Monsoon Car Care & Driving Tips!! And FAQs..

ITS MONSOON SEASON!!!!!!

ITS MONSOON SEASON!!!!!!

Its June and the MONSOON SEASON has arrived!!!!
Many of us just love this time of the year!! The rain gods, giving us a much needed break from the scorching summer heat… Nice plush greenery everywhere.. A relief to the drought ridden farmers.. The romantic atmosphere.. Aur chai k sath garam garam pakoday mil jaye toh… Wha wha wha!!! Baat he kuch aur hoti hai!!!! (Onion fritters with tea.. An absolute delight on a cold rainy day!!)

But for you beloved car… Monsoon is the worst season it has to go through!!
If proper precautionary measures aren’t taken.. All the water, humidity and moisture can wreak havoc on your car!!
Don’t worry fellas, sit back and go through the following article.. And I am pretty sure that you’ll have an enjoyable monsoon motoring experience!!

Before you start looking out for specialised monsoon measures, check the holistic health of your car. If there is a scheduled service in the next few weeks, it would be a great idea to get it done a bit in advanced, as this will ensure that your car is in its best shape to tackle the rains.

Brand new cars need less care during the monsoons as they are in near perfect condition and are capable enough to handle whatever nature can throw at them!!

As for cars which are two years old or older (depending on the condition of your car) you’ll need to take extra care through the monsoons to make sure that neither your car, nor you bear the brunt.

FOLLOWING ARE SOME IMPORTANT TIPS FOR THE MONSOON SEASON:

FOR THE CAR:
Apart from getting a full service done before the onset of the monsoons and regularly checking all fluid levels, you should take the following precautions:

Exterior Care:

Body:

Wax Polishing

Wax Polishing

Due to pollution in the air, rain water is mildly acidic and your car’s paint could start to wear off due to prolonged exposure. To avoid this get your car wax polished. The wax will form a thin protective layer on top of the car’s paint and water will slip right off!!

Get the small scratches in the paintwork touched up in order to prevent the exposed metal from rusting. Get an anti-rust solution sprayed on all metal parts that would be exposed to rain water.

Under body anti-rust treatment

Under body anti-rust treatment

Also get an under body anti-rust treatment done (once every two to three years depending upon usage) as it will keep rust away from metal parts on the undercarriage of your car, hence improving the life of spares.


Tyres:

Bald Tyre

Bald Tyre

Make sure your car’s tyres have good amount of tread left on them. If the tyres are bald or if its tread is of less than 2mm, then they should be changed, because rain water makes the road slippery and such tyres would find it hard to maintain grip on these wet roads. Loss of grip could result in a catastrophe. To ensure that such incidence does not occur, see to it that your tyres have adequate treads, they do not have cracks and that they are in proper condition. Always maintain tyre pressure as recommended by the manufacturer. Tyres in proper condition will have a reasonable amount of grip and they will bring your car to a safe halt under hard braking during the rains.

Lastly, ensure that you are carrying your toolkit and check your spare tyre for punctures, if any, get it repaired, maintain its pressure as recommended by the manufacturer and keep it in an usable condition.


Wheel Alignment:

Make sure your wheels are properly aligned to avoid any imbalance. Get the alignment checked from the service centre or from a reputed workshop.


Wiper Blades:
One of the cheapest and most ignored precautionary measures, bad wiper blades can really give you and your car a tough time.

Wipers

Wipers

The rubbers on wiper blades tend to harden overtime resulting in reduced effectiveness. When your wipers start slipping on the windscreen it is time to get them replaced, because apart from providing a hazy view, a bad wiper leaves permanent scratches on your expensive windscreen!!!


Electronics:

The rains can disrupt your car’s electrical systems. While at the service centre, have all the important connections double-checked, such as the wiring for the battery and the alternator for proper insulation.
Ensure that your car’s headlights, indicator lights and tail lights are working properly, so that other drivers and pedestrians can see you under heavy rainfall.
Replace bulbs that are not working. All lights are essential as the visibility is low during the monsoon rains. Also check your wiper motor and make sure it is working efficiently.
If your car is equipped with heated windows, check if the demisters are working properly. An effective defogger must clear the mist from the windows quickly on a cold monsoon morning.

Leakages:
Check the rubber lining on the doors of your car, if they are coming loose or look as if they are out of shape, its time to get them replaced. Water can easily start seeping through, when it rains.
Same applies to the rubber lining on the sunroof!!

Water Channels:
Make sure that the water channels/ gutters around the bonnet and boot are cleaned of all the accumulated leaves, dust, etc. Because if water accumulates in these channels, it may rust over a prolonged period of time.

Interior Care:

Air Conditioner:
Make sure the air conditioning in your car is working efficiently. If it is not cooling the car effectively, you should consider refilling gas in the compressor.
During the monsoons, the air conditioner does more than just cooling the cabin. The dry air is very useful in preventing your windscreen and windows from misting up.

Cowl Vent (located right underneath the windscreen)

Cowl Vent (located right underneath the windscreen)

Accumulation of moisture could result in fungal growth in the air conditioning system which can emit a foul odour. A simple trick to eliminate this foul odour is to spray a solution, that is one part regular household disinfectant and one part water into the vent which is located right underneath your windscreen also known as the cowl vent. While you do this remember to keep your air conditioner running in ‘fresh air’ mode. Keep your windows rolled down for about an hour and let the disinfectant escape before you start driving again.

When it is raining always use the air conditioner and close all the windows. Because if water enters the cabin, it will make the plastics on the doors age faster than usual and the seats and floor carpets would get wet. Getting the seats and floor carpets wet will also lead to foul smells.
Also, water can get into the power window switches which may cause the windows to malfunction.


Floor Carpets:
During this monsoon a lot of mud, water and slush will find its way into your car, courtesy your shoes. Getting the floor carpets wet will lead to foul smells that will stay in the car’s cabin well past the monsoon season. Cleaning mud and slush off your carpets or cloth mats is tricky, time consuming and can get expensive if they tear.

Use washable carpets and mats (rubber mats) in your cars during the monsoons. These mats can be easily taken out of your car, washed and dried without much fuss.


Upholstery (Seat Covers/ Fabric):

Always keep an umbrella in the car. If you get wet and sit in the car, the seats and upholstery will soak up the water. Damp seats are very hard to dry and they will soon emit a foul odour in your car which will be very difficult to get rid off.

If the seats and upholstery in your car gets wet, make sure to dry them off as soon as possible because not only will you car’s cabin start smelling damp but also there are chances of fungal growth on your seats and upholstery.


Drain Plugs:
While at the service centre request your mechanic to ensure that all the drain plugs are closed. These plugs will prevent the flow of rain water entering the passenger compartment from below the car.
A missing drain plug will let in muddy water from the roads and will soil your car’s carpets and it may also give rise to a stink that you would find hard to get rid of later.
So make sure that these drain plugs are closed.


Foot Pedals:
Have a look at your car’s foot pedals. If the rubber covers on them have worn out, you should seriously consider getting them replaced, as foot pedals tend to slip when you are driving with wet footwear.

 

Doorsills

Doorsills

Doorsills:

Doorsills are one of the most easily ignored parts of your car.
Do not forget to clean them and wipe off any water accumulated on your doorsills as it may rust over a prolonged period of time, if not dried.

 

FOR THE DRIVER:

Considering you now have a healthy car, remember, it is finally you who will be in its control. Monsoon brings with them a fair share of challenges for the driver.
Hence here are some tips for the drivers:

Gauge the approximate water level:

Gauge the approximate water level

Gauge the approximate water level

Driving through flooded areas is avoidable. However, if you must drive through a water-logged zone, make sure you let another vehicle pass through before you, so that you can gauge the depth of the water accurately and chart your course through the flood accordingly.
Venture out only if the water level is half a foot lower than the engine’s air inlet to avoid the water from entering the engine.


Driving through stagnant water:

Driving through stagnant water

Driving through stagnant water

If you have to drive through stagnant water on the road, do not panic. Put you car in first gear and gently accelerate. Do not drive fast!! Maintain the same speed while crossing the water. In case you have to stop or slow down do not lift your foot off the accelerator pedal because water may rush into the tail pipe and flood the engine in which case the engine will die. To slowdown or stop, depress the clutch and do not lift your foot off the accelerator, the car will slow down and come to a halt. Release the clutch to get the car moving again.

After driving out of stagnant water, rev the engine a bit to force water out of the exhaust, if there is any. Pump the brakes to dry the brake shoes, so that they function effective again.

If you suspect that water has entered the engine, immediately turn off the car to avoid any further damage.

Caution: While driving through stagnant water, if the engine dies out or if your car stalls midway, do not try re-starting your car. Doing so might cause hydrostatic lock which will wreck your car’s engine!!!!


During Heavy Rains:
In case it starts raining very heavily and you can’t see ahead, turn on the headlights and fog lamps. Continue driving forward at a cautious speed and look for brake lights from the car in front and judge the road speed according to them.

Do not stop the car right in the middle of the road as the cars coming from behind could hit you. If there is visibility, try to park your car off the road and keep all the lights on.

Mud:
Driving in wet conditions causes the car to get muddy. Mud that gets onto the paint of the car should be washed off everyday. Use a hose to spray water onto the mud on the car and underneath the wheel arches. Once the mud becomes loose a soft cloth along with running water can be used to gently remove the mud from the car.

Take your car to a ramp once in every two or four weeks (depending upon usage) during the monsoons to hose off the mud that accumulates in the under body.

Avoid speeding:

Avoid Speeding

Avoid Speeding

Slow down when it is raining. Braking is not as effective in the wet as it is when it is dry. The tyres may skid on the road while cornering at high speeds.
Speeding is one of the main factors causing accidents during the monsoons. Hence, while on wet roads, it is highly recommended that you should drive at least 30 percent slower than usual.
Having electronic driver’s aid devices such as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) helps, but please do exercise extreme caution.

Always remember, taking preventive measures while taking care of your beloved car will save you a lot of money in the long run. Drive safe.

DRIVE SAFELY!!

DRIVE SAFELY!!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What do I do if I am driving in the rain and my car’s wipers stop working?
In this case, check if the fuse to the wiper motor has burnt. If so, replace it. If you aren’t able to figure out what the problem actually is, stop at the nearest cigarette stall and buy a couple of cigarettes, take out the tobacco and smear it all over your windshield. The starch in the tobacco will cause the water to drip away, making it easier for you to see through the windshield. Make sure you get those wipers fixed as soon as possible, because the tobacco trick is a short term remedy.

What should I carry in my car at all times?
During the monsoons make sure you are carrying the following items:

  • It is recommended that you carry a few biscuits and chocolate bars, in case you get stranded for an extended period of time.

    Headrest can be used as a hammer

    Headrest can be used as a hammer

  • Make sure that there is a moisture dispelling spray, a torch and a first aid kit in your car.
  • A few people would recommend carrying a small hammer to smash the windows in case you get stuck in your car due to flash floods and the doors and windows won’t open. But personally, I feel the two rods at the bottom end of your seat’s headrest would do an equally good job.
  • Make sure your spare tyre is in usable condition and properly inflated.
  • Make sure that you are carrying your toolkit at all times.


Do any of the anti-rust coatings sold in the market actually help?

Getting an anti-rust coating as specified by your car’s manufacturer is a good idea. Remember to get it done at your authorised service centre or from a reputed workshop only. A good quality anti-rust coating works by preventing contact between the car’s metal and moisture, thereby reducing corrosion. Anti-rust coating is recommended once every two to three years, depending upon usage. It approximately costs from Rs.2,500 to Rs.3,500 and has excellent long-term benefits, so make sure you get that done before the onset of the monsoons.

Drive Safely. Enjoy Monsoon Motoring.

If you guys and gals have any questions just write in a comment and i will surely post a reply!!

Comin up!!!

This is what you can expect in days to come!!

The New Tata Nano

Tata Nano

Tata Nano

Tata Nano is set to get its first serious upgrade since its launch in March 2009. The face-lifted model will have new seats and fabric, new front seat headrests, a bright dashboard, bright interiors, new wheel-cap design and new colours.

There are some mechanical changes too. The steering has been reworked, the new car gets tweaked suspension setup and an anti-roll bar toimprove its ride and handling. Body has been made stiffer with better bonding of the body panels. This will result in improved refinement levels.

Tata has also raised the power by nearly 10 percent, from 35bhp to 38bhp. However,  no significant performance gain is expected.

Also the two-cylinder engine is been worked upon and a more powerful three-cylinder 900cc motor is expected a year later.

Major price revisions may not take place when the car is launched later this month.

Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

Known internally as the B515, the EcoSport will be unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo.

The EcoSport shares plenty of bits with the Fiesta saloon under the skin, and one may not be able to guess what these two have in common.

This car has a good upright stance, the high bonnet, generous ground clearance and subtle cladding gives it a tough off-roader look, the design is well proportioned too. It looks great from the back as well, with its pillar-less rear windscreen and sharply cut tail-lights.

The Fiesta DNA will ensure that this car rides and handles very much unlike an SUV, and the tall stance and high ground clearance will be perfect for Indian roads.

Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport

Ford will use the new 90bhp, 1.5-litre DV5 diesel which debuted in the new Fiesta saloon. A 4×4 variant may not be available. And a petrol variant can be expected later in the year to come.

Its pricing makes it a winner!! Expected to be between Rs 7 to 9 lakh, it sits right between the Manindra Scorpio and Premier Rio.

KTM Duke 200

KTM

KTM

Austrian bike manufacturer KTM will make its Indian debut soon via Bajaj Motorcycles. Bajaj owns a good 39.3 per cent stake in KTM. It is expected that most of the KTM bikes will make their way to India. The KTM Duke 200 will be first from the KTM stable.

KTM Duke 200

KTM Duke 200

For optimal handling the center of gravity has been lowered by using an underslung exhaust system. The rear sports a directly mounted monoshock suspension, where as upside down forks do their duty at the front.
4 piston 300mm disc at the front and 230mm disc at the rear provide stopping power. Bajaj will ensure that the Duke 200 comes with a very competitive price tag slotting it between the Yamaha R15 and the Honda CBR 250R.
Expect it to be priced between Rs 1.2-1.4 lakh.

KTM Duke 200

KTM Duke 200

Expected technical specifications of KTM Duke 200

Engine

Type Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement 200cc
Bore 72mm
Stroke 49mm
Transmission 6 speed
Power 25PS
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Starting aid Electric starter
Engine lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 1 rotor pump
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Clutch in oil bath / mechanically operated

CHASSIS

 
Frame
Tubular space frame made from steel tubes, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension 4357
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 EM
Suspension travel Front 150mm
Suspension travel Rear 150mm
Brake system Front Disc brake with two-pot brake caliper
Brake system Rear Disc brake with one-pot brake caliper, floating brake discs
Brake discs – diameter front 300mm
Brake discs – diameter rear 230mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” (520) O-Ring
Steering head angle 65°
Wheel base 1,361±15 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 810 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 10.5l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)

If you guys and gals have any questions just write in a comment and i will surely post a reply.

THE TATA ARIA

Tata Aria at its launch.

Tata Aria at its launch.

The Aria is one of the most awaited car in the year 2010. Finally it was launched on 11th of October. Its the 1st crossover from Tata. And its much much better than any other car offer from the Tata stable.

Aria has length of an MPV, stance of an SUV and comfort of a sedan. All in all a proper crossover.

The Aria has got monstrous dimensions, 4780 mm in length, having a height of 1780 mm and width of 1895 mm. The design of the Aria is just right and the proportions even more so. It looks very attractive and upmarket.

Unboxy rear of the Tata Aria

Unboxy rear of the Tata Aria

I loved the overall design of the car, and how they managed to avoid such tall car from looking boxy, especially at the rear end.

Once in the car, you will find the interiors much better and much much more attractive than any other Tata you’ve been in before!! Fit and finish of the interiors is good, you’ll find a lot of cubbyholes , there are seven mounted on the roof. The top-end version is fully loaded with stuff like satellite navigation, CD changer, bluetooth connectivity, USB/aux-in port, a reverse camera with parking sensors, eight

The Seven Cubbyholders on the roof

The Seven Cubbyholders on the roof

airbags, climate control, cruise control, steering mounted audio controls and for the first time in a Tata vehicle you’ll be finding, an Electronic Stability Program and Traction Control system.

The Aria is incredibly spacious on the inside, all thanks to its dimensions. The seats are spacious and both front and middle row have ample head, leg and shoulder room. It’s just that the third-row passengers might complain about having less space. The idea of having flexible middle and third row seats is well thought off, and perfectly executed. Overall the cabin is attractive.

Spacious Interiors of the Aria

Spacious Interiors of the Aria

The Aria uses the same 2.2-litre DiCOR engine as the Safari giving out 140bhp. But, the big difference here is the engine is a lot more refined. It’s barely audible when you are cruising and impressively quiet and smooth when you’re revving it. Overall the engine performs well but there is a bit of lag which can be easily dismissed with a downshift. The Aria doesn’t have the instant low rev responsiveness but it does have a broader powerband.

The ride is very much impressive. The Aria absorbs almost everything our Indian roads have to throw at it. The absorbent ride leads to a false feeling of floatiness at higher speed.  But make no mistakes, the smart 17-inch wheels

Flared Wheel Arches and huge tires of the Aria

Flared Wheel Arches and huge tires of the Aria

and the huge 235 section tyres give it all the grip it requires. There is a bit of body roll though. But it’s not disconcertingly so and the on-demand all-wheel drive system makes it feel surprisingly surefooted. If you are a planet lover, there is also a 4×2 mode where the front axle is decoupled helping improve fuel-efficiency.

The Aria is a serious alternative to the hugely accomplished Toyota Innova. It may not handle as good as the Innova, and Innova may have interior quality higher to that of the Aria, but the Aria rides better, has a more powerful engine, has much more features than the ones offered in the Innova and obviously it looks much much better!!!

The Aria is priced at Rs 12.91lakh for the base, which goes up to Rs 15.5lakh for the fully-loaded variant.

If you guys and gals have any questions just write in a comment and i will surely post a reply.

The Razor sharp R8

The Audi R8 based PPI RAZOR GTR-10

The Audi R8 based PPI RAZOR GTR-10

The Audi-exclusive tuner, PPI Automotive Design GmbH, has announced that in order to maintain exclusivity they will be building only 10 units of their Audi R8 based RAZOR GTR-10 with a V10 engine.

PPI has refined the V10 engine with a roof mounted ram air-intake system with sport filter, vented liftgate glass, high-performance exhaust system and reprogrammed ignition map.  The result is 601 bhp (448 kW / 609 PS) at 7,400 rpm and maximum torque of 565 Nm at 6,400 rpm.  For comparisson the serial R8 V10 produces 518 bhp (386 kW / 525 PS).

For the body, a completely redesigned wind tunnel tested carbon fiber wide body kit reduces lift and adds cooling to the engine oil coolers and brake system.  Carbon fiber is also draped on the roof pillars and doors in addition to the entire body receiving an optical carbon fiber skin.  The total weight savings is 250 kg combined with the additional horsepower equates to a 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds and a maximum top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph).

The wheel and tire combination for the RAZOR GTR-10 includes lightweight MAG11 Forged Aluminium PPI wheels.  The tires in the front are 245/35 ZR 19 Michelin Pilot Sport 2 with 325/25 ZR 20 at the rear.

Braking is provided by 6-piston calipers with 380 x 36 millimeter discs up front and 356 x 32 mm discs at the rear. Naturally, Audi’s Carbon Ceramic Brake System with PPI-specified higher friction brake pads are also available.

Suspension comes way of a new KW coilover strut/spring kit. PPI also offers a camber kit and tie-rod kit along with a hydraulic lift system for the front axle which can increase ground clearance by up to 45 millimeters if needed.

Each RAZOR GTR-10 comes with an aluminum plaque framed in carbon fiber showing the production number.

Remember, only 10 of these are going to hit the streets!!!

Interior of the Razor GTR-10

Interior of the Razor GTR-10

If you guys and gals have any questions just write in a comment and i will surely post a reply.

Finally the EVO arrives in India!!

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, better known as the Evo X, has now been launched in India. While the news of Evo X being launched, is like music to the ears but the price tag certainly isn’t. Our sources at HM tell us that the Mitsubishi Evo-X will come in at approximately Rs.45- Rs.50 Lakhs as it is an out and out brand builder, aimed at the hardcore enthusiasts who are willing to forego all resemblances of luxury for out and out performance. We feel that HM-Mitsubishi could’ve turned their sales meter ticking if they had priced this Evo closer to the Rs.25Lakh mark. A complete review of this Evo comin out soon, so stick around.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

The stylish and muscular Evo X

A Swift revamp!!

Current Maruti Suzuki Swift

Current Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Swift made its debut at the Paris Auto Salon in September 2004. This car gave birth to the Premium Hatchback segment in India.

Being long in the tooth, Maruti Suzuki decided to give its very popular selling car, a heart transplant.

As a result in January 2010 Maruti Suzuki introduced K-series engine powered Swift. Looks were the same, but it had a newer engine!!

Swift’s design and looks, were too old now. And obviously, it was feeling the heat from the competing Premium Hatchbacks like the Hyundai i20, Skoda Fabia, Fiat Grande Punto, and the newly launched Volkswagen Polo.

Swift’s face-lift was eminent as Maruti Suzuki realised that they were loosing a huge chunk of market share to their competitors. This was when i bumped into a few spy pics some weeks back.

Maruti Suzuki Swift being tested under covers

The New Maruti Suzuki Swift being tested under covers

Maruti Suzuki had jumped into action and the result was a lighter, longer and more spacious Swift.

Official Image of the 2010 Swift

Official Image of the 2010 Swift Unveiled

The New Swift is expected to be launched in the first half of 2011.

Compared to the current Swift the New Swift’s wheelbase has been increased by 50mm, and the overall length by 90mm. The increase in wheelbase will create more space for rear passengers.

The new bodyshell is lighter and stiffer than before, all thanks to the extensive use of higher strength steel.

Maruti Suzuki claims the Swift, its best-selling model, is much improved dynamically and promises increased performance and improved CO2 emissions and economy.

The Dashboard

The Dashboard

Official interior pictures have now been revealed the interiors are more sophisticated and dynamic than the current one. It looks plusher, but the fascia and door surfaces are still hard and the previous bold simplicity has been ousted by a more conventional design. This is very much a case of evolution rather than revolution!!

Swift's Stylish Rear

Swift's Sporty Rear

For the Indian market, the engine that will power this car is likely to be carried over – it’s an evolution of the K-series (K12) motor that powers the current Swift and Ritz. Variable Valve Timing technology that is being used in the European car should also come to India. Just as it did with M16A on the SX4. Suzuki will also continue with the very successful 1.3-Multijet from Fiat, or the DDiS.

Production begins in Japan

Production begins in Japan

If you guys and gals have any questions just write in a comment and i will surely post a reply.

RITZ – live the moment

Ritz - Live the moment

Ritz - Live the moment

When Maruti Suzuki introduced the Swift in the Indian market it sold like hot cakes. It proved that even Maruti Suzuki could make good looking cars, it even won the Car of the Year award in 2006. And now Maruti Suzuki is gearing up to repeat the same success story by launching its Ritz. Ritz is a small, funky but efficient hatchback. With its 1590mm height, it is a tall boy and believe me it is one of the most good looking tall boy ever to go on sale in India. Looking at its design it is hard to believe that the same company makes the boxy WagonR and Alto. Its interiors are quiet different from that of the Swift, Ritz has spacious, airy and cheerful interiors, dual-tone color co-ordinated interiors and dashboard, dash mounted gear shift, the speedo-meter is retro-looking, it is some what similar to the speedo of Fiat 500. Moreover its got a 60:40 split rear seats and comes in 8 different colours. The high sitting position makes the Splash is much more comfortable that the Swift, and the rear seat is a real boon. Under its hood the Ritz can have either a 1.2 liter All New K12M petrol engine from the K-Series engines or a 1.3 liter DDiS diesel engine which currently powers the Swift diesel. Introductory price starts from Rs.406000*. The Ritz aerodynamic and efficient Rits gives a milage of 17.7 km/ltr(Petrol) and 21.1 km/ltr(Diesel),(Milage as per ARAI certification). With the Splash on the Indian roads, both Swift and Splash could end up dominating the premium hatchback market, and that is exactly what Maruti Suzuki plans to do.

Maruti Suzuki Rits rear

Maruti Suzuki Rits rear

*Price mentioned are ex-showroom, Mumbai, Lxi variant. Price is introductory and is expected increase after a certain period.

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