Mahindra launches the 2012 Verito Refresh at a price of INR 5.27 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi
Mahindra &Mahindra has just launched the facelifted version of the 2012 Verito sedan in India. The entry level G2 petrol variant of the car has been priced at INR 5.27 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The 2012 Verito sedan refresh sedan sits in the entry level C-segment. The car is available both in petrol as well as diesel variants. The petrol engine is a 1.4 Liter unit producing 75 Bhp-104 Nm while the diesel engine is the K9K turbo diesel unit generating 65 Bhp-160 Nm. Both these engines come mated to five speed manual gearboxes. The car is available in five variants: G2, G4, D2, D4 and D6.
Of these variants, G2 and G4 comprise of petrol engined models while D2, D4 and D6 make up the diesel variants. The Verito that has been launched today is a refreshed variant with a range of new features. On the cosmetics front, the Verito gets a brand new front end, replete with new headlamps, a new grille that resembles the Mahindra family face, new tail lamps and a sculpted bootlid. A chrome strip sits atop the front grille while the front bumper sees a new design along with natty looking fog lamps to add appeal to the otherwise dated design. The alloy wheels and the grab rails are also new items.
With all these changes, the Verito does manage to look reasonably contemporary although there’s no hiding the fact that the car is still a very dated design that cannot hold its own amongst the newer competition. That said, the Verito does compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Toyota Etios in the entry level C-segment space and given the looks of the competition, the Verito does come across as an understated design that many middle aged car buyers would prefer to the plain jane looks of the Etios and the garishness of the Dzire.
On the inside too, Mahindra has revamped the dashboard with a twin tone finish. The car also gets power assisted wing mirrors and re-positioned power window switches, that are now integrated onto the driver arm rest rather that looking like an afterthought, as was the case on the outgoing version. The central console is also redesigned. The fabric upholstery on the seats is new. The car’s top end diesel variant gets twin airbags and ABS as standard. The pricing of the Verito undercuts both the Etios and the Dzire and hence is a value buy in its segment.
Meanwhile, here are the prices of the various variants of the 2012 refreshed Mahindra Verito sedan,
G2: INR 5.27 lakhs
G4: INR 5.49 Lakhs
D2: INR 6.26 lakhs
D4: INR 6.48 lakhs
D6: INR 7.14 lakhs