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The Mahindra Marazzo was launched in India back in September 2018, at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh ex-showroom (India). Post the launch, it instantly became a desirable and cheaper alternative to the leader of the MPV market, the Toyota Innova Crysta. However, one limiting factor of the Mahindra Marazzo is the non-availability of an automatic transmission.
Now, Autocar India reports that the Mahindra Marazzo MPV will indeed come with an automatic variant before the new BS-VI emission norms kick in by April 2020. The company had initially announced that the MPV will get a torque-converter automatic transmission, but latest reports suggest it's an AMT unit. It will be replaced by the better-functioning torque-converter version at a later stage.
At present, the Mahindra Marazzo has two main rivals — Maruti Suzuki Ertiga at the base and Toyota Innova at the top. Both these MPVs have an automatic variant and for the same reason, they appeal to a wider range of customers.
To improve the desirability, the Mahindra Marazzo's top trim (M8) was recently introduced in an eight-seater format as well. The Marazzo also scored a four-star safety rating in the crash tests done by Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) — check out the full details.
The Mahindra Marazzo is based on an entirely-new platform rather than that of its predecessor (Mahindra Xylo) and boasts of a design language inspired by a shark. It comes with enough comfort and convenience features on the inside, including some segment-first equipment such as the roof-mounted rear AC unit. If you are planning to buy it, we highly recommend that you know these facts and figures of the Mahindra Marazzo.
Coming to the specifications, the Mahindra Marazzo is powered by an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine making 121bhp at 3500rpm and 300Nm of torque at 1750 - 2500rpm. The power plant is mated to a six-speed manual transmission which drives the front wheels.
There is no news regarding a petrol variant. Since a high demand for a petrol-powered MPV does not exist at present, chances for the Mahindra Marazzo petrol to launch are pretty low.
Thoughts On The Mahindra Marazzo Automatic Variant
The Mahindra Marazzo is a really good choice in the growing MPV segment in the Indian automotive market. Even though the competition offered by the Ertiga and Innova is a bit stiff, it still managed to become the second best-selling MPV in India at the beginning of 2019.