Minivan Mahindra Marazzo: Indian “Shark” will battle with Toyota Innova

Minivan Mahindra Marazzo: Indian “Shark” will battle with Toyota Innova

July 31, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Van, known earlier under the intrafactory index U321, will go on sale with the name Marazzo. The name was borrowed from the Basque language, it is translated as “shark”. The minivan is designed at the North American technical center of Mahindra, and the Indians and the Pininfarina atelier worked on the design of the model, also inspired by the sharks (the Italian studio belongs to Makhindra). In this case, the production of wen will be in India.

Mahindra Marazzo is built on a new platform, details about which the company did not. The minivan will be available in seven- and eight-seater versions. The list of equipment new items will include LED optics, climate control, a multimedia system with a touchscreen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

According to preliminary data, Marazzo will be offered a new diesel engine mFalcon 1.6 joint development of Mahindra and SsangYong (Mahindra also owns a Korean brand). It is expected that the engine power will be 125 hp (305 Nm), it will probably be combined with a six-speed manual and automatic gearbox. Also, a minivan can get a gasoline engine, but its characteristics are still unknown. There is no information about whether the novelty will have a full drive.

The start of sales of Mahindra Marazzo is scheduled for September of this year. Local media believe that at a price the novelty will occupy a niche between the compact car Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the frame minivan Toyota Innova Crysta. The first model in India is now available with front-wheel drive, gasoline engine 1.4 (99 hp) and diesel 1.3 (95 hp), transmission – 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic, the price is from 634 000 rupees. The rear wheel drive minivan Toyota Innova Crysta (by the way, its nearest relative – ​​Fortuner SUV) can be bought with a gasoline engine 2.7 (166 hp, 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission) and 2.4 (150 hp, 5-speed manual transmission) and 2.8 (174 hp hp, 6-speed automatic transmission), the price – from 1 434 000 rupees.