A fresh batch of spy images of the Mahindra Marazzo 'M8' variant reveals many new details of its exterior. The new model will launch on September 3.
The 'shark-inspired' grille characterises the front-end with chrome accents. The headlights feature LEDs and a projector setup each. The bumper sports a large lower air-dam, a prominent diffuser, and angular fog lights with LED DRLs.
At the rear, the Mahindra Marazzo features a large windscreen that is flanked by a thick chrome strip at its lower end. The C-shaped tail-lamps carry LED units. The LED lights are expected to be offered only on the higher variants. Even the stylish dual-tone multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels will be available only on the costlier trim levels.
The new MPV becomes the first-ever Mahindra model to be jointly designed by the company's Mumbai-based design centre and Pininfarina. The design of the Marazzo has been inspired by a shark. It is also the first product to be developed in cooperation between Mahindra Research Valley (MRV) in Chennai, India and Mahindra North American Technical Centre (MNATC) in Troy, USA, so M&M tapped all available resources for a vehicle which it hopes would finally help make inroads in the MPV segment.
Powering the Mahindra Marazzo will be the company's new 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The oil burner outputs a maximum power of 121 hp along with a peak torque of 300 Nm. It will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This new-age diesel engine will also power the Ssangyong Tivoli-based S201 sub-4-metre compact SUV. Standard safety features across all trims will include dual front airbags, ABS, seatbelt reminder for the front seats, speed alert system and rear parking sensors.
[Image source - autocarindia.com]