Mahindra Marazzo, the all-new MPV from the Indian car maker was launched earlier this year. Mahindra Marazzo was recently tested by Global NCAP agency and it received as much as 4 stars in adult safety and 2 stars in child occupant safety. It becomes the safest MPV in the Indian market and Mahindra has been receiving an overwhelming response from the market too.
The all-new Marazzo is in great demand in the market and the waiting period has gone up to 6 weeks. The minimal waiting period on the Mahindra Marazzo is 4 weeks and it is applicable to all the variants of the MPV. The Marazzo takes on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga directly in the market. There are quite a few features of Mahindra Marazzo that sets it apart from the competition. To start with, the MPV is the world’s first front-wheel drive vehicle on ladder-frame chassis and gets a transversely mounted engine.
The Mahindra Marazzo has garnered 18,000 bookings since Mahindra started taking the bookings in September. However, it stays way below the 37,000 bookings received by Maruti for the all-new Ertiga. The Maruti Ertiga has a waiting period of up to 3 months depending on the variant. The Ertiga is available in both petrol and diesel engine options while Mahindra offers the Marazzo only with a diesel engine option in the Indian market. Both the seven-seaters have gained quite a popularity in the market.
The Mahindra Marazzo has powered an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine that has been developed in-house by the manufacturer. The all-new diesel engine is a four-cylinder unit that develops a maximum power of 121 Bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. There is a standard 6-speed manual transmission. Mahindra Marazzo boasts of the quietest cabin in the segment and according to the brand, it only produces a maximum of 45 decibels while idling.
Mahindra is also working on the petrol version of the Mahindra Marazzo. However, it will take some time. The petrol engine that will power the Marazzo would be a small turbocharged unit and would be compliant with BS-VI emission norms. Mahindra would price it at least Rs. 50,000-60,000 cheaper than the current entry-level diesel version, which is priced at Rs. 9.99 lakhs. Mahindra will also introduce the automatic transmission for the Marazzo with the launch of petrol version. The diesel engine powered versions are not expected to get an automatic transmission.
The Mahindra Marazzo gets vertically mounted AC vents that allow efficient cooling of the cabin, even during the hottest days. Other features include a touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Mahindra also offers a range of official accessories with the Marazzo that are available at the dealerships.