New Delhi: Mahindra and Mahindra has launched the Marazzo, what it calls as its most ambitious product till date, priced at Rs 9.99-13.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The homegrown utility vehicle maker's R&D team in Chennai and its North American Technical Centre have jointly developed the Mahindra Marazzo, which stands just below its existing top-of-the-line offering XUV5OO priced between Rs 12.48-19.19 lakh.
The vehicle has been built on a completely new platform. Under the hood, it boasts a new 1.5-litre diesel engine capable of delivering 123 PS power at 3500 rpm and 300 NM of torque at 1600 rpm. The power mill is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
The Mahindra Marazzo is offered in four variants and the automaker says it is working on automatic variants as well as a petrol engine with BS VI emission norms that will be enforced in 2020.
"The journey of the Scorpio began from our factory in Nashik and it has become an iconic product. I hope ten years from now we would be able to say the same about the Marazzo as well," said Pawan Goenka, managing director, Mahindra and Mahindra automotive division.
The credits for design collaboratively goes to Italy's design house Pininfarina and Mahindra Design Centre. Marazzo means shark in Basque, a sub-language in Spanish. Mahindra has spent $200 million in development of this vehicle.
"Marazzo is a milestone launch for us and signals our global aspirations," said Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra and Mahindra. "It is inspired by the shark as it is the only predator in the sea that is unchallenged and so it lives the longest. Similarly, we hope the Marazzo will swim through the waters of its segment like a shark, smoothly silently, unchallenged and for many many years."