Mahindra sold 3,206 units of Marazzo in December compared to 3,387 units the previous month; more than 13,000 units retailed in its first four months
Mahindra has managed to sell 3,206 units of Marazzo in December 2018. The MPV registered negative 5 per cent month-on-month growth as the company sold 3,387 units in November 2018. The sales difference is marginal and it will take some time for the MPV sales to be stable as the launch took place in September 2018.
The MPV segment is registering good growth on the back of new launches as Maruti Suzuki introduced the new generation of Ertiga in November. The sales momentum is expected to continue in 2019 also as Renault is planning to launch a new MPV while Mahindra is currently working on a new petrol engine for Marazzo.
The diesel automatic variant is also expected to be introduced by the end of 2019 or early 2020 as they are waiting for the new BSVI regulations. The Marazzo is powered by a newly developed 1.5 L diesel engine, which requires only a minor software update to meet the upcoming BSVI norms and it will be used in the upcoming XUV300 also.
This engine puts out 123 PS of power at 3,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm. The power is sent to front wheels via 6-speed manual transmission. According to ARAI, the Marazzo return 17.6 kmpl and the company has focused on refinement as they have used crank-offset technology to reduce vibrations by 38 per cent.
The Marazzo is also the first vehicle to come with a transverse mounted engine with front-wheel drive and body on frame. This has helped the company to give flat floor for the 2nd and 3rd row. Mahindra also claims that the Marazzo has the quietest cabin in its class with a sound level of 43 decibels only and the MPV get aircraft inspired AC vents.
The MPV is packed with lots of features like touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, reverse camera with parking sensors, electronically controlled exterior mirrors, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, four disc brakes, ISOFIX child seat mounts and the Marazzo also gets four-star Global-NCAP safety rating.