Mahindra is the company that offers a lot of big cars â€“ SUVs and MPVs well suited for the Indian market. But they donâ€™t have a right competitor in the entry level MPV segment with good enough features suitable to be a family rider. Here is Mahindra Marazzo to fill in the gap and to compete with other entry-level MPVs from other brands.
The Indian car brand manufacturer has a series of cars to meet the needs of a big car in India but the entry level segment has got a lot of customers recently. The competition has been growing tough with the upgrades from Maruti Suzuki Swift, Honda BR-V, Nissan Lodgy. Finally, Mahindra came up with the new model inspired by a shark as they claim, to beat the competition. Mahindra Marazzo feels up-to-date on most features and specs which we will see one by one now.
Design And Build Quality
The Marazzo resembles a traditional MPV somewhere in between Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova. The design is refreshing compared to other Mahindra cars but the grill has the trademark Mahindra styling and hence pickups looks like Xylo in some angles. Apart from that, the styling is good with chrome running in all possible places â€“ along with the window line, front, back. The tail lamps are almost triangular and big, maybe they made it resemble the sharkâ€™s fin. Headlamps use projector LEDs and DRL are present in the fog lamp section.
Everything about the design has been good if not appreciable but the build quality feels little lacking. Some parts donâ€™t fit in that well and have a slight protrusion than it is expected to be.
Interior Design And Spacing ofÂ Mahindra Marazzo
Interior looks appeal well done on the first looks. Mahindra has been improving in providing rider comforts and no wonder they have given good attention to the interiors. The front dash is dual tone piano black like finish over the grey colour interiors. The dash gets a touchscreen infotainment system. The sound is satisfying but the touch responsiveness or rather the operations feel lacking. The gear lever is the same as any Mahindra SUV â€“ Raised and big. The glovebox is small but cooled, there are storage spaces all around in the doors and below the handbrake lever. The handbrake leaver looks right out of an aircraft which looks a bit unusual but no functional changes.
The front seats are comfortable with 6-way adjustment and lumbar support adjustment. For the second row, you get the option to have bucket seats or regular joint seats across all variants. Either of the two or moveable and front and back to have space for the last row. The headroom and knee room on the second row is sufficient. The third row lacks under-thigh support your knee is in the raised position and fitting in 3 passengers is a mess. Boot space is very minimal at 190 liters like every other MPV, at least it can hold a few bags and backpacks.
Engine and Performance ofÂ Mahindra Marazzo
Mahindra Morazzo as of now comes in only engine variant â€“ 1.5l four-cylinder diesel engine which gets mated with a 6-speed gearbox. The engine produces 300 Nm of torque between 1750 and 2500 RPM and a max power of 121 bhp at 3500 RPM which is not performance-centric. The engine redlines around 4500 RPM and 0 to 100 km/l sprint takes 15 seconds. Despite being a big car, it employs front wheel drive as every other entry-level MPV in India. Using front wheel drive favors mileage and various cost cut downs. The engine is well refined the performance on the low end is moderate, mid end is punchy at the best and the top end is sluggish but acceptable for am MPV in this segment. Gear shifts are smooth and the ride quality is average. The steering wheel is light and easy to use with the turning radius of 5.25 metre. If the car is fully loaded the car travels smoothly over bumps or else the ride becomes bouncy because of 45mm rear suspension travel. Body roll is in evident like every other Mahindra car.
Features ofÂ Mahindra Marazzo
Dual front airbags and ABS is standard across all variants. The car has 7-inch touch screen infotainment system with a navigation system, android auto but misses out on Apple car play. The drive assist console is smart and has an LCD display at the centre of the console. You get a lot of information on the display.
Air conditioning gets climatic control and works well. The rear AC is placed to blow on either sideways from the centre panning across both the second and third rows and has a separate control for it. Steering gets height adjustment and a lot of steer mounted controls which is very functional and easy to use.
Reverse cameras and reverse parking sensors are present in the Mahindra Morazzo. The reverse camera even shows guidelines and live voice commands to help you with the parking. Keyless entry and push-button start are absent surprisingly. It also misses out on auto mirror dimming, auto vipers.
The car feels good in some aspect but has the traditional Mahindra defects like body roll and ride comforts. Wish Mahindra has taken care of the ride aspects more and even charged a little higher. Speaking of price. The Mahindra Marazzo comes at 11.9 lakhs for the base variant and 16.6 lakhs on road for the top variant. The car feels a bit above the Suzuki Ertiga and well lower than Toyota Innova in performance and specifications and that is where it is priced too. So if you are looking for an MPV at that price there is no harm in getting a Mahindra Marazzo if family rides are the usual purpose of your car.