Spied – Mahindra Verito Vibe starts arriving at dealerships

Posted on: May 29, 2013 - 12:54pm IST

The Mahindra Verito Vibe is due to be launched on June 5th. As the launch day nears, the car has been spotted at a dealership.

Mahindra could be conducting a dealer level training with the car, or it could be meant for display or demo purposes. The spy shot was taken by Mr. Surendar, a forum member of Theautomotiveindia.com.

Mahindra Verito Vibe

The Verito Vibe is basically a Verito with its boot chopped off. By doing so, the Verito Vibe becomes a ‘small car’ measuring under 4m. As a result, it attracts lower taxes (about 12% as against the 30% for cars over 4m long) and Mahindra would be passing over a chunk of the tax savings to the buyer.

The Verito Vibe will be available as a diesel only model. As Mahindra do not have a petrol engine displacing 1.2-liters or less, the Vibe has to make do with the Renault sourced K9K diesel engine.

Mahindra Verito Vibe side
Verito Vibe will duck under the 4m length and as a result will attract lower taxes.  This spyshot was sent by our reader Vikram Viswanathan from Bengaluru.

The diesel unit is the familiar 1.5-liter seen on the bigger Verito sedan. It produces 65bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque. On the bigger Verito sedan, this engine does a claimed 20.8 km/l.

When we had a closer look at this image, we noticed the variant line represented as ‘D6’. The D6 variant is the top-end model on the Verito sedan. This nomenclature should be carried over to the Vibe as well, given that this car sports alloy wheels, a chrome finished number plate holder and a chrome tipped exhaust.

At this point, there are only two unknowns with the Vibe: How much will it cost? And how much smaller is it than the Verito sedan?

[Image credit – The Automotive India]

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One thought on “Spied – Mahindra Verito Vibe starts arriving at dealerships

  1. Manish says:

    I love this….. Chop the boot and launch the new product. Add the boot and launch the new product. Because India is a big country, if we fool people also then our product is worth this chopping here and there. Just for the sake of launching new car faster and taking price advantage on sub 4 meter government duty, is not right way. Always a car is designed on a platform to give optimised performance, for which it is built. If you just cut the boot or add the boot, will it give perfect balance and optimized performance ???

    Car makers have to understand that chopping and churning is not going to help. People need car which are well designed and excel to perform.

    The world is moving from just driving to experiencing the drive, why MM is moving from all way round. As I told India is big country, MM will good numbers initially as they have good reach. I am sure to see a post after few 6-9months that Mahindra Verito sales is dropping day by day. Why ??? It is not just driving, it is experiencing the drive, where my friend from MM fail to understand.

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