Its been a few months since the launch of the Marazzo and while sales have remained steady, the MPV is in news for another good reason. The Mahindra Marazzo has received a four star crash safety rating in tests conducted by Global NCAP today. Mahindra offers the Marazzo with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child anchorages as well as driver seat belt reminder as standard. This is also the first Mahindra to get a four star safety rating. Previously, cars like the Scorpio received a zero rating with respect to safety.
How did the Mahindra Marazzo get such a good crash rating then?
The very fact that all essential safety features are standard, ensured this. This has helped the MPV to achieve four stars in Adult Occupant Protection and two stars for Child Occupant Protection. Mahindra, at the launch press conference, also mentioned that the vehicle has been built keeping upcoming crash norms in mind. The aforementioned result is valid for all Marazzo units produced from November 16th, 2018.
GNCAP says that, “The model offers good protection for both adult head and neck, marginal protection for the driver chest and adequate protection for passenger chest. The pedals showed some risk for the lower legs due to their displacement. The 18 month old child dummy received good protection while the 3 year old child passenger showed high readings in chest and head exposure.”
The Marazzo is available only with a 123PS/300Nm diesel engine. This engine is paired with a slick 6-speed gearbox. The MPV is a front wheel drive vehicle and boasts an impressive 17kmpl fuel efficiency. While sales have been hovering around a steady 3k units per month, it is likely that with this news, they will increase. The Marazzo competes with the Ertiga and lower variants of the Toyota Innova Crysta.