The BS6 version of the Mahindra Marazzo was spied testing on public roads for the first time. The upcoming Marazzo BS6 was spotted on the streets of Chennai, looking identical to the current BS4 model, but with a code on the side — U081. Images are credit to automotive enthusiast Omkar Thombare.
Mahindra Automotive has been busy updating its wide portfolio of passenger and commercial vehicles to comply with the new set of emission norms that are mandatory from the start of April 2020. The Mahindra Marazzo MPV is the latest product to join the BS6 update-spree. Certain other Mahindra products come with minor cosmetic enhancements as well.
Engines that have undergone BS6 upgrade usually accompany a change in output. The main reason for this is the extensive redesign required to cut the emissions to the proposed limits. For the same reason, we can expect a slight change in output or at least the driving characteristics of the upcoming Marazzo units.
In its present BS4 format, the Mahindra Marazzo comes with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that generates 121bhp and 300Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual that powers the front wheels. There is no automatic transmission on offer yet. However, there have been multiple rumours over the months regarding the debut of an automatic variant alongside the BS6 line-up. There are reports on a BS6 petrol variant as well.
Prices for the Mahindra Marazzo BS6 start at around Rs 10.35 lakh and go up to almost Rs 15 lakh ex-showroom, across its eight variants. As expected, these prices will see a rise due to complications in making a vehicle BS6-compliant.
The Mahindra Marazzo is one of the most desirable MPVs on the market right now. It fits the bill for those looking forward to buying a 7-seater bigger than the Maruti Ertiga, but at a budget much lower than the Toyota Innova Crysta. One of the prominent highlights of the MPV is its industry-first Surround-Cool Technology; a cool name for a room-mounted air-conditioning unit.
Mahindra has high praises for the Marazzo’s design philosophy and claims it to be inspired by a shark. We think it looks more like an Orca (which is not a bad-looking creature at all). The Mahindra Marazzo is definitely a good-looking MPV which does its basic purpose — carrying passengers and luggage with comfort — really well.
The Mahindra Marazzo BS6 should make its debut in early-2020 itself with a starting price of around Rs 11 lakh ex-showroom. Even still, the MPV offers good value for what you pay. Current Marazzao BS4 is being offered with exciting year-end discounts.