Mahindra Verito, a Sedan has 3 Diesel variants available in India with 7 colours, namely, Diamond White, Dolphin Grey, Fiery Black, Java Brown, Mist Silver, Rocky Beige and Toreador Red. The Mahindra Verito, re-badged version of the European Renault Logan, is a midsized saloon that received substantial exterior and interior updates in 2012.
The updated model is bestowed with a revamped front facade comprehended with innovative features such as new bumper, modified bonnet, new front grille and fog lamps. The rear design is also majorly altered to give it a native look and is upgraded with new clear lens tail lamps, new chrome appliqué, new deck lid and bumper. The new alloys and blackened pillars are offered with the top-end variant only.
Interior & Features
The model’s interior is refined to make it more innovative and enriched with comfort enhancing features. The sedan is made spacious and is equipped with various features.
It is endowed with 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 improvised with revised grab handles, door mounted power window switches, electric ORVM control ad new AC controls layout.
Powering the model is the 1461cc, 1.5-litre dCi CRDi diesel engine that produces 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.
The 1461 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 21.03 kmpl.
Performance and Handling
The robust engine offers high performance and impressive city drivability with minimal turbo-lag and efficient in-gear acceleration. The drive is made easy, 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. The NVH levels are well-controlled though the body roll poses some challenge.
Mahindra Verito faces direct competition from the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire. The updated Verito is a bewitching model offering smooth handling and ride quality. The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, on the other hand, is equipped with distinguished engine and better suspension, delivering a superior ride quality and drivability. It is more frugal and affordable than the home grown saloon.