The Facelifted New 2012 Maruti Suzuki Ritz has been spotted testing in the stock yard completely undisguised. The non-camouflaged images of the Ritz 2012 hatchback is what we got today to show you. All these days you have been seeing the camouflaged testing mules of 2012 Ritz hatchback, but today we got clear pictures of the new 2012 Ritz model. So this has to say that the Maruti Suzuki will launch the 2012 Ritz Hatchback in coming months.
The Facelifted 2012 Maruti Suzuki is redesigned with a radiator grille and clamshell bonnet. While the tail lamps and rear remains unchanged. The front has a super sporty fog lamps and little modification in the headlamps. Sources indicate that the 2012 New Ritz hatchback will have features like steering mounted audio controls, 4 speed automatic transmission, top end diesel variant ZDi like in the new Swift etc.
The 2012 Ritz powered by a 1.2-litre K-series VVT petrol motor and 1.3 litre fiat multijet diesel engine from the new Swift. So we can expect the fuel economy to be raised up as in the new Swift. So this puts the new 2012 Ritz out with 86 bhp of power and ARAI certified 18.6 kmpl for the petrol variant and 75 bhp of power and ARAI certified 22.9 kmpl for the 1.3 litre diesel variant.
The price of 2012 Ritz hatchback will range between Rs. 4.16 lakh – 5.16 lakh for the petrol version and Rs. 5.18 lakh – 5.73 lakh for the diesel version after the new excise duty levied by Indian Union budget 2012. People consider Swift more for few thousand rupees extra. As far I know, people and friends of mine don’t like the Ritz because of its rear flat design. But when compared to the swift, the Ritz offers more headroom and boot space too. Currently the Martui Suzuki sells more than 4200 units per month.
The new 2012 Ritz is tuned these engines for more fuel economy with more responsive and little boosts with power and torque. So with both petrol and diesel variants, the new 2012 Ritz hatchback will hit the market soon in coming months.
The difference between the old ritz model and new 2012 ritz is the facelift – New front grille, front bumper, bonnet design, fog lamps which gives a new fresh look. As for now, we could notice only these changes. Not sure about the interiors and other features in the new 2012 Ritz. Happy that Maruti is reviving all their models frequently and keeping the customers engaged.