Mahindra Verito Vibe

  • Mahindra Verito Vibe
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₹ 8.18 Lakhs

On-Road Price, Mumbai

Overview of the car

Hatchback

Manual

Diesel

18 Mileage

50 Litres

N/A

5 Seater

3 Years / 1,00,000 kms

Performance Metrics
144

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
16.03

seconds

0-100 kph
10.5

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1461 cc
Max Power
65 bhp
Torque
16.3 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2630 mm
Ground Clearance
172 mm
Bootspace
330 ltrs
Turning Circle
10.5 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut with Wishbone Link
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam with Coil Springs
Steering Type
Hydraulic Power Assist
Tyres
Front: 185/70 R14
Rear: 185/70 R14
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The diesel sets new standards for efficiency, while the petrol motor packs a strong enough punch to appease enthusiasts too.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

The all-new, feature-packed interiors and shockingly spacious back seat havent just raised the bar, they have catapulted it out of reach of its competition.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Spacious and Comfortable, Predictable Handling

What you won’t like?

Quirky Styling, Fixed Rear Glass

TorqueX Says

A Sensible Choice for Anyone Buying a Comfortable Compact Car

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Mahindra Verito Vibe Review, Road Test

Mahindra Verito Vibe
Unlike most carmakers that are building compact saloons from existing hatchbacks, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has followed the reverse route by creating a hatchback-like two-box derivative of its Verito saloon. 
 
Mahindra has taken an audacious step and gone ahead with an entirely fresh design for the rear end, which looks quite radical. The sharply raked rear windscreen and large pillar-mounted tail-lights, which seem to be influenced by the Ford Focus, look quite sporty. But, when you step back and look at the Vibe as a whole, it’s quite obvious that the redesigned rear is out of sync with the rest of the car, which remains the boxy Verito (originally Logan). Apart from the rear end, M&M left the rest of the Vibe unchanged to keep costs in check. 
 
Also, the Vibe isn’t a true hatchback. The rear glass is fixed (again to keep costs low) and the stubby boot which is hinged just below the rear screens opens to reveal an impressive (by hatcbhack standards) 330 litres of  luggage space. But, what seriously limits the Vibe’s functionality is the very narrow boot aperture. The small boot access makes loading big bags a hassle and the high load lip doesn’t make the job easier. The rear seats don’t flip forward either, which again dents practicality.

 

This quasi-hatchback, however, has other strengths which are passed down from the full-sized Verito saloon. Most obvious is the Vibe’s cavernous cabin that is identical to the Verito’s and this means sufficient room for five, full-sized adults. The rear bench is particularly wide and generous enough to make sitting three abreast pretty comfortable. A full-sized centre head restraint for the middle passenger endorses this. The front seats are pretty wide and generous too but seem to lack sufficient bolstering, especially near the lower back area. In terms of ergonomics, the Verito’s flaws are carried over, which includes a centre console that sits a bit low - so to operate the 2-DIN audio system and the air-con controls, you have to take your eyes of the road. Also, taller drivers will miss the adjustable steering wheel as it sits a little too low in this car. Other flaws include patchy cabin quality like hard plastics and sloppy stitching on the seats, which all feel a bit low rent.  The switchgear though feels quite good to operate and the chunky door handles M&M has redeveloped feel quite solid. 
 
The Vibe is powered by the same proven 1.5-litre DCi Renault diesel engine that’s been powering the Logan and later Verito since 2007.  Since the Verito’s 1.4-litre petrol engine does not qualify for the excise benefits offered to small cars and there is no engine option below 1.2 litres (to get the advantage) M&M has sensibly not bothered to offer the Vibe with a petrol option.
 
Despite the lack of outright horsepower, the Vibe’s engine is very tractable and pulls comfortably, in a linear fashion from as low as 1200rpm till about 3000rpm, which gives it excellent real-world driveability. The torquey nature of the engine encourages you to upshift early rather than pushing it near its redline where the power rapidly trails of. On Mahindra’s test track, we simulated some city traffic conditions and the Vibe did not require too many downshifts, making it effortless to drive. But on an open track, the lack of top-end grunt is evident with the car starting to run out of breath after about 120kph. What is truly impressive is the Vibe’s refinement levels. The engine is pretty quiet and road noise too is quite well contained. 
 
Chopping the Verito’s tail hasn’t had much of an impact on the handling. The Vibe feels just the same as the Verito and that means a benign, dynamic character. The Vibe doesn’t enjoy darting into corners or carving up a twisty road but handling is predictable and inspires confidence at high speeds. 
 
As for the ride, there weren’t any potholes or bumps on M&M’s Chakan test track to give us a real-world perspective but, the slight undulations on the track were quite easily taken care of, with the Vibe maintaining a flat ride. Mention must be made of the relatively tall profile 185/70 R14 tyres, which promise to do a good job in rounding off sharp edges and potholes.
 
M&M’s efforts to keep costs in check seem to have paid off. The Vibe has been launched at a starting price of Rs 5.63 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the base D2 trim. The Vibe’s mish-mash styling does look a bit quirky but that’s something that can grow on you. The bigger question is can the Vibe  shed the Verito’s taxi stigma, inherited from the Logan, to position itself as a sensible choice for anyone in the market for a spacious and comfortable compact car.  That’s the biggest challenge for M&M too. 
 
 
 

 

 

Fact File

 

Engine

Fuel Diesel
Type 4cyls, 1461cc 8-valve CRDI
Power 63bhp at 4000rpm

Dimensions

Length 3991mm
Width 1740mm
Height 1540mm
Wheel base 2630mm
Ground clearance 172mm

Chassis & Body

Weight 1155kg
Tyres 185/70 R14

Suspension

Front Macpherson strut with wishbone link
Rear H-section torsion beam, coil spring

Economy

Tank size 50 litres
 
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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