Mahindra has finally launched the Marazzo MPV at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). It is Mahindra’s answer to the upcoming second-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the long-running sales champion, the Toyota Innova Crysta. The Mahindra Marazzo is among three products that the homegrown carmaker has in store for us this year. Post its launch, it will introduce the S201 sub-4m SUV and the rebadged version of the second-gen SsangYong G4 Rexton.
|MAHINDRA MARAZZO||PRICE (EX-SHOWROOM, INDIA)|
|M2||Rs 9.99 lakh|
|M4||Rs 10.95 lakh|
|M6||Rs 12.40 lakh|
|M8||Rs 13.90 lakh|
The Marazzo is offered with seven seats as standard. However, if you need to carry an additional passenger, you only need to shell out Rs 5,000 more for the eight-seater version. That said, the eight-seater configuration is only available with the mid-spec M4 and M6 variants.
For now, the Marazzo can only be had with a diesel engine. However, it will get a petrol engine, which is still under development, post the implementation of BSVI emission norms. Contradicting earlier reports, the Mahindra Marazzo is a body-on-frame offering like its sibling, the Scorpio and TUV range, along with its primary rival, the Toyota Innova Crysta.
Powering the new MPV is a brand new 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine. However, don’t be fooled by the engine’s displacement. It’s quite a powerhouse developing 121PS of max power and 300Nm of peak torque. For now, the engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The carmaker says it will add an automatic option once BSVI emission norms come into place. Unlike other body-on-frame offerings which pack a longitudinally-mounted motor and are rear-wheel driven, the Marazzo’s 1.5-litre engine is transversely mounted and drives the front wheels. The diesel engine returns an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 17.6kmpl.
The Marazzo is a feature-rich vehicle with the talking point being its roof-mounted ‘surround-cool’ air-conditioning system for the second and third row. It is a proper air conditioning system with separate evaporator coil and blower unit and isn’t a blower that sucks air from the front. Like the XUV500, it gets a 7-inch touchscreen unit with Android Auto. Mahindra says Apple CarPlay will be introduced at a later stage.
Also on offer are engine push-button start-stop, cruise control, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps and leatherette upholstery, among others. As for safety, the Marazzo packs dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, all-four disc brakes and Isofix child-seat mounts.
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