- The Marazzo is expected to be revealed ahead of Diwali this year.
At the naming ceremony of the U321, Mahindra revealed few official images of all-new Marazzo. There were images of the tail lights, grille, shark-fin antenna, leather upholstery, roof-mounted rear AC vents and a new purple-illuminated instrument cluster. Now, on the official micro site of the Marazzo, Mahindra has revealed the dashboard design of the upcoming Ertiga rival.
As can be seen in the image, the Marazzo gets a dual-tone dashboard. The overall design is all new and unlike any thing we have seen on a Mahindra vehicle till date. It gets a combination of piano black on top of beige to make the cabin look premium. There is a touchscreen infotainment system in the centre with chrome inserts around it for buttons and circular knobs. The same chrome finish is seen on the HVAC controls and on the gear knob. The steering wheel gets audio control buttons as well. Interesting design elements of the dashboard includes a brushed aluminium type inserts between the top and bottom half the dashboard. The same material is used on bottom arm of the steering wheel as well. Apart from that, there is a pixelated decal near the left most air-vent of the dash. This design could be inspired from "Shark scales", since the entire styling of the Marazzo takes its cues from a shark.
We now know that Marazzo is based on an all-new platform. It is the first vehicle to be developed at Mahindra’s North American Technical Centre with inputs from Pininfarina.
The Marazzo will have the largest footprint of any Mahindra vehicle, claims the carmaker. The equipment list will be long enough to match the carmaker’s newfound standards.
Under the hood might be the 1.5-litre Falcon diesel. However, depending upon the positioning, it might also get the more powerful 2.2-litre or the 1.99-litre mHawk engines with six-speed manual transmission as standard.
When launched, the Marazzo is expected to go head-on against the Tata Hexa and entry-level variants of the Toyota Innova Crysta along with impending new-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.