Maruti to launch new hatchback May 15

May 5th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said it will launch its new hatchback ‘Ritz’ May 15.
“Ritz, which will be available in petrol and diesel variants, will be India’s first BS-IV compliant car,” the company said in a statement, referring to the Bharat Stage IV emission norms.

The car is positioned in the premium A2 market segment, which includes its compact offerings such as Alto, WagonR, Swift, Zen and the newly-launched A-Star.

“Ritz is the eighth new model within 48 months following the launch of Swift, Zen Estilo, SX4, Swift Diesel, Grand Vitara, Swift Dzire and A-star,” the company said.

Ritz will be available with two different engine options: a brand new K-series of 1.2 litre, four-cylinder, 85PS petrol engine and a 1.3 litre, 16-valve, 75PS diesel engine, the company said.

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