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Maruti launches new-look diesel Ritz

New Delhi, Sep 4 (): Maruti Suzuki has now unveiled the latest edition of the hatchback, Ritz in a diesel variant. The refurbished Ritz diesel variants were priced between Rs 5.31 lakh and Rs 6.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The company has altered 52 changes in the new Ritz diesel, such as dual tone interiors and new front design, new ZDi variant, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, multi-information display on instrument panel, new audio system with USB and body side moulding.

The new Ritz Diesel has a 1248cc DDiS engine. The new Ritz diesel will deliver a fuel efficiency of 23.2kmpl, up from the outgoing car’s 21.1 kmpl. To achieve this fuel efficiency, it reduced the losses in the engine due to friction, without altering the 75PS and 190Nm power and torque figures respectively. The 10% upgradation in fuel efficiency from 21.1 kmpl to 23.2 kmpl for the Ritz Diesel, has been achieved with numerous initiatives by the Company’s engineers.

The Ritz diesel engine returns a torque of [email protected] 2000 rpm and unmatched power of [email protected], with 5-step multi-injection technology for smooth and effortless running. Ritz Diesel achieves a speed of 0-60 kmph in 5.9 sec.

Ritz which has already sold over 2,00,000 units in a span of just 3 years, will now sport three new colours, granite grey, mystique red, and breeze blue.

The high end ZDi also comes with steering audio controls, alloy wheels and Dual Front Air Bags. The exterior alterations include a new front fascia with a smiling grille, new bumper, stylish headlamps, and integrated rear spoiler. These will boost contemporary styling of the car.

Manohar Bhat, vice-president (marketing), Maruti Suzuki India at the launch said, “Numerous changes being introduced now will make the Ritz brand more vibrant. The new Ritz is more fuel-efficient with enhanced driving comfort. This makes it even more attractive for the customer and also gives us confidence to generate additional sales.”

The new Ritz LDi is priced at Rs. 5.31 lakh, Ritz VDi at Rs. 5.64lakh, Ritz VDi with ABS at Rs. 5.82 lakh and Ritz ZDi at Rs. 6.23 lakh, ex showroom New Delhi.