Mahindra Verito Vibe is the second sub-four meter offering from house of Indian carmaker after Quanto, and in the times of heavy taxations levied by government this forging step will definitely help them to gain some benefits from the scanner of official (taxation) machinery. And well, just recently one of the publication houses had caught Vibe undisguised during the shoot of commercial ad in Bengaluru.
Mahindra hadn’t yet finalized the launch dates but the shoot of a commercial gives inclination towards the angle ‘roll-out slated at a near future’.
The Artic Blue color shade that this Vibe is sporting was initially confirmed for XUV 500 but what happened inside the organization no one knows, they now bestowed the hatchback with the same one itself. As learnt from the pictures, this seen model maybe a high end trim, because the chromed exhaust tips and a lot of beige cushioned bits inside had kept us pinching towards the top-of-line plethora. As we all know, what it takes being a hatchback, Vibe looks like a reworked version of Verito, and actually it is, as the engineers in Mahindra’s R&D seems not have spent a lot of time working on this one, because expectedly almost all the hatchbacks in India are known for smarter looks than their sedan version and also a tremendous amount of practicality in dimension for the perfect city rides. The case with Vibe is, tailgate opening, as is slatted off from the roof line and is positioned at the end of tail lamps which means the rear windshield will remain intact and only the bottom space will be drove to open slot for luggage, which complemented making the boot inches more compressed than the conventional sub-four meters hatchbacks.
Not much to say further, we expect the car to do with Renault borrowed 1.5L K9K diesel engine producing 66PS and 160 Nm of torque, jamming with the five speed manual gearbox being driven through rear wheels.
Very shortly, Mahindra was planning to trim down the ground clearance of all its SUV to match down government’s new norms of taxation, where the Vibe may help makers to gain some of the brownie points in industry that was expected to be flowing through the bespoken tax structure, and moreover we speculate Cool Cabs and Call a Cab service provider will now soon have a reason to party, because the affordable (Verito) is yet back again and that too with the bang of trimmed inches to curb down city driving hassles very swiftly.
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