The BS-VI Mahindra Marazzo MPV has been launched after a considerable delay due to the COVID-19 crisis, with an upgraded diesel powertrain, rejigged variant line-up and revised features list.
Prices for the base M2 trim are now pegged at Rs 11.25 lakh, which translates to a significant increase of Rs 1.26 lakh compared to the BS IV version. The new, top-spec M6+ trim is priced at Rs 13.51 lakh for the 7-seater version and Rs 13.59 lakh for the 8-seater. In comparison, the previous BS IV-spec model was priced at Rs 9.99-14.76 lakh, with the erstwhile M8 variant topping off the range.
The Marazzo’s 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine has been updated to the latest emission norms. Performance figures for the four-pot motor continue unchanged at 123hp and 300Nm of torque. As before, a 6-speed manual gearbox is the sole transmission option, with power being channelled to the front wheels. The company had earlier confirmed that a diesel-automatic Marazzo is also in the pipeline, though it is yet to see the light of day.
Moving forward, the Marazzo will also gain a petrol mill from Mahindra’s mStallion family of engines. The 1.5-litre direct-injection, turbo-petrol unit will push out a substantial 163hp and 280Nm of torque, and will be mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an Aisin-sourced 6-speed auto gearbox.
Notably, Mahindra has used this opportunity to revamp Marazzo’s variant line-up. The MPV’s four trim levels from before (M2, M4, M6 and M8) have been reduced to three (M2, M4+ and M6+), with each variant being available in seven- and eight-seat configurations.
The entry-level M2 doesn’t see any feature revisions. The M4+ adds 16-inch alloy wheels, steering mounted controls and remote locking to the package, compared to the M4 trim it replaces. Similarly, the M6+ gains some kit from the erstwhile M8 including 17-inch alloys, a rear parking camera and automatic climate control.
The Mahindra Marazzo is positioned uniquely in the Indian market. The diesel MPV stacks in the gap between the petrol-only Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Rs 7.59-10.13 lakh) on one end, and the Toyota Innova Crysta (Rs 15.66-23.63 lakh) on the other.
All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi
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