Mahindra Marazzo to gain an AMT variant by 2020 - Report

24/09/2018 - 12:26 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

At the launch earlier this month, Mahindra confirmed that an automatic transmission for the Marazzo is planned. According to a new report from Autocar India, the company is working on an AMT for the MPV.

Mahindra Marazzo Official Image Front Three Quarte
Magneti Marelli will make the 6-speed automated manual transmission for the Mahindra Marazzo. Expect more news on this variant next year.

The Mahindra Marazzo was expected to get the Mahindra XUV500’s 6-speed automatic transmission sourced from Aisin. However, it turns out, a low-cost semi-automatic is planned instead. Magneti Marelli will supply this unit, which will feature six gears.

Mahindra has also confirmed that it will introduce a petrol engine in the Marazzo by 2020. M&M could be planning the automatic option for both engine variants.

A 1.5-litre mHawk turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine powers the Mahindra Marazzo currently. It produces 90.2 kW (121 hp) at 3,500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,500 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission and a front-wheel drive drivetrain layout are standard. ARAI has given a fuel economy rating of 17.3 km/l to this configuration.

The Mahindra Marazzo AMT would cost anywhere between INR 50,000-1,00,000 more than equivalent MT. In the Mahindra TUV300, the AMT option costs over INR 81,000.

Mahindra Marazzo interior official image
The Mahindra Marazzo is currently available with only a 1.5-litre diesel engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Also See: Mahindra KUV100 NXT AMT variant spied testing in Mumbai

M&M has set a monthly sales target of 4,000 units for the Marazzo. The availability of an AMT that will offer more convenience while still delivering a good fuel economy, and a petrol engine that will make the vehicle accessible to a broader base of customers because of lower pricing will be helpful to increase numbers once sales settle down next year.

[Source: autocarindia.com]

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