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Mahindra Marazzo: 8 Things To Know About The Upcoming MPV

Modified On Sep 19, 2018 12:32 PM By Raunak for Mahindra Marazzo

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Update: The Mahindra Marazzo has been launched in India at an introductory starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It's available in 4 variants, powered by a diesel engine only. Click here to know more about the Marazzo. Planning to book the Marazzo? Find out which variant of the Marazzo offers the best value for money here. Mahindra will take on the premium MPV segment with its new people mover that will come before Diwali 2018

Mahindra Marazzo

1. Name - Marazzo

The series production version of Mahindra’s upcoming MPV is called the ‘Marazzo.’ It was previously known by the codename U321. Mahindra says that the word 'Marazzo' comes from a sub-Spanish language -- Basque -- and it means ‘shark.’ The Marazzo's design is inspired by a shark, says Mahindra. 

2. No Lineage

The Marazzo is not a successor of any existing Mahindra or discontinued Mahindra MPV. It's a completely new products developed by Mahindra and its North American subsidiary, Mahindra North American Technical Centre (MNATC).

3. New platform 

The Mahindra Marazzo is underpinned by a brand new platform. It is going to be Mahindra's third monocoque-based product. The other monocoque Mahindra vehicles are the XUV500 and the KUV100. Presumably, the Mahindra Marazzo will be compatible with the government's upcoming 2020 crash test norms.

4. Competition - No direct rival!

Mahindra Marazzo

The MPV segment may not have as many sub-segments or options as SUVs but it’s still quite diversified. On the one hand, there’s the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and on the other, there’s the Toyota Innova Crysta/Touring Sport. Renault also offers the Lodgy in between. While the Ertiga is one of the highest selling MPVs, the Lodgy is not as popular. With the Marazzo, Mahindra is expected to hit a sweet spot between the Ertiga and Innova Crysta as far as the price is concerned. If that happens, the Marazzo won’t have a direct price rival MPV and will be in a segment of its own.

MPV

Prices (ex-Delhi)

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Rs 6.33-10.69 lakh

Renault Lodgy

Rs 8.33-11.81 lakh

Mahindra Marazzo (expected)

~ Rs 10-14 lakh

Toyota Innova Crysta/Touring Sport

Rs 14.34-22.70 lakh

5. Feature rich  

Mahindra Marazzo

As per the official sketches released by Mahindra, the Marazzo gets projector headlamps, daytime running LEDs placed around the fog lamp housing, tail lamps with LED elements, perforated faux leather upholstery, premium-looking blue and purple backlit cabin illumination, colour multi-info screen and a bus-like running AC unit for the second and third row.  

Mahindra Marazzo

It is believed to be a more premium offering than both the Ertiga and the Lodgy. So, the Marazzo is expected to borrow several features from the XUV500, like its 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto support and Mahindra telematic services along with an app suite. It might also offer features like auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, static bending headlamps, tyre pressure monitoring system and push button start-stop. 

6. A Spacious 7-/8-seater

Mahindra says that the Marazzo has the largest footprint of any Mahindra vehicle yet. As a result, we expect it to be a spacious MPV. Mass-market 7- and 8-seater MPVs like the Ertiga don’t offer a very practical third row for adults. A generous third row can be a USP of the Marazzo.

7. Diesel only offering 

The Mahindra Marazzo will only offer a diesel engine at the time of launch, while a petrol-powered version is still under development. Mahindra didn’t reveal the details about its diesel engine apart from the fact that it will ‘virtually’ be a new engine. It could possibly be Mahindra’s reworked 1.5-litre diesel, which is likely to power the upcoming S201 sub-4m SUV as well.

8. Launch 

The Mahindra Marazzo is expected to be launched in September 2018, right before the upcoming festive season. It will largely go up against the upcoming second-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, which is also expected to be introduced around Diwali 2018.

Mahindra Marazzo

Rs.9.99 - 13.9 Lakh* Get On Road Price
Diesel17.3 kmpl
TransmissionManual
*Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi
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