With Shark inspired exterior design, the Mahindra Marazzo boasts a premium cabin with packed features list and a new diesel engine
Mahindra offers the Marazzo in both seven- and eight-seat configurations with slight difference in price between them. Taking a whole lot of design inspiration from Shark, the Marazzo is part of the new product lineup Mahindra has been working over the last few years, as the market is largely impacted by the switch from traditional boxy SUVs.
The recent crop of compact SUVs did take a toll on the largest passenger UV maker in the country but Mahindra has proved that it is not far off the competition, courtesy of the recently launched Marazzo MPV, and it boasts several class-leading features like ‘Surround Cool’ roof-mounted AC and second row sunshade.
The Marazzo does offer an appreciable package of features and has been receiving good bookings across the authorised dealerships. We talked to several dealers and they confirmed of the matter while stating that “it is going to be another big hit for Mahindra after XUV500 in our product lineup”.
Competing against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which is soon getting an overhauled new generation, and the Toyota Innova Crysta, the Marazzo has been priced diligently between Rs. 9.99 lakh and Rs. 13.90 lakh (ex-showroom, introductory prices) in four variants.
It is important to note that the Marazzo has wider stance and longer wheelbase than the Innova Crysta providing better cabin space while sitting in a substantially lesser price range. The vehicle with the largest footprint in Mahindra’s portfolio enables a range of exterior and interior accentuating customisation packages.
Sold in a choice of six colours, the Marazzo is based on a new hybrid platform taking advantages of the ladder frame and monocoque constructions. The MPV extracts energy from a brand new 1.5-litre four-cylinder transversely-mounted diesel engine that produces 121 hp at 3,500 rpm and 300 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm.
The powertrain is connected to a six-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels. The D15 engine is lighter and claimed to return fuel economy of 17.60 kmpl. Claimed to have the quietest cabin in its class, the Marazzo has premium interior with high quality finish and a large seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Capsense technology.
Other main features are Eco Mode, Voice-Controlled functions, Digisense technology, cruise control, “aircraft-inspired” parking brake lever, chrome garnished AC vents, 17-inch machine cut alloy wheels, leatherette seats and eight-way adjustable driver seat.