Ford MPV Based On Marazzo To Get 2.2-Litre Diesel Engine
A new Ford MPV Based On Marazzo is being designed and built jointly by the car manufacturer and their partner, Mahindra, for the Indian market. We have fresh knowledge now about the future model of Ford.
The new Indian Ford MPV Based On Marazzo does not use the 1,5-liter Marazzo diesel but is powered by the 2.2-liter Mahindra diesel engine. This is the same power plant that made its recent debut at the new Mahindra Thar. Furthermore, future SUVs like the next-generation XUV500 and even the all-new Scorpio are expected to run. A 6-speed manual is a safe bet for now although not a lot is known about the gearbox choices.
Ford MPV Based On Marazzo will use the platform of Mahindra Marazzo and be installed next to it on Mahindra’s Nashik plant. However, sources tell us that Ford’s family fashion signals would be a very different top-hat style. The new Ford MPV for India, along with a single exterior, will have another interior, similar to other Ford vehicles sold worldwide.
Like the other models, Ford will also use a lot of his own switchgear and the Ford Sync infotainment system. In a range of configurations, such as the Marazzo, this latest MPV will have a long list of capabilities, which are a few more than Mahindra offers. This will allow Ford to place it over the Marazzo, along with its unique appearance and more powerful engine to compete with proven rivals, like the Toyota Innova Crystal.
The next-genre XUV500 and its Ford edition will be the first jointly produced vehicle of the brands. As you start the new XUV500 first, the Ford derivative follows somewhat later.
In addition, both brands are currently also working on a new SUV B segment, which in FY2022 is expected to see daylight. Like the MPV, the SUVs share the bases, but they have special top hats. One of the engine choices on these SUVs will be the 1.5-liter direct-injection Turbopetrol from Mahindra.
In place of Ford’s 1.0-Liter EcoBoost, which had been available in India until last year, current-gene Ford EcoSport will now have Mahindra’s 1.2-Liter turbo gasoline engine. Wait early next year for EcoSport 1.2 turbo-petrol to enter Ford showrooms.
As previously mentioned, Mahindra-owned Pininfarina will design these new Ford SUVs for India.