Mahindra has released its people-mover BS6-updated version, the Marazzo, which is priced between Rs 11.25 lakh and Rs 13.59 lakh (ex-showroom). It is available in six variants: M2 (seat 7), M2 (seat 8), M4 + (seat 7), M4 + (seat 8), M6 + (seat 7) and M6 + (seat 8).
Compared with the BS4 model, the new Marazzo is more pricier by Rs 1.26 lakh. Mahindra rejigged all of the MPV model lineup. While the base-spec M2 variant remains the same, the carmaker has discontinued the previously offered top-spec M8 variant and replaced variants M4 and M6 with variants M4 + and M6 + respectively. Both 7- and 8-seater configurations are available in all models.
The Marazzo is provided with the update with the same 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 122PS and 300Nm. It keeps coming matched to the 6-speed manual gearbox and is still lacking an automatic option. The carmaker also offers the revised Marazzo with Eco mode resulting in a reduced 100PS power output. As for its rivals, both the Maruti MPVs (Ertiga and XL6) are offered with automatic transmission options for both 5-speed manual and 4-speed.
Mahindra’s MPV will also be available with a 1,5-liter turbo-petrol engine (163PS/280Nm) on display at Auto Expo 2020. With this petrol engine, the carmaker is expected to add an AMT option, and pair it with the diesel engine of the MPV.
Not only has Mahindra updated the Marazzo engine, it has also added a few features to its list of equipments. The shuffling of models has allowed the latest versions to obtain a few features over those previously provided. The axing of the earlier top-spec M8 version, however, has caused the Mahindra MPV to lose out on some traits.