The Mahindra Marazzo was recently in news for scoring a 4 star rating at the Global NCAP. Along with the Nexon, which got a 5 star rating at the same time, the Marazzo was clubbed among the few cars by Indian manufacturers to have achieved the milestone. The MPV is doing well on the sales front too and proving to be a good middle ground between Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta. Mahindra has now released a video detailing the crash tests and all the steps involved in the procedure. Take a look at the video below to see the good work the company has done in order to make the Marazzo a safe vehicle.
The Mahindra Marazzo is the safest MPV on sale in India and ranks second best amongst all the 32 Indian made cars tested by Global NCAP. The Global NCAP gave the Marazzo a score of 12.85 out of 17.00 in adult occupant safety and 22.22 out of 49 in child occupant safety. This translates into 4 star safety rating in adult occupant safety and 2 star safety rating in child occupant safety. Why the MPV lagged behind in child safety rating is something we’ll talk about in the coming lines.
Talking about the testing conditions, the crash testing was done at a speed of 64 km/h in a closed testing facility. The body shell of Marazzo is rated as stable and it was capable of withstanding further loadings. The protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck is good. The driver’s chest, however, gets only marginal protection while the passenger’s chest has adequate protection. This is becasue of the steering which acts as a hazard for the driver in case of an accident. The knees of both the front occupants were protected during the crash.
Coming to the issue of low child safety rating, a forward-facing child seat for a 3-year old with ISOFIX and top tether was placed on the rear seat of the car for testing. While there was sufficient protection provided to the chest, the head experienced excessive forward movement during the impact, which left it vulnerable. The 18-month-old CRS (child restraint system) was also installed with ISOFIX on the car which however, did not showed compatibility. These are the reasons why the Marazzo received a lower child safety rating.
Talking of the MPV, the Mahindra Marazzo gets powered by a new 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The engine has been jointly developed by Mahindra and Ssangyong under a new engine family. The diesel mill produces a good 121 Bhp of power along with 300 Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The front wheel drive MPV will soon get a petrol variant too along with an automatic transmission. Prices for the base M2 variant Marazzo start at Rs. 9.99 lakh, making it a lot cheaper than the other popular MPV by Toyota.