Homegrown carmaker Mahindra and Mahindra on Monday launched their much anticipated Marazzo in their Nashik plant.
Addressing the event, Anand Mahindra, executive chairman Mahindra group said, "It took 4 years for us to come up with the product. We are overwhelmed with the response that already Marazzo has got. I am sure this is going to create a bench and its own segment in the Indian market, which our old offerings Scorpio and XUV 5OO did."
The company's third-largest passenger vehicle, Marazzo will take on the bunch of compact SUVs, which are already on Indian roads. Marazzo is based on a monocoque platform.
Claimed to be inspired from shark, the carmakers have designed some features of the car. A shark's teeth like front grille, a tail lamp and a roof-mounted antenna are some features that prove the inspiration of shark.
Marazzo will be available only diesel variant with six different colours. "For BS - VI Engine we are working on petrol variant and an automatic transmission, " said Rajan Wadhera, president automotive sector, Mahindra and Mahindra.
The company revealed the introductory launch price for 7-seater and pan India launch price for M2 - Rs 9,99,000; M4 - 10, 95,000; M6 12,40,000; M8 -13,90,000.