Mahindra Marazzo the first ever MPV launched by Mahindra is here to change the market of MPV in India. Mahindra has been an iconic brand for a lot of car lovers. Not because of the recent launches but because of the trust they were able to build within the consumers in the SUV segment. Be it the Scorpio or the XUV 500. Now Mahindra launches itself in the MPV segment by launching the all new Mahindra Marazzo. Mahindra has been in the name for building tank like vehicles all along. Be it the Bolero or the Thar. You name it and you get what you actually pay for. This time around the multi-purpose vehicle Mahindra Marazzo is surely to leave a remark in this segment.
The Mahindra Marazzo fetches its name by a Spanish term called “Basque” which translates itself to “Shark” in English. The Mahindra Marazzo has been shaped and designed in line with the name. Several components of the car itself has been framed keeping in mind of a shark. This becomes the first passenger car to be developed at the Mahindra’s North American Technical centre. This will become one of the manufacturers’ largest passenger vehicles on offer.
As I said earlier, the Mahindra Marazzo looks a lot like a shark and the same cannot be denied looking at the front of the vehicle. The front grille comes with chrome elements that represents like the shark teeth. If you look down, you will find those beautiful looking fog light housings with LED DRL’s giving it a more commanding stance from the front.
If you now head back with us, you will find the C shaped tail lamps which are inspired by the tail of the shark. The structure of the body is built in such a manner that the card definitely looks agile similarly to a shark’s body. The tiny bit blacked out on the D- pillar creates an illusion of a floating roof which enhances the overall look of the Mahindra Marazzo.
The Mahindra Marazzo also gets projector headlamps with DRL’s but is limited to the top of the line version and does not come as standard. The rest lineup will get the conventional headlamp setup without the DRL’s.
I would also like to share the dimensions of the car as a part of exteriors so that the general public can relate as to what they are looking at. The Mahindra Marazzo is 4585 MM long which is exactly like the XUV 500 on offer and a bit longer than the expected Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Now, if you set to compare this to the already launched Innova, then the Marazzo will fall short by 170 MM but has more space than the Innova. Wondering how?
This is majorly because the wheel base is longer and also Mahindra has pushed the engine a little in the front. That provides more space in the interiors.
|Mahindra Marazzo Dimensions||Measurement|
This is the first time, I was astonished to see Mahindra coming up with something new. The Mahindra Marazzo adds a lot of premium touches within the interiors. Leather seats, the glossy touch on the dashboard, the 7inch infotainment system with haptic feedback all gives the Mahindra Marazzo what it needs to be as the best. No doubt, the quality of the materials used has been improved over the period of time. This is mainly thanks to the North American research centre. The moment you step in the cabin of the Mahindra Marazzo, you will feel a lot of room and airiness. This is also because of the large glass area which results in a lot of room in the vehicle.
The touch screens infotainment gets all the bells and whistles required but, all my apple lovers, there is no apple car play available as of now. The car do gets a rear camera with parking indicators which comes handy in situations where you need to park in tight spots. There’s a cooled glove box and even cruise control which is indeed a welcome feature.
Moving ahead to the back seat of the car which gets an amazing leg room as well as shoulder room. You can choose options like a 7 seater or a flat bench 8 seater configuration which totally depends on the comfort you choose. The last row however, is a pain. Getting in and stepping out may not be an issue but it lacks in sheer leg room. Expecting an adult to sit comfortably is a big no for Mahindra.
The boot of the Mahindra Marazzo on the other hand is a decent sized providing around 190 litres of boot space with the seats all up. If you lower the third row of the seat, you might be able to ease in more space.
Mahindra came up with an all new 1.5 litre engine which comes equipped with 120bhp of power and 300 NM of torque. The torque does kick in earlier at around 1500 RPM and you will feel the turbo kicking in. The gear shifting ratios in the new Mahindra Marazzo are nice and crisp assisting them is the super light clutch. The steering is pretty responsive and does the job pretty well on high speeds as well.
|Engine||1.5 Litre Diesel|
|Transmission||6 Speed Manual|
If I jump to the ride quality of the car, it feels plush. The 17inch alloy wheels with those chunky tyres does a pretty good job n the Mahindra Marazzo. There is absolutely no or minimum tyre noise that seeps in the cabin.
On the safety part the Mahindra Marazzo comes equipped with ABS with EBD and Brake Assist as standards. I would have expected Mahindra to provide a variant with 6 air bags as the size of the car is huge and safety for the rear passengers can be looked by offering an optional 6 airbag variant.
Keeping everything apart, this is probably a turning point for the card manufacturer Mahindra. I say this because, the kind of materials used and the fit and finish of the car is no doubt superior and classy. We have never seen such fit and finish in any of the Mahindra’s so far.
In a country like India, where the dominance is taken care by the giants like Toyota and Tata will the Mahindra Marazzo find a spot?
No doubt it has its own ups and downs but the aggressive pricing of the car will definitely make it looked upon. In case you are wondering about the price it starts with an introductory price of 9.99 lakh ex showroom New Delhi and goes upto 13.90 Lakhs ex showroom New Delhi.
Folks !! Gear up for some action as Mahindra Marazzo is surely to leave a remark in this segment.