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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 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.


Feature ListLxiVxiZdi
Safety  and Security
Dual airbags
Front ELR seat belts- Side 3 point ELR, Middle lap belt
Immobilizer (iCATS)
Front fog lamp
Rear fog lamp
Power door lock4 doors5 doors
Manual door lock
Front seat belts with shoulder adjuster
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
Fabric insert on door trim
Keyless entry
Steering mounted audio controls
Power steering
Tiltable steering wheel column
Double horn
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)
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.)


Fuel OptionsPetrolDiesel
No. of cylinders44
Engine cc11971248
Max Power87 ps @ 6000 rpm75 @ 4000 rpm
Fuel Efficiency18.50; 17.16 (AT)23.20
FontVentilated disc
Tyres185/70 R 14 on Zxi, Zdi
165/80 R 14 on Lxi, Vxi, Vxi AT, Ldi, Vdi
FrontMcPherson strut & coil spring
RearTorsion beam & coin spring
Dimension in mm
Overall length3375
Overall width1680 w/o body side molding ; 1687 with body side molding
Overall height1620
Ground clearance170
Turing circle radius4.7m
Kerb weight (kg)Lxi- 1005Ldi- 1100
Vxi- 1015; VxiAT- 1035Vdi- 1110
Zxi- 1030Zdi- 1125
GVW (kg)14301520
Fuel tank capacity (I)43

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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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