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Ritz May Be Positioned in the Premium Compact Car Segment

By Motortrend India Staff   |   14 April,2009

Maruti Suzuki plans to position its upcoming car Ritz in the premium compact car segment. The proposed Ritz is to be launched in May 2009 with a powerful 1197 cc engine.

According to company’s official sources the Maruti Suzuki Ritz will be another compact car that will join the bandwagon of Alto, Zen Estilo, A-star, WagonR, and Swift. The car is in the advanced stage of preparation and is all set to roll out on Indian roads soon.

The powerful engine in the Ritz is a new Maruti K series engine, K12M, and is compliant to Bharat Stage IV emission norms that are proposed to be implemented in India by next year. This is the second introduction in the company’s K series of engine.

According to Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Director and CEO of Maruti Suzuki, “K12M engine is another example of Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to take engine technology in India to the next level.”

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