The interiors of the Verito are spacious for both the rows, as it is based on the Logan. Mahindra has improved the quality and the plastics do look and feel good.
Verito Vibe carries the same interior design like its sedan sibling. Jacketed in a trendy black and beige twin-tone theme, the cabin of this Mahindra hatchback has the same styling. Space is the biggest USP of the Logan platform, and Mahindra has carried the same space to the hatchback.
The rest remains almost the same, and that means the seats are as large and as comfortable as before providing ample support for the body. For the driver, especially, the seat has been designed very smartly facilitating a high position and good visibility at all times, however it lacks the thigh. In terms of space Verito Vibe is just as well-accomplished as a sedan and provides more than just sufficient room for legs (in the front row), knees (in the second row) and heads (in both rows) of passengers. Even the trunk area is quite large and can easily fit in most of your luggage.
D2: Mahindra Verito Vibe D2 is the very basic model and so it gets very limited number of features on it.. The cabin comes equipped with power steering, remote trunk and fuel lid opener, low fuel warning light, tachometer, glove compartment and digital clock while the general convenience fitments include AC/heater unit, classy fabric upholstery, trunk light and rear seat headrests. The safety arsenal, meanwhile, is composed of various tools and technologies like adjustable headlights integrated with halogen headlamps, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm, day and night RVM, passenger-side RVM, rear seat belts, side and front impact beams, engine immobilizer and centrally mounted fuel tank.
D4 : The D4 variant gets all the features flaunted by the base model, this variant has a small additional collection of its own to offer consisting of front cup holders, electronic multi-trip meter, digital odometer, height adjustable front seat belts, front and rear power windows and central locking system. The feature that does not make its way from the base model to the mid-range model is that of tinted glass.
D6 : This is the top-end model of the Verito line-up and so, is bound to be bestowed upon with the best and the largest collection of fitments and gadgets. In addition to carrying the ones that are also seen in the lower level models, Mahindra Verito 1.5 D6 plays host to a number of traits that are exclusive to it. These include fitments that work towards enhancing the look and feel of the ride like rear cup holders in addition to the front ones, CD player/ radio unit teamed up with front and rear speakers, cigarette lighter, power adjustable ORVM (in place of the manual ones found in other variants) and alloy wheels. But, there are also technologies that take safety to new levels as well like front fog lights, rear window defogger, ABS, power door locks, driver airbag, door ajar warning and engine check warning.
Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of the best sellers for the company and now the refreshed model comes with silver accents and new seat upholstery. The all-black interiors look neat but it may repel anyone looking for an airy interior.
The Swift's front seats are the best in the business and the driver seat comes with a height adjuster. Other premium features on the list include push start button, electric retractable ORVMs with turn indicators, new alloy wheels, premium upholstery, reverse parking sensor, speed based auto volume and Bluetooth connectivity, audio switch in steering wheel and Electromagnetic back door opener.
LXi - The petrol base variant 3-point ELR seatbelts, high mounted stop lamp, sporty wrap around door trims, parcel shelf, sun visor, body coloured bumper, manual internally adjustable ORVMs, 14-inch steel wheel with centre cap, 60:40 split rear seats, tilt steering, remote fuel lid opener and back door opener, and manual air conditioner.
LXi (O)/LDi - The LXi (O)/LDi variants get security alarm system, silver accents on trims, front door power windows, driver side power window-auto down function, central door locking and keyless entry.
VXi/VDi - The mid variants VXi/VDi get day/night IRVM, passenger side vanity mirror, silver accents on steering wheel, inside chrome door handles, body coloured door handles, electric adjustable ORVMs, ORVM mounted side indicator, front and rear fog lamps, blacked out A and B pillars, 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel cap, front and rear power windows, tachometer, stereo with radio and CD player with USB and Aux-in support. The VDI variant gets the ABS with EBD option.
ZXi/ZDi - The top end ZXI/ZDI variants get reverse parking sensors, driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, 15-inch alloy wheels, push button engine start, electro-magnetic back-door opener, rear window defogger, rear wiper and washer, front seat belt shoulder adjuster, automatic air conditioner, outside temperature display, Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted audio controls.
The 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Verito Vibe is a gem. It has almost of no turbo lag and even is very drivable. This oil burner is very frugal and even the performance is decent and good enough to potter around town.
Diesel 1.5-litre : The diesel engine, again, is the same that used to power the fabulous Logan. Mated to the same 5-speed manual transmission gearbox as its petrol-feeding sibling, this version of the engine gets 65bhp of power and a 160Nm of peak torque. The NVH levels are pretty low and remain so whether the car is left to idle away or when the engine is turned on, thereby highlighting the sophistication that is expected of a sedan. Plus, the power delivery is also very linear making overtaking extremely easy and driving extremely pleasant, be it the bumper-to-bumper city ride or the wide open highways. Being mated to the same transmission system presents this mill with the same problems also and hence, rubbery gear-shifts are a part and parcel of this version as well. As for the mileage, Verito Diesel maintains an average of 18.01kmpl in the city and 21.03kmpl on highways.
Maruti Suzuki has retained the same petrol and diesel engines as before, but has made some tweaks to improve its overall fuel efficiency. The petrol variants are equipped with a 1.2-litre engine while the diesel variants are powered by the famous 1.3-litre Multijet engine. Both engines are peppy and finely refined.
Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol engine makes a maximum power of 84.3 PS at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 115 Nm at 4000 rpm and comes fitted with 5-speed manual transmission. The Swift Petrol comes with a 9.67 % improvement and a fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki Swift diesel is fitted with a 1.3-litre diesel engine making a maximum power of 75 PS at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. Here too the diesel variants get only the 5-speed manual transmission. The Swift Diesel's fuel efficiency has been increased by 10% at 25.2 kmpl.
The ride of the Verito 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 suspension system of Mahindra Verito Vibe is composed of a McPherson type mechanism paired with Wishbone link working at the front end and an H-section Torsion Beam mechanism integrated with Programmed Deflection-Coil spring working at the rear end. This proficient suspension system, in combination with the incredible Logan-inspired underpinnings, makes Verito Vibe the supple and composed ride that it claims to be. Easily and effectively absorbing all the jerks, jolts and bounces in the road, this cleverly designed framework of Verito Vibe makes it a very plush ride and smooth ride.
Even the handling comes to Verito Vibe as an inheritance. The car is planted and inspires confidence in the driver when driven on straight roads or pushed around corners. There is not much body roll and as for the steering, it acts precisely at low speeds. However, it is the high speeds that make it feel a bit slack.
Maruti Suzuki Swift has always been a fun car to drive with a great steering. The feedback from the steering is among the best in its class and the car's suspension is tuned for great handling.
The Swift gets McPherson struts to the front and torsion beam to the rear. The car gets around the corners and turns with amazing confidence and holds its ground.