Mahindra is likely to launch the sub 4-metre Verito in March this year. The spyshots were taken in Nashik, Maharashtra. The camouflaged Mahindra Verito looks more like a hatchback than a proper sedan, as the rear windshield slopes down steeply into the short boot. The front fascia of the compact Verito remains almost unchanged with no chrome treatment seen on the grille. According to sources, the compact Verito is likely to come only with a 1.5-litre dCi Renault K9K diesel engine, as seen on the standard Verito sedan.
The company is not likely to offer a petrol engine on the sub 4-metre car, as Mahindra doesn’t have a lower displacement unit to power the compact Verito. The standard Verito sedan offers two engine options, a 1.4-litre petrol unit that produces a maximum power output of 75 PS at 5500 RPM with a peak torque of 110 Nm at 3000 RPM and a 1.5-litre diesel unit that churns out a maximum power output of 65 PS at 4000 RPM with a maximum torque figure of 160 Nm at 2000 RPM, both mated to 5-speed manual transmissions.
The standard Verito sedan currently offers 510-litres of luggage space. By chopping off the boot to fit the car under 4-metres, the customers have to compromise on the luggage space but the cabin space is likely to remain unchanged. The sub 4-metre Verito will take on the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and the upcoming Honda Amaze. The compact Verito is expected to be priced attractively and it is likely to boost the sales of Mahindra. The standard Verito sedan comes with a starting price of Rs. 5.22 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Source – AutoAdrenalin