Mahindra is now offering a hefty discount on the Alturas G4 luxury SUV to clear stock ahead of the Bharat Stage 6 (BS6) emission norms coming into place. The flagship Mahindra offering is now selling at a discount of Rs. 4 lakh. Prices of the Mahindra Alturas G4 start from Rs. 27.7 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi. The Toyota Fortuner’s prices start from Rs. 27.84 lakhs. The Alturas rubs shoulders with the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X in the luxury SUV market.
Meanwhile, Mahindra has announced this discount through its official website, which also notes that this offer will be valid only until the 31st of December. The BS6 norms will be introduced on 1st April 2020, from which every internal combustion engined vehicle in India have to adhere to these much stricter emission norms. The two major aims of the BS6 norms are to cut pollution and also improve fuel efficiency.
Mahindra introduced its first BS6 vehicle last week in the form of the XUV300 Petrol, whose 1.2 liter turbocharged petrol engine now meets the BS6 norms. In the coming week, the Indian utility vehicle giant is likely to stop production of the BS4 emission norms compliant cars and SUVs, and shift to BS6 models. Expect a slew of announcements about BS6 variants of existing Mahindra cars and SUVs in the coming weeks. The BS6 versions of Mahindra’s Diesel cars will be significantly pricier than BS4 models. Petrol engined cars will see a much smaller price hike though. If you want to make the best of the pre-BS6 discounts that Mahindra is offering on its entire range of vehicles, do get in touch with your nearest dealer. These discount offers are likely to stop after the introduction of the BS6 models.
Coming back to the Alturas G4, the luxury SUV is a rebadged Ssangyong Rexton. It is powered by a 2.2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 187 Bhp of peak power and 420 Nm of peak torque. a 7 speed, Mercedes Benz-sourced torque converter automatic gearbox is offered as standard with the Alturas G4, which also gets a badge change to highlight the Mahindra brand. The SUV sits on a body-on-ladder chassis, and is offered with rear wheel drive and four wheel drive options. It’s a 7 seater, and gets a long list of features that make it a well equipped luxury SUV. From 9 airbags to 360-degree camera, 8-way adjustable driver seat with memory function and dual-zone climate control system, the Alturas is loaded. The flagship Mahindra SUV now looks even more attractive with the big discounts it now being offered with.