We reported in detail when Mahindra & Mahindra launched the much publicized Verito Vibe, their first ever hatchback, in Indian car market. Mahindra has now come up with the first TVS for its B segment contender.
The TVC wants you to believe that the Vibe has sporty aspirations and is apt for young drivers. The tagline of the Vibe reads “Everybody Loves A Sport”.
Essentially, the Verito Vibe is the hatchback variant of the Verito sedan and is sold in 3 variants-
* Verito Vibe D2 – Rs. 5.63 lakhs
* Verito Vibe D4 – Rs. 5.89 lakhs
* Verito Vibe D6 – Rs. 6.49 lakhs
The Verito Vibe has an exterior styling whose focal point lies at the rear, which has unusually wide C pillars and X-Mas taillamps. Mahindra has earlier used “Style that finishes first” tagline for the promotion of Verito Vibe. 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?
The Verito Vibe battles 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.
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.