Here is a speculative rendering that visualizes the Mahindra Marazzo Expedition - the more rugged version of the company's latest MPV
The MPV segment in India is growing fast for the past few years with the launch of several new vehicles. The home-grown automaker, Mahindra, has also contributed to this segment with the Mahindra Marazzo, which was introduced to the Indian auto market several months ago. While commonly known as a convenient family MPV, today, we will introduce to you a Marazzo with a totally different appearance, called the Mahindra Marazzo Expedition.
It may be noted that the Mahindra Marazzo Expedition is currently only a fragment of imagination and doesn't exist in the real world. The modifications that have been visualized are highlighted in a video below. It also shows the entire rendering process to turn the Marazzo from a comfortable family MPV into an off-road expedition vehicle.
The Mahindra Marazzo Expedition has been visualized to sport an all-wheel-drive system instead of the front-wheel-drive system that is available with the MPV. Moreover, the modified version has got a thorough makeover with many new elements. First and foremost, the vehicle gets an army-spec camouflage paint scheme which makes it look rougher and more robust. The chrome elements on the grille have been discarded; and now, the Marazzo gets a blacked-out grille. The front bumper is also new and comes with LED DRLs. At the bottom of the front bumper is a silver bash plate. The roof sports four auxiliary lights and a rooftop tent. The designers have also given a black cladding to the whole lower body of the vehicle. The rims have been blacked out to become harmonious with the flared fenders.
The Marazzo Expedition hosts an array of modifications against the family version
Being a mid-sized MPV, the Mahindra Marazzo is positioned between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova in the Indian auto market. Under the hood of the Marazzo is a 1.5 L turbocharged diesel motor which is good for a maximum power of 121 bhp and 300 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are undertaken by a 6-speed MT unit. The M2 7-seater base variant of the Marazzo has been priced at Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the M8 top-of-the-line variant costs Rs. 13.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This price range helps the Marazzo effectively compete against both Maruti Ertiga and Toyota Innova Crysta.
The Marazzo MPV has been a great sales success so far
Due to the reducing popularity of diesel engine recently, the domestic automaker is expected to introduce an automatic petrol version in the coming time. Even the diesel version will soon be available with a 6-speed AT gearbox. With the launch of the automatic variants, the sales of the company's new MPV are expected to get even better.