Maruti Suzuki has launched the automatic variant of the Ritz, available in VXI ABS trim, priced at 6.43 lakh ex Mumbai. The new Ritz auto comes with a four-speed automatic transmission with a 1.2-litre K12 petrol engine churning out a power of 86bhp. The Ritz automatic which comes with the facelift MSIL introduced in late 2012 gets ABS and EBD as option while airbags are not on offer. The cabin comes with dual tone upholstery, driver seat adjuster, better rear seat comfort, new audio system with USB and steering mounted audio controls. Maruti dealers have started accepting bookings with the payment of Rs.50,000. Deliveries are expected from mid Jan 2013.