Mahindra Marazzo to lose range-topping M8 grade with the BS-VI upgrade

02/01/2020 - 13:08 | ,   | Prashant Singh

The Mahindra Marazzo will get its BS-VI upgrade anytime soon now. According to a leaked document, the MPV won't be sold in its range-topping M8 grade from then on.

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The BS-VI version of the Mahindra Marazzo MPV will use the same 1.5-litre diesel engine as the BS-IV version, but in a cleaner form.

The BS-VI version of the Mahindra Marazzo MPV's 1.5-litre diesel engine will feature a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system with a rear-mounted urea tank to limit NOx emissions. This engine will also be kitted with a DPF (diesel particulate filter). The output figures are expected to remain unaltered with the BS-VI update, which means that it will generate the same 123 PS (at 3,500 rpm) and 300 Nm of torque at (1,750-2,500 rpm). Also, the 6-speed manual gearbox will likely be carried over. The MPV will also receive an automatic gearbox-equipped variant later this year.

Mahindra will not only do away with the M8 variant but also introduce two new variants, namely M4+ and M6+. With the top-spec M8 variant out of the picture, the M6+ will be the new top-of-the-line trim. The M6+ variant should include some of the high-end features seen of M8.

The Mahindra Marazzo measures 4,585 mm in length, 1,866 mm in width 1,774 mm in height. It has a 2,760 mm wheelbase. It is sold in 7-seat and 8-seat versions, and that's not going to change with the BS-VI upgrade. Folding down the second-row and third-row seats frees up a luggage space of 1,055-litres in the eight-seat version.

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A new 'M6+' trim will be the new range-topping grade in the upcoming BS-VI Mahindra Marazzo.

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The Mahindra Marazzo is an MPV cleverly positioned between the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova Crysta, but it's not as popular. Its prices currently range from INR 9.99-14.77 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The BS-VI upgrade will lead to higher retail prices.

Mahindra will launch the next-gen Thar, Scorpio and XUV 500 also this year.

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