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Mahindra Verito

Rs. 6.65 - Rs. 8.05 lakhs
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Last Updated: 2015-04-15

Mahindra Verito, a Sedan has 4 versions available in India. Mahindra Verito has 4 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Mahindra Verito are Tata Manza, Toyota Etios and Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire. Mahindra Verito comes in 9 colours, namely, Diamond White, Dolphin Grey, Fiery Black, Java Brown, Mist Silver, Rocky Beige, Striking Pearl White, Toreador Red, Twilight Blue.

Summary

The Mahindra Verito, re-badged version of the European Renault Logan, is a midsized saloon that received significant exterior and interior updates in 2012. With all new front and rear styling, the new model looks more refreshing and outgoing than the old one. It gets a new front and rear bumper, modified bonnet, new fog lamps and front grille, a new pair of alloys, new clear lens tail lamps and few more alterations. The interior, too, looks as premium as the exterior. Ergonomics is improved and more convenient now. The 2-DIN music system with CD/ MP3/ Tuner, USB and Aux-in connectivity, new upholstery, dual tone instrument panel, modified centre console are new add-ons. The saloon is powered with the same 64.1bhp, 1.5-litre dCi CRDi diesel engine, paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It’s among the highly fuel efficient Mahindra cars in India. The city drivability is excellent. Handling and steering feedback need improvement.

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Price

The various fuel trims in Mahindra Verito are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 6,33,263/- to Rs. 7,67,747/-.

Exterior

The updated model gets an all new front fascia with features such as new bumper, modified bonnet, new front grille and fog lamps. The rear design, too, is completely changed with new clear lens tail lamps, new chrome applique, new deck lid and bumper. The new alloys and blackened pillars are offered with the top-end variant only.

Interior

The interior of the car is now more premium and feature-rich than before. It gets a new 2-DIN music system with CD/ MP3/ Tuner, USB and Aux-in connectivity, new upholstery, dual tone instrument panel, modified centre console along with contemporary grey interior theme. The interior ergonomics is much improved with revised grab handles, door mounted power window switches, electric ORVM control ad new AC controls layout. The sedan is quite spacious and equipped with lots of goodies.

Engine & Transmission

Powering the saloon is the same1461cc, 1.5-litre dCi CRDi diesel engine that churns out a maximum power output of 64.1bhp at 4000rpm with a peak torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm. The oil burner is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Performance and Handling

Engine performance and city drivability are pretty impressive. It has minimal turbo-lag and the in-gear acceleration is good too. It’s easy to drive, especially at low revs. The clutch is extremely light, and the gear shift ratio is short. The steering wheel doesn’t weigh up at low and high speeds. NVH levels are well-controlled. However, the body roll is an issue.

Braking System

The braking capabilities are good. It gets disc brakes on front axle and drum brakes on rear axle, while ABS (Anti-lock braking system) with EBD (Electronic brake-force distribution) are offered on the top-variant only.  

Mileage

The 1461 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 18 kmpl in city and 20 kmpl on highways

Safety Features

Just like other Mahindra car models, the saloon is equipped with plenty of active and passive safety features such as headlamp leveling device, collapsible steering column, adjustable front and rear seat head restraints, adjustable front seat belts, anti-theft engine immobilizer, front disc brake, child proof rear door locks, prismatic day-night inside rear view mirror, halogen headlamps and laminated windshield. The driver airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) and electrical rear window child lock are available only on top-end model.

Verdict

With all new looks, premium interior and better ergonomics, the new Verito makes a great choice for buyers. It’s one of the most fuel efficient and fun-to-drive Mahindra cars in India.

Competition

The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is the closest rival of the Mahindra Verito. The updated Verito is certainly a good-looking and more premium car than its predecessor. It offers decent handling and ride quality. The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, on the other hand, with more refined engine and better suspension, delivers superior ride quality and drivability. It’s more frugal and affordable than the homegrown saloon.

Pros

  1. Plenty of features
  2. Cabin space
  3. Fuel efficient
  4. City performance
  5. Ride quality

Cons

  1. Sluggish steering feedback
  2. Rear design
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