The Mahindra Verito CS and the Reva NXR E20 were both expected to arrive before the end of 2012. However, M&M delayed the launch of both the models and now the chief executive of their automotive division, Mr Pravin Shah, has confirmed that both will be available by the end of this quarter.
The sub-four meter Mahindra Verito has been caught testing few times; it is basically a chopped version of the Verito sedan with a smaller boot. It is expected to carry the design cues of the facelift Verito, which was introduced in August. However, the styling at the rear might be altered a bit in relation with change of proportions. The Verito CS will also be powered by the highly efficient 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine developing 65bhp and 160Nm, sourced from Renault. The compact Verito will compete mainly with the Indigo CS with prices starting around Rs 4.75 lakh.
The Reva NXR E20 (E-two-oh) is the new bigger electric car from Mahindra’s subsidiary. Styled by DC Designs, the E20 will have more space, longer range, better speed and more features than the current Revai. The prices are also expected to be a bit high, as government subsidy for electric cars is still not in place. The NXR E20 can be recharged quickly and is an ideal for city commutes due to its low running costs. The starting price of this new electric car is expected to be around Rs 5 lakh.