Mahindra Marazzo interior is expectedly premium in nature and has industry-first surround cool technology with roof-mounted AC
Mahindra Marazzo is making all the right waves since the brand took to the stage to officially reveal the nomenclature of its upcoming MPV. Confirmed to be offered in seven- and eight-seat configurations, it is the most premium MPV ever to come out of Mahindra’s stable.
The Marazzo name, derived from Basque a sublanguage of Spanish, means Shark as the MPV takes plenty of design details inspired from the fish. For instance, the influence of Shark can be observed on the headlamps and tail section, while the interior is no exception to that strategy.
The Shark inspired tooth grille, sleek headlamps and a busy bumper section come courtesy of the collaboration with Mahindra North America Technical Centre in Michigan and design inputs from Italian design house Pininfarina. The largest UV maker in the country has said that the Marazzo won’t replace any model in the lineup.
Based on a new platform, it is claimed to have quietest cabin in its class and industry-first surround cool technology with roof-mounted AC indicate the intentions of Mahindra to rival against the top-selling Toyota Innova Crysta premium MPV, as well as top-end variants of new-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
The MPV, that took 4 years and over 1,000 man-hours to develop, also comes with a lightweight 1.5-litre diesel engine. It is good enough to generate 121 horsepower and 300 Nm of peak torque, mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard. With an automatic ‘box as option, it could become the first 4×4 MPV in its class as well.
Thus far, we have not had any detailed discussions on the Marazzo’s interior except for some teaser images. Worry not, as a new image sheds lights on what features inside the cabin. It comprises of a regular three-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls and a blue-backlit instrument cluster complementing the large MID.
The speedometer and tachometer have white fonts with blue highlights as well. Right in the middle of the centre console lies a touchscreen infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and it will likely enable dynamic guide lines for reversing. The seat upholstery is finished in premium material as well.
Below the entertainment display, you could easily see the various controls for air conditioning including automatic climate control system. The black and beige two-tone interior theme of the dashboard (with interesting 3D motif) and glovebox is separated by silver accents.
The Mahindra Marazzo will go on sale next month and will offer dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. It is part of three new launches planned before the end of this year as the Marazzo will be accompanied by a compact S201 SUV and the Fortuner-rivalling rebadged version of SsangYong G4 Rexton codenamed Y400.