The first fully undisguised image of the Mahindra Verito Vibe has reached the internet, thanks to our friends at AutoCarIndia.com.

Mahindra Verito Vibe rear view

Images confirm that the car is a hatchback. When Mahindra announced the branding through email last week, they cleverly worded the press release to not mention the car’s body style. Test mules spotted around Chennai were fully camouflaged and kept us guessing.

2013 Mahindra Verito rear three quarters

Mahindra Verito sedan rear three quarters angle added for reference

The Vibe’s rear has been completely modified for the car to qualify for small car benefits. The sub-4m Verito Vibe has a long vertically-stacked taillight cluster that runs the full width of the C-Pillar. This is the design direction Ford used on the rear of the previous generation Focus.

A whiff of sportiness is introduced by the roof rails and the dual tone rear bumper. Mahindra designers have masked the loss of the boot by detailing the rear with a small plastic embellishment above the number plate enclosure and added two knife-edge type reflectors on the bumper.

Mahindra Verito Vibe front view

The front fascia is similar to the Verito sedan, this being a lower level variant, misses out on foglights and chrome grille. The doors and other body panels are the same. We carried a spyshot of a test mule on Saturday that hinted at a more basic and mildly different interior.

The 1.5L K9K diesel engine with about 65hp is likely to stay on from the sedan. There is no plan to offer a petrol option as Mahindra doesn’t have an engine that fits the legislation of a small car.

Mahindra has confirmed that the launch of the Verito Vibe will be held in May.

[Source – AutoCarIndia.com]

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  • Rajesh

    Looks like, they know their forte. This is surely aimed at gaining some Tata Indica market. There was no competition to Indica whatsoever…..pricing is a crucial factor now

  • Yuvi

    What a waste of time by M&M?

    Could have done complete facelift of verito atleast..!

    This is will not sell even 500 units in a month.

  • sandy

    M&M should have tried plunking their 1.5 mEagle engine into Thar and Bolero, instead of wasting their time on Vibe.

  • sri

    looks like I’m seeing a car from 90’s !! just a trimming of bootspace does this need such a long time to have trail runs and put it in market for sale ? Useless !! completely useless !! even for Cab operators there are much more effecient cars like Swift dzire Tour and Indigo CS or a Etios/Fiesta Classic Why will anyone buy this boxy designed simple interior/exterior car for 4-6 lacs instead Figo is a better option !!

  • Mohammed

    Poor proportions and awkward design as we saw it last ; like two different cars got pasted accidentally. The Verito is an old generation and outdated car and not sure why M&M keeps churning out products like the Xylo, Quanto, Verito and now the Verito Vibe.

    The Xylo is struggling to average around 1500 units a month and the Quanto too is facing a certain death too with March sales dipping below 2k mark barely after 6 months in the show. And the E2O, is already a forgotten story here. Now, with the Verito Vibe, M&M, I’m afraid is staring at a tough situation again, even with an aggressively pricing and a hatchback stance.

  • Nikhil

    The rear is indeed a direct lift of Focus! Mahindra will always be a Mahindra!

  • Jay Termkar

    Much better look and practicality than those fake Sedans like Swift Dezire and Honda Amaze..

  • http://www.facebook.com/WRC.F1 utkrisht

    I think they took the rear end straight from Ford focus !!!

    • Sandeep

      Exactly.. :)