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Maruti to launch India's first BS IV car 'Ritz' on May 15

autos Updated: May 05, 2009 21:28 IST

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Market leader Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Tuesday said it would launch the country's first Bharat Stage IV emission norms compliant car — Ritz — on May 15 in both petrol and diesel variants.

"Ritz will be the first passenger car in India to be compliant with the BS-IV emission norms, in petrol as well as diesel variants," MSI said in a statement.

The small car would hit the roads on May 15 and would be positioned in the premium A2 segment, it added.

"With Ritz, MSI aims to consolidate its leadership in the highly competitive compact car segment. The company commands the largest market share of 58 per cent in the A2 segment," the statement said.

MSI will offer Ritz with two different engine options -- K-series 1.2 litre petrol engine and 1.3 litre diesel engine.

Ritz will be MSI's eighth new model in 48 months, following Swift, Zen Estilo, SX4, Swift Diesel, Grand Vitara, Swift DZiRE and A-star.