Mahindra Marazzo Review: Mahindra Marazzo the MPV that we all were waiting for and it’s here. The MPV segment is booming and every car company wants a piece of that pie. So Mahindra did what everyone should do fill the gap or enter in the MPV segment.
So what is Marazzo?
Well, Marazzo means Shark in Italian and if you look closely you may find that Mahindra Marazzo does look like a little bit shark from some angles. The Mahindra Marazzo’s front has 6 slat chrome grill with smoke effect on it. It does look like a shark showing his/her teeth and giving you an aggressive look. The C shaped tail lamps also take the inspiration from the sharks tail.
The shark fin-shaped 6 spoke 17-inch alloys with gun me finish gives an aggressive stance which is nice. The B, C and D pillars get the blacked out finish to give the overall look for the Mahindra Marazzo.
The Marazzo has projector beam headlights and the LED daytime running lamps are positioned into the fog lamps. But that’s all shark you get in the looks department other than that Mahindra Marazzo is very handsome looking MPV.
Underpinning the Marazzo is the all-new ladder frame chassis with transverse engine powering the front wheels. Mahindra said that this setup was adopted to add the build of toughness and to give a more traditional car-like character.
How’s the interior stands against the competition?
The moment you step in the car and you see that the dual-toned finished matte grey and beige color interior of this MPV feels upmarket more premium than the other Mahindra’s. Mahindra Marazzo comes with a 7-inch infotainment system with android auto only, sadly there’s no apple car play.
The beige leather seats give a good under-thigh support and beige colored roof gives the cabin a very spacious feel. Mahindra Marazzo gets 2 USB ports and 12V socket for the driver and front passenger, and the rear gets common USB port for charging your phone.
Lots of cubby holes and both driver and passenger get armrests, while the handbrake lever looks like it’s picked from an aircraft which looks nice. Mahindra Marazzo’s shark inspiration continues inside with the door locks and handlebars do look like a shark fin.
The instrument cluster comes with a color combination of black and purple and gets a 4.2-inch multi-display unit between the speedometer and tachometer. The driving seat gives you a good commanding view of the road with great comfort thanks to the huge glass area.
We’re reviewing the 8 seater variant which comes with a second-row bench seat which is quite comfortable then and gets a good knee and headroom.
The third row isn’t that uncomfortable but doesn’t have under-thigh support and it can only be seated with one adult or two children, but the biggest highlight inside the Mahindra Marazzo’s cabin has to be the air conditioning system for the second and third-row passengers.
The system has dual air conditioning vents at the back, it means rear seat passengers can have an option to choose with ad direct blast or to get a diffused blow from the separate vent on the roof which is cool.
The boot space is decent 190 liters of cargo space to be exact and if you fold third-row seats it gets a healthy 680 liters of cargo space.
Engine and Performance
How’s the engine performance?
The Marazzo gets an all-new 4 cylinder 1.5 litre diesel engine from mFalcon family which produces about 121hp of power at 3,500rpm and the peak torque of 300nm between 1,750rpm to 2,500rpm. The first thing you notice from the get go is that just how well refined this engine is with no vibrations at all, the clutch feels light and reponsive.
The six speed gearbox feels nice, good and positive.
Acceleration feels quick and it’s easy in everyday bumper to bumper traffic. NVH levels ar great and really impressive. The Mahindra Marazzo gives a mileage of 17.9kmpl.
Ride and Handling
How’s the ride & handling?
The Mahindra Marazzo uses the double wishbone setup on the front and the twist beam setup at the rear. This Mahindra MPV sits on a ladder frame which jiggles a bit at low speeds which are typical for ladder frame chassis. However the Mahindra Marazzo does feel planted on bad and broken roads at high speeds, it feels very well controlled.
The electric power steering feels light ,nimble and quite manoeuvrable through traffic and it’s also easy to park. As the speed builds the steering feels ample when turning into corners, and if you push hard on winding section of roads the Marazzo’s handling feels safe and predictable.
It gives you certain amount of confidence from the grip of tyres and the overall mechanical grip to push more harder.
Safety and Security
Is it safe and secure?
|Mahindra Marazzo||Safety & Security|
|Dual Airbags Driver & Co-Driver|
|Passenger Airbag Off Switch|
|ABS with EBD|
|Disk Brakes On All Wheels|
|ISOFIX Child Seat Mount|
|Child Safety Lock On Rear Doors|
|Front and Rear Fog Lamps (With Access Cover For Tow Hook)|
|Rear Parking Sensors|
|Rear Camera With Steering Adaptive Parking Guidelines Display|
|Impact & Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock|
|Car Theft Alarm|
|Rear Defogger With Auto Timer|
|Driver Seat Belt Reminder|
|Side Impact Beams|
|Door Ajar Warning|
|Crumple Zones For Crash Protection|
|Over Speed Warning (Acoustic For 3 Seconds) At 80kmph|
As you can see Mahindra Marazzo comes with quite a lot of safety and security features with some are standard on all variants.
The Mahindra Marazzo is a huge leap forward in terms of designe and quality. The Marazzo is quite spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Engine refinement and effortlessness in the city is very impressive, high seating position and excellent visibility makes much more easy to drive. All n all this is probably the best car Mahindra ever produce up to this date. It’s an great alternative to those who are looking for an MPV with great value for money.