The Mahindra Marazzo MPV will be launched in India on September 3, 2018. This is an all-new vehicle and is built on the same chassis as the Scorpio. It is not a replacement for the Xylo MPV as well. There will be at least five trims on offer. Deliveries are expected to start within a week or so after sales commence.
Mahindra says that the Marazzo name means shark in the Basque language. The vehicle’s design is inspired by the shark. This is also the first time Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre as well as Research Valley in Chennai have cordinated for a project. The Mahindra Marazzo has been designed by the company’s Kandivali studio and by Pininfarina. Production of the MPV has already started at Mahindra’s Nashik facility.
Features of the Mahindra Marazzo
While the list isn’t out yet, the bits and glimpses we got at the name unveil suggest that the top trims will be fully loaded. This means automatic climate control with AC vents for the second and third row positioned on the roof. It is also a unique air-conditioning system in the sense that the air flow will be towards the sides. Leatherette seats will be offered too. Speaking of which, the Mahindra MPV will come with seven and eight seater configurations. The upholstery will be a mix of beige and black. A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system will also be provided. It will have most of the features as found in the bigger XUV500, however, Apple CarPlay too will be included here.
The wheelbase of the Mahindra Marazzo is claimed to be the highest amongst all passenger vehicles made by the maker. Externally, we believe the Marazzo will get 16-inch wheels as standard with 17-inchers being available on the top end trims. The vehicle will also get LED DRLs with projector headlights.
The Marazzo will use an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine. It is rumoured that this motor will produce 120PS of power and 300Nm. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It is likely that at a later stage an automatic will also be introduced. Depending on demand, a new petrol engine with a manual transmission will also be launched later. The Marazzo will be a 2WD vehicle only unlike the Hexa which gets 4WD. The competition for the Mahindra Marazzo will be the all-new Maruti Ertiga, the Toyota Innova and the Tata Hexa.
The starting price of the Mahindra Marazzo will be around Rs 10 lakh. If it goes any lower than this, then the automaker has got a sure shot winner on its hands. The top end trim will cost around Rs 18 lakh, on-road.