Mahindra has finally launched the much-awaited Marazzo premium MPV in the Indian market. The Marazzo name is derived from the Spanish word ‘Marrazo’, which means a shark and the vehicle design is also inspired from a shark. This model also previews the company’s future design language, which will also be offered in the future Mahindra UVs and SUVs. Here we bring you 10 new facts about the upcoming Mahindra Marazzo –
– 7 and 8 seater
The new premium MPV is claimed to have the largest foot-print from Mahindra portfolio, which translates into a spacious cabin. The new Marazzo MPV is available with two seating layouts – 7 and 8 seater. While the 7-seat model gets captain seats for second row passengers, the 8-seat model gets bench seats for second and third row.
– All-New Platform
The new model is developed on Mahindra’s all-new platform, which will also underpin the company’s future models. It is the first model in automobile industry to have a front-wheel-drive layout on a ladder frame chassis. The company said that this platform will be used to develop future luxury cars.
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– Developed by Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre & Mahindra Research Valley Chennai
The Mahindra Marazzo is a globally developed product, which is developed by an engineering collaboration between Mahindra Research Valley Chennai and Mahindra North American Technical Centre. This suggests that the vehicle is developed keeping global markets in mind, and will eventually go on sale in select international markets as well.
– Designed By Pininfarina
This premium MPV has been designed by the Mahindra Design Studios with the help of Mahindra-owned Italian design house, Pininfarina. It is the brand’s first model to get an all-new design language, which will be used in future products as well. Also See Upcoming Mahindra Cars
– Design highlights
The new Mahindra Marazzo comes with all-new design, which is inspired from a Shark. Some of the design elements include shark-teeth like grille with chrome treatment, projector headlamps with LED, sculpted bonnet, shorter overhangs, split radiator air-intakes, new fog lamps, blacked out B and C pillars, chrome window trim and door handles, striking tail-lamps inspired from the tail of a shark and a shark-fin inspired antenna.
– Industry first Roof-mounted surround air conditioning
The new Marazzo MPV comes equipped with Industry first roof-mounted air conditioning console, which is designed to give 360 degree cooling. The company claims that this system will give effective and even cooling; however, it will miss out on sunroof option. Also See – Mahindra S201 | Mahindra SsangYong Rexton
– Premium interior
Besides industry first roof-mounted surround air con, the new Marazzo comes equipped with several high-end comfort and convenience features. The MPV gets leather seats, leather upholstery for gearbox, steering and door panels, and newly developed futuristic purple colour illumination. The MPV will also get the brand’s latest infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering mounted audio controls, cruise control, automatic climate controls, etc.
– New 1.5l diesel engine
With Marazzo, Mahindra introduced an all-new 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is co-developed by Mahindra and SsangYong engineers. Paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox, this engine churns out a maximum power output of 121bhp and a peak torque of 300Nm This engine is claimed to be lighter and more fuel efficient. It also comes with excellent sound proofing with low on noise and vibration.
– Petrol Version Not Coming Before 2020
The Marazzo is currently available in diesel version only. Mahindra has confirmed that the petrol version will come, but it will not happen before 2020. The Marazzo petrol model will have BSVI compliant engine.
– Positioned Between Ertiga & Innova
The homegrown UV maker has priced this MPV aggressively. Available in 4 trim levels – M2, M4, M6 & M8 – the new Marazzo is priced between Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 13.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India). In terms of pricing, the new MPV is positioned right between the Maruti Ertiga and Toyota Innova. While the base variants will challenge the Ertiga, the top-end model will lock horn with the Toyota Innova Crysta.