IAB Exclusive – The Mahindra Verito Vibe shows itself in Arctic Blue

Posted on: May 14, 2013 - 1:34pm IST

This is it – The Mahindra Verito Vibe has been undergoing testing for quite a long time. However, our reader, Vikram Viswanathan has managed to click these high quality images of the Verito Vibe. Vikram reports that the car seemed to be present for an advertisement shoot in Bangalore, signaling that the launch of the Vibe is set very soon indeed.

Mahindra Verito Vibe rear
Note the ‘Vibe’ logo and the chrome tipped exhaust.

Vikram seems to have caught the top end model of the Verito Vibe. The alloy wheels are the obvious giveaway. On closer inspection, one can also notice the rear exhaust which has been dipped in chrome to give it a more upmarket look.

Mahindra Verito Vibe rear taillight Mahindra Verito Vibe rear pillar

You can also see the ‘Vibe’ logo which was previously not seen before. Other points of interest are the rear numberplate which gets the chrome treatment as well. The color of the car is new to the Mahindra family.

Mahindra Verito Vibe front quarter
Arctic Blue color first seen on the Mahindra XUV500.

It’s called Arctic Blue and it was launched on the Mahindra XUV500 only recently. The Verito Vibe would be the second product to get this color by the looks of it.

Mahindra Verito Vibe front Mahindra Verito Vibe

Mahindra will launch the Verito Vibe only in diesel guise. This is because the Verito Vibe has been engineered to take advantage of the sub 4 meter norms and that requires a petrol engine displacing 1.2-liter or less or a diesel engine upto 1.5-liters. As Mahindra does not have a small petrol engine yet, the Vibe will be a diesel only model taking the Verito sedan’s 1.5-liter K9K diesel engine (which is the one used on Nissan Micra’s/Sunny’s and the brand engineered Renault’s).

Mahindra Verito Vibe side
Sub 4m Verito Vibe will compete with the likes of the Chevy Sail U-VA, Maruti Swift.

When we spoke to Mr. Vivek Nayer, Chief Marketing Officer, Mahindra Auto, he told us that the Vibe would be launched ‘soon’ without specifying a time frame.

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13 thoughts on “IAB Exclusive – The Mahindra Verito Vibe shows itself in Arctic Blue

  1. Anand Bhatt says:

    Mahindra has been a one-hit wonder with the Scorpio.

    The Bolero sells on its heritage (notwithstanding the Jeep origins that have been continuously tweeked) of ruggedness and for the lack for a competitor.

    The XUV is on a decline, the Xylo and its mini version were designed to fail (literally), and now the Vibe will follow suit. The less said of Ssyynggyyonngg (oops, cannot spell!), the better.

    Mahindra has a (very) tough time ahead.

  2. thirumal says:

    the design looks outdated … but there are people in india to buy this if mahindra price them aggresively lower than their competitors… this is Mahindra’s first step towards hatchbacks ….

  3. Sushrut says:

    Look at that C pillar… my god.. so thick .. looks like the designer slept and by mistake extended the lines..

    1. Vikram Viswanathan says:

      I have the same feeling about the C-pillar, it could pose a huge blind spot in the rearview mirrors. But can’t say until we get a hold of the car for test drive.!

  4. Gobi says:

    I guess M&M just took the unsold veritos and chopped the back to make this design. Keeping verito in mind and seeing this is a complete optical illusion.. it is hard for brain to digest this!!!

  5. sandy says:

    Eye hurting product. Do keep showing us some more of it to get acquainted as it may sell well and could be seen on roads. I’ll credit M&M for the product like Bolero, E2O, Thar and XUV5OO(considering Rexton belongs to Ssangyong’s); rest are simply eye soaring.

  6. Vish says:

    Oh come on Mahindra., Please dont try to muck around with some old fashioned and outdated cars.. It is horrible.. Please do start from scratch and bring up something that is GEN Y!!!!!

  7. Ayyappan says:

    Looks cheap and outdated. The Arctic Blue on the Vibe looks cheap, the alloy wheels looks grey market kind, roof rails look out of place, the rear and the front has no relation at all and overall design sucks big time. Its yet another DESIGN DISASTER after the Quanto from M&M.


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