The highly awaited Mahindra Marazzo MPV has been launched in India with prices starting at Rs. 9.99 lakh, going up to Rs. 13.90 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom). The Marazzo is Mahindra's largest passenger vehicle yet, and features a completely new engine and platform. The Marazzo is available in four variants and distinguishes itself as one of the few vehicles to get a body-on-frame architecture with a transverse-mounted engine that sends power to the front wheels. The unique combination, Mahindra says has been intended to offer the best of both worlds on the passenger vehicle. The Mahindra Marazzo is first of the three all-new launches planned for this fiscal and will compete with a host of offerings including the Tata Hexa, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Renault Lodgy, Toyota Innova Crystal and the likes.
The Mahindra Marazzo takes inspiration from the shark in its design and influences of the same can be seen across the car. This prominently includes the grille, taillight and the shark fin antenna on the MPV. The model also comes with projector lens headlamps with cornering function, LED fog lamps, LED DRLs, diamond-cut alloy wheels and more. The tall stance will make for ample of cabin space in the model.
Inside, the cabin of the new Mahindra Marazzo takes a more clear and clutter-free approach in design. The dashboard comes with a piano black and beige finish, multi-function steering wheel, dual-pod instrument cluster, and the aircraft style handbrake. The top variants will get premium beige leather upholstered seats and will be available in an option of 7- or 8-seats. Positioned as a premium offering, the Marazzo will be available with a host of features including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, auto climate control, Mahindra Telematics, Android Auto and more. The MPV also comes with roof mounted air-con vent system for more effective cooling, which is a segment first.
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Under the bonnet, Mahindra will employ the newly developed 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Mahindra Marazzo MPV. The new motor is tuned to churn out 121 bhp at 3500 rpm and 300 Nm of peak torque between 1750 and 2500 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission sending power to the front wheels. There won't be an All-Wheel Drive variant on offer.
The Mahindra Marazzo is offered in four trims and while the pricing is introductory, it is competitive. The MPV has been developed by Mahindra's North American Technical Center in collaboration with the Mahindra Research Valley based out of Chennai. Design inputs have also come from Pininfarina and Mahindra Design Center.
Here are the Live Updates from the new Mahindra Marazzo MPV launch: