Previously last-moth we reported that the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ritz (called as Splash in Europe) launched in Europe, but we forgot to mention specifically in Germany. Now, the Suzuki Splash facelift has been launched in United Kingdom (commonly known as the UK) at a base price of GBP 7,777 (6.69 lakh) and is available on-sale now. With this price tag, the Suzuki Splash has become the cheapest car in Britain.
For the UK market, the car comes in only petrol option with two K-Series petrol engine choice including a 1.0-litre with 68bhp returning 25kmpl and 1.2-litre with 93bhp returning 23kmpl. Whereas in Indian market, the Ritz is available with petrol and diesel option, Maruti is likely to bring in the upgraded 1.2-liter K Series engine (with VVT technology, seen on the new Swift couple) while the little alteration in the 1.3 DDiS oil burner is expected to make it better in terms of fuel efficiency.
Compared to the current Ritz, the upcoming model features new front and rear bumpers, a different bonnet and grille design. Alongside these, the car also gets a two new color scheme in the form of the sparkling blue metallic and bison brown pearl metallic. On the inside too, the facelifted Ritz gets different fabrics for the seat and door claddings.
However, the major changes that the facelifted Ritz Indian version will include are Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), steering mounted audio controls, front dual airbags, 13’inch alloy wheels and above all air conditioning with climate control feature. The new Ritz is awaited in India as transforming the fate of this car. Ritz in India was quite successful following the availability of its diesel model at a less price almost at an entry level.
What we say? Although the launch of facelifted Maruti Ritz is not confirmed officially, it is predicted to be launched before this-November (Diwali). As Maruti dealers are giving discounts on even the diesel variants of the car from the last few weeks and we will not be surprised if the facelifted Ritz repeats the success of the previous model.
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