Ritz Elate from Maruti Suzuki sports its ‘Elate’ logo in the front while sides sport new multi coloured graphics. Various new features seen on board the Elate include some comfort, safety and infotainment features such as orange trimmed seat covers, black door visors, new floor mats, a multi purpose mat, neck cushions, sturdier mud flaps and new steering wheel cover. Safety features are in the form of assistive reverse parking sensor, while infotainment features include 2 DIN music system with speakers and Bluetooth kit.
The interiors of Ritz Elate sport ambient lighting while engine options include both petrol and diesel engines as seen on the regular Ritz. These comprise a 1197cc K Series VVT engine offering 87 PS peak power at 6000 rpm and 114 Nm peak torque at 4000 rpm. A 1248cc DDiS engine producing 75 PS peak power at 4000 rpm and 190 Nm peak torque at 2000 rpm is also offered with both engine options mated to 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmissions.
In the meantime, Maruti Suzuki gears up launch of new cars in 2014. The one’s expected are Ciaz, Siwft facelift and DZire facelift. All three of these have been spotted on test, and launch is expected to take place before Diwali 2014.