Only a few days after a report claimed that Mahindra will discontinue the Marazzo and KUV100 in the Indian market, another report has surfaced claiming quite the opposite. As per the latest information, Mahindra will not only continue to sell the Marazzo in India but will also launch an automatic variant of the MPV.
Mahindra has confirmed the same to Carandbike. In a statement released to them, Mahindra said,
“The Marazzo and the KUV100 are an integral part of our product portfolio. In fact we have invested and launched the BS6 versions of both the Marazzo and the KUV100. We keep upgrading our products from time to time and one can soon expect the Marazzo, to be launched with an AutoShift transmission. The KUV100 is popular in many global markets and we are delighted with its increasing export volumes. All these clearly clarify our commitment to these brands as a part of our product portfolio.”
Apart from selling the KUV100 in the Indian market, Mahindra also exports the vehicle to the international markets. Mahindra says that they are seeing an increase in the export numbers of the KUV100 and there is no plan to discontinue the micro-SUV in the Indian market.
A few weeks ago, Mahindra’s newly appointed MD Anish Shah announced that going forward, Mahindra will purely focus on its core products, which are full-size SUVs. The report of discontinuation of the Marazzo and KUV100 strikes a chord with this statement and that is why it became so popular.
It should be noted that Mahindra has not officially announced any of its intention to the public on continuing or discontinuing the products yet. So these are pure speculations based on the statements from the company officials.
Mahindra Marazzo AMT
Recently, Mahindra launched the AutoShift version of the XUV300 petrol. It was already available with the diesel-powered version of the sub-4m compact SUV. The AutoShift is the term used by Mahindra for its AMT technology. Now, the Mahindra Marazzo, which is only available with a diesel engine option will get the same transmission.
Under the hood, the Marazzo AMT will get the same old 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 122 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm. It gets a six-speed manual transmission. While Mahindra earlier talked about launching the petrol variant of the Marazzo in the Indian market, there is no fresh information on the same.
Mahindra is also working on an array of all-new products to be launched in the Indian market in the coming months. Mahindra will launch the all-new Scorpio and XUV700 in the Indian market. They also confirmed the launch of the XUV900 SUV-Coupe, but not publically.
They will also bring back the XUV500 after discontinuing it on the launch of the XUV700. The XUV500 will come back in an all-new avatar to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta in the Indian market.