Mahindra Verito 1.5 D6 BS-IV - Design Review
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Design Review of Mahindra Verito 1.5 D6 BS-IV
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The Verito is a re-badged Renault Logan
Ever since its launch back in 2007, the Mahindra Renault Logan was a mixed bag of low-cost components and a mediocre design statement packaged together as a part of a noteworthy engineering effort. Let me explain what I mean through the course of this review. Look at the car from any angle and the classic match-box shape and straight lines make the Verito look out of place in the current crop of cars that bow down to the aerodynamic hoopla. Especially after testing the ‘fluidic’ Verna and the Verito back to back, the Mahindra looks so sharp that it makes you feel like the car was designed solely with a ruler and a knife.
The Verito retains the Logan’s trapezoidal headlights. The front end though, gets restyled fog lights which give the bumper a more pronounced look. The front grille has been slightly redesigned to hoist the Mahindra logo and thankfully, doesn’t bring in the ‘bunny-tooth’ treatment from the Mahindra SUVs. The addition of chrome garnished roof rails adds a hint of sportiness to the Verito but doesn’t hamper the car’s wide-body image.
The triangular taillights are here to stay but are now complemented with a boot lip spoiler and a chrome brace for the Mahindra logo. These elements add some substance to the boot which otherwise looked too flat and empty on the older Logan. The Verito’s side profile looks well balanced and the 14-inch wheels fill the wheel wells well. The doors now get a plastic cladding on the lower section – which again looks old school in the era of flame surfacing, but I’m not complaining.
First Published on 04:06 pm, July 11, 2011