Mahindra Verito Vibe, the compact saloon based on the full sized Verito, will be launched tomorrow. The Verito Vibe launch only remains a formality since images of the hatchback-like sedan have been out in the open for quite some time now.
The sole reason behind the introduction of Verito Vibe is to bring down cost by accommodating it in the sub-4 meter category, which exempts it from extra tax. The length reduction has been achieved by Mahindra by simply getting rid of the boot.
As a result of losing its rear end the Vibe looks odd from when looked at from behind, which will take some getting used to. The rear features a pair of tail light that extends all the way up to the roof, on the C-pillar. Besides the odd looking rear end the Vibe shares the rest of its body parts with the Verito full length sedan.
Verito Vibe will continue to use the Renault K9K 1.5 litre diesel engine, but could deliver slightly better mileage due to lowered body weight. Upon launch Verito Vibe will have to compete against Tata Indica, which despite being a hatchback, offers similar interior space. Expect Mahindra to price the Verito Vibe around INR 5.5 lakhs.