The country’s popular utility car manufacturer, Mahindra has finally launched the much-awaited Marazzo MPV in the country at a lucrative starting price of Rs 9.99 lakhs. The Marazzo MPV is the first product to be developed through a collaboration between Mahindra Automotive North America, Pininfarina and Mahindra design centre in Chennai. The vehicle is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine and is available in four variants – M2, M4, M6 and the M8. Read below to find out about the other cars you can buy for a similar price –
The Marazzo MPV is priced between Rs 9.99 lakhs and Rs 13.90 lakhs. The base variant gets a modest set of features such as R16 steel wheels, halogen headlamps, power windows, central locking and tilt adjustable steering. Interestingly, the MPV gets the roof mounted AC vents and offers a USB charging point in the second row. Safety features like dual front airbags, impact and speed sensing door locks and ISOFIX child seat mounting points are offered as standard. Based on the variant opted, the Marazzo is available with an additional set of features in the form of alloy wheels, chrome inserts, premium upholstery, 18cms touchscreen music system, cruise control, power folding ORVMs, fully automatic climate control and more.
In a similar budget, we have the Toyota Yaris that is available only in a 1.5-litre petrol engine with seven variants in manual and automatic options. The premium sedan is offered in a price range of Rs 9.93 lakhs – Rs 16.38 lakhs. Depending on the variant, it offers various features like leather upholstery, hill start assist, LED DRLs, power driver’s seat, chrome door handles, 15-inch alloy wheels, seven-inch infotainment system, button start and more. The standard safety feature list includes seven airbags with ABS and EBD, electrically adjustable ORVMs, keyless entry, split folding rear seats, projector headlamps, keyless entry and digital display for the infotainment system.
Honda’s popular selling sedan, the City is available with a price tag ranging between Rs 9.76 lakh – Rs 16.28 lakhs. The sedan received a mid-life update in 2017 and is available in petrol and diesel engine options. The top-spec ZX trim is the only one to get the LED DRLs and 16-inch alloy wheels along with a seven-inch touchscreen system with Apple Car play as standard. The lower variants get 15-inch alloys and a touchscreen replete with Bluetooth telephony and AUX and USB inputs. It continues to get an electrically operated sunroof, electric wing mirrors, automatic climate control and other bells and whistles from the older car along with the push-button start.
Another offering from Honda, the WR-V compact SUV that is built on the Mobilio platform, has an urban appeal to boast of. The three-row seating layout offers enough space for a large Indian family. It gets automatic climate control with a separate blower for rear passengers and steering mounted audio controls, among a host of other features on offer.
Hyundai Creta recently received a facelift and now sports a new cascading hexagonal grille with a chrome frame and a more prominent bash-plate with redesigned fog-lamps as well. The top-spec Creta now comes with a six-way adjustable driver seat, electric sunroof, wireless mobile charger and cruise control. In terms of safety, the six-airbag package with rear-camera for parking have also been retained. The Creta is available in one petrol and two diesel engine options.
Apart from these, interested customers can also look at other options like the Mahindra TUV300 Plus, Nissan Terrano, Renault Captur, Mahindra Scorpio, Safari Storme and the Tata Hexa. Apart from seven/eight seating layout in few of the above mentioned models, the vehicles are offered with a host of features to suit individual tastes and needs.