Marazzo. Meaning Shark in Spanish. After giving the world Cheetah inspired XUV500, Mahindra is back with another vehicle, which claims to have killer instincts like the XUV500. This one is the shark inspired Mahindra Marazzo MPV.
Speaking about the new MPV, the car has been spied on test by automotive enthusiast Mr J Senthil Kumar. In these spy shots, the Mahindra Marazzo shows its LED DRL which encases the fog lamp. The design of the LED DRL, is inspired by Shark fin.
Not only this, Mahindra says that the entire car is inspired by a shark. Front grille has shark like teeth, the long massive body is inspired by Shark’s muscular body, rear tail lights are inspired by shark tail. On the inside, you will find the instrument console with backlit inspired by hue from deep water, where the shark resides.
At the official name reveal, Mahindra did not reveal engine option. But they did say it is an all new engine. Reports suggest this could be a new 1.5 liter diesel engine, which will be powerful, yet fuel efficient. Transmission options on offer could include automatic as well as manual.
Expected to be priced in the Rs 10-15 lakh range, Mahindra aims to eat into the market share of Toyota Innova Crysta – which currently sells about 8,000 units a month.
Being a premium MPV, customers of Mahindra Marazzo will also be given a premium experience. Mahindra has revealed plans to setup a more premium zone inside their current dealerships. In this, they will offer their more expensive / premium cars like the Marazzo, upcoming XUV700 and probably the XUV500 too at some stage.
Set to be launched in the coming weeks, the new Mahindra MPV is a premium offering by the company. The USP, as per Mahindra – best in class ride quality and world class built quality. But is this enough to rattle the king in the segment – Toyota Innova Crysta? Well, Mahindra is confident.