Launched on 3rd September, the Mahindra Marazzo has been clocking decent sales numbers, which means it could be a potent rival to the new Maruti Ertiga
The Mahindra Marazzo has bagged more than 10,000 orders in just 45 days of its launch. This makes it one of the most popular models in the MPV space. The latest model from the country’s highly popular UV manufacturer has been on sale at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh. It’s also the most advanced product we’ve seen from Mahindra so far. Last we checked, it commanded up to 45 days of a waiting period.
While the Mahindra Marazzo has been selling in large quantities, the company seems to be wishing for even higher success. By the beginning of the next fiscal, it is hoping to start clocking sales of 7,000 units a month. The manufacturer has informed us that it can quickly ramp up the production in case the demand for its new MPV rises.
Earlier this year, Dr Pawan Goenka, the Managing Director at Mahindra & Mahindra’s automotive division told us that his company targets a minimum combined monthly sales average of 8.500 units from the Marazzo, S201 (upcoming Maruti Vitara Brezza-rival), and the XUV700.
The Mahindra Marazzo is powered by an all-new 1.5-litre turbo-diesel motor that outputs a maximum power of 121 bhp @ 3,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 300 Nm between 1,750 rpm and 2,500 rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission and delivers an ARAI-rated mileage of 17.3 km/l.
The Mahindra Marazzo has a one-of-its-kind construction with a ladder-on-frame chassis and a front wheel drive configuration along with a transversely-mounted engine. The benefit of this patented architecture is that the company can achieve the ruggedness associated with a frame chassis along with a low and a flat floor typical of a monocoque.
The Mahindra Marazzo has a shark-inspired design which has come from the company’s design centre in Mumbai and renowned car designer Pininfarina. The MPV is the first-ever model to have been co-developed by the Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai, India, and Mahindra North American Technical Centra (MNATC) in Michigan, USA.