Mahindra Verito Vibe versus Hyundai i20

Verito is a professionally designed car that is positioned somewhere between a hatch and sedan and is actually a hatch. From the front the car resembles the Verito with slight modifications in head light console. The grille in the front portion contributes a fair deal to the trendy image. An interesting feature is the black shade on the roof rails which is identical to that found in its elder sibling. The Vibe is artistically designed into a three box structure that from the side angle resembles a miniature car. From the cars’ profile it is pretty evident that the car is built with large boot area. The tail lights at the rear are designed to perfection and make the car appear classy from all angles.

Mahindra Verito Vibe Blue

The interiors in the most loaded model is designed with dual theme, the seats are designed with premium upholstery. The interior volume is abundant to enjoy a comfortable and relaxed drive experience. One interior feature that offers stiff competition is the boot volume at 350 liters which makes this an ideal vacation car. Some of the other interesting interior fitments are world class two Din music devise, power windows and standard safety features for optimum protection such as EBD, ABS and air bag in driver’s compartment. For an interesting piece of information the boot area is higher than even one of the top sellers in India Swift Dzire designed by Maruti Suzuki.

The Vibe is constructed with a powerful 1.5 liter engine with advanced K9K technology that churns impressive efficiencies of 160Nm peak torque and 65bhp highest power. The car is a sure shot winner in terms of mileage as well at 21 kpl and priced at Rs 4.5 to 6.5 lakhs.

The i20 is one of the most popular sedan models of Hyundai; the car is known to have replaced the trendy Getz. In terms of design the car is splashed with artistic influences from European styles. The car is splashed with inventive curves that flow through the entire segment of the car. The eye catchy design is contributed by the robust design of waist circumference and five spoke wheels carved with pristine alloy material.

2012 Hyundai i20

The interiors are designed to offer a royal atmosphere with audio devises mounted to steering wheel, there is a fuel reading devise, world class music system with USB facilities. There is a glove compartment and cup holders; the space offered by interiors is enormous with sufficient leg, head and knee room.

The i20 is built with a powerful 1.4 liter engine with the advanced common rail direct engine technology inserted with sixteen valves that churns impressive efficiencies of 22Nm peak torque and highest power of 89 bhp.  The mileage offered is 16.2 km and priced at Rs 4.8 to 7.8 lakhs.

In terms of design the i20 is a more interesting product especially for those who are into car designs. In terms of interiors both cars are on par, Vibe over powers the i20 in terms of mileage which makes a more value for money product compared to i20. The Vibe is a more worthy purchase in terms of engine efficiency as well.

The i20 is a good buy for ideal city drive conditions and Vibe is more reliable for frequent long distance travels.

This post was written by

Pavan Kumar – who has written posts on Mahindra cars unofficial news site.

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