After creating a lot of buzz among car enthusiasts, Mahindra Marazzo has been officially launched. It comes with an introductory price tag of Rs 9.99 lakh, applicable across India, ex-showroom. During the development phase, Marazzo was codenamed U321. Its unique shark-inspired design is not only aerodynamic, but it also adds class and style to the MPV.
Marazzo’s exteriors have some of Mahindra’s standard features such as wrap-around headlamps and vertically slatted grille. The front grille has a curved design, which, along with the tail lamps and antenna, combines to create the dominating, shark-like looks.
Interiors are spacious and come with black and pearl dual colour tone. Other key features of Marazzo include touchscreen infotainment system, ABS with EBD, automatic climate control, steering mounted audio controls, speed-sensing door locks, ISOFIX child-seat mounts and emergency calling function.
So, is Mahindra Marazzo a good choice? And how does it fare, as compared to its competitors such as Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Toyota Innova Crysta and Tata Hexa? Well, let’s do a side by side comparison to know whether you should go for Marazzo or any of its rivals.
Engine Specifications: Mahindra Marazzo is at the third position in terms of power. It offers more power than Ertiga, but falls behind Crysta and Hexa. As compared to Crysta and Ertiga that offer petrol and diesel variants, Marazzo is available only in diesel variant. Both Ertiga and Crysta offer CNG versions as well and Hexa comes in two diesel variants.
Gearbox: Mahindra Marazzo offers only a 6-speed manual transmission for all its variants. However, its rivals have both manual and automatic transmission with varying speed options.
Mileage: Marazzo offers a mileage of 17.6 kmpl, which is better than diesel variants of Crysta and Hexa. However, since Crysta and Hexa both have higher engine configuration, they are bound to consume more fuel per kilometre. Ertiga’s diesel variant gives a mileage of 24.52 kmpl, which is the highest among the four vehicles. However, Ertiga’s engine has the least power rating, which allows it to give higher mileage. Ertiga’s 1373cc CNG variant also delivers good mileage of 24.59 kmpl.
Seating Capacity: Both Marazzo and Crysta offer variants in 7-seater and 8-seater capacity. Ertiga variants can seat 7 people whereas Hexa variants are available in 7-seater and 6-seater capacity.
Colour Options: There is not much difference here, as all cars offer several colour options to users. Marazzo is offered in 6 colours, Ertiga in 5, Innova in 7, Hexa in 6. Below are details.
Price : In terms of price, Mahindra Marazzo is second in the list, with the cheapest being Ertiga. Crysta is the costliest in both its basic and top-end variants.
Verdict: Mahindra Marazzo’s superior shark-inspired design is truly unique and is bound to emerge as a head-turner on the roads. Marazzo is competitively priced and has several of the advanced features that add comfort and luxury for users. It sits perfectly between the gap which is left between the two best-selling MPVs in India – Maruti Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta. If you do not need a large MPV like the Innova, but need something bigger than the Ertiga, Marazzo would be a good choice.