Maruti Suzuki had introduced the Ritz facelift to Indian car market in the first week of this month. The updated car sports a fresh front fascia with a new version of the ‘slightly Bulgarian’ beard and new fog lamp surrounds. The front bumper too is all new and has some similarity with the new Swift Dzire. The car also gets new color options- Mystique Red, Granite Grey & Breeze Blue.
The 2012 Ritz is being offered with new dual tone interiors on the mid and top end variants. Also, the comfort issue with the rear seats has been taken care of with the rear seats now offering additional lumbar support. The top end variants get a new Bluetooth enabled audio system that offers controls on the steering wheel.
It is expected that the petrol version of the car will soon get an optional 4 speed automatic transmission and this means that the 2012 Ritz will be seen sharing the auto ‘box with the smaller A-Star. The new gearbox option should add practicality to the tallboy. The Fiat sourced multijet engine that does duty in the Ritz diesel has been fine tuned for more fuel economy and the company claims a FE figure of 23.2 Kmpl, an improvement of 2 kmpl over the older version.
Maruti Ritz Facelift TV Commercial-