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Old 9th May 2009, 17:07   #346
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That looks a truly European car with Japanese reliability
Kudos to Suzuki for yet again bringing a practical no-nonsense car. Although i must say the boot space though better than the Swift and impractical A-Star, still fails to match that of the WagonR - the original Mr. Practical.

There is an immediate feeling of "want to own it". I feel this is one hatchback that looks like will have a promising future.
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Originally Posted by isldhn View Post
He he he he he. It's time for you to look at the photographs again my friend. I knew someone would say this. Just check the left corner of the dash and vola... you'll see a first in the industry. BTW I'm not a fan of such stick out RPM meter's and prefer the conventional ones.
Not sure if Perfume can be standard ever. I will sue Maruti if i get allegeries JK. I like the tach but doesnt suite this car its a freaking hatchback maruti (lovers no offense)

Maruti has a winner according to me if:
1. ABS is standard - looks like it
2. They give a different CD Player (god please give them sense)
3. Give that JVC touchscreen as a OEM upgrade
4. Give two tone dashes like the blue black one
5. What if they give leather ??? or say Leathrette which is a cheaper option
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The champagne gold color looks fabulous. And the boot space seems good enough, especially after all the hoopla over it

The JVC seems to be fitted for some auto journos test drive cars. The Ritz will get the same 2din HU from the swift, IMO.
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Thanks schitre05 for these pictures... I love the car...

But 1 thing- Check the color of the car and blue interiors?? I find it quiet odd...
Maruti To Launch Suzuki Splash as Maruti Suzuki Ritz in May 2009-11.jpg
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Thumbs down Indian carmakers don't seem to care about Indian needs

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Rajneesh, don't you think we are making too much of an issue with this boot thing? Even today, even in small towns, most of the cars are not loaded to the maximum. So whenever they have load the luggage too even a big boot is not enough!! So they go for skyroof in any car they buy.
When it comes to city, mostly we travel lightweight. So why are we making so much of a fuss about small boot? Are we sure we are not missing out important things rather than concentrating on small issues?

For me the back of the car should be rigid enough to withstand the backside impact too. If we have a boot, it helps to absorb some more impact. So is MSIL making sure the structure in these small boot cars is good enough for back impacts?
Are we not worried about this?
You are right about the safety aspect. The body has to be rigid enough to keep passengers safe. But, in this respect, we are getting the benefit of India becoming the hub for small cars - pretty much the same car (in terms of structure) has to clear the European crash tests. I don't think Maruti (or any other Indian mfg) did anything about safety on their own for the Indian car buyer. Look at ABS and airbags still being "luxury" features in our cars even though we have such heavy rains and unsafe road conditions in our country.

About the boot, remember that for most of Ritz buyers, it will be the only car in the house. We don't want SUV-like boot capacity, but in addition to the daily office commute, it does have to have space for an occasional holiday/weekend trip for a 2+2 family + luggage. Or a drop to the airport/ railway station. This boot will not take even two typical suitcases - and Ritz is supposed to be 'family car'!
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My test-drive report of the Maruti Ritz has been uploaded here. Please continue the discussion over at that link.

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