Known for its aerodynamic, shark-inspired design, Mahindra Marazzo has emerged as a popular MPV and its sales figures have been pretty decent. Marazzo already offers classy interiors, but now Mahindra has launched the DC designed Marazzo, which takes the premiumness to an altogether new level.
Designed by India’s leading car designer Dilip Chhabria (DC), this new Marazzo variant comes with a range of upgraded comfort, convenience and technology features. Talking about his new creation, Mr Chhabria said that he wanted to add striking features in Marazzo that would motivate customers to buy the MPV.
Inspiration came from world’s leading car brands and cars such as Bentley and Audi A8; that are synonymous with luxurious interiors. However, as the cost of these cars runs into crores, Chhabria wanted to add similar features in a sub Rs 15 lakh car. His dream has been realized now with the launch of DC Edition Marazzo. Mr Chhabria claims that the DC Designed Marazzo features interiors which are far superior than that offered in Audi A8 worth Rs 1.5 crores. Watch his interview below.
DC Designed Marazzo comes with a snazzy new dashboard that features a wooden finish, accentuated by chrome accents. According to Chhabria, the wooden and leather finish and chrome accents are the basic building blocks of his new creation.
These elements have been used all throughout the car and can be seen on the steering wheel and doors. To add a techno flavour, interiors also get a range of LED lights on the doors and mood lights on the celling.
Technology upgrades include electrically operated front co-passenger and second-row seats, which can be slid and tilted at the press of a button. Seats can be reclined up to 160°, which would be useful for long journeys. Second row seats come with calf support and foldable leg rest for added comfort.
The second row also has a futuristic command centre, which can be used to access a host of comfort and convenience features. Underneath the wide armrest, there’s a mini-fridge. Both middle row passengers also get their personal 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
DC Designed Marazzo is an entirely interior makeover and there are no changes to the exteriors or powertrain. Marazzo is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that generates 121 HP of max power and 300 Nm of max torque. Engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. With its premium interiors, DC Designed Marazzo is expected to be priced a bit higher than standard Marazzo.