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Mahindra recently launched their most-awaited MPV, the Marazzo in the Indian market. The Mahindra Marazzo comes with a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh. The top end is offered at a price of Rs 13.90 lakh. Both prices ex-showroom (India). The Mahindra Marazzo offers all the latest equipment, along with a host of other features.
Mahindra has now confirmed that the petrol variant of the Marazzo will launch sometime in 2020. The new petrol engine on the MPV will be compliant with the BS-VI emission norms.
However, the Marazzo MPV is currently available only in the diesel format. This is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine producing 121bhp and 300Nm of peak torque. The engine is further mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, without the option of an automatic transmission.
Although, during the launch event for the Marazzo, company officials did confirm that a petrol version of the MPV is in the works. The company is expected to introduce the new petrol engine on the MPV, sometime during 2020.
Pawan Goenka, MD, Mahindra stated that the reason they did not bring in a petrol version of the MPV is due to the upcoming BS-VI emission norms. He added that the company will introduce the petrol variant once the new emission norm comesinto effect.
The company stated that the introduction of a BS-IV petrol engine now, just for it to be updated in 2020, was not cost effective. Hence to reduce overall costs, Mahindra chose to directly introduce a BS-VI compliant petrol engine at a later stage.
The new petrol engine from Mahindra is expected to be of a similar capacity to the current diesel engine. The new engine is expected to be a 1.5-litre petrol variant, capable of producing around 120bhp, similar to the MPV's diesel offering.
Also to be noted is that, the diesel engine currently in use is a BS-IV compliant power unit. This means that the current diesel engine is also up for an upgrade once the stricter emission norms come into effect. The current diesel engine also claims an ARAI certified mileage figure of around 17.8km/l.
Apart from the power unit on the Mahindra Marazzo, the company is also expected to launch an automatic transmission in the future. The Marazzo MPV with an automatic gearbox will also be introduced sometime around 2020.
The Mahindra Marazzo comes with a host of features. These include shark-teeth inspired front grille, LED projector headlamps with LED DRL, fog lamps and aggressively designed bumpers. Other features also include 17-inch alloy wheels, ORVMs with integrated turn signals, shark LED tail lights and high stop lamp.
Inside, the Marazzo features a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system and AC vents on the roof with segment-first sound cooling technology. The cabin also comes with a dual-pod instrument cluster with MID, new three-spoke steering wheel and an aircraft-style handbrake lever.
Safety features on the Mahindra Marazzo: dual-front airbags, disc brake on all four wheels, ABS, ISOFIX child seat mounts and impact sensitive door locks among others. The top-spec also features rear parking cameras/sensors, cornering lamps and a segment first emergency call function.
Thoughts On The Mahindra Marazzo Petrol Variant
Mahindra currently uses a single diesel engine option on their Marazzo with a manual gearbox. However, company officials have confirmed that a petrol engine and an automatic transmission is in the works, for the future.
All the rivals for the Marazzo, including the Toyota Innova Crysta and the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Ertiga offer the optional automatic transmission.