Mahindra has given a fresh lease of life to the Verito sedan by launching it with 23 new features at an attractive starting price of Rs. 5.27 lakh. Here we give you five reasons that make the Verito a good option.
The new Mahindra Verito has changed for the better; it has shed its boxy shape and mundane stance to put on a fresh face. It looks more contemporary and most people will agree that its overall design is now very attractive.
The new bumpers, the chrome grille, re-designed ‘eye-brow’ headlamps and tail lamps all come together to give it a more refined appearance. The Verito is now one of the better looking cars in its segment. In fact in a CarToq poll, community members have cast almost the same number of votes for the Verito as they have for the Dzire when it comes to looks. The Dzire post its face lift had become even more popular and the same could happen with the Verito.
Space and features
The Verito was earlier known as the Logan when it was made my Renault in a joint-venture with Mahindra. One of the key things about the Logan was its spacious interiors. It was called the wide-bodied Logan and the Verito still holds true to that attribute. Three people can sit abreast without elbowing each other in the rear seat of a Verito. That space however doesn’t hinder its boot space and the Verito has a very spacious 510 litre boot!
That space coupled with features like a 2-DIN audio system with CD, MP3, USB and Aux-in makes it even more attractive. It also has door-mounted power window switches, electric ORVM controls unlike the older model. Add to that safety features like ABS with EBD, an anti-theft engine immobilizer and driver’s airbag, and the Verito suddenly seems quite interesting.
Price and VFM
Mahindra has got the pricing bang on for the new Verito. Although the base variant is not as attractive as the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Toyota Etios (which are its key rivals), the top end variant comes in at Rs. 7.14 lakh. This makes the fully loaded Verito Rs. 20,000 cheaper than the top end Dzire and Rs. 1 lakh cheaper than the fully loaded Etios. This packaging makes it a very value for money sedan.
Mileage and maintenance
The Mahindra Verito petrol has a claimed mileage of 14 Kmpl and the diesel variant has a claimed mileage of 21 kmpl. Now although the petrol Verito is not in the Swift Dzire petrol league when it comes to mileage, the diesel Verito is close to the Swift diesel’s 23 Kmpl and the Toyota Etios’s 24 Kmpl claimed mileage. Moreover, being a Mahindra vehicle it enjoys the benefits of having a wide service network and affordable after sales service.
Do you think the Mahindra Verito is now more attractive than before? Share your views about the Verito and how it stacks up against its competition in the comments section below.