Mahindra has pulled the plug on the Verito sedan and the Verito Vibe notchback thanks to dipping sales. Both cars trace their origin to the Renault Logan, which was brought to India through a Mahindra-Renault partnership. Later, Mahindra acquired the rights to build and sell the Logan with the Mahindra badge when Renault decided to go it alone in India. Neither the Renault Logan nor the Mahindra Verito really took off in the personal car space of the Indian market but were quite popular among cab operators. Frugal running costs and great reliability were two of the biggest selling points of the Mahindra Verito.
The car was powered by the 1.5-litre Renault K9K turbocharged diesel engine with 65 Bhp-160 Nm. This motor was known for its near turbo-lag free, seamless performance and excellent fuel efficiency. While Mahindra also offered a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine on the Verito, the petrol-engined models were soon discontinued due to poor demand. The Vibe was introduced a few years ago, as notchback that measured under 4 meters in length. The whole idea behind the Verito Vibe was to take advantage of the Indian government’s duty benefits conferred on cars that measure under 4 meters in length.
However, the Verito Vibe never really took off despite being a competent package. In fact, Mahindra stopped making the Verito Vibe long before announcing the discontinuation of the Verito range. Notably, the eVerito electric car that Mahindra sells in India mainly to governmental agencies will continue to be built.
Mahindra’s MD & CEO, Pawan Goenka confirmed that the Verito and Verito Vibe had reached the end of their lifecycles,
In the future our product portfolio will be BS-VI-compliant, which means we can discontinue the low-volume products. Other than that, the Verito has moved towards the e-platform and so the conventional products may not go beyond the BS-VI timeline.