According to AutoCarIndia, Mahindra and Mahindra plans to launch a sub-four-metre version of the Verito saloon (popularly known as Mahindra Verito CS) by early-2013. This version will enable Mahindra to measure up for excise duty SOP on cars, which will help them offer a competitive price on the car. Once launched, the Verito CS will compete with the new Maruti Dzire and Tata Indigo eCS in the market.
The Verito CS is speculated to sport styling cues similar to the recently facelifted Verito and also a bit alteration in the front bumper to differentiate it from the elder sibling. The car will lose its most of the boot space compared to current fully sized model when its length is reduced to 4 meters. And it will get a shorter boot lid and reworked tail section. However, the basic structure will remain same.
Unlike the existing-Verito which comes powered by a Renault 1.5 DCi CRDi diesel and 1.4 MPFI petrol engines. The Verito CS will come with only a single diesel engine option – The 1.5-litre K9K turbo diesel engine that is already tried and test in other prominent cars like Nissan Micra, Nissan Sunny, Nissan Evalia, Renault Duster, Renault Pulse, Renault Scala, Renault Fluence and Mahindra Verito.
What we say? We speculate the Mahindra Verito CS can cut cost to 10 percent excise bracket, hence Mahindra Verito can costs Rs 30,000 – Rs 50,000 lesser than existing models.
Source – AutoCarIndia