Mahindra‘s upcoming MPV finally is officially named as Marazzo. The Marazzo name is derived from a word in the Spanish language of Basque, which translates to ‘shark’ in English.
The Marazzo is the first passenger car to be developed at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre, and has been co-designed by Pininfarina and Mahindra’s design studio, in Mumbai.
Mahindra Marazzo MPV Announced
The New Mahindra Marazzo is inspired by a shark, with several elements – inside and out – styled to mimic certain aspects of a shark. Mahindra has previously confirmed the MPV will be manufactured at its production facility, in Nashik, and is based on a new platform.
The Marazzo MPV will be offered in seven- and eight-seat configurations, and in line with other Mahindras, expect the Marazzo to be packed with creature comforts and equipment such as Mahindra’s latest infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, steering-mounted audio controls, automatic climate control with vents for all three rows, projector headlamps, daytime running lights and more.
The Marazzo will debut Mahindra’s new 1.5-litre diesel engine, likely to produce around 121hp and 300Nm, which will be paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Going forward, Mahindra could also look at offering an automatic transmission on the Marazzo.
Speaking at the name reveal, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, M&M Ltd. said,
The shark-inspired Marazzo symbolizes the next generation of aspirational Mahindra vehicles. A collaborative effort of Pininfarina, Mahindra Design Studio, MNATC and MRV, Marazzo is born of a vision to design a global vehicle with quality and refinement keeping in mind the aspirations of our customers.
Rajan Wadhera, President Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd. said,
The intense process of development and refinement of the Marazzo is comparable to any global vehicle and incorporates a number of innovations. This has delivered better space, smoother ride with a quieter cabin, best-in-class cooling, excellent safety and a tough body construction in the Marazzo. Infact the Marazzo has the largest footprint (wheelbase x front track) of any Mahindra vehicle. I am confident that it will set a new benchmark and become a game-changer in its segment
The Mahindra Marazzo has been benchmarked against global standards of quality, technology, testing and validation norms, safety, regulations and emission. It underwent the most rigorous testing any Mahindra vehicle has ever been subjected to. It will be manufactured at the company’s manufacturing facility at Nasik, in Maharashtra and is gearing up for a commercial launch before the end of Q2 FY2019.
Mahindra says the Marazzo does not replace any of its existing products, and is not a successor to the Xylo, but is instead a premium product positioned slightly above it. Size-wise, the Marazzo will slot in between the upcoming second-generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta, but will be closer to the former in terms of price, and is expected to be launched in the coming months.
- Mahindra Marazzo to sport a unique shark-inspired design
- Collaborative engineering by Mahindra North American Technical Centre (MNATC) and Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai
- Collaborative design effort by Pininfarina and Mahindra Design Center
- To be commercially launched in Q2 of FY2019