Looking to enhance its position in the entry level sedan segment, auto major Mahindra & Mahindra today launched a new version of its Verito priced between Rs 5.27 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The car will be available in both petrol and diesel options and will take on Maruti Suzuki's DZire and Toyota Kirloskar Motor's Etios. DZire is currently available between Rs 4.88 lakh and Rs 7.35 lakh, while Etios is sold at Rs 5.14-8.23 lakh.
While the petrol variant powered by a 1.4 litre engine is priced at Rs 5.27 lakh and Rs 5.49 lakh for the two options, the diesel variant coming with 1.5 litre engine has three options priced between Rs 6.26 lakh and Rs 7.14 lakh
The new Verito is more expensive by Rs 7,000 to Rs 19,000 across different variants than earlier model.
M&M had taken licence from its erstwhile joint venture partner Renault to manufacture and sell sedan Logan in the Indian market when their association ended in 2010. Later, in April 2011 the company had relaunched the car and renamed it as Verito.
The new Verito continues with the 75PS petrol and 65PS diesel engines.
The interiors boast of a two-tone upholstery, electrically controlled rear view mirrors, repositioned power window switches on the door panel, 2-DIN music system with CD/MP3/USB/Aux-in compatibility and new AC control switches.