Over the past few months, there were rumors that Mahindra was probably going to discontinue the Marazzo. While it is undoubtedly one of the best MPVs on sale in the country, the Mahindra Marazzo has not been selling all that well. However, despite that, it seems that those were just rumors doing the rounds on the internet. The homegrown automaker has, in fact, confirmed that it is working on an automatic variant of the Marazzo. In this case, Mahindra will likely be equipping the Marazzo with a 6-speed AMT gearbox that’s currently used on the XUV300 as well.
The Mahindra Marazzo is available in M2, M4+, and M6+ trim levels, with prices ranging between Rs 12.03 Lakh and Rs 14.04 Lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Unlike the Toyota Innova, which gets petrol and diesel engine options, the Marazzo is only offered with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that makes 121hp and 300Nm of torque. However, it is being speculated that Mahindra may introduce the more powerful mStallion turbo-petrol engine at a later stage. As of now, the Marazzo is only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is possibly the omission of an automatic transmission that impacted this MPV’s sales – something Mahindra seems to have realized now.
The Mahindra Marazzo’s cabin is capable of seating up to eight occupants, though it is far better suited for seven. Furthermore, the beige-black dual-tone interior makes it seem larger and more spacious, which only makes the whole cabin experience better. On the equipment front, the upcoming automatic variant will get all that is already on offer in the manual version. This means the features list of the Marazzo automatic will include 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry with push-button start, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in navigation, automatic climate control with rear blowers, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX anchor points, and a rearview camera.