Maruti has added an automatic transmission-equipped variant to its Ritz lineup.
The Ritz auto comes with a four-speed automatic transmission mated to a 1.2-litre K12 petrol engine that churns out 86bhp.
Like the Dzire automatic, the Ritz auto is also available in the VXI ABS trim level.
The Ritz automatic is Maruti's third automatic gearbox-equipped model in India. It will compete with the likes of the Hyundai i10 automatic and the Honda Brio automatic.
Maruti has priced the Ritz auto at Rs 6.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Brio automatic, which has a five-speed auto 'box, is priced from Rs 5.74 lakh to Rs 5.99 lakh, while the i10 auto, which comes with a four-speed gearbox, costs Rs 6.16 lakh.
Maruti dealers have started taking bookings for the Ritz automatic with a booking amount of Rs 50,000. Deliveries will commence by January 15, 2013.