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Please help me to choose betwen swift dzire and about to be launched maruti Ritz.
By Shailesh Raina 05 May 2009
Expert`s comment:

Yes It will be a tough decision to choose between Ritz and Dzire.As Ritz price is expected to be around 6.0 lac mark,The choice will be between Hatchback and a Sedan.Best thing to do will be to postpone buying of Dzire for few months till the actual onroad performance of Ritz is proven.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 05 May 2009

There is some confusion.
Ritz is not going to be in Dzire segment.
Most probably Ritz will be around 3 to 4 lacs segment. Though not very clear indications to this exist.

Logically maruti does not need to introduce any car in segment of Dzire which is a bit upper segment.

Another point is Maruti is about the phase out its Omni and 800 models by 2010 in major 11 cities if India.

This suggests Maruti will then have no car in the lower segment which i do not think Maruti being the first common car company, will go ahead with. So it is obvious Maruti shall bring in something to fill in that gap very soon.

As far as i believe
1. Maruti shall introduce one more model apart from Ritz
2. Ritz will be priced such that the lower segment is filled.
3. Maruti may lower prices of Alto a bit to fill in the lower segment gap, thus replacing 800 segment with Alto.

Anyways time shall tell what the strategy is.

Answer by Mir 05 May 2009
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