Days ahead of the Mahindra Marazzo’s official launch in India, test drive vehicles of the MPV have been spotted at a Mahindra dealership. With this, we now have first clear, fully uncamouflaged images of the Marazzo, Mahindra’s first monocoque-bodied MPV that will slot in between the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta.
The Mahindra Marazzo features a shark tooth grille with vertical slots – staying true to the automaker’s design language. The MPV also gets LED projector headlamps at the front, and the design including the proportions and profile looks quite classy. At the rear though, things seem a little overdone. The rising windowline is a nice touch that adds dynamism.
The Mahindra Marazzo MPV will debut as a diesel-only car with a petrol engine likely to be offered at a later time frame. For now, the MPV is likely to be powered by a brand new, 1.5/1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine with expected outputs of 125 Bhp-300 Nm. These numbers put the Marazzo between the Ertiga and Innova Crysta, and the MPV’s prices are likely to start from under Rs. 10 lakhs.
As for seating, the Marazzo will be sold in 7-seat and 8-seat layouts. the top-end variant with 7 seats will have four captain seats on the first two rows, with all seats having individual arm rests. The Marazzo MPV was developed jointly by Mahindra engineers in India, and the automaker’s US research facility. The Marazzo will be a global vehicle, and will be predominantly front-wheel driven.
International variants could also offer an all-wheel drive layout. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be standard and it remains to be seen if Mahindra introduces an automatic gearbox on this MPV. The top-end trims of the Mahindra Marazzo promise to be quite luxurious, if the teasers are anything to go by. From leather seats to a beige-heavy interior colour scheme, the Marazzo will get ABS and twin airbags as standard across trims.
Here is a look at the interiors of the Mahindra Marazzo