Mahindra has strengthened its foothold in the MPV segment with the recently launched Marazzo MPV in the country. The MPV competes strongly against the likes of Toyota Innova in the country. Read below to find out more about key differences between the two models –
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 seven-seater MPV is based on the distinctive shark-inspired design philosophy which gives it an intimidating front look. The rear section looks unique as it is highlighted by shark-tail like tail lamps.
Moving away from its conventional design, the Innova Crysta looks younger and sportier than its predecessor. The twin horizontal slats on the radiator grille blend into the wrap around rectangular double-barrel headlamps. The lower half of the hexagonal grille gets thin black slats and is flanked by the fog lamps housings on both sides. The headlights are projector units, and there is an addition of DRLs in this new version. The side profile, thanks to the roofline, gives the car a much sleeker appearance.
The Marazzo has distinctive highlights in form of purple instrument cluster with illumination and longitudinally-roof-mounted rear AC which claims to offer the fastest cooling cabin in its class. Speaking of convenience, the middle row seats can be reclined or folded flat and the buttons and the switches have been ergonomically laid for easy access. The vehicle also gets a new-age touchscreen infotainment system.
The dashboard in the Innova Crysta gets driver-centric contours and is dressed in black with a classy metallic strip defining its outline. The instrument cluster is new and blue-lit. The two dials read out revs and speed while the multi-function display in the centre gives away all other related information. The MPV also gets an intuitive touch-screen infotainment system on the dashboard. The new steering wheel gets metal highlights and steering mounted controls.
Mahindra Marazzo is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine developing 121bhp at 3500rpm and 300Nm of torque from as low as 1750rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The Innova Crysta gets a 2.4-litre diesel unit producing 147bhp and 343Nm of torque. Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, the engine sends power to the rear wheels. Toyota also offers the Innova Crysta with a six-speed automatic transmission option but that comes only with the 2.8-litre four cylinder turbo-charged diesel. The 2.8-litre mill develops 174bhp of power at 3400rpm and 360Nm of torque from as low as 1200rpm.
The Mahindra Marazzo is available in seven and eight seat layout options. The base variant starts at Rs 9.99 lakhs and tops out at Rs 13.90 lakhs (both ex-showroom Delhi) for the top spec variant. The Innova Crysta is also available in seven and eight seater option, however, it has a considerably higher starting price of Rs 14.65 lakhs and tops out at Rs 22.01 lakhs (both ex-showroom, Delhi). The Innova Crysta Touring Sport with an automatic transmission is indeed the most expensive option one can opt for, which is priced at Rs 23.06 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).