New, exclusive spy images of Mahindra’s Marazzo MPV, scheduled to launch in India on September 3, 2018, show various exterior and interior details for the first time. The spied model is the higher-spec M8 variant.
The ‘shark-inspired’ grille takes a dominant position on the nose of the new Marazzo. The headlamps, which feature LEDs, are similar to those found on the XUV500, though the triangular fog lamp clusters (with LEDs) are unique. The large rear window gets a wiper and is bounded by a chrome strip at the bottom (below which is the housing for the number plate), which connects the C-shaped LED tail-lamps. The LED lights are only expected to be offered on the higher-spec trims; 17-inch black-finished alloy wheels are also on offer with this top-spec trim.
The cabin area of the Marazzo M8 sees the introduction of a digital instrument cluster, a 7.0-inch (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible) touchscreen infotainment system mounted on the centre console and an automatic AC unit. The steering wheel has buttons for the infotainment system on the right and for cruise control on the left. The dashboard gets a dual-tone gloss black and beige finish. All three rows of the MPV, which will be available in seven- and eight-seat configurations, get roof-mounted AC vents.
The Marazzo is powered by a new 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes 123hp and 300Nm of torque, and is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, as the spy images show.
Mahindra dealers have unofficially started accepting bookings for an amount of Rs 10,000. The MPV will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (Rs 6.34-10.69 lakh) (the second-gen model is arriving soon) and the Toyota Innova Crysta (Rs 14.34-21.57 lakh), and will be priced between the two.
All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi
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