Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 28th July 2012, 11:50   #46
Senior - BHPian
 
raj_5004's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dubai/Mumbai
Posts: 5,078
Thanked: 2,031 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

I am not a big fan of the Verito. But I really like the way M&M has facelifted this model. I mean, it looks fresh and the boxiness has gone, which is really difficult to achieve from a design like the Logan's. It will be more apt for private buyers now who is looking for a robust, no-nonsense, spacious and efficient car.

Even I feel the prices should have been around 50k less.
raj_5004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th July 2012, 12:48   #47
Senior - BHPian
 
arnabchak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: MH-04
Posts: 1,319
Thanked: 1,084 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

A job well done.

The Logan/Verito boxiness is gone. However, some of my observations:

1) I may sound foolish here but the front grille some how reminds me of the long forgotten Daewoo Nexia!! I admit the Korean lines are simply too apparent.

2) The interiors with the dual tone looks better, though the AC controls does look a little tacky.

3) The PW switches find the rightful place, as do the wiper orientation.

4) Any changes to the instrument control/backlight or do they continue with the older Logan/Verito Orange lit console?

5) Loads of chrome--I love it!!

Would look forward to an official review soon as this is one of the major facelifts and not a facelift just for a name sake(aka Maruti Celebration Series)
arnabchak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2012, 00:36   #48
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ludhiana
Posts: 525
Thanked: 207 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

Really a nice attempt by Mahindra.
Atleast this move have gave them a serious presence in this segment or you can say a counter-attack on New DZire by Ford Classic TITANIUM on one side & by New Verito from another side.

Btw, like me how many of you guys think that New Verito has to be powered with Nissan Sunny/Renault Duster based 1.5l, 85 PS K9K engine to match the power & acceleration of its modern rivals. This can be offered on its top-end diesel variant also.
Since, Mahindra is already buying the engine from Renault & paying the Royality, so borrowing one may not be a much a tougher task.
CRtorquefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2012, 01:26   #49
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 376
Thanked: 81 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CRtorquefan View Post
Btw, like me how many of you guys think that New Verito has to be powered with Nissan Sunny/Renault Duster based 1.5l, 85 PS K9K engine to match the power & acceleration of its modern rivals. This can be offered on its top-end diesel variant also.
Im sure the chassis cant take the higher powered engine. Brakes would have to be upgraded and this would add to cost. Mahindra isnt really pitching this car as a must have mid size saloon, thus the reason it gets the lower spec engine, which IMO does a good enough job already.
Ford5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2012, 03:13   #50
BHPian
 
Off Roadie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 280
Thanked: 126 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

The centre console and power window switch placement looks better than the duster.
This is being judged from pictures only, if someone has seen both in flesh please do quote me and reply, I will be grateful.
Off Roadie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2012, 10:03   #51
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

Both happy and sad because of this news. Happy, because I really like the Verito and find that it is often underappreciated and bashed purely because of its taxi image. Sad because only a month ago I bought the (now) old version of the Verito. I really like the car, just miss these critical features (read power window switches). Wondering if Mahindra will do an upgrade of the interiors for older customers.
vogonjeltz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2012, 14:44   #52
BHPian
 
HorsPwr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bengaluru/NJ
Posts: 108
Thanked: 37 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

Quote:
Originally Posted by vogonjeltz View Post
Wondering if Mahindra will do an upgrade of the interiors for older customers.
Man !! You ought to feel bad now. Anyway, the pricing is definitely higher than when you bought it, I guess. That should be some consolation. How much did you pay for it OTR ??
HorsPwr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2012, 15:40   #53
Senior - BHPian
 
CARDEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NCR
Posts: 2,699
Thanked: 1,485 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

Mahindra Verito Refresh has been reviewed by ACI, & here is their review report:

New Mahindra Verito review, test drive | Review | Autocar India

Last edited by CARDEEP : 30th July 2012 at 15:42.
CARDEEP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30th July 2012, 17:04   #54
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 3
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

Quote:
Originally Posted by HorsPwr View Post
Man !! You ought to feel bad now. Anyway, the pricing is definitely higher than when you bought it, I guess. That should be some consolation. How much did you pay for it OTR ??
8.3L OTR was the final settlement. I checked the new version's pricing and the ex-showroom is 7.3L for the top end with alloys. That comes to around the same OTR. No consolation there either
vogonjeltz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2012, 18:14   #55
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ludhiana
Posts: 525
Thanked: 207 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Off Roadie
The centre console and power window switch placement looks better than the duster.
This is being judged from pictures only, if someone has seen both in flesh please do quote me and reply, I will be grateful.
Got the chance to check the New Verito D6 in flesh.

My reviews:
-Overall the car looked nice with excellent looking chrome strips in front radiator grille.
Headlamp design & detailing is also great with eyebrow-styled top indicator element & side dimples styled parking lamp element.
Tail-lamp design is also gorgeous with Polo/Vento-like opposing reflector elements(will post the pic of its later on).
In sum total all adding to its desirability quo.

-Interior ergonomics are also much improved now. They are contrastingly as comfortable as they were worst previously.

You sit on its driver's seat.
Lift your arm a 'cm' you're having an velvet lined Armrest.
Elevate your right hand by a bit, you'll be having an Illuminated set of all 4-power window swtiches.
Move your hand by an Inch or 2, you'll be having Central locking switch & power ORVM adjustment switch on dash.

-Central console switches & 2-Din music system is also good.
AC switches are relocated & are having Nice tactile feel.

-Headlamp leveling switch is now electronic-type.

-Fuel lid & bootlid switch are in 1-unit, like Dzire.
previously all those levers at all the extreme corners.

-Seat fabric is great with soft feel, imparts it a comfortable feel.

Myself being a proud owner of New Dzire ZDi, i've carefully observed the New Verito & liked it.
CRtorquefan is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2012, 18:25   #56
BHPian
 
rnidumolu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 219
Thanked: 80 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

I also had a chance to look the vehicle and do a test drive. The brakes of D4 are not confidence inspring but for D6 it is totally a different story. I felt very confident while braking and handling also is good. But this one is still lacking some features when compared to the competitors like ACC, Arm rest, rear air vents, sterring mounted audio controls etc. Also the OEM tyres are not of good quality is what I felt and need replacement immediately after delivery

Last edited by rnidumolu : 2nd August 2012 at 18:28.
rnidumolu is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd August 2012, 20:58   #57
Senior - BHPian
 
scopriobharath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,565
Thanked: 1,175 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

From an unbiased perpective, the design of verito somehow does not appeal to me. I will definetly choose a D'Zire over the verito with eyes closed. In fact the fiesta classic looks classier than the Verito.

The Interior looks good but especially the sterring wheel is a turn off for me. They should have given the XUV wheel or at least the Xylo's wheel to add class. The Legacy Logan wheel is too bland for me.

Secondly, the brand value D'Zire holds in a corporate is more than the image(Taxi) Verito (Logan) holds.

Maybe i am wrong - but this is my view.
scopriobharath is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 13:30   #58
BHPian
 
anoop.mathew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 85
Thanked: 26 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

I visited Maruti and Mahindra showrooms last weekend to see the new Dzire and Verito respectively. We went to the Mahindra showroom first and the entire family was impressed with the looks of the new Verito. They didn't have a new vehicle for a TD so we moved on to Maruti.

Here also, the Dzire TD vehicle was not available as it had gone for an event, but when we sat in the display car, it felt claustrophobic. This was in the workshop area, so I am guessing the hot environment emphasized this feeling.

Yesterday, I asked Mahindra (Sireesh Auto) for a test drive and specifically asked for the new version which they said could be provided. However, when it came, it was the first edition Verito . I took a drive anyway and felt that the clutch was hard, the steering heavy and interiors to be drab. Nevertheless, the car handled well and I didn't feel the lack of power. However, no addictive turbo rush either.

Today, to my pleasant surprise, Somesh from Sireesh Auto called up and said they have the new look D6 version ready for a test drive. Asked him to come immediately and so was the first person to do a TD with that dealership for the new Verito.

While the exteriors are now much better than the previous version, on an absolute scale I would still classify them as "Okay" only. But then again, the Dzire as well as Manza have their own quirks. I like the Etios proportions, but its interiors are just not acceptable. The Verito atleast is proportionate, and is now not as boxy as before.

Sitting in the new car, the interiors are immediately more appealing. The dash is an ivory colour with a black moulding on top to prevent reflections on the windshield. The Verito now has decent grab-handles rather than the moulded plastic hole it used to have before. The indicator and wiper switches are however on the wrong side, but that will get sorted in a few days of driving. The seat height is not adjustable, but it is already quite high and suits me at 5'8".

The music system works quite well and the USB and AUX work too. (Tried using my Blackberry and 1TB external HD in the USB slot, but both were not compatible). My 4GB Transcend was however recognized and started playing. The bass was quite boomy, so I checked the EQ and it was at maximum. Reduced it to 5/10 and the sound improved significantly. Treble was rendered quite well. (This is the same system as the Xylo, but as there is less space in the car, I think it sounds better than in the Xylo).

The Aux-In also rendered the music better than the Maruti. In the DZire, the FM Radio sounded really nice, but when I plugged in the Aux, it sounded very tinny with no bass. In the Verito, there was no significant difference between the Aux and Radio music.

Started the engine, engaged the clutch and immediately realized that the clutch was much smoother and didn't need much effort to use, unlike the previous version. The engine sounded more refined as well (or there is better NVH) and the steering is also much lighter. Power seemed more than adequate for a family car (had three adults inside). There is always the option of a Tuning box !

In the slightly hilly back country lanes behind Electronic City, I was able to test the handling and ride and am more than satisfied. Reversing is also easier than the Dzire as the rear view window and mirror are really large. The turning circle diameter is however 10.5m to the Dzire's 9.6m and you will need to do three point turns in roads less than 30 feet wide.

The alloys are only 14" and shod with JK Vectras (185/70 R14). I will probably change them to Michelins XM2+, but unfortunately can't upsize it without changing alloys as well (No 195 sizes for 14" rims).

In summary, I think the Verito D6 makes for a good family car, given that you're unlikely to get a Dzire ZDi for the next 12 months.

Have attached some pics as well (low quality,taken with mobile).
Attached Thumbnails
New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!-img2012080700390.jpg  

New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!-img2012080700389.jpg  

New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!-img2012080700388.jpg  

New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!-img2012080700387.jpg  

New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!-img2012080700386.jpg  


Last edited by anoop.mathew : 7th August 2012 at 13:53.
anoop.mathew is offline   (4) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 13:52   #59
Senior - BHPian
 
S_U_N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,781
Thanked: 380 Times
Default Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

^Thank you for sharing these real pictures.

There is a huge difference in the marketing brochure pictures and the ones above.
The car no longer looks good to me - with an overdose of chrome in the front.
S_U_N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th August 2012, 14:14   #60
Senior - BHPian
 
ghodlur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Thane
Posts: 5,041
Thanked: 2,086 Times
Red face Re: New Mahindra Verito launched! starts from 5.42 lakhs!

Quote:
Originally Posted by anoop.mathew View Post
The indicator and wiper switches are however on the wrong side, but that will get sorted in a few days of driving.
The turning circle diameter is however 10.5m to the Dzire's 9.6m and you will need to do three point turns in roads less than 30 feet wide.
Its a pity that Mahindra decided to stick with the erstwhile Renault type instruments on the wrong side for the Indian driving. The turning circle dia is horrendous, how did the Verito handle on the sharp curves then.

Except for an overdose of Chrome, there's nothing new in the new Verito that pulls it away from the taxi image. My personal opinion.
ghodlur is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mahindra Verito Vibe : Launched @ Rs. 5.63 - 6.49 lakhs parrys The Indian Car Scene 88 15th September 2016 11:49
Mahindra Verito Executive Edition launched sidindica The Indian Car Scene 23 27th January 2013 15:57
Mahindra Logan, now known as the "Mahindra Verito" (Pics on Pg 4) GTO The Indian Car Scene 134 23rd November 2011 14:32
Report & Pics: Volvo S60 Launched in Mumbai. Starts @ Rs. 27 lakhs Stratos The Indian Car Scene 17 26th March 2011 21:36
Class Starts Early; Indigo CS launched; starts at 3.79lac jkdas The Indian Car Scene 208 28th May 2008 18:53


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:01.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks