February 04, 2016: Mahindra has unveiled the Verito Electric at the 2016 Auto Expo, New Delhi. This is an addition to Mahindra’s electric lineup, in which Mahindra e20 is also included. It was first showcased at 2014 Auto Expo and reportedly, the launch can take place later in February 2016. It incorporates the same 3-phase induction motor, which is used in Mahindra e20. This enables the car to attain a claimed top speed of 86kmph. After a complete charge of 7 hours, the Verito Electric can run all the way to 100 kms. Verito Electric acquires hill-hold and stand-still pick up as an added assistance to the driver. The car also grabs benefit from the FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles) scheme that enables subsidies on electric vehicles.
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|Variants||Fuel Type||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power|
||18.01||21.03||65bhp @ 4000rpm|
||18.01||21.03||65bhp @ 4000rpm|
||18.01||21.03||65bhp @ 4000rpm|
|1.5 Executive edition||Manual||1461cc
||18.01||21.03||65bhp @ 4000rpm|
The Indian multinational automobile manufacturers, the Mahindra & Mahindra, has been widening its territory of the customer base by releasing new models into new categories of the market. Its successful attempt is the Mahindra Verito that is offered in seven chic colors. To start with its performance, it has been integrated with an advanced braking mechanism that further has the anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution. The safety section is addressed just as in most of the recent vehicles by an advanced anti theft function known as an engine immobilizer. It has been built into this vehicle to put all the theft related worries of any unauthorized access put to bay. And the protection of the driver from any impact, by hitting the steering wheel or to the windows out of a collision is avoided by providing an airbag. Additionally, the side impact moldings that are in body color gives a great look to the side profile of the car, but the actual purpose that they serve is to protect the vehicle from all the possible minor scratches and damages that might take place during heavy traffic and reduce their impact on the car. It squeezes an impressive mileage of 20.03 Kmpl, which is quite good for daily commuters. There is a driver information system that has a display capacity of multiple instrument notifications. It is being sold with a powerful 1.5 litre dCi CRDi motor and the buyers must be prepared for some serious acceleration and pickup as well. The cabin is integrated with an elegant new upholstery that looks, so fine that you don't wanna mess it, but once you get onto them, it is too cozy to get out ever. There is a variometric AC unit with ergonomic controls and well placed vents. The 2-DIN music system that is integrated into this sedan has a capacity to support multimedia devices like a CD/MP3 player, a USB and an Aux-in. There is a cluster of switches that are mounted on the driver side door on which the switches for power windows are fitted. The rear part of the cabin has got spacious seating, which is very wide and all the three seats are fitted with head restraints. The instrument panel that has numerous notifications has a stylish look as it has been layered in a two tone finish. Furthermore, in complimenting the style in the inside cabin, the grab handles have been given a new design and also in has a fine finish to it. The outside rear view mirrors that can be electrically adjustable have their control switches sitting in great style on the right side of the dashboard. It has an immense boot space that can accommodate a massive 510 litres. On the frontage, there can be seen a pair of fog lamps on either side that are in a new design covering to it in black, which look like eyelids of the lamps. This stylish body of sedan has been tailored with expertise and the one such feature that has been stitched onto it are the roof rails that lie in style and adding to it there are the A, B and C pillars that are in black. The view from the rear side is enhanced altogether by the rear appliqué in chrome that holds the name of model. It has been fitted with classy new alloy wheels that lift the entire body in great style. Additionally, the eyebrow headlights improve the entire front fascia picture. Furthermore, the sculpted new boot lid adds style to the rear and the clear lens tail lamps on the front enhance the light quality. Additionally, the chrome plated front grille cannot be unnoticed. With a hundred and more features, would anyone want to have more?
he entire picture of this machine is just amazing to look at and can only dream of owning one. The great uniform look it possesses is contributed by the body colored bumpers, the body side molding, and the body colored door handles. The Executive Edition is available in exclusive pearl white color and a badging to it, while the other variants are offered in eight stunning shades. Furthermore, the side view mirrors too are in the same body shade. There is a side cladding that adds to the style quotient as well as to the safety aspect in restraining any collision occurred from the side. There are stylish set of roof rails fitted on the top. When coming to the rear end, there lies the rear appliqué that boasts the model name. And there is a high mount stop lamp fixed, which alerts other vehicles in announcing its presence. The reverse light works its way to help in the parking or shifting job. The front fascia has got attention by fitting a set of front fog lamps with clear lens that gives a greater vision. And the front windshield has a wiper with 2 speed plus 1 speed intermittent function. The wheels that bear this beautiful baby has been offered with wheel covers, while it has got alloy wheels as an add-on to boost its side facet.
This sedan series comes with a massive boot space that has a capacity of about 510 litres. The overall length is 4277mm and width about 1740mm standing at the height of 1540mm. The wheelbase is 2630mm, whereas the ground clearance is 172mm is decent.
Editor's take : 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.
The insides of the cabin are very well placed and all come together to make it a complete package of a comfortable inn. The seating is very well designed to provide a cushiony feel by the plush fabric upholstery fitted to it. The Executive Edition is pampered with an Italian leather upholstery, which is far more luxurious and also the steering wheel is leather wrapped in it. Furthermore, it has floor mats as well as matching vinyl door trims. The rear door trim is layered with fabric that has a smoother holding. Furthermore, there is a gear shift knob in leather. The parcel shelf is offered behind the rear bench seat for storing any handy things. There is a central console storage space along with a bottle and mobile holders as well. The AC vent outer ring is in a silver finish that enlightens the interior elements altogether. And the extra amenities are the cigarette lighter as well as an ashtray too. The luggage compartment has been layered with a full carpet. There are sun visors to both the driver and the passenger as well. The center fascia has been given different designs for each of the variants. The instrument panel has a pad that shades it from above. Additionally, for the passenger side sun visor, a vanity mirror is also fitted.
The cabin is well furnished with an air conditioner unit as well as a heater offered to regulate the temperature on the inside. The front and rear seats have been fitted with head restraints for additional convenience to the occupants. The front door has a map pocket that is an added storage space. There are the theater dimming interior lights that has the facility with courtesy delay. The trunk room is provided with lighting as well. There is a remote operated fuel tank lid lever sitting on the driver side. When it comes to the automated elements, the outside rear view mirrors can be internally adjustable. The power steering in this vehicle makes the drive much easier and keeps the driver in control of the vehicle. The front and rear windows have power function. There is a central remote door locking system as well. The music system that is decked into the car is of 2 DIN that can support a CD and MP3 player. The USB slot, aux-in port and an FM tuner functions can be enjoyed by four speakers. Whereas the Executive Edition has Bluetooth connectivity. And, the rear end has been fitted with a defogger that is helpful in foggy climate.
The huge cabin space is a result of the wheelbase, which is about 2630mm. It has a good head and shoulder space and along with it the leg room too is good. It has an impressive boot space of 510 litres and fuel tank capacity to store 50 litres of diesel in it.
Editor's take : The acceleration of the Verito is good, but it has better driavability and good low end and strong mid-range.
The five speed manual transmission gear box that delivers a great performance is teamed with a diesel mill that can displace 1461cc. It takes 17.2 seconds at the most for this vehicle to reach the speed of 100 Kmph from a scratch. Whereas, it can reach a top speed in the range of 145 to 150 Kmph approximately.
Editor's take : The 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Verito 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.
The company has incorporated this sedan with a 1.5-litre, CRDi mill with four cylinders and a total of eight valves that can displace 1461cc. It is based on a single overhead valve configuration. With a common rail direct injection fuel supply system, it delivers good mileage of 21.03 Kmpl. It has the capacity to generate a maximum power of 65bhp at 4000rpm and produces a maximum torque output of 160Nm at 2000rpm. The efficient torque distribution to its front wheels is taken care of its five speed manual transmission gear box. It can touch a top speed in the range of 145 to 150 Kmph and can breach the 100 kmph mark in about 16 to 17 seconds from zero.
Editor's t ake : The Logan has been known for its high fuel economy and Verito being a cosmetic upgrade, it has similar fuel economy.
The company has equipped its diesel mill with a common rail direct injection fuel supply system, which aids in generating better mileage. Under standard driving conditions, this sedan can generate 20.03 Kmpl, which is quite competitive in this segment.
Editor's take : The power of the Verito is decent, with amazing drivability. The power on paper at times can be misleading and the Verito is one such example. It feels underpowered on paper, but it has good power.
This vehicle is fitted with four cylinders, which further have a total of eight valves. It has a potential of generating a maximum power of 65bhp and produces a maximum torque output of 160Nm.
Editor's take : The Verito now gets an in-dash music system, compared to the Logan that came with an aftermarket system. It also gets electrically adjustable mirrors.
It has been bestowed with a great audio system that can support diverse multimedia players. The 2 DIN music system features CD and an MP3 player as well as a radio tuner. All this can be enjoyed with the four speakers that are fitted in the cabin that distribute the sound equally. It has a portable USB and Aux-in sockets as well. Additionally, its special edition variant has got touchscreen navigation system with voice alerts. The other features such as Bluetooth connectivity, etc.., can be installed by the users if needed.
Editor's t ake : 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 top end variant has been integrated with the advanced braking system of anti lock braking system with an electronic brake force distribution. The front wheels are fitted with a pair of disc brakes and its rear wheels are fixed with the standard drum brakes. The suspension of this model consists of the front axle having a McPherson type with the wishbone link whereas the rear axle is of H section torsion beam with programmed deflection coil spring, which keeps the vehicle in balance and therefore in control. The turning radius is 5.25 meters which is very good. The responsive power assisted steering wheel further reduces the effort of the driver.
Editor's take : The Verito gets active safety features like ABS, which helps in controlled braking. The passive safety features include airbags and seatbelts for all five occupants.
The safety quotient has been given great attention in designing this model. In the top end variant, the driver is provided with an airbag. This trim has an collapsible steering column, which adds to the safety by collapsing down in case of a head-on collision and making it easy for the airbag to deploy. The front and rear head restraints are adjustable as per the passenger preference. The front seat belts can be adjustable as per the convenience. The engine immobiliser is an advanced technology that freezes the engine when it suspects an unauthorized access. Child proof rear door locks that are built into this car is a family friendly factor which additionally is backed with electrical rear window child lock. The day and night rear view mirror is fitted as a standard feature. The front and rear windshield is laminated. Furthermore, it has got halogen headlamps to it as well. While, the Executive Edition has been bestowed with blue vision headlamps.
A set of 14 inch steel wheels are fitted to its lower trims, whereas the top end version has got 14 inch alloy wheels. The D2 variant is covered with hub caps, while the D4 variant has been affixed with full wheel covers. Furthermore, a full size spare wheel is offered, which is a standard feature across all the trims. All the variants along with the Executive Edition trim are fixed with tubeless tyres of size 185/70 R14.
1. Loaded with a lot of utility features.
2. Beast of a performance by the engine.
3. Price range is very reasonable.
4. Great for pure commuters for having power steering.
5. The cabin is very spacious.
1. Its top end trim lacks Bluetooth connectivity.
2. The outer shell needs an upgrade.
3. Pick up and acceleration needs to be improved.
4. Noise produced by the engine can be lessened.
5. Fuel economy is not that great.
|1.5 D2 |
|1.5 D4 |
|1.5 D6 |
|1.5 Executive edition |
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