Published on Feb 21, 2021 09:00:00 AM
The Mahindra Marazzo is going to receive an automatic gearbox option with its diesel powertrain in the coming months. The recently surfaced homologation document for the automatic version of the MPV corroborates our report from 2018 about Mahindra developing an automatic gearbox for the Marazzo MPV.
Mahindra will be equipping the Marazzo with a 6-speed AMT automatic gearbox. Powering the MPV will be the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 123hp and 300Nm, as in the current model.
As per the document, it appears that Mahindra will offer the automatic gearbox option with all three trims of the MPV – M2, M4+ and M6+. It is also worth mentioning that Mahindra is also developing a petrol engine for the Marazzo.
All of the Marazzo’s three trim levels are available in 7- and 8-seat configurations. As standard, the Marazzo gets features like dual airbags, ABS, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, 16-inch steel wheels, power windows and rear air con vents, to name a few. The top-spec M6+ gets 17-inch alloys, a rear parking camera, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls and automatic climate control, among others.
In terms of pricing, expect the automatic version of the Mahindra Marazzo to cost around Rs 40,000-50,000 more than its manual counterpart. Coming to its rivals, the Marazzo competes with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and its more premium derivative – the XL6 – both of which also have automatic gearbox options. Although, both the Marutis are petrol-only models and their prices undercut that of the Marazzo. The next closest diesel powered MPV in our market is the Toyota Innova Crysta, which is in a much higher price bracket altogether.
There are a number of new Mahindra models headed to our market in 2021. These include the all-new Scorpio, the second-gen XUV500, the new Bolero Neo that will be based on the TUV300, and the turbo-petrol version of the XUV300 compact SUV.