The Swift Special Edition has been themed on music and gets cosmetic upgrades, while the Ritz Elate Special Edition gets new features along with exterior decals. Both the models have restricted production units making them exclusive.
And from the holy book of Special Editions (page number 49, chapter second, paragraph two) Maruti Suzuki has come up with two new limited edition models for the Swift and Ritz hatchbacks in the country. However, both the limited editions are miles apart from each other. The Swift limited edition model is actually based on the new facelifted version launched earlier this month and has been themed around music. The Ritz Elate Limited Edition on the other hand gets upgrades and new features to boast off along with monetary savings.
Starting with the 2015 Maruti Swift limited edition model, the car was unveiled at the Windsong Music Festival in Lonavala last week and comes with a highly jazzed up exterior. Updates on the Swift limited edition include a black contrasting roof as well as A and B-pillars; black racing stripes on the hood and music notes themed decal running on the sides. In addition, the limited edition model features yellow painted stock alloy wheels and comes with an aero kit that adds a lip spoiler on the front bumper and side skirts to the hatchback. The Swift however does not get the gigantic headphone seen in the image as part of the package, not even as an option.
Maintaining the exclusivity of the Swift limited edition, Maruti has restricted the production run to just 100 units and will only offer it in the diesel variant. Power comes from the 1.3-litre DDiS motor producing 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The re-tuned engine now returns a fuel efficiency of 25.2 km/l as certified by ARAI. On the inside, the limited edition model sports yellow accents on the dashboard, steering wheel and the door trim and will come with all the new features Maruti recently added on the facelifted model.
This is the second time this year that Maruti has launched the Ritz Elate Limited Edition and much like the last time, the company is offering a similar package with cosmetic and feature upgrades but has also thrown in some hefty savings of almost Rs. 65,000/-. On the outside, the Ritz Elate gets new body decals, black door visors, sturdy mud flaps and now reverse parking sensors. On the inside, the model gets 2-DIN audio system with speakers and Bluetooth connectivity, floor mats, ambient lighting and storage bag behind the driver’s seat. You also get neck cushions, orange trimmed seat covers and a steering wheel cover that offers a fresh look to the cabin.
Maruti is expected to continue offering the Ritz Elate limited edition on the mid-level VXI and VDI trims. No changes have been made to the mechanicals and the model continues to draw power from the same 1.2-litre K-Series petrol motor producing 87 PS and 114 Nm of torque, while the 1.3-litre DDiS diesel engine churns out 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. Both the engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, while the petrol is also offered with a 4-speed automatic as well.