Mahindra Marazzo Petrol, Automatic Not Coming Until 2020
The carmaker is readying a petrol engine for the Marazzo but it will be launched only after BSVI norms kick in
Mahindra Marazzo has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh. Currently, the MPV is available with a diesel engine only, mated to a manual transmission. The Indian carmaker had already confirmed that diesel-automatic and petrol variants of the Marazzo are already in the works and has now revealed a timeline for the same.
Mahindra says that the diesel-automatic powertrain and petrol engine will be available in the Marazzo post April 2020, when BSVI norms kick in. The carmaker has introduced a new 1.5-litre diesel engine on the Marazzo, which adheres to BSIV emission norms at the moment. The engine delivers an ARAI rated fuel efficiency of 17.6kmpl mated to a manual transmission. Mahindra will upgrade this engine to meet BSVI emission standards in 2020.
The carmaker is yet to divulge any details about the petrol engine but it could be the new 1.5-litre petrol engine that Mahindra is developing with SsangYong. Mahindra confirms that the petrol engine will also be available with an automatic transmission.
As far as the delay in petrol and automatic Marazzo is concerned, Dr Pawan Goenka, managing director of Mahindra and Mahindra, said that it would have been too expensive for the carmaker to offer a BSIV petrol engine now and BSVI engine later in 2020. Hence, Mahindra has saved both of them for later.
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