By SM.12 Sep, 2018
Anand Mahindra has been known for his generosity. He"s always rewarded acts of valour and he"s done that more than once. He"s swapped the auto rickshaw of a Kerala-based rider for a Mahindra Supro Mini Truck. He even offered to Gift A TUV300 To World Weightlifting Champion Mirabai Chanu.
Remember the fisherman who helped women climb onto a rescue boat in nearly waist-deep water by letting them step on his back in flood-hit Kerala? Jaisal KP was hailed as a hero after a video showing his selfless act at a village in Mallapuram went viral. With Jaisal KP"s help, two elderly women and a young mother with her baby safely got inside an inflatable rescue boat. Appreciating his heroic efforts, the company delivered its newest entrant into the MPV segment, the Marazzo, to Jaisal KP
In a tweet by Sundar Ramachandran, Anand Mahindra was thanked for the kind gesture. The Marazzo was handed over to Jaisal at the Eram Motors dealership in Calicut by Kerala Minister for labour T P Ramakrishnan. The Marazzo comes with the largest footprint seen on any Mahindra model yet, and its large dimensions are accentuated with bold exterior features and aggressive styling.
Mahindra introduced the Marazzo MPV last week with seven- and eight-seat configurations and is based on a hybrid chassis taking advantage of both ladder frame and monocoque construction. The Toyota Innova Crysta and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga rival have been priced sensibly in the market between Rs. 9.99 lakh and Rs. 13.90 lakh (ex-showroom, India) in four variants.
The Mahindra Marazzo"s styling is touted to be inspired by the Shark and several of the MPV"s styling bits have been designed on the same theme. Up front, the MPV comes with a stylish chrome-toothed grille, bold double barrel headlamps with pilot lights, and eye-shaped foglamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps. The MPV also features 17-inch alloy wheels, large ORVMs, and shark-tail-inspired taillamps, connected by a thick chrome slat.
The new Mahindra Marazzo is powered by a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that has been tuned to offer a maximum of 121 bhp and develops a peak torque of 300 Nm. The engine only comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, and right now, there is no automatic transmission on offer. Mahindra is also working on the petrol engine and an automatic transmission for the Marazzo and could introduce the same when the BS VI emission norms come into effect from April 2020.
Currently mated to a six-speed manual transmission, an automatic gearbox and petrol powertrain are more likely to debut around the time of BSVI deadline. The lightweight engine is claimed to assist in returning as much as 17.6 kmpl mileage and has more refined characteristics courtesy of fewer vibrations and light cylinder head.
It took four years and 1,000 man-hours for the Mumbai-HQed brand to bring up the Marazzo that is claimed to have the quietest cabin in its class at 43 decibels. With different customisation packages and a premium interior, the Marazzo is expected to be the success Mahindra has long been looking for in recent years before the arrival of rebadged Rexton and the volume-targeting S201 subcompact SUV.