suzuki was readying this automatic version ever since Ritz facelift was launched in Indian markets in September 2012. However, now that Honda Brio Automatic is in markets, Maruti Suzuki is not wasting any more time to bring in their Automatic Ritz hatchback. With details already updated on official Ritz website, it is sure that this launch is imminent.

From information revealed on website, Ritz AT will have a 1.2 liter KB12 engine producing 87 PS of maximum power and will be mated to a 4 speed automatic gearbox also seen in Maruti A Star. The automatic gearbox will be offered only with the petrol version of Ritz hatchback and expected price is between Rs.5 lakhs and Rs 6 lakhs for VXi trim. New Maruti Suzuki Ritz hatchback will be offered in a choice of six colors, New Mystique Red, New Breeze Blue, New Granite Grey, Silky Silver, Bakers Chocolate, and Superior White.

FEATURES  

Feature List Lxi Vxi Zdi
Ldi Vdi Zdi
VxIAT
Safety  and Security
Dual airbags - -
Front ELR seat belts- Side 3 point ELR, Middle lap belt
Immobilizer (iCATS)
Front fog lamp -
Rear fog lamp -
ABS + EBD Opt (S-AT)
Power door lock - 4 doors 5 doors
Manual door lock - -
Front seat belts with shoulder adjuster - -
Exterior
Rear spoiler -
Body side molding -
Body coloured outside door handles - -
Electrically adjustable ORVM - -
Manual remote control door mirror (both sides) -
Multi- reflector headlamp
Roof antenna
Rear window defogger - -
Rear wiper + washer - -
Alloy Wheels - -
Comfort
AC
Fabric insert on door trim -
Keyless entry - -
Steering mounted audio controls - -
Power steering
Tiltable steering wheel column -
Double horn
Interior
60:40 split rear seat
Seat height adjuster (driver side) - -
Seat back pocket (driver + co-driver side) -
Front seat under tray (co-driver side) -
Rear Seat head restraint (2 nos.) -
Front seat head restraint
Radio + CD + USB - -
Speakers (2 front & 2 rear) - -
IRVM (chrome mirror) - -
IRVM (day/night) -
Vanity mirror (sunvisor co-driver side) -
Light off/key off reminder -
Seat belt reminder (driver seat) -
Tachnometer -
Digital Clock
Multi-information display (fuel consumption) -
Accessory socket
Instrumental panel pocket (under HVAC)
Instrumental panel pocket (passenger side)
Parking brake indicator
Front door pocket
Two- tone interior    Dark grey/Light grey
Colour combination  Dark grey/Red -
Cup holder in console (FRxl.)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

Engine
Fuel Options Petrol Diesel
No. of cylinders 4 4
Engine cc 1197 1248
Max Power 87 ps @ 6000 rpm 75 @ 4000 rpm
Fuel Efficiency 18.50; 17.16 (AT) 23.20
Transmission 5MT:4AT
Drive 2WD
Brakes
Font Ventilated disc
Rear Drum
Tyres 185/70 R 14 on Zxi, Zdi
165/80 R 14 on Lxi, Vxi, Vxi AT, Ldi, Vdi
Suspension
Front McPherson strut & coil spring
Rear Torsion beam & coin spring
 
Dimension in mm
Overall length 3375
Overall width 1680 w/o body side molding ; 1687 with body side molding
Overall height 1620
Wheelbase 2360
Ground clearance 170
Turing circle radius 4.7m
Weights
Kerb weight (kg) Lxi- 1005 Ldi- 1100
Vxi- 1015; VxiAT- 1035 Vdi- 1110
Zxi- 1030 Zdi- 1125
GVW (kg) 1430 1520
Seating 5
Fuel tank capacity (I) 43