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Mahindra Verito Vibe Drive Report

By Joydip Sur

Since the very inception, Mahindra has carved out a niche for has a manufacturer of reliable diesel UVs and with vehicles like the Scorpio and most recently the XUV 500 important pillars in Mahindra’s portfolio. And somewhere along the around six years ago, the joint venture entity launched the Logan in the Indian Mahindra forayed into the sedan segment. Later of the marriage between Mahindra and ended and the Logan, rechristened as the found shelter in Mahindra’s

But the hatchback segment is one pie where the didn’t dip its fingers into a month ago when they the Verito Vibe.

Call it a notchback, compact car or by whatever that you desire, but the long and of it is that the Mahindra Verito is a sub-4 metre version of the s Verito sedan with a and redesigned rear. Mahindra that the Verito Vibe compete both with the hatchbacks and the entry level sedan which make the of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Micra, Chevrolet Sail and Ford Figo, Hyundai i20 hatchbacks and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire its competitors. The Verito sub 4-metre length and 1,461 cc engine means that it also be eligible for the excise cut to the rest of the aforementioned pack.

The Mahindra Verito Vibe is in three variants, all diesel D2, mid-range D4 and top-of-the-line D6. The D2 is priced at Rs lakh, the D4 comes for Rs 6.06 and the D6 will set you back by Rs 6.67 All prices are ex-showroom, Kolkata.

is not offering the Vibe with a motor for the simple reason it does not have access to a engine under 1.2-litre in which means that it claim the 4 percent excise under the small car norms as by the government.

The Mahindra Verito will be available in seven — Diamond White, Silver, Fiery Black, Red, Java Brown, Grey and Aqua Rush. The will come with a lakh kilometre warranty.

We the new Verito Vibe for a spin town for an exhaustive road Read the our Mahindra Verito review and road test to find out how it fared.

Design

Lay your eyes on the Mahindra Vibe head on and you wouldn’t be to tell between the Vibe and its stable-mate, the Verito. It has the same appearance up front. The Verito is practically the very same car as the sedan up till the C-pillar. But the Verito ends and the Vibe is in fact from the C-pillar

The rear windscreen slopes heavily and is flanked on either by two vertically stacked tail And although the rear design observed as a separate unit quite interesting, however, I very less synergy in when the rear of the new Verito is seen as part of a whole. To me it looks as if the rear of the car has been from somewhere else and plastered to the rear of a chopped sedan.

Quite obviously, has kept the exterior of the car till the unchanged to cut costs, but that doesn’t help the product

The Mahindra Verito Vibe has kept under 4 metres mm) in length to ensure that the car for the excise cuts. The Verito suspension consists of McPherson-type with a wishbone at the front H-section torsion beam at the The suspension set-up is tuned to perfection to ensure plush quality with almost jerks being transported the cabin. But one can feel some of body roll in the bends, the raised ground clearance and height.

Braking is prompt discs at the front and drums at the The engine is not too noisy and road is quite well contained.

Comfort

The Mahindra Verito doors open nice and and its slightly tall stance extremely easy ingress and Spaciousness and practicality which are the USP of the sedan remain unchanged in the notchback. There is loads of up front and even heavily-built will fit comfortably.

The rear seating too is very and, thanks to the car’s seating three adults shouldn’t be a problem.

The dashboard in the Verito Vibe is a combination of grey and black which pretty good. The instrument is neatly laid out and one can also glossy carbon fibre and chromed dials which add a touch to the Vibe. Plastic is decent and there is an overall over the erstwhile Logan.

is something that we had noticed reviewing the new Verito as well.

The Vibe is actually a notchback than a hatchback. The tooling and requisite engineering costs are as a result.

The Vibe comes a 330 litre boot which is by hatchback standards. Did you know the Maruti Suzuki Swift only has a 316 litre boot? is 14 litres less than the Vibe s. Verito Vibe’s space provides you with space for your short trips. However, the rear of the Vibe doesn’t flip which means that is no extra space for luggage if the ever arises.

Mahindra Verito sedan.

The small boot access will make loading big a hassle and the high load lip make the job any easier.

The top-end D6 that we tested came front and rear power remote central locking and a 2 DIN system with CD/MP3 tuner, auxiliary input and USB However there is no Bluetooth as one generally expect on the top trim. The Vibe D6 variant also equipped with a defogger otherwise is absent on the D2 and D4, but no rear and wiper.

This is an obvious cutting measure but again I to understand why a top-end trim at price point wouldn’t a wash and wiper which is on a fastback bodystyle in our weather

Performance Handling


The 1,461 cc engine under the bonnet of the Vibe is the same tried and K9 diesel engine from partner Renault. This is widely used across a of cars from the Renault and stables, not just in India but the world. It is a versatile engine and one is also powers the Verito in the same state of tune.

The produces 65 PS of maximum power at rpm and 160 Nm of peak torque at 2000 The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox which is pretty and has short throws which in city driving conditions. quality in the Verito Vibe is light, lighter than we ve experienced in the Verito sedan, or the Logan.

On quizzing Mahindra engineers, acknowledge that the mechnical were modified slightly on of customer feedback to address issue. This is a positive of a company striving to make its and does add some lustre to review of the new Verito Vibe.

The Vibe s Drivability for a diesel is the best you will find in the car market. The Renault K9 engine has been known for its linear delivery and this one is no different. The Verito Vibe will pick up speed in any gear as little as 1500 rpm and there is right up till around rpm after which the car tends to run out of

There s really no point in this engine hard, simply shifting up around the rpm mark will see the Vibe smartly. The gear ratios are matched to the weight of the Verito (kerb weight is 15kg than the Verito), and even five people in the car and with the AC we didn’t feel it to lack

The Mahindra Verito Vibe of plush ride quality. on occasions when you drive it potholes and bumps, the Vibe sail through with ease, ensuring that of that filters into the The ride quality is also by the wider and taller 185 / 70 R14 tyres. But you, the Verito Vibe is no car.

So if you tend to get a little too around the bends, you are bound to quite a bit of body roll. from this small the ride seems sorted, and is one of the key USPs of this car.

The provides a reasonable degree of and feedback. Grip levels and stability are very good in the Vibe as well, although the suspension has led to some dive at the end under heavy braking.

Mahindra Verito sedan.
Mahindra Verito sedan.
Mahindra Verito sedan.
Mahindra Verito sedan.
Mahindra Verito sedan.

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