Shark Inspired Mahindra Marazzo to be launched in India soon
Known earlier by its code-name U321, Mahindra’s MPV has been officially given a name and it will be called the Marazzo. The name has been taken off from a Spanish word ‘Basque’ which when translated to English means ‘’Shark’’.
The Marazzo will be manufactured at its facility at Nasik and will offer 7 and 8 seater options.
Designed in close collaboration with Mahindra’s North America Technical Centre along with Mahindra’s own design studio and Italian design firm Pinifarnia, The Marazzo is expected to create a large footprint not seen on any car yet, while it will wear the family deign language like the toothed chrome grille and swept back headlamps. The Marazzo will get shark inspired design elements like roof mounted antenna, stylish fog lamp with chrome bezel and angular yet sharp taillamps.
Speaking at the name reveal, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, M&M Ltd. said, “The shark-inspired Marazzo symbolizes the next generation of aspirational Mahindra vehicles. A collaborative effort of Pininfarina, Mahindra Design Studio, MNATC and MRV, Marazzo is born of a vision to design a global vehicle with quality and refinement keeping in mind the aspirations of our customers.”
The interior details have also been revealed like leatherette seats, smart instrument cluster with Purple rings around them and centrally mounted roof air conditioner for second and third row. Expect the car to be packed with features and technology when launched.
Rajan Wadhera, President Automotive Sector, M&M Ltd. said, “The intense process of development and refinement of the Marazzo is comparable to any global vehicle and incorporates a number of innovations. This has delivered better space, smoother ride with a quieter cabin, best-in-class cooling, excellent safety and a tough body construction in the Marazzo. Infact the Marazzo has the largest footprint (wheelbase x front track) of any Mahindra vehicle. I am confident that it will set a new benchmark and become a game-changer in its segment”
Mahindra has been tight lipped about the technical specifications but it would be safe to say that the Marazzo will employ brand new 1.6 litre petrol and diesel engines under the hood.
The Mahindra Marazzo has been benchmarked against global standards of quality, technology and has undergone rigorous testing with respect to quality and technology, vehicular emission norms and safety regulations. Expect more details and information to be revealed when the Marazzo launches in the coming months.