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MAHIN­DRA LAUNCHED the Marazzo MPV ear­lier this month at a start­ing price of Rs 9.9 lakh for the base ver­sion, while the top end ver­sion comes for Rs 13.90 lakh. The Marazzo is an all-new prod­uct, and if you want a more de­tailed view of the driv­ing dy­nam­ics, flip through the pages for our first drive re­view. Set to take on the Toy­ota In­nova Crysta, Maruti Er­tiga, Re­nault Lodgy and Tata Hexa, Mahin­dra has in­vested $200 mil­lion to­wards the de­sign and de­vel­op­ment of the Marazzo MPV, with some help from Pin­in­fa­rina as well.

The styling of the Marazzo is in­spired by the shark and sev­eral of the MPV’s styling bits have been de­signed on the same theme. The ex­te­rior is bold and ag­gres­sive and will surely make heads turn at a traf­fic junc­tion. Up front, the Marazzo comes with a stylish chrome-toothed grille, bold dou­ble bar­rel head­lamps with pilot lights, and eye-shaped fog lamps with in­te­grated LED day­time run­ning lamps. The MPV also fea­tures 17-inch al­loy wheels, large ORVMs, and shark­tail-in­spired tail lamps, con­nected by a thick chrome slat. The cabin of the Mahin­dra Marazzo is of­fered in both 7-seater and

8-seater lay­outs, while of­fer­ing a 40:20:40 split func­tion.

The Marazzo is pow­ered by a new 1.5-litre four-cylin­der diesel en­gine that has been tuned to of­fer a max­i­mum of 121bhp and de­vel­ops a peak torque of

300Nm. The en­gine only comes mated to a 6-speed man­ual gear­box and misses out on au­to­matic gear­box.

Pawan Goenka, manag­ing di­rec­tor of Mahin­dra & Mahin­dra Ltd (left) and Anand Mahin­dra, chair­man (right) pose with the new Marazzo MPV

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