Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has announced that its new Marazzo MPV has received over 10,000 bookings since its launch on September 3. Between August and end-September 2018, the company has sold a total of 4,591 units of the diesel-engined vehicle – 1,762 units in August and 2,829 units in September.
The Marazzo is powered by a 123hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine coupled with a six-speed manual transmission. There's no automatic gearbox on offer. M&M is understood to be working on an AMT variant, which is expected to be launched only around 2020.
There are four variants on offer – M2, M4, M6, and M8 – each spaced quite far apart from each other in terms of price. All Marazzo variants get safety kit like ABS, EBD, dual airbags and four-wheel disc brakes, and features like central locking, power windows and even rear AC. The top-spec M8 gets the addition of 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lamps, leather upholstery, cruise control, Android auto, and a reverse camera. You can opt for a seven or eight-seater model.
According to dealers, the M6 and the top-spec M8 variants are the most in demand and have a waiting period of two weeks to a month, depending on their availability.
Commenting on the booking milestone, Veejay Nakra, chief of sales and marketing, Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra, said, “We thank our customers for the tremendous response and are delighted with the number of bookings received for the Marazzo within just one month. This reaffirms the immense popularity Marazzo has garnered in such short time. The Marazzo has been highly appreciated by the auto community and buyers alike for its excellent value proposition.”
The Marazzo has been co-designed by the Mahindra Design Studio and Italian design house, Pininfarina. It has been engineered in collaboration with Mahindra North American Technical Centre and the Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai.
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