The much publicized Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback variant has finally been officially launched in our country’s rapidly developing car market. Basically, the Verito Vibe hatchback is basically the hatchback variant of the Verito sedan and will become an upper B segment contender.
Mahindra Verito Vibe Price list (ex-showroom, Mumbai) –
* Verito Vibe D2 – Rs. 5.63 lakhs
* Verito Vibe D4 – Rs. 5.89 lakhs
* Verito Vibe D6 – Rs. 6.49 lakhs
Talking about the car’s styling, the Verito Vibe has an exterior styling that might not appeal to all. This is courtesy unusually wide C pillars, which together with body panels from the sedan variant, make the car look like a hastily truncated version of the Verito sedan. The car does have a hint of Ford Focus near the C pillars but it is tough to guess if the car buying lot would appreciate the car’s overall design. Mahindra is using “Style that finishes first” tagline for the promotion of Verito Vibe. The truncated boot has to be the most talked about part of the newly launched car. The new Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback has a boot lid that opens in a very sedan fashion, i.e., it isn’t joined to the rear windscreen.
Speaking of the boot, the car has a boot space of 330 litres, which is pretty decent. However, the loading lip seems to be a tad high and it would be quite a task lifting up heavy luggage to load it into the car. Mahindra claims that the Verito Vibe is the most spacious car in its segment. Fleet operators, are you listening?
Interior panels remain largely the same as those of the Verito sedan.
The Verito Vibe will battle it out against the high selling Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai i20. Powering the Verito Vibe is the tried and tested 1.5 litre Renault K9K diesel engine that has a max power output of 65PS and peak torque of 160Nm. This is the same engine that powers many other cars in our market. The new Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback, which comes to us only with a diesel engine, has an ARAI certified fuel economy figure of 20.8 kmpl.
Mahindra Verito Vibe has been launched in theee variants – D2 D4 and D6.
The top of the line D6 variant comes equipped with- aircon, cabin heater, front door map pockets, theatre dimming interior lights with courtesy delay, trunk room light, power steering, power windows, 2 DIN music system with CD/MP3/USB/Aux/FM support and a set of four speakers, rear defogger, front fog lamps, remote door locking, central locking, alloy wheels, body coloured door handles, ABS+EBD, driver’s side airbag, computerized driver information system and electrically adjustable ORVMs.
Speaking on the ‘Verito Vibe’, Pravin Shah, Chief Executive, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, has said “Customer centric innovation has always been at the heart of any product development at the Mahindra Group. The Verito Vibe marks our entry in the high volume sub 4 metre segment. While developing this product we have paid particular attention to making this car look different and we are sure that it will appeal to customers with its young and sporty looks and that too without compromising the benefits which our existing Verito has to offer. “
Mahindra Verito Vibe Brochure images-