December 08, 2014: Verito Vibe , the sub-four-metre version of its Verito saloon was initially believed to be a hatchback, but its actually a compact sedan with the boot hinged at the bottom of the rear windscreen. It comes equipped with the same 64bhp Renault K9K 1.5-litre diesel engine that powers the Verito saloon.
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|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
|1.5 dCi D2||Diesel||Manual||1461cc
||18.1||20.8||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm|
|1.5 dCi D4||Manual||1461cc
||18.1||20.8||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm|
|1.5 dCi D6||Manual||1461cc
||18.1||20.8||64.1bhp @ 4000rpm|
The model series of Mahindra Verito Vibe is very well appreciated for the kind of comfort that it possesses along with an applauding performance as well. This unique combination has been achieved by the company's technicians and this model is considered to be one of their successes. Mahindra has been known for its superior standards in all the units that it has been producing ever since and has been successfully increasing its consumers list. It has a rugged look and yet the designers have managed to make it appear quite mild by certain outer elements that it possesses. The body colored bumpers on both ends and the outside door handles along with the external mirrors give an elegance to this vehicle. Along with this, the large grille on the front and the rear end too are decorated to make this vehicle look much more appealing. The trendy pair of roof rails and the stylish set of alloy wheels add to the overall image. The safety quotient of this series has been very well equipped with a lot of advanced mechanisms. The braking has been assisted by an anti-lock braking system and this is further accompanied by an electronic brake force distribution. These two systems assist the vehicle in order to gain better control and stability over all kinds of roads. The collapsible steering column helps in avoiding chest injuries to the driver and the adjustable front seatbelts offer additional support in the protection of the front occupants. The vehicle is made to be child friendly by incorporating child locks to the rear doors and has an engine immobilizer integrated to avoid tampering with the vehicle. The driver is assisted by an information system that contains average fuel consumption and speed, tripmeter, distance to empty and other such notifications. The LCD display shows many more important functions such as mileage, outside temperature and fuel gauges too. Apart from these, the driver's assistance includes features such as a dual horn, headlights on warning and door open warning as well. The side impact beams that help in avoiding the absorption of the collision that takes place is of huge advantage in avoiding injuries and damage as well. And further, there is a driver airbag that is offered in the D6 variant for protecting the driver from head injuries. A 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine, which is integrated in this series is very efficient and delivers a great performance under all conditions. The interiors are well arranged to have a spacious seating which is achieved by its impressive wheelbase of around 2630mm. The entertainment too is addressed well by incorporating a 2-DIN music system that is enabled to support multiple players. The convenience of the occupants is addressed by integrating three headrests to the rear seats and along with it, the rear seat is very wide to support three passengers comfortably. The cabin temperature can be regulated by an advanced air conditioning unit, which can cool the compartment very quickly and is offered with ergonomic controls. The cabin is made to look very trendy by its quadratone dashboard and this instrument panel too looks quite stylish with a unique design. The comfort levels of the driver are increased by the internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors along with a tailgate as well as a fuel lid internal release. Additionally, the power steering feature makes the driving much convenient and helps in better handling as well. It is bestowed with a superior suspension mechanism that enhances the driving quality a lot more. This hatchback is blessed with all the possible features that can be incorporated into a single unit and additionally, the mileage too is convincing enough to help in making up one's choice. As per the ARAI certification, it can deliver an impressive fuel economy of around 20.8 Kmpl on freeways. A warranty of about three years or 1,00,000 kilometers is offered and this can be further increased at an additional cost. This series is offered in seven splendid shades to choose from and all of them look very compelling to pick. Apart from this, the company offers 24x7 road side assistance which is of a great advantage.
The appearance of this vehicle from outside is very well decorated with quite a lot of elements that make it look elegant and trendy at the same time. The front fascia especially has all the attractive features possible to make it quite appealing in the very first look. There is a grille on the front end which is very wide and fashionable. The top as well as the bottom bezel are in matte black for both the base variant, D2 and the middle trim, D4 too. On the other hand, for the top end trim, D6 is bestowed with a front grille that is painted in glossy carbon. The front windscreen is fitted with a pair of 2-speed intermittent wipers and a washer. This feature is offered to all the variants. And then, the front as well as the rear bumpers are painted in body color. This makes it look uniform and also gives an elegant appearance altogether. The high end trim has side moldings that are in body colur as well. And then the side profile of this variant is enhanced further by embedding a set of stylish alloy wheels to its wheel arches. Whereas, the other trims are fitted with a set of robust steel wheels covered with tubeless radials. Wherein, the base trim is offered with hub caps and the mid level variant is covered with full wheel covers. Moreover, the side look is further improved as they have been offered with outside door handles and external wing mirrors that are in body color (mid level and top end trims only). All the variants are integrated with a high mount stop lamp onto its rear windshield, which serves as a safety feature as well. The high end trim is bestowed with a pair of clear lens based fog lamps fitted into the front bumper. These lamps are in a trendy design and adds a fashionable look to the frontage. A pair of sporty roof rails are also fitted on the roof for all the trims. The appliqué at the rear end is done up in chrome for the D6 trim, whereas for the other variants, it is offered in black color.
This series is designed with proper dimensions that makes it look good and attractive. It has an overall length of about 3991mm and has a total width of about 1740mm. It stands at a good height of around 1540mm, which is quite good for a hatchback. A massive wheelbase of around 2630mm is offered to this series that results in spacious interiors. A ground clearance of about 172mm is provided to this model. Its gross weight and kerb weight are 1655 Kgs and 1155 Kgs respectively.
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 insides of this variant are well furbished with elements that would offer great appearance as well as convenience to the occupants thereof. The seats especially are of good quality and are very cushiony. These are covered with a woven jaquard fabric upholstery for the base and middle variants, whereas the top end trim is bestowed with a circular insert fabric upholstery. The gear knob is very sporty and is in black color in the base and mid range trims. Whereas, the top end trim is fitted with a gear shift lever knob that is painted in silver. The instrument panel has a topper pad and there is a center console too that has a great storage capacity within it. The center fascia is in molded black for the base variant and in the mid level variant the center fascia is painted. All the trims are offered with a full carpet in the boot compartment, which gives it a neat look. The top end variant is offered with a bottle holder. All the trims are fitted with sun visors not only to the driver, but even to the co-driver as well. Furthermore, the passenger visor is fixed with a vanity mirror for extra comfort. There is a computerized driver information system that is incorporated into the dashboard. This instrument panel consists of many notifications such as a tripmeter, average fuel consumption display, average speed and distance to empty indicator as well. Apart from these, there is a tachometer that is offered for the assistance of the driver. This panel additionally has an LCD display which further has a digital clock, full mileage indicator since the vehicle was first started and the other trip mileages, which can be reset as per the driver's requirement. Additionally, there is the outside temperature display along with a fuel gauges as well. There is a dual horn feature which generates a sound with double impact for driver's assistance. Apart from other indicators, there is a headlights-left-on warning offered for the driver. And then there is a door open warning light on feature too provided. As a standard feature, there is an inside rear view mirror fitted for the driver and a courtesy lamp too.
A lot of features that are embedded into the cabin of this Mahindra Verito Vibe series are considered to be of great comfort not only to the passengers, but also to the driver as well. An air conditioning unit is equipped into all the variants that is utilized for regulating the cabin temperature. This is further accompanied by a heater function too for better convenience according to the preference. All the seats are fitted with head restraints that can be adjusted according to the need of the occupant. The front doors have map pockets attached to them that can store in a lot of handy stuff in them. The lamp fitted in the cabin have a theater dimming function to them along with a courtesy delay. A lamp is fitted to the trunk room too which will be very useful in loading and unloading during darker hours of the day. In the base variant, the outside rear view mirrors have to be manually adjustable. Whereas, in the middle trim they can be regulated with a cable and in the top most trim, it can be electrically adjustable. All the variants are blessed with power steering function which is of great advantage to the driver. This is because it reduces the effort that the driver has to put into the driving. Furthermore, there are power windows that are integrated to the front as well as to the rear doors. This feature is lacking in the base variant, D2. There is a 2-DIN music system that is equipped in the cabin, which adds to the entertainment quotient of this hatchback. This unit can support a radio tuner that has an antenna fitted onto the roof. A CD and MP3 player is made available in this stereo unit and along with these, it also has an Aux-in and USB ports available as well. This feature is offered only to the D6 trim. There are four well placed speakers integrated, which helps in equal distribution of sound all over. The rear windscreen of the top end variant is integrated with a defogger that offers greater comfort in need. This trim is additionally provided with central locking system that is accompanied by a remote door locking too for further assistance. Whereas, the mid range trim is offered with only a central locking system to all the doors.
The insides of the cabin are well designed to accommodate five occupants very comfortably. This is achieved by the huge wheelbase that it is blessed with. It has a generous leg room that avoids any friction between the legs and the seats or dashboard to the front occupants. The head space is quite spacious and tall persons can also sit conveniently in it. The shoulder space is quite sufficient to keep the occupants sitting comfortably without any friction between each other. It has a fuel tank with a capacity of holding around 50 litres of diesel in it. This series is blessed with a boot compartment space of about 330 litres, which is qutie good. This can contain a lot of baggage within it and this can be further increased by folding the rear seats.
Ed's take: It isn’t the acceleration that is the USP of this engine, but it’s the drivability.
This series is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This motor has a potential to breach the 100 kmph mark within 17.2 seconds from scratch. It can reach a top speed of 140 to 145 kmph.
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.
This series is equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is quite efficient. It has a potential to displace about 1461cc. It has four cylinders and sixteen valves that are based on the double overhead camshaft valve configuration. It has a capability of generating a maximum power of around 64.1bhp at 4000rpm and can churn out a peak torque of about 160Nm at 2000rpm. It is equipped with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system that enables this motor to deliver a mileage of about 20.8 kmpl on the freeways and around 18 kmpl under city conditions.
Ed's take: The Verito Vibe comes only in diesel engine, and it gets the K9K engine that is highly frugal.
It is equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is based on a common rail direct injection fuel supply system. This has a capacity to deliver a mileage of around 20.80 kmpl on highways and settle down at 18 kmpl, when it comes to performing on city roads. This mileage calculations are certified by Automotive Research Association of India.
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 is integrated with an engine that is based on four cylinders. It can generate a maximum power of around 64.1bhp at 4000rpm and can also produce a peak torque output of around 160Nm at 2000rpm.
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 top most variant is blessed with a 2-DIN music system, which can support multiple players. It has a CD and MP3 player to it and a USB and Aux-in ports too are made available for a flexibility in the playing options. A radio tuner is offered which has an antenna attached onto the roof. There are four speakers fitted in the cabin that help in distributing the sound equally. Apart from this, the buyers can customize the vehicle with a lot many features at an additional cost from authorized dealers. These accessories can be floor mats, leather upholstery, spoilers and fancy decals on the external body and several 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 entire series is bestowed with a superior braking as well as an efficient suspension too. The front wheels are fitted with a set of disc brakes and the rear wheels are fixed with a set of standard drum brakes. The high end trims are equipped with an anti-lock braking system, which enhances the braking efficiency by providing a strong grip over all kinds of roads. Further, it is accompanied by an electronic brake force distribution, which assists in improving the control over the vehicle. Its front axle is fitted with McPherson strut with wishbone link. On the other hand, its rear axle is fixed with H-section torsion beam with programmed deflection-coil spring. Its steering wheel is based on a rack and pinion mechanism, which is very responsive. A minimum turning radius of about 5.25 meters is offered in this series which is of great convenience.
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 top most variant is equipped with an anti-lock braking system and along with it there is an electronic brake force distribution too. This mechanism enables to increase the handling efficiency of the vehicle and also provides great control over the drive. In this very trim, there is an airbag offered on the driver side which is an important aspect in the safety. The steering column has a collapsible function that can be of an advantage in avoiding injuries to the chest during a crash. There are fixed seatbelts that are fitted in the base variant whereas, the front seatbelts of middle and high end trims are offered with adjustable facility to them. All the trims are equipped with an immobilizer. This is functioned to freeze the engine when it detects any tampering with the vehicle and thus avoids thefts. The disc brakes that are fitted to the front wheels offer better stability to the driving and avoids skidding or any other uncontrolled incidents. This vehicle is child friendly and it is achieved by integrating the rear doors with child locks. This feature avoids the the children to exit the vehicle without proper authorization. Furthermore, few trims are provided with rear door windows lock that can be electrically controlled making the child safety much more. A a standard feature, an inside rear view mirror is fitted in the cabin. A pair of halogen headlamps are fitted on the frontage which offer bright visibility and hence avoids many mishaps. The windshield is laminated that reduces the effect of the sunlight penetration.
The base variant, D2 and the mid trim, D4 are fitted with a set of 14 inch steel wheels. These are further covered with stylish full wheel covers. The high end trim is offered with a set of stylish alloy wheels that are of 14 inches in size too. These rims are covered by a set of strong and robust 185/70 R14 inch based tubeless radial tyres. As a standard feature, a full size spare wheel is offered in all the trims which is accompanied by a tool kit that has all the necessary equipment to change a flat tyre.
1. A lot of comfort features are offered.
2. Price range is very reasonable.
3. Cost of maintenance is affordable.
4. Safety quotient is well addressed.
5. Interiors are quite spacious.
1. Ground clearance is not up to the mark.
2. Fuel economy can be improved.
3. The base variant lacks a music system.
4. Airbags can be provided to all the variants.
5. ABS is absent in the base and middle trims.
|1.5 dCi D2 |
|1.5 dCi D4 |
|1.5 dCi D6 |