Mahindra & Mahindra’s all-new MPV – Marazzo – is all set to hit Indian roads on September 3, 2018. Based on an all-new platform, this premium MPV will be stacked up against the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta. The former will see a generation during this Diwali season. While the base variant of the Mahindra Marazzo will take on the Ertiga, the range-topping model will be put up against the Innova Crysta.
With such an interesting positioning in the segment, the Mahindra Marazzo is likely to come with competitive pricing. It might also undercut both of its competitors. Speculations suggest that the prices of the MPV will start from Rs 10 lakh and go up to Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
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The diesel version of the Toyota Innova Crysta comes in the price range of Rs 15.46 lakh – Rs 21.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The upcoming new-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, on the other hand, is expected to be priced between Rs 7 lakh – Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). If the Mahindra Marazzo launched in such a competitive price range, it will surely make a good choice for buyers who are looking for a feature-packed yet affordable 7/8-seater family car.
Mahindra confirmed that the Marazzo will be offered with an all-new diesel engine only. Reports suggest that it could a 1.5L turbocharged motor developed jointly by Mahindra and SsangYong. The power and torque outputs of this oil burner will stand at 121bhp and 300Nm respectively.
It’s arch rivals – the Ertiga and the Innova Crysta – come with both petrol and diesel engine options. The new Ertiga is likely to carried over the existing 1.3L Multijet diesel motor that’s good for 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. That means, the Marazzo will be more powerful and torqueier than the Maruti Ertiga.
The Toyota Innova Crysta, on the other hand, will certainly have an upper hand. It comes with two diesel powertrains – a 2.4L and a 2.8L – producing 148bhp and 171.5bhp respectively. However, the Mahindra Marazzo is likely to be more frugal than the Innova Crysta that delivers mileage between 13.68kmpl (2.4L) – 11.36kmpl (2.8L).