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2013 Mahindra Verito Vibe launched at Rs 5.63 lakh ex-Mumbai

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05 Jun 2013 / 
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Update: You can read our first drive impressions here

Mahindra has just launched the Vibe, which is its first notchback. The car looks like a hatch back but in reality it’s a notchback with a fixed rear windscreen. Essentially a chopped Verito, the Vibe retains the same wheelbase. This also means that the Verito’s USP of spacious interiors are carried over. In fact, the interiors are identical. Knee room and shoulder room are identical, which translates to comfortable seating for three at the rear. Mahindra quotes 330 litres of boot space making it quite spacious.

2013 Mahindra Verito Vibe in India

2013 Mahindra Verito Vibe in India

The engine and gearbox are also a straight lift from the Verito which means you get the proven Renault K9K 1.5 litre engine. This is the eight-valve version and there’s 65PS/160Nm on tap. Going by the Verito, expect a linear power delivery and easy drivability. Expect great efficiency – Mahindra quotes an ARAI figure of 20.8 kmpl. No petrol engine is on offer for the moment.

2013 Mahindra Verito Vibe in India

2013 Mahindra Verito Vibe in India

2013 Mahindra Verito Vibe at launch

2013 Mahindra Verito Vibe at launch

Three variants are on offer – D2, D4 and D6. The top D6 variant gets ABS with EBD and one airbag for the driver. Smart looking ‘champagne’ alloy wheels are also on offer. The car comes in a choice of seven colours.

The Verito Vibe  has been priced between Rs 5.63 lakh and Rs 6.49 lakh ex-showroom, Mumbai.

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  • Vipul

    Looks Cool.

  • Akshansha Chauhan

    How it will make a difference with low fuel economy, low power and torque? In the same price limits buyers have a choice of high power and fuel economy with same price and one thing, I feel is that it is really spacious, which makes a difference.

  • lionking

    when a truck co makes cars we get a nano and
    when a jeep co makes a car we get the vibe

    • Monil Solanki

      Then i thnk u must be ridin bmws nd audis frm years …..:D

  • http://www.nextpowerup.com/ Tarun Balraj

    I can’t understand M&M’s fixation with Renault dCi 1.5 engine. It’s both underpowered (65 PS @ 4000 RPM) and isn’t known for mileage (20.8 km/h ARAI on Verito sedan), which is definitely not the best engine for the 1,600 kg Verito Vibe. Why not just junk it for Fiat JTD 1.2, which gives you at least 75 PS @ 4000 RPM using stock FGT, and 22.5 km/h ARAI on a similarly-weighing vehicle (Swift DZire ZDi)? Maybe M&M assumes that people still look at engine displacement when looking up engine specs.

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