Mahindra Marazzo :A New Shark On Road

#Marazzo has been globally engineered by Mahindra Automotive North America Detroit & Mahindra Research Valley Chennai for a smooth ride, agile handling, the quietest cabin, fastest cooling comfort & luxurious space.

It’s an-all out assault on the MPV market and Mahindra & Mahindra is leaving no stone unturned with the Marazzo to grab a slice of a segment that’s been locked out by the invincible Toyota Innova Crysta at one end and the popular Maruti Suzuki Ertiga at the other. In fact, the Marazzo is not just an all-new model, but the start of a new chapter for Mahindra that is trying to reinvent itself with a fresh approach towards its future models.

It’s shark inspired design shows not just the sharp ‘teeth’ detail in the grille but lithe musculature along the side flanks too. And of course the taillights have the distinct shark fin element. SVP https://t.co/aaOiVQe7Bv

To that end, the Marazzo has been conceived from a clean sheet of paper. It gets an all-new chassis, a new engine and gearbox, new mechanicals and crucially, comes with a fresh design language. Even the people behind it are all new. The Marazzo wasn’t developed in India but is the first car to be created by the Mahindra North American Technical Centre (MNATC) in Michigan, USA. The result is a car that neither looks like a Mahindra nor drives like one. But, after hitting the reset button, how big a step forward is it?

The Marazzo is based on a new Body-on-Frame-Front-Wheel-Drive architecture. It measures 4,585 mm in length, 1,866 mm in width and 1,774 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,760 mm and comes equipped with a 45-litre fuel tank.

The Marazzo’s shark-inspired exterior styling features a 7-slat grille with chrome trim in the front flanked by twin-pod projector headlamps. The front bumper has a wide air dam with chrome trim at the bottom and fog lamps with integrated LED DRLs. The roofline gently slopes towards the rear. The MPV gets a front quarter glass and blacked-out B and C-pillars. The D-pillar is also partially covered with a black trim. Moving to the rear, the Marazzo gets a chrome garnish and triangular wraparound tail lights with boomerang shaped chrome trim. Lower variants of the Marazzo ride on 16-inch wheels, while the top-spec M8 variant gets 17-inch machined alloy wheels.

The Marazzo gets dual-tone interiors with pearl white, piano black and chrome trim finishes. It is offered in 7 or 8-seat layout and features roof-mounted air-conditioning vents. The dual-tone dashboard houses a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, as well as Mahindra Blue Sense app with Emergency Call, voice commands and SMS readout. It has integrated navigation with Turn-by-Turn navigation indicator in the instrument cluster. The car comes with a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel. The left-hand side seat in the 2nd row gets one-touch tumble down feature. The second-row passengers also get sunshades.

Other features include automatic climate control, power folding ORVMs with integrated turn signals, follow-me-home headlamps, service reminder, cooled glove box, sunglass holder, conversation mirror and charging outlets.

The Mahindra Marazzo is powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine which produces 121 BHP @ 3,500 rpm and a peak torque of 300 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which sends the power to the front wheels.

Safety features like dual front airbags, disc brakes on all four wheels, ABS, impact sensing door locks and ISOFIX child safety seat anchors are standard on all variants. The M6 and M8 variants get cornering lamps and rear parking sensors.

The Marazzo is available in 6 colour options – Mariner Maroon, Poseidon Purple, Aqua Marine, Iceberg White, Oceanic Black and Shimmering Silver.

Variant-wise ex-showroom prices:

M2 (7 seater) – Rs. 9.99 lakh

M2 (8 seater) – Rs. 10.04 lakh

M4 (7 seater) – Rs.10.95 lakh

M4 (8 seater) – Rs. 11.00 lakh

M6 (7 seater) – Rs. 12.40 lakh

M6 (8 seater) – Rs. 12.45 lakh

M8 (7 seater) – Rs. 13.90 lakh

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