Mahindra & Mahindra launched its new MPV, the Marazzo at a time when MPV sales are going down with the advent of compact SUVs. Many raised eyebrows over the rationale behind launching an MPV while the Marazzo turned out to be a success with over 10,000 bookings in a month of launch.

Mahindra Marazzo
Mahindra Marazzo

Mahindra & Mahindra launched the Marazzo in September and is priced between Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 13.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Now after four months, the company will raise the prices of the Marazzo about Rs 30,000-40,000 (depending on the variant). The new prices will come to effect from 1 January 2019 and hence whoever plans to buy the Marazzo should place the order soon to get the MPV at the introductory price.

"As mentioned at the launch, the price of Marazzo was an introductory one. Effective January 1st 2019, we will be taking a price hike on the Marazzo, after a reasonable period of 4 months from its launch," said Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing – Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited.

Mahindra Marazzo
Mahindra Marazzo

Mahindra offers the Marazzo in four variants- M2 (Rs 9.99 lakh), M4 (Rs 10.95 lakh), M6 (Rs 12.40 lakh) and M8 Rs 13.90 lakh. The MPV is available in seven and eight seat configurations and also in six-colour options- Iceberg White, Mariner Maroon, Poseidon White, Shimmering Silver, Oceanic Black and Aqua Marine.

The Marazzo is offered only in a single engine option for now. The D15 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine develops 120bhp at 3,500rpm and 300Nm of torque at 1,750-2,500rpm. The mill is offered only with a six-speed manual transmission and an automatic option is not offered.

Mahindra Marazzo
Mahindra Marazzo seating

Variant wise features of the Marazzo is as follows

M2 Engine immobilizer
16-inch steel wheels
Fabric seat upholstery
Power windows
Central locking
12V power outlet
USB charging point for rear passenger
Digital clock
Manual HVAC control
Roof-mounted rear AC vents
Manually adjustable wing mirrors
M4 Full wheel caps
Shark fin antenna
Driver's seat height adjust
USB socket for front row
USB and AUX for rear passenger
Rear wiper and washer
Voice messaging system
Electrically adjustable wing mirrors
M6 16-inch alloy wheels
Front and rear fog lamps
Projector headlamps with follow me home feature
Cornering lamps
Premium fabric upholstery
Adjustable lumbar support for front seats
Remote keyless entry
Conversation mirror
7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
Steering mounted controls for audio
Rear parking sensors
Emergency call feature
M8 17-inch machined alloy wheels
LED daytime running lamps
Leatherette seating upholstery
Dual USB sockets for front and rear passengers
Puddle lamps
Cooled glovebox with illumination
Infotainment system with Android Auto
Cruise control
Reverse camera with display
Automatic climate control
Power folding and adjustable wing mirrors