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Should you buy the new Mahindra Verito? Find out

Last updated on: August 1, 2012 11:00 IST

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ahindra and Mahindra rolled out Mahindra Verito with a brand new look and some exciting fresh features.

The company has worked hard on Verito to make it look much superior and amazing as compared to the older version.

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The price of the new Mahindra sedan starts from Rs 527,000 and goes up to Rs 714,000 for the top end diesel variant.

The price range of Mahindra Verito has also been kept very affordable and reasonable.

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The refreshed price list of the new Mahindra Verito is as follows:

Mahindra Verito Petrol 1.4 G2 BS III: Rs 521,412

Mahindra Verito Petrol 1.4 G2: Rs 527,350

Mahindra Verito Petrol 1.4 G4 BS III: Rs 548,976

Mahindra Verito Petrol 1.4 G4: Rs 549,282

Mahindra Verito Diesel 1.5 D2 BS III: Rs 605,307

Mahindra Verito Diesel 1.5 D2: Rs 625,614

Mahindra Verito Diesel 1.5 D4 BS III: Rs 637,974

Mahindra Verito Diesel 1.5 D4: Rs 647,589

Mahindra Verito Diesel 1.5 D6 BS III: Rs 704,853

Mahindra Verito Diesel 1.5 D6: Rs 714,470

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Starting with the exteriors, the new Mahindra Verito has been blessed with stylized and chic headlamps with some chrome finishes on the front grille.

The front bumper has also been provided with a new shape.

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At the back, the refreshed LED tail lamps have been accompanied with sporty roof rails, which are same as before.

The engine and other technical specifications remain untouched.

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The new Mahindra Verito has given a slight makeover to the interiors as well.

The fresh version of this sedan features more spacious rear seats, new upholstery, head restraints, door and grab handles with new design, new center console with variometric AC and ergonomic control.

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The two-tone instrumental panel with driver information system is another highpoint in the interiors.

This time around, Mahindra and Mahindra wanted to concentrate on making the sedan much stylised and sophisticated as compared to the other stylish sedans available in the Indian car market today.

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The new Mahindra Verito will face stiff competition from Maruti Swift Dzire and Toyota Etios.

Starting with the engine, the Mahindra Verito is available in both petrol and diesel as before.

The petrol variant with 1.4L MPFI engine gives out 75HP of power and 110Nm of torque, while the diesel version with 1.5dCi CRDi engine churns out 65HP of power and 160Nm of torque.

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In comparison to Verito, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Toyota Etios are also available in petrol and diesel engine.

Toyota petrol produces 90PS of power and 132Nm of torque, whereas the diesel Toyota Etios churns out 68PS of power and 170Nm of torque.

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Maruti Swift Dzire petrol produces 85PS of power and 114Nm of torque, while the diesel version of the sedan generates 75PS and 190Nm of power and torque respectively.

With these statistics, it can be seen that Maruti Swift Dzire sedan comes to be a clear winner here.

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The mileage delivered by new Mahindra Verito remains same as before.

The petrol variant delivers a good mileage of 11.3 to 15.7kmpl and the diesel version pushes the mileage to 17 to 21.03kmpl.

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On the other hand, Maruti Swift Dzire petrol delivers 15.1 to 19.1kmpl of fuel efficiency and the diesel variant of Dzire delivers an impressive mileage figure of 19.3 to 23.45kmpl.

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Toyota Etios petrol generates 14.5 to 17.5 kmpl and the diesel variant gives out 18.5 to 23.5 kmpl of fuel economy.

Taking into account the above figures, it clearly shows that Maruti Swift Dzire takes away the cake in both petrol and diesel engine mileage.

So Mahindra Verito fails to score in this segment as well.

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Coming to the exteriors and looks, Mahindra and Mahindra has worked very hard on the looks of the sedan.

This time around, the Mahindra Verito features some highly stylised headlamps with refreshed bumpers.

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The chrome finish on the front grille and the fog lamps give the front facade of the sedan a much exciting look.

The new Mahindra Verito also features new alloy wheel design, well-sculpted boot lid at the rear, chic tail lights, chrome finish at the rear and side cladding add on more charm to the car.

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However, here as well, Toyota Etios and Maruti Swift Dzire are giving it a big competition.

On one hand, where Maruti Swift Dzire has a sporty look, whereas Toyota Etios give a sophisticated and stylised appearance as far as their exteriors are concerned.

With the new 23 features, the muscular Verito has enough winning material to leave behind other sedans.

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The interiors of the new Mahindra Verito are restyled and designed according to the need and requirement of the consumers.

Mahindra has provided it with more spacious rear seat, brand new upholstery, driver's information system, head restraints, new grab and door handles, brand new centre console accompanied by Variometric AC and ergonomic controls.

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The sedan also has 2-DIN music system with AUX-in and USB support.

Furthermore, the electric ORVMs controls, spacious boot and door mounted power window switches act as the icing on the cake.

All these things certainly take Mahindra Verito a couple of notches higher in the graph.

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But, its challengers including Toyota Etios and Maruti Swift Dzire have impressive interiors as well. Maruti Swift Dzire has interiors that define luxury and comfort.

It has some exclusive features such as AC with automatic climate control, audio control mounted on the power steering and so on.

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Toyota Etios has all the basic comfort features such as air conditioning system with heater and the DVD/Mp3 and CD player along with four speakers is awesome and the illumination at night is quite impressive.

Here too, Maruti Swift Dzire steals the show.

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It is quite clear that Maruti Swift Dzire has scored maximum in almost all the segments, but with features like door mounted power window switches, spacious boot, roomier interiors and muscular body would definitely help the car to fetch more appreciation amongst consumers.

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