Launched in 2018, the Mahindra Marazzo features a new-age design language from Mahindra with its unique and shark-inspired design. This design philosophy ranges from its streamlined body and shark-teeth-like front grille all the way to its tail lamps. It does miss out on some features, however, its aggressive pricing, makes it ideal for someone looking for a practical and VFM family MPV.
Pros – Spacious 7-Seater Cabin, Ride Quality, Pricing
Cons – Lack Of Features, Body Roll, Lacks Top-End Punch
Mahindra Marazzo Exterior
Being a practical MPV, styling isn’t the Marazzo’s strongest point. The front gets powerful projector headlamps and fog lamps with DRLs but the headlamps look ordinary. Contrary to the front headlamps, the “commanding” tail lamps as Mahindra says, might not please everyone. It gets the typical Mahindra grille placed in between the headlamps. The side profile could be more engaging and the high centre of gravity leads to a lot of body roll.
Mahindra Marazzo Interior
The Marazzo has a cab-forward design making the dashboard longer than what one would expect in an MPV. While it has the best fit and finishes seen on any Mahindra, some ergonomic issues are still present. For example, the bulky handbrake and the placement of the charging ports.
Connectivity features include a futuristic cluster with purple illumination, an aircraft-inspired handbrake which makes access to the storage space beneath difficult. It also gets plush contour-mapped leatherette seats and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS Navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 6-Speakers, iPod Connectivity, Picture Viewer, USB Audio/Video, USB Chargers (2 in front row and 1 in the second row), Bluetooth Audio, Voice Recognition for Infotainment and SMS Readout, Hands-Free Call and much more.
Mahindra Marazzo Space
Space and practicality are the places where the Marazzo shines. It is available in two seating configurations namely the 7-seater version with captain seats in the middle row and an 8-seater version with 60:40 split in the middle row. The boot space is just about average (specifically 190-litres) if all the three rows are up but it can be increased to 680-litres by folding the third row. The door pockets in the second row cannot be accessed if the doors are closed. There is some storage space present near the dashboard above the air conditioning vents. Magazine holders can also be accessed by the ones in the second row.
Mahindra Marazzo Engine Performance
The engine of the Marazzo is capable enough to undertake drives on the highway. The Marazzo is equipped with a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel engine producing 123 PS of power at 3500 RPM and 300 Nm of torque between 1750-2000 RPM. The motor is well-calibrated, turbo lag is well contained, and is punchy in the mid-range but the power starts to taper of at the top end. The car redlines at 4300 RPM and goes from 0-100 km/hr in 15.29 seconds.
Mahindra Marazzo Mileage
The perk of a better built providing more safety is also a drawback as it churns out more fuel than usual. The fuel tank capacity of the Mahindra Marazzo is 45-litres. The ARAI mileage is 17.3 km/l. In real-world conditions, one can expect around 13-15 km/l.
Mahindra Marazzo Handling
Talking about the ride and handling of the Marazzo, it’s by far the best offered by Mahindra. At lower speeds it’s light, at high speeds, it weighs up well. The body roll could have been reduced though. The suspension setup of the Marazzo contains Double Wishbone on the front and Twist Beam on the rear. It’s glued to the road at high speeds and is more than capable of taking portholes in its stride. The nosedive can be felt if the brakes are abruptly applied courtesy of the cab-forward design. The clutch is light but the gear travel is long.
Mahindra Marazzo Comfort
The Marazzo has a spacious and practical cabin. The headroom, knee room, and recline angle in the Marazzo are good across rows. The under-thigh support too is top-notch. The windows are large and airy. The cabin with its dual-tone black and beige upholstery looks premium and offers good comfort overall.
Mahindra Marazzo Safety
In terms of safety, it gets ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Dual Front Airbags along with ABS and EBD on all variants. It also gets Disc Brakes on all 4 Wheels, Cornering Lamps, and Emergency Calling.
Mahindra Marazzo Service
Affordable pricing and decent seating capacity make Marazzo a fairly good choice as a taxi. Thus spare parts are usually in demand and easily available which reduces the hassle of repairing to a large extent. Mahindra being an Indian manufacturer has a wide service network which is again a plus.
Mahindra Marazzo Prices
Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of Mahindra Marazzo :
- M2 7 STR Diesel Manual: Rs. 15.47 lakhs
- M2 8 STR Diesel Manual: Rs. 15.47 lakhs
- M4 Plus 7 STR Diesel Manual: Rs. 16.84 lakhs
- M4 Plus 8 STR Diesel Manual: Rs. 16.94 lakhs
- M6 Plus 7 STR Diesel Manual: Rs. 18.00 lakhs
- M6 Plus 8 STR Diesel Manual: Rs. 18.13 lakhs
Mahindra Marazzo Resale Value
Mahindra Marazzo might get discontinued in the future owing to its dropping sales numbers. If this happens, then the resale value is bound to drop for the Marazzo. The resale value also depends upon the condition in which the car is in and the number of kilometres driven.
Mahindra Marazzo Colours
The Mahindra Marazzo is offered in the following colours :
- Iceberg White
- Shimmering Silver
- Oceanic Black
- Aqua Marine
Mahindra Marazzo Specifications
Engine: 1497cc, 4-cylinder, Diesel
Power: 123 PS @ 3500 RPM
Torque: 300 Nm @ 1750-2000 RPM
Transmission: 6-speed Manual Transmission
Suspension: Double Wishbone (Front), Twist Beam (Rear)
Tyre Size: 215/60/17 (Front & Rear)
Brakes: Discs (Front & Rear)
Safety: Dual Airbags, ABS, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Dimensions (LxWxH): 4585 mm X 1866 mm X 1774 mm
Wheelbase: 2760 mm
Turning Radius: 5.25-meters
Fuel Tank Capacity: 45-litres
Mahindra Marazzo Variants
The Marazzo is offered in the following variants :
- M2 MT
- M4 Plus MT
- M6 Plus MT
Mahindra Marazzo Rating
We gave Mahindra Marazzo a rating of 3.5/5.
Mahindra Marazzo Upcoming Models
Mahindra might just give an option of an AMT unit to the Marazzo in future. This happens to come across after the automaker’s decision to discontinue the Marazzo MPV owing to its poor sales numbers.
Mahindra Marazzo vs Maruti XL6
The Maruti XL6 is offered with a petrol option only whereas the Mahindra Marazzo gets only a diesel option. The XL6 gets disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear compared to all disc brakes offered on the Marazzo. A few notable safety features that the Marazzo misses out on include Brake Assist, Day Night Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, and a Rear Camera which are present on the XL6.
Mahindra Marazzo vs Toyota Innova
The 2.4-litre diesel engine of the Toyota Innova produces around 28 horses more than the Mahindra Marazzo’s 1.5-litre around the same RPM band. It also produces 43 Nm of more torque output than the Marazzo. Innova is a rear-wheel-drive car whereas the Marazzo is a front-wheel-drive car. The price of the Marazzo starts from around Rs. 15 lakhs and goes up all the way to Rs. 18 lakhs. The price of the Toyota Innova starts from around Rs. 20 lakhs and goes up all the way to Rs. 30 lakhs. Buyers not tight on a budge could opt for the Toyota Innova.