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.
The home bred automaker, Mahindra and Mahindra has a splendid fleet of vehicles in the country's lucrative car market. Among these, Mahindra Verito Vibe is their flagship hatchback that is available in three variants. All of these are equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that carries four cylinders and displaces 1461cc. This mill is skillfully paired with a five speed manual transmission that helps in easy gear shifts. It has the ability to produce a maximum power of 64.1bhp along with a peak torque output of 160Nm, which is rather good considering the Indian road conditions. It can return a mileage of 20.8kmpl, when the vehicle is driven on bigger roads. It is available with a centrally mounted fuel tank that has the capacity of holding around 50 litres of fuel in it. This stylish hatch is bestowed with a set of 14 inch alloy wheels in the top end trim, while the rest of them are equipped with a conventional pair of steel wheels. It is incorporated with an efficient braking mechanism, while the suspension system is also quite proficient and helps it in maintaining stability on any road conditions. Coming to interiors, it has a roomy cabin that is packed with a number of interesting features. The seats are covered with premium fabric upholstery, while the door trims with fabric inserts adds a classy look to its interiors. The high end variant is blessed with an advanced 2 DIN music system that keeps its occupants entertained all through their journey. Other than these, it includes a few utility based aspects like cup and bottle holders, rear parcel shelf, mobile holder and a few others. All its variants are available with an advanced air conditioning unit that helps in regulating the cabin temperature. Other aspects in the cabin include theater dimming interior lights with courtesy delay, instrument panel topper pad, passenger side vanity mirror, sporty gear shift lever knob, front and rear power windows, cabin heater and some other features.
This hatchback has an appealing outer appearance and comes equipped with some stylish exterior aspects. The front facade is designed attractively with a bold radiator grille, while the bumper is painted in body color. The side profile includes door handles as well as side molding, which enhances its looks. On the other hand, its rear end features a wide windshield and an expressive boot lid with company's badge engraved on it. On the safety front, the automaker has loaded it with some vital aspects that helps in providing maximum security to its passengers and the vehicle as well. Some of these include an engine immobilizer, adjustable front seat belts, collapsible steering column, central locking system and a few others. Besides these, it is blessed with a responsive steering wheel that reduces the efforts of driver even during heavy traffic conditions. This vehicle is currently being sold in seven attractive exterior paint options for the buyers to select from. Its major competitors in the market include Maruti Swift, Chevrolet Beat, Ford Figo and a few others in this segment. It is offered with a standard warranty of three years or 1,00,000 kilometers, whichever is earlier. This period can be further extended at a nominal price.
Mahindra Verito Vibe is blessed with impressive exterior aspects that enhances its overall appearance. Starting with the front fascia, it includes a bold radiator grille that has vertically positioned slats. The trendy headlight cluster is integrated with clear lens halogen lamps. The body colored bumper is fitted with a wide air dam that helps in cooling the diesel engine quickly. It is further surrounded by a couple of round shaped fog lamps in the high end trim. There is a wide laminated windshield that is equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers that has a 2-speed setting . In addition to these, it has a sleek bonnet with some expressive lines on it, which makes it look stylish. The frontage also includes a roof mounted antenna that helps in better reception of radio signals. The manufacturer has designed its side profile with some interesting features. These include body colored door handles as well as side molding. Its top end variant has body colored outside rear view mirrors, while the same are available in black color in the remaining trims. Its wheel arches are equipped with steel wheels in D2 and D4 variants, while the D6 trim has a alloy wheels. Besides these, it has black colored B-pillars that completes the look of its side profile. The rear end has a radiant tail light cluster and a neatly sculpted boot lid that is embossed with a company's badge on it. The rear appliqué has chrome finishing and there is a wide windscreen that is integrated with a high mount stop lamp. Furthermore, it includes a body colored bumper as well as a pair of reflectors. The roof top has a couple of sporty roof rails in all its variants, which gives it a remarkable look.
This stunning hatchback is designed with a total length of 3991mm along with a decent width of 1740mm. It has a total height of 1540mm and its wheelbase comes to 2630mm, which is quite large and takes in five people with ease. Its ground clearance of 172mm is quite good and has a minimum turning radius of 5.25 meters. This vehicle has the gross weight of 1655 kg, whereas its kerb weight is 1155 kg.
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.
The internal cabin of Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback series is quite roomy and is designed with utmost care. Its dual tone dashboard is equipped with a few aspects like AC vents, an instrument panel, a 3-spoke steering wheel and a large glove box. The gear shift knob and inside door handles of D6 variant are silver finished, while other trims have black colored door handles. Its seating arrangement is extremely comfortable and provides ample leg space for all occupants. These are integrated with head restraints and covered with premium fabric upholstery. The door trims of top end variant are covered with fabric that gives this hatch an urbane look . It has a trendy instrument panel, which comes with amber color illumination. It is equipped with a few aspects like a digital tachometer, an electronic tripmeter, a low fuel warning light, door ajar and headlamps on buzzer, driver seat belt warning notification and so on. This hatchback also has a computerized DIS (driver information system), which keeps a track of the average consumption of fuel along with the average speed and it also has a distance to empty notification. The bright LCD display on the instrument cluster has a digital clock and it also shows the total or partial mileage along with temperature and fuel gauge.
This hatchback has been bestowed with a number of highly developed interior comfort features. The efficient air conditioning unit keeps the entire cabin cool and it also has a cabin heater. The top end variant is blessed with an advanced 2-DIN music system with four speakers that enhances the ambiance of the entire cabin. It supports CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner, Aux-in port and USB connectivity. There is also a prismatic day-night inside rear view mirror for comfort of the driver. The company has given a lot of utility based aspects for the convenience of its occupants. These features are front and rear head restraints, in-cabin theater dimming lights which also has a courtesy delay, a map pocket integrated in the front door, sun visors with passenger side vanity mirror and storage space in the center console. The spacious boot compartment comes with a rear parcel shelf along with trunk room light for easy access. Other features include a defogger, remote operated fuel tank lid, all four power windows with driver side auto down function, central door locking system for added protection and remote boot lid opener. It has a responsive power steering system, which has tilt adjustable function and makes handling effortless even in peak traffic conditions.
Its interiors are very spacious and provides a lot of room to the passengers. It has a comfy leg room along with good head and shoulder space, which ensures a comfortable drive. It has a large boot compartment of 330 litres that can be increased by folding its rear seat and a 50 litre fuel tank as well.
Ed's take: It isn’t the acceleration that is the USP of this engine, but it’s the drivability.
Its performance packed diesel mill is skillfully mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box that transmits torque to its front wheels. It propels the vehicle to attain a top speed between 140 to 145 Kmph , which is quite remarkable. It also has the ability to breach the speed mark of 100 Kmph from a standstill in just about 17.2 seconds.
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.
All the variants of Mahindra Verito Vibe hatchback series are fitted with a 1.5-litre diesel engine under the hood. It has the ability to displace 1461cc. This power plant is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves using DOHC based valve configuration. It can churn out a maximum power output of 64.1bhp at 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm. It is cleverly mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels. It is also incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system.
Ed's take: The Verito Vibe comes only in diesel engine, and it gets the K9K engine that is highly frugal.
Its 1.5-litre diesel mill is integrated with a common rail direct injection fuel supply system. As certified by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), it can deliver a healthy fuel economy of 20.80 Kmpl on the bigger roads . It comes down to 18 Kmpl approximately, when the vehicle is driven under city traffic conditions.
Ed's take: The power produced by this engine on paper isn’t that great, but in real world it does the job.
This model series is incorporated with a commanding 4-cylinder based motor. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 64.1bhp at 4000rpm. At the same time, it can generate a peak torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm, which is rather good.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
|1.5 dCi D2
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.0||20.08||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Not Available|
|1.5 dCi D4
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.01||20.08||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|1.5 dCi D6
4 Cylinder 8 Valve
|18.01||20.08||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
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 D6 variant with a sophisticated 2-DIN audio unit, which helps in enhancing the in-cabin entertainment. It supports Aux-in port, USB interface, CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner along with four speakers . The owners can also customize other variants with an efficient music system. Apart from these, the list of other accessories includes high quality fabric upholstery for seats, internal carpets, mud flaps, a sporty rear spoiler, stylish body decals, premium leather seat covers, side moldings, smoked glass headlamps, protective claddings and many other such aspects.
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.
This Mahindra Verito Vibe model lineup is bestowed with a proficient braking and suspension mechanism. Its front wheels are fitted with a set of disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been equipped with solid drum brakes . The top end trim is also equipped with anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. On the other hand, its front axle is assembled with McPherson type of system, which has a wishbone link. While its rear axle has been fitted with H-Section torsion beam with programmed deflection coil springs. It has a rack and pinion based steering wheel, which is quite responsive and makes handling effortless even in peak traffic conditions. It supports a minimum turning radius of 5.25 meters, which is rather good for this segment.
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 taken care of the protective aspects given this hatchback series a lot of crucial features. Some of them include laminated windshield, halogen headlamps, prismatic day and night inside rear view mirror, rear doors with child safety lock and collapsible steering column. It has an advanced engine immobilizer with anti theft alarm that prevents any unauthorized entry. Then the D6 variant is also equipped with driver airbag, electrical rear window child lock and anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution . Apart from these, it has a rigid body structure with side impact beams, a central locking system, keyless entry, spare wheel and so on.
The neatly carved wheel arches of D2 and D4 variants are fitted with a sturdy set of 14-inch steel whee l, which have full wheel covers. While D6 trim gets an elegant set of the same size alloy wheels that are covered with 185/70 R14 sized tubeless radial tyres. The company has also equipped this hatchback with a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre. It is a standard feature across all the variants.
1. Spacious internal cabin with good seating.
2. Comfort features are at par with other hatchbacks.
3. Initial cost of ownership is quite economical.
4. Large wheelbase and huge boot space is appreciable.
5. Cost of spare parts and maintenance is affordable.
1. Lack of music system in base variant.
2. Engine noise and vibration can be reduced.
3. Exterior appearance can be improved.
4. Fuel efficiency is average in comparison to other hatchbacks.
5. There is scope to improve quality of after sales service.
|1.5 dCi D2 |
|5,77,379||5,76,167||5,69,907||5,81,456||5,67,583||5,70,993||5,89,752||Get On Road Price|
|1.5 dCi D4 |
|6,03,782||6,02,801||5,96,314||6,08,332||5,93,989||5,97,396||6,16,896||Get On Road Price|
|1.5 dCi D6 |
|6,63,713||6,63,355||6,56,062||6,69,325||6,53,737||6,57,512||6,78,479||Get On Road Price|
A day before, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposed a penalty of INR 2,544.65 crore on the country's leading 14 car manufacturers. And in response to that, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra, which was fined with INR 292.25 crore for violation of trade norms in the spare parts and after services market., said it would challenge the trade regulator CCI.
Mahindra had hinted at the Verito Vibe that we could see a new product on the Verito platform in 2014 and we believe it will be the electric or the hybrif version of the Verito. At the upcoming Auto Expo, the Indian utility vehicle manufacturer could showcase the electric version of the Verito.
Mahindra & Mahindra has now officially announced to launch the Verito Vibe on June 5th in Mumbai. Like we reported earlier, the Vibe will be a sub-4 metre version of the company's flagship sedan, the Verito and will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Ford Figo, Nissan Micra and others available in diesel.
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