Mahindra Marazzo has been getting good response lately. The MUV checks all the checkboxes and is all round a good package. While Marazzo had everything an MUV needs it was lacking an 8-seat configuration in the top variant. Also with the newly launched Ertiga, the competition has been heating up.
So, Mahindra has introduced an eight-seater variant of the top spec M8 variant of the Marazzo. While 8-seat configuration was available in the lower trims, the top spec variant had to do with 7-seats. Now, you can get the fully loaded Marazzo with eight seats, it costs around Rs 8,000 more than the equivalent seven-seater model.
Veejay Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, said, “The globally engineered Marazzo has generated a lot of interest among buyers. This is due to its unique architecture that offers the best of both worlds in the form of car-like ride and handling coupled with the toughness and stability of body-on-frame construction. The inclusion of the 8-seater option on the top-end M8 variant will further widen the Marazzo’s appeal”
The M8 variant is the top spec variant with all the bells and whistles. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, cornering lamps, cruise control, a cooled glovebox, a reverse parking camera with adaptive guidelines and window-mounted sunshades in the second-row passengers.
Powering the Marazzo is a 1.5-litre diesel mill churning out 121bhp of power and 300 Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. There’s no automatic variant on offer yet. Marazzo gets dual front airbags, ABS, brake assist, EBD as the standard and four disc brakes as standard.
The new Marazzo M8 8-seater will be priced Rs 8,000 more which is Rs 13.98 lakhs (ex-showroom pan India). Some Mahindra dealerships have already started selling the model, while other dealership will follow soon. The Marazzo competes with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova.
We had the chance to drive the Marazzo M8(7-seat variant) across the beautiful land of Bhutan. And it stood up as a great companion throughout the journey. You can check out our travelogue here.