June 5, 2013: India's leading SUV maker, Mahindra & Mahindra has today launched the Verito Vibe notchback in India, which will rival against the likes of Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Chevy Beat and others. Launched only in diesel version, the Verito Vibe has three variants- D2, D4 & D6, priced at Rs 5.63 lakh, 5.89 lakh and 6.49 lakh respectively (Prices are ex-showroom Mumbai without Octroi) . The Verito Vibe has all the advanced features like ABS, driver airbag, alloy wheels and rear defogging. While the top-end variant Verito Vibe D6 also gets integrated music system with USB and AUX Input. The Verito Vibe has been made available in a total seven colour- Fiery Black, Java Brown, Mist Silver, Toreador Red, Dolphin Grey, Diamond White and Aqua Rush. The Verito Vibe promises to return the mileage of 20.8kmpl.
Mahindra and Mahindra is one of the top notch home bred car makers of India and it is also one of the oldest industries, which was established before the independence of India. This company has a splendid fleet of automobiles prevalent in the country's lucrative car market and most of them are utility vehicles, which have been doing astounding revenue generation as well for the company, since their respective launches. Apart from all the massive SUVs and MPVs this company has, there is also a sleek and stylish premium sedan called as Mahindra Verito in their fleet, which is very popular in the car market. Now finally the company has also ventured into the profitable hatchback segment with the launch of the charming Mahindra Verito Vibe , which is their flagship hatchback for the Indian populace. The Mahindra Verito Vibe is being offered in three variants, all of which are equipped with a diesel engine. The company has not launched any petrol variants in this hatchback series. The Mahindra Verito Vibe has been fitted with a commanding 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre dCi diesel mill with eight valves and a CRDi (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system. This diesel engine can displace 1461cc and can churn out 64.1bhp at 4000rpm along with a maximum torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm. This powerful diesel mill is cleverly mated with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission. The company claims that this premium diesel hatchback has the capacity to generate a healthy mileage of 20.80 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions, which is rather impressive.
The company has bestowed this hatchback with quite a number of comfort aspects to lure the customers. Some of which are a brilliant instrument panel, a powerful and efficient air conditioning system and a cabin heater as well. Then there is an advanced an advanced 2-Din music system with speakers that comes with a CD player, a USB interface and also an Aux-In port along with FM Radio for amazing in-cabin entertainment. There are a number of other convenience aspects as well for the occupants, such as front and rear head restraints, a map pocket integrated in the front door, remote operated fuel tank lid, a responsive power steering, power windows for all doors with door mounted switches that enhance the comfort for all the passengers, rear window defogger for enhanced safety, central door locking for added protection, newly designed inside grab handles to all the four doors, a remote boot lid opener, a rear parcel shelf for keeping smaller important things at hand, a sporty gear shift lever knob in a silver finish, an instrument panel topper pad, a storage space in the center console to store some essential items, a painted center fascia, sun visors, a carpet for the luggage compartment, a mobile holder and a passenger side vanity mirror as well. This Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback series have also been given quite a number of safety aspects as well. Some of which are a collapsible steering column, an anti theft engine immobilizer, child proof rear door locks, a day and night internal rear view mirror, an electrical rear window child lock, halogen headlamps, laminated wind shield and many more such aspects, which will certainly keep all the passengers safe and secure.
This base trim is blessed with aspects like air conditioning system with cabin heater, adjustable head restraints, front door map pockets, power steering, 2-speed intermittent wiper, body colored bumpers, high mount stop lamp, matte black grille, hub type wheel covers, roof rails, Woven Jacquard fabric upholstery, center console storage space, tachometer, dual horn and an LCD display on instrument cluster featuring a digital clock, temperature display, fuel gauge and mileage total. Powering this variant is the 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine that has the ability to produce 64.1bhp at 4000rpm, while yielding 160Nm of peak torque at 2000rpm. This 1461cc engine is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and it delivers a mileage of 20.08 Kmpl....
This trim is equipped with all the aspects that are standard in the D2 variant. In addition to those, it also has door open warning light, computerized driver information system with trip-meter, average fuel consumption, average speed and distance to empty. It is also incorporated with trunk room light, internally adjustable ORVMs, adjustable front seat belts, electrical rear window child lock, all four power windows, central locking system, full wheel covers, door trims with fabric inserts and passenger side vanity mirror....
In addition to the features equipped in D4 variant, it has theater dimming interior lights with courtesy delay, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, rear defogger, remote door locking, an advanced 2-DIN music system with MP3 player, USB/AUX-In slot, 4-speakers, mobile holder, cubic printed center fascia, plush fabric upholstery with circular inserts, glossy carbon front grille, central locking system. It also has alloy wheels, rear chrome applique, body colored outside mirrors, bottle holder, front fog lamps with clear lens and body colored side moldings. Apart from these, this trim is also incorporated with anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system and a driver airbag....
Ed's take: The Verito Vibe comes only in diesel engine, and it gets the K9K engine that is highly frugal.
The company has equipped this Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback series with a power packed 1.5-litre dCi diesel mill. This engine has four cylinders and has been equipped with an advanced CRDi (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system. The company claims that this hatchback will deliver an healthy fuel economy of 20.80 Kmpl, which is also certified by the ARAI as well. This will certainly be one of the strong points of this newly launched hatchback series as the Indian populace is addicted to higher mileage generating vehicles.
Ed's take: The power produced by this engine on paper isn’t that great, but in real world it does the job.
The newly launched Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback series has been fitted with a commanding 4-cylinder based , 1.5-litre dCi diesel mill , which has eight valves and also a CRDi fuel supply system for better fuel efficiency. This diesel engine can displace 1461cc and can churn out 64.1bhp at 4000rpm along with a maximum torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm. This powerful diesel mill is cleverly mated with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission, which ensures smoother gear shifts.
Ed's take: It isn’t the acceleration that is the USP of this engine, but it’s the drivability.
This latest Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback has been fitted with a power packed engine. This engine generates a healthy power output along with a hammering torque, which aids in better pick up and acceleration. This charming hatchback can attain a top speed in the range of 140 to 145 Kmph, which is rather remarkable. While the powerful diesel engine can also make it cross the 100 Kmph barrier from a standstill in just about 17.2 seconds , which is quite thrilling.
The all new Mahindra Verito Vibe is a wonderful hatchback which has been blessed with impressive exteriors. The company has given this hatch more than a few prominent features. The front facade of this classy hatchback is looking attractive with a wide radiator grille that has slanting vertical slats and a large Mahindra emblem affixed on it. The powerful eyebrow shaped head lamps are luminous and are equipped with clear lens halogen lights for better visibility to the driver. The body colored front bumper has been affixed with a couple of round shaped bright fog lamps to further enhance the visibility for the driver . The front bumper also has a wide air dam in the center, which further helps in cooling th powerful diesel engine quickly. This latest Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback has a laminated windshield and the front wiper is a two speed plus intermittent, which is quite apt for this vehicle and gives a clear vision even during heavy rains to the driver. The side profile adorns quite a few impressive features such as a stylish set of light weight 14 inch alloy wheels with tubeless radial tyres of size 185/70 R14, which have a superior road grip on any road condition. Then there are the body colored outside rear view mirrors with body colored side molding, which makes this hatchback look sporty and lively. Apart from all these, the body colored door handles also makes this premium hatch look active and full of life. The body colored side cladding as well as the black colored side B-pillars between the doors also adds to the good looks of this pristine hatchback. The rear end has a neatly done up tail light cluster along with side turn indicators and reversing lights. The rear appliqué has a chrome finish to it and the cleverly sculpted curvy boot lid along with the body colored rear bumper that has integrated reflectors combine to give this new Mahindra Verito, an arresting look. The top has a pair of sporty roof rails, which gives this remarkable newly launched hatchback a dynamic appearance. All these amazing as well as striking exteriors makes this Mahindra Verito Vibe diesel hatchback look captivating and a stunner. This latest hatchback comes with quite a number of different color choices for the customers to select from. The diverse color choices are all invigorating and suit the hatchback very appositely. The all new Mahindra Verito Vibe is being offered in some cool and dynamic colors such as Aqua Rush, Dolphin Grey, Fiery Black, Diamond White, Java Brown, Mist Silver and also a Toreador Red as well.
This breathtaking new Mahindra Verito Vibe premium hatchback is very spacious and roomy to a certain extent as it has a generous total length of 3991mm and a width of 1740mm, on the whole . This roomy hatchback has a total height of 1540mm along with a large wheel base of 2630mm that can accommodate five passengers with utmost ease and it also has a remarkable ground clearance of 172mm. This premium Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback has a massive boot space of 330 litres that can have room for quite a few bags along with a fuel tank that can contain close to 50 litres of fuel. On the whole, the hatch has liberal space inside and gives a very pleasurable driving experience to all its occupants. The impressive turning radius of this impressive premium hatchback is about 5.25 meters.
Ed's take: The interior space on the Verito Vibe is definitely one of the best in this segment. The plastic quality isn’t that impressive and we wish that the Vibe offered a few more bells and whistles too.
Mahindra India have done up the interiors of this premium hatch stylishly and has given quite a number of remarkable aspects to it. These impressive aspects are making this hatchback look exhilarating and spicier. To start with the insides are looking refined with a smart dashboard and a brilliant instrument panel. While the seating arrangement is extremely comfortable and spacious, this can aptly fit in 5 occupants effortlessly and offer them impressive comfort. The seats are covered with premium fabric upholstery and gives a plush feel to the insides . The rear seat is pretty wide and that makes it very comfortable for the passengers who are sitting behind. The rear door trim is also covered in fabric to give this newly launched hatch, an urbane look. This back seat also has three head restraints as well for giving individual comfort the passengers. Whereas, the instrument panel has a topper pad along with a decent storage space, which is offered in the center console. Other utility features such as a parcel shelf to keep some essential and basic things at hand, is also affixed, while there are sun visors, a bottle holder, which are being offered in the high end version to make the passengers more comfortable.
This premium hatchback, Mahindra Verito Vibe has been bestowed with a number of highly developed interior comfort features. To begin with, the insides of this newly launched hatchback series are very spacious and comfortable. It has a trendy instrument panel and also has a powerful and efficient air conditioning system and a cabin heater as well . Then there is an advanced an advanced 2-Din music system with four speakers that comes with a CD player , a USB interface and also an Aux-In port along with FM Radio and a remote control for amazing in-cabin entertainment. There are a number of other convenience aspects as well for the occupants, such as front and rear head restraints, in-cabin theater dimming lights which also has a courtesy delay, a map pocket integrated in the front door, a bright trunk room light for easy access, a rear wind screen defogger, remote operated fuel tank lid, a responsive power steering, power windows for all doors with door mounted switches that enhance the comfort for all the passengers, central door locking for added protection, a remote boot lid opener, a rear parcel shelf for keeping smaller important things at hand, a sporty gear shift lever knob in a silver finish, an instrument panel topper pad, a storage space in the center console to store some essential items, a painted center fascia, sun visors for both driver as well as the front co-passenger and a passenger side vanity mirror as well. This hatchback also has a tachometer, a computerized DIS (driver information system), which keeps a track of the trip kilometers the average consumption of fuel along with the average speed and it also has a distance to empty notification. The bright and luminous LCD display which is on the instrument cluster has a digital clock and it also shows the total or partial mileage along with temperature as well as the fuel gauge and also has a ‘headlight on’ warning buzzer. There is also a prismatic day-night inside rear view mirror for the comfort of the driver. The instrument cluster also has a door open warning lamp to alert the driver as well. Apart from all these, there is a anti theft engine immobilizer, driver side airbag, a wonderful suspension and braking system, which will certainly make the driving experience very enjoyable and pleasant. Almost all the features are top of the line and are more convenient for the passengers, so that they can get a comfortable driving experience.
The interiors of this premium diesel engine based hatchback are very spacious and provides the passengers with a lot of room. This Mahindra Verito Vibe hatch has a comfy leg room along with good head room and shoulder space for all the five occupants, which ensure a comfortable drive. There is space to bring in a few bags as well in the boot as well.
Ed's take: The drivability of the Verito Vibe is excellent. Lug in into a higher gear and there is no struggle from the oil burner.
The Mahindra Verito Vibe has been fitted with a commanding 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre dCi diesel mill with eight valves and a CRDi (common rail direct injection) fuel supply system. This diesel engine can displace 1461cc and can churn out 64.1bhp at 4000rpm along with a maximum torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm . This powerful diesel mill is cleverly mated with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission. The company claims that this all new premium diesel hatch has the capacity to generate a healthy mileage of 20.80 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions, which is rather impressive.
Ed's take: The Verito Vibe gets music system with USB and aux connectivity to it. It misses out on steering mounted audio controls.
The company has equipped this latest entrant, the all new Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback with an advanced 2-Din music system with speakers that comes with a CD player , a USB interface and also an Aux-In port along with FM Radio for amazing in-cabin entertainment.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has equipped the flared up wheel arches of this latest hatchback with a robust set of 14 inch steel wheels . While the top end version gets a classy set of alloy rims, which are making it look smart. These rims are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 185/70 R14 , which have a superior road grip on any road condition. The company has also equipped this hatchback with a full size spare wheel, which is a standard feature across all the variants.
Ed's take: The ride of the Verito Vibe is plush as it built on the Logan’s suspension, which is very good. Most of the shocks from the road are soaked up by the suspension and even the handling is decent.
The company has fitted the front wheels of this premium hatchback with a set of disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been bestowed with solid drum brakes. Apart from this, the company has also equipped this Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback with the highly developed ABS (antilock braking system) along with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) , which further assists this diesel hatchback in efficient braking even on slippery and wet roads. On the other hand, the front axle of this latest hatchback is equipped with a McPherson type suspension with a wishbone link. The rear end has been give an H-section torsion beam with a programmed deflection coil spring for added comfort to the passengers.
Ed's take: The Verito Vibe gets active safety features like ABS, which helps in controlled braking. The passive safety features include airbag and seatbelts for all five occupants.
The company has also taken care of the safety aspects of this newly launched hatchback. Some of the significant aspects integrated in this Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback are a driver airbag, a collapsible steering column, an anti theft engine immobilizer, child proof rear door locks, a prismatic day and night internal rear view mirror, an electrical rear window child lock , clear lens halogen headlamps, laminated wind shield with intermittent wipers, adjustable front seat belts, ABS with EBD, adjustable front and rear seat head restraints, remote central door locking and many more such aspects for a comfortable drive to all the occupants.
Mahindra Verito Vibe Pros :
1. Its sedan like cabin space adds to the advantage.
2. Comfort features are at par with other hatchbacks.
3. Very affordable price tag is a big plus.
4. Large wheelbase and huge boot space is appreciable.
5. Cost of spare parts and maintenance is less.
Mahindra Verito Vibe Cons :
1. There is scope to improve quality of after sales service.
2. Interior design can be improved.
3. Odd looking exteriors is a disadvantage.
4. Fuel efficiency is average in comparison to other hatchbacks.
5. Lack of advanced safety aspects is a big minus.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.0||20.08||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.01||20.08||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.01||20.08||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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