Mahindra has launched their all-new seven-seater people mover with the price tag beginning at Rs 9.99 lakhs. The styling takes its inspiration from the shark and this is pretty evident all around the car.
While the vertically slatted front grille is typically Mahindra, it has been chiselled to resemble the shark, especially with the gaping grille on the air dam and the swept back headlamps.
The twin-barrel headlamp units get LED daytime running lamps. The fascia gets it a dose of chrome to gain a premium look and Marazzo also gets bumper-mounted front fog lamps.
Moving on to the profile, the rising shoulder line accentuates the length of the car while the flared wheel arches add muscle to the equation.
The 17-inch alloy wheels look pretty and are offered on higher trims with 225 profile tyres. It gets all four disc brakes with ABS and EBD being standard.
The tail is dominated by the large shark-fin-like tail lamps and the customary dash of chrome.
On the inside, the dashboard is laid out neatly with the rectangular AC vents and the touchscreen infotainment system in the centre console.
The instrument cluster is all-new and is backlit in the unique purple shade. The multi-function display is nestled between the twin pods of the cluster and reads the trip computer, distance to empty et al.
The front seats are spacious and allow you to sink in. The buttons and switches have been ergonomically laid out within reach.
The rear seats can be split-folded or completely folded up depending upon the requirement. They are also recline adjustable, adding more comfort to the second row.
The third row looks spacious with the second row not pushed back fully. The longitudinally mounted rear AC should provide better cooling around the cabin.
With all the rows up, the boot space is a little limited. But with five occupants and the last row folded flat, there is a ton of space available for all the luggage.
Finally, the Marazzo is driven by the 1.5-litre 121bhp turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 300Nm of torque and gets a six-speed manual gearbox that drives the front wheels.