Re: Maruti Ritz : Test Drive & Review
I've been driving a Brezza VDI (AMT) that's temporary in my possession. I could be wrong, but it felt like my Ritz was more sprightly when it comes to overtaking on single lane highways. Even after accounting for AMT delays by pre-shifting into the right gear manually before starting the pass, it's my experience that there's less gap between myself and the vehicle that I passed when I merge back into lane after overtaking. The gearing itself is generally much taller in Brezza, so much so that I find 5th gear woefully inadequate on Kerala highways; Ritz can go very quickly from 70kph to 95kph in 5th gear, which gives me enough speed to safely pass the vehicle in the front and put some distance between them before merging back into the lane. But to do the same thing in a Brezza, I find that I need to rely on that car's improved top-end in 3rd gear or so, and top end is much better on the Brezza compared to Ritz.