Mahindra launched the much awaited Mahindra Marazzo on September 3rd. The spy shots of this car made its rounds on the internet for the past few days. This got many people excited about this MPV from Mahindra. Mahindra has priced the Marazzo at an extremely competitive base price of Rs 10 lakh. This car will compete against more expensive cars like Innova Crysta, Tata Hexa, and Maruti Ertiga.
Mahindra Marazzo Engine and Development
Mahinda’s R&D center in Chennai developed the Marazzo along with the engineering teams at its North-American unit and Italian design house Pininfarina. The car is running on a new 1.5-liter diesel engine. This in-house motor by Mahindra produces 123 PS and 300 Nm of torque. Most noteworthy is the claimed fuel efficiency of 17.6kmpl.
Currently, the Mahindra Marazzo is only available in a 6-speed manual transmission configuration. Mahindra will maybe add an automatic variant later, most probably with the petrol variant.
Mahindra is trying to market the Marazzo as a premium segment car and hence has loaded it with features. The top spec model gets LED DRLs, projector headlamps with a follow-me-home feature, and cornering lamps. It also runs on 17-inch machined alloy wheels. It also sports a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, reverse parking camera, automatic climate control, cooled glovebox with illumination.
Air-con vents are provided along the entire length of the interior roof which provides sufficient cooling for the spacious cabin. The instrument cluster is a semi-digital unit. It features a digital MID unit that displays all the necessary information.
The Mahindra Marazzo is available in 4 configurations – M2, M4, M6, M8. Prices start at Rs 9.99 lakh all the way up to Rs 13.9 lakh. These prices are for the 7 seater model and the 8 seater costs Rs 5,000 more. Mahindra is also focussing on safety with the Marazzo. It gets dual airbags and ABS as standard. Mahindra also claims that the Marazzo has the best in class cabin noise control. Passengers will barely be able to hear the diesel engine inside.
The Marazzo is currently available only in a diesel engine trim. Mahindra will release a petrol engine by 2020 when the BS6 engine norms are in place. Above all, with an extremely competitive pricing, the Marazzo cripples the competition, Tata Hexa, and the Toyota Innova by a respectable margin. The closest competitor for the Marazzo is the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Also, Maruti is also expected to release a new Ertiga soon.
Mahindra will also launch a new SUV soon based on the Ssangyong Rexton. Later it also has plans to launch a mini-SUV to compete against Maruti Suzuki Brezza and the Hyundai Creta.
Mahindra’s sales figures in the first part of this fiscal year are up by 4%. Mahindra expects that new product launches like the Marazzo will only boost this number up higher.
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