Absence of a remote boot release in difficult to understand. It's very common to have security open up the boot while entering an office block or a shopping area these days. Having to shut-off the engine, get down/hand over the key, get the boot checked and then restart the engine for the last hundred meters to park the car -this one is a major nuisance. The scenario applies the most to young professional families - the primary market segment for Ritz.
Maruti, please add the remote boot release.
I agree! They should at least offer it as an accessory as Ford does it for Ikon.
First of all a great Scoop and Review GTO . Brilliant attention to detail and pictures cover almost everything. Could we have some pictures of the engine also?
This looks like another assembeled product from the Maruti Suzuki Parts Bin. The diesel engine and steeering , ash tray are obvious at first glance and I am sure under the Ritzy styling there will be more swift,sx4,a star lurking inside.
Maruti seems to have cracked the premium hatch secret formula which seems to be Great Looks + Peppy Engine / Frugal Diesel + VFM Pricing
+ Maruti Service .
Is this the begning of the end of i20 ?
Seems to be directly aimed for those looking to upgrade from not only the in house Wagon R but also the original tall boy (in India atleast) the santro which has a huge customer base. The Koreans are in trouble again ?
I think this is a masterstroke from Maruti which will now grab even more marketshare.
What happens to Vista and Palio now with the multijet in not one but two Marutis now ?!
@ GTO: Any comment on the quality of the plastics used in the dash and the doors? the switches do look a lil fragile, if I may say so.
Also did you hear any faint rattles? I know its too early but given the broad swift experiance did the car seem like it would go down the same alley?
Look up Sidindica's new scoop thread. SX4 coming with VVT (variable valve timing) engine and a 1.6 Fiat diesel. Confirmed.
@ GTO thats an extremely comprehensive report that you have given there through the pages .
The 1.6 Fiat diesel in SX4 is something which i am eagerly looking forward to , even more curious as to how much horse the FIAT mill will churn out , but i guess i gotta wait for sidindia to post that.