Mahindra will be launching the updated Verito facelift tomorrow (old vs new Verito pictured above). We were the first to report about Mahindra’s plans to bring in the facelift of the Verito around the 25th of July. The compact sub 4-meter version of the Verito will not be launched soon as the company is still testing it. The current facelift is a stop and gap measure till the CS version of the Verito is ready. Mahindra has already shipped the Verito facelift to dealers and MotorBeam forum member Nishanth Uppalapati snapped the vehicle at a Mahindra PDI parking lot earlier today.
The Mahindra Verito has got a through cosmetic makeover, with the front now featuring an all new grille and bumper. The wipers now point in the right direction and the headlights incorporate LEDs (a first for this segment). The side profile remains more of less the same with the wheel caps being new in design. At the rear, the Verito now gets a new boot lid design (with cuts), new tail lights and new bumper. Step inside and the changes continue with the dashboard now finished in beige and a revised center console. The power window controls have been moved from the center console to the driver door. These changes will give the Verito a fresh lease of life and should revive the falling sales of the car.
Mahindra has not touched the mechanicals of the Verito and they really don’t need to. The car continues to draw power from Renault sourced petrol and diesel engines, which offer decent performance and good economy. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine needs no introduction. It produces 65 BHP at 4000 RPM and 160 Nm at 2000 RPM. The petrol motor is a 1390cc unit, which produces 75 BHP at 5500 RPM and 110 Nm at 3000 RPM. Both these engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Expect strong economy with aggressive pricing as the Verito is the cheapest but the lowest selling Mahindra passenger vehicle.
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