Is Mahindra Verito CS a sedan or hatch?

Mahindra is busy testing their Verito CS, as it gets ready to be displayed at company showrooms by the end of March 2013. From the spy shots of new Compact Sedan, we wonder is it really a sedan?

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This vehicle was seen testing and was evident that it will come in under 4m in length so as to take advantage of lower excise duties, resulting in more competitive pricing. Verito CS was spotted with an interesting rear tail light assembly which appears to be a few inches taller than glass of the car.

Mahindra Verito CS looks more like a compact hatchback, though offering additional boot space as compared to a normal hatchback. Spotted on test by Team-BHP, the upcoming model was seen with a new front grille with slats similar to those seen on M&M XUV500. Its tail lamp too is relocated on either side of a steep sloping rear windshield while license plate is situated on the boot lid. Rear window is fitted with plastic cladding.

Verito CS’s engine will most likely be a Renault 1.5 liter K9K diesel engine which produces 65 bhp. Mahindra Verito CS will probably come out only as a diesel variant, due to the fact that Mahindra does not have a 1.2 liter petrol engine suited to a sub 4 meter vehicle. Pricing will be announced closer to launch date. What do you think, is it a sedan, or a hatch?

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