Maruti Suzuki India has launched an all-new Ertiga that will lock horns with the newly launched Mahindra Marazzo. Here’s our new Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo Comparison of Specifications, Dimensions, Interior, Looks & more
Recently, Mahindra and Mahindra introduced the new Marazzo MPV. The new model has launched at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh. The Marazzo has many firsts to its credits. It is the first-ever vehicle to be jointly designed by Pininfarina from Italy and Mahindra’s design studio in Kandivali. The Marazzo is also the first-co-developed product from Mahindra North American Technical Centre in Troy, Michigan and Mahindra Research Valley in Chennai. It is also the first ever vehicle to have a transversely mounted engine with FWD on a ladder-on-frame chassis. But will these things be enough to keep the new Ertiga at bay? Let’s find our answers in our new Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo comparison.
New Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo Comparison of Price
The Mahindra Marazzo has a base price of Rs 9.99 lakh. The new model has gone on sale at in four variants – M2, M4, M6, and M8. All the variants are available with 7 and eight seat configurations. The eight-seater models cost Rs 5,000 extra. For now, the Mahindra Marazzo is available with a diesel engine only. Also, there’s only a manual transmission on offer. Another important thing is that the MPV is currently on sale at introductory prices. These are bound to increase by a small margin very soon. Hence, in some days, the Marazzo will have a base price of roughly Rs 10.20 lakh.
Unlike the Marazzo, the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga not only offer a petrol engine but will also provide it with an optional automatic transmission. The Ertiga retails in a price range of Rs.7.44 to 10.9 Lakhs. Hence, the Ertiga hold a clear advantage over the latest Mahindra MPV. The round 1 of this new Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo comparison goes to upcoming Maruti Suzuki MPV.
New Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo Comparison of Specifications:
Engine Specifications Petrol
|Parameters||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga||Mahindra Marazzo|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ 4-Speed Auto||–|
|Fuel Tank||45 Litres||–|
|Mileage||19.34 kmpl/ 18.69 kmpl||–|
Engine Specifications Diesel
|Parameters||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga||Mahindra Marazzo|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||6-Speed Manual|
|Fuel Tank||45 Litres||45 Litres|
|Mileage||25.47 kmpl||17.3 kmpl|
The new Maruti Ertiga is be based on a monocoque construction. It is underpinned by the same lightweight HEARTECT platform that underpins the Baleno, Ignis, Dzire, and Swift. The new Ertiga is available with two engine options – 1.3-litre diesel and 1.5-litre petrol. The diesel engine is the same unit that powers the current car, which means the Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine that offers a maximum power of 90 PS along with a peak torque of 200 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Shortly, this engine will be replaced with a Suzuki-sourced 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine that will not only meet the BSVI emission norms but will also offer higher maximum power and torque. The new diesel engine will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine features the first generation of the company’s SHVS hybrid technology.
The petrol variant of the new Maruti Ertiga is powered by the same 1.5-litre K15B engine that has made its debut on the new Ciaz. This engine offers a maximum power of 102 bhp and a peak torque of 138 Nm. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission as standard and four-speed automatic as optional. This engine gets the company’s second generation of SHVS mild hybrid technology.
The Mahindra Marazzo is currently available with a diesel engine option only. This all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine produces a maximum power of 121 bhp and a peak torque of 300 Nm. It comes mated a six-speed manual transmission. The Mahindra Marazzo is the world’s first ladder-on-frame construction with a transversely mounted engine and FWD. This arrangement, which has been patented as ‘Best of both world’ literally offers the advantages of both transversely mounted engines and FWD layouts typical of monocoque chassis and the ruggedness of ladder-frame setups. For now, the Marazzo will be available only with a diesel heart. A petrol engine option and an automatic transmission are in the pipeline but won’t launch before April 2020.
The Ertiga diesel has lesser power than the Marazzo. But one thing is quite clear. The Ertiga is much lighter than the Marazzo. With a kerb weight of less than 1.2 tonnes, the Ertiga is approximately 400 kgs lighter than the Marazzo. So, all sorts of power advantage that the latter has simply vanishes when it comes to real world performance. Again, the upcoming MPV from Maruti Suzuki becomes the clear winner of this round of new Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo specifications.
New Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo Comparison of Mileage
The new Mahindra Marazzo MPV offers an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 17.3 kmpl. This is much lower than what either of the engine variants of the new Maruti Ertiga is likely to deliver. A big reason for this is the higher kerb weight owing to the ladder-frame construction.
Maruti Suzuki has always been the king of fuel efficiency, and the new Ertiga isn’t any different. Both its engine variants, petrol and diesel, will benefit from lightweight construction and the second generation of SHVS mild hybrid system to achieve stellar fuel efficiency. The 1.5-litre K15B petrol engine delivers a fuel efficiency of more than 21 kmpl on the updated Ciaz. The Ertiga weighs roughly 100 kgs more, and hence puts out a slightly lesser 19.34 kmpl
On the other hand, the 1.3-litre diesel engine variant of the previous Maruti Ertiga delivers an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 24.52 kmpl. The new generation surprisingly puts out 25 kmpl, which means that both the engine variants of the new Ertiga offer a segment-leading fuel efficiency. Monocoque architecture has always been lighter than ladder-frame setups on similar cars and here is where the Ertiga scores. Hence, it’s the winner of even the third round of our new Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo specifications.
New Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo Comparison of Interior Space and Dimensions:
|Measurements||Maruti Suzuki Ertiga||Mahindra Marazzo|
|Length||4395 mm||4585 mm|
|Width||1735 mm||1866 mm|
|Height||1690 mm||1774 mm|
|Wheelbase||2740 mm||2760 mm|
|Tyre Size||185/65 R15||215/65 R16, 215/60 R17|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm||200 mm|
|Boot Space||209 Litres||190 Litres|
|Weight||1135 to 1245 kg||1650 Kg|
The new Maruti Ertiga is much larger than the current version. It grows in length, width, and height. Its wheelbase, however, remains the same. The new generation Ertiga measures 4,395mm in length, 1,735 mm in width, and 1,690mm in height. This makes the new model 99 mm longer, 40 mm wider, and 5 mm taller than its predecessor. In comparison, the Mahindra Marazzo measures 4,585 mm in length, 1,866 mm in width, 1,774 mm in height.
Hence, it gets clear that the Marazzo is clearly the bigger car of the two. It towers over the new-gen Ertiga in all three aspects. Hence, even on the inside, the Marazzo is likely to hold an upper edge over the new generation Ertiga, With this, the current section of our new Maruti Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo comparison goes to the latest MPV from Mahindra and Mahindra.