Mahindra is now in the MPV category yet again with its new production – the all-new Marazzo. With a selectable 7 or 8-seat layout, the car flaunts its shark-inspired design. The cabin layout is totally modern.
The car is actually the first product that has been developed by the North American department of Mahindra in collaboration with Pininfarina. If you do not want to go for the Ertiga, you probably do not want a cliche. The Mahindra Marazzo could be the exact vehicle that you are looking for as an MPV.
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What is exciting about the Marazzo?
The Marazzo is a stylish MPV with the body in proper proportions. The fascia of the car is quite aggressive. Creases are present all over the body and the rear looks simple but not boring. It is smaller than the Innova Crysta. The Marazzo has a bigger wheelbase and is a little wider. There would be ample room on the inside of the car.
The cabin has a roof-mounted air conditioning unit and is the fastest cooling cabin in the class. Mahindra says that the aerodynamic design and the low NVH levels make the cabin the quietest.
There is sunshade for the second row and disc brakes on all the four tyres. The turning radius is quite small and you would get to choose from six body colour options. The Marazzo features 60:40 split seats, eight-way adjustable driver’s seat and a leatherette upholstery.
Why would buying the Marazzo not be a good option?
As of now, the Marazzo has only one engine option to offer. There is no petrol engine on offer. You would not even find an automatic transmission unit among the different variants that have been made available. This would remain to be so until the BS-VI norms come into effect. So it can be hoped that Mahindra would make some changes only in 2020.
The new 1.5-litre engine does not have any grunt below 1500 rpm. The engine does need a little bit of revving up during an incline. The car is a front wheel drive, which means that there would actually be more wheel spin than actual movement.
Also, it can be said that the top-of-the-line variant is a little more expensive than it should have been.
The lower variants miss out on a lot of features. The base-spec, the M2 variant, would miss out on lots of features like the height adjustable driver’s seat, rear parking sensors and the rear defogger. There are electrically adjustable ORVMs as well. Considering the price, these features seem to be quite basic.
Even if the base-spec variant misses out on these, it is expected that the one above that should have them. But the M4 misses out the keyless entry and the body coloured door handles. Actually, only the M8 can be considered a modern-day car if you consider the features.
If you are planning to go for the Mahindra Marrazzo, it would be a good idea to get the fully-loaded top spec variant, the M8. The others are really not worth it.