Mahindra has recently launched the new Verito Vibe, which is actually the hatchback Indian version of the Dacia Logan.
After it was spied numerous times over these past few months, the Mahindra Verito Vibe has been finally launched on its local auto market. The model in question is actually the hatchback version of the Dacia Logan, or the regular Mahindra Verito, as it is known in India, and the vehicle has been developed in order to take advantage of the sub-4-meter car norms existing in the Asian country, being now classified for 12 percent duty, compared to the 30 percent duty existing for vehicles over 4 meters in length.
The Mahindra Verito Vibe is only powered by a 1.5 liter K9K diesel engine, at the time of its launch, which is producing a total output of 65 HP and it has a peak torque of 160 Nm. The model can average 20.8 km / L. A new petrol engine, smaller than the 1.2 version, will be needed, in order to classify for the small car norms. A total of three versions of the Mahindra Verito Vibe are available to its future customers, the D2, the D4 and the D6, all of them getting standard features like the power steering or the air conditioner, while the top of the line will also receive front and rear power windows, 2-DIN music system with USB, Aux, MP4, remote door locking and much more.
The D6 version will also receive features like the ABS with EBD, driver airbag, front fog lamps, alloy wheels and some other tweaks. The Mahindra Verito Vibe is 3,991 mm ling, 1,740 mm wide and 1,540 mm tall, riding on a 2,630 mm wheelbase. The ground clearance stands at 172 mm and there are 330 liters of boot space, with the rear seats up. Prices for the D2 start at 5.63 lakhs, for the D4 at 5.89 lakhs and for the D6 at 6.49 lakhs. Dacia will not develop a hatchback version of the Logan because the company has the Sandero.
Source: Indian Autos Blog