Spotted this outside a Mahindra outlet during our midnight sojourn to the Twenty Four Seven in Gurgaon. The so called 'new' sub-4 meter satch (Sedan + hatch) from Mahindra. Called the Verito Vibe, also called the Renault Logan in other countries. Why sub 4 meter? Well there is a 12% reduction in duty on vehicles that are below 4000 mm in length and have a engine that sub 1.2 litre in petrol and 1.5 (IIRC) in diesel. This effort is to match those requirements and compete with the likes of the Swift Dzire, the Xylo Quanto, Polo, Figo and even the much awaited Ford EcoSport comes in at under 4000 mm. Interiors have been taken over from the Logan/Verito, however are a better shade of grey than the beige that was used earlier in the Logan. Seats are wide, and look quite flat to be honest. Interior space has been a USP of the Verito/Logan, and minimal changes to the cabin ensure that it carries on to the Vibe as well. The rear seat angle does look really comfortable. This being the top model, I miss an arm rest in the middle. This angle reminds me so much of the Ford Focus when it had been launched. The rear is a love-hate relation. However one good thing that Mahindra has done is to ensure the boxy-ness styling of the Verito. Thankfully they have not tried at rounding off anything or giving the car any curves. The high mounted number plate with the black cladding in the middle of the bumper does give it a sporty rear. The lip bulge on the boot also adds to this effect. Smart alloy wheels remind one of the Alfa Romeo/Fiat style of wheels. But definitely refreshing. However don't gel that well with the whole design of the vehicle. Mahindra's new font for their Name. The rear is a better sight than the front. Three headrests indicate Mahindra's intention of selling this as a comfortable 5 seater, which many other cars in this segment cannot. However the interior space and width of the Logan/Verito/Vibe allow for 3 abreast seating with ease. Provision for rear speakers, heated rear windshield. Usable parcel shelf. Not bad, Not bad at all. However a rear wiper is a serious omission since nearly all the other vehicles in the segment have it. Is it just me, or are the panel gaps quite a bit? Coming back to a familiar front The dull grey effect works really well. This Hatch will look cool in White/Pearl White or Black/Grey. View from the passenger's side. If you notice, both front seats are pretty reclined and all the way rearward. Notice cup holder for the rear and decent leg room. The Black cladding on the rear spoiler. This is begging for a dual exhaust A final Parting shot!