New 2020 Mahindra Marazzo BS6 will get a 1.5-litre T-GDI turbo petrol engine at a later stage
Mahindra Marazzo BS6 MUV’s launch comes after a good six months from its showcase at Auto Expo 2020, in early February. COVID-19 pandemic forced a revision of launch plans, and now with the situation easing off a bit, the ‘Innova alternative‘ has finally hit the market in BS6 avatar. Ex-showroom prices start at Rs 11.25 lakh.
Not much has been changed in terms of design but BS6 Marazzo receives some minor interior updates. For 2020 model year, it comes only in three trims: M2, M4+ and M6+. In other words, the previous range-topping M8 trim was discontinued while M4 and M6 were replaced by M4+ and M6+, respectively. All three options are available in both 7-seater and 8-seater formats. There are five colour choices: Mariner Maroon, Iceberg White, Shimmering Silver, Oceanic Black and Aqua Marine.
On average, the BS6 model has shot up in pricing by Rs 1 lakh compared to the phased-out BS4 version in M2 trim. Below are the ex-showroom (Delhi) prices:
- M2 – Rs 11,25,136
- M4+ – Rs 12,37,211
- M6+ – Rs 13,51,211
Engine & specs
2020 Mahindra Marzzo BS6 is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine good for 119bhp @ 3,500rpm and 300Nm @ 1,750-2,500rpm. This is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that sends output to the front wheels. Mahindra has confirmed that a 1.5-litre T-GDI turbo petrol engine is in the pipeline. This could be accompanied by an automatic powertrain as well. It was only recently that the Indian automaker introduced its ‘2020 Thar‘ offroader in automatic format for both petrol and diesel variants.
Features & equipment
As mentioned before, Mahindra Marazzo MPV is offered in two seating arrangements. The 7-seater variant follows a 2 + 2 + 3 configuration while the 8-seater packs 2 + 3 + 3. The former features captain seats in the middle row. On the other hand, 8-seater trims use split-folding bench-style seating. Put together, notable features on the inside include 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment, rear parking camera, automatic climate control, roof-mounted AC vents, steering mounted controls, 8-way manually adjustable driver seat, etc.
The Mahindra Marazzo is apparently the safest affordable MUV on the Indian market. It has scored four stars in Global NCAP crash tests and boasts of disc brakes on all wheels. Other highlights include Eco mode, Ecosense UI, emergency assistance, cornering lamps, projector headlamps, power-adjustable ORVMs, 17-inch alloy wheels and more.
Bookings are open at a token amount of Rs 25,000. It is positioned between Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta but will not see any direct competition in the market.