Mahindra’s latest offering in Indian market, the Alturas G4 has already garnered some rave reviews till now. The company’s latest flagship comes with many segment first feature and is also the largest car in its class. Recently, Bollywood actress Gul Panag took the big SUV out for a spin and was rather impressed by what the car offered. The actress is a known auto lover and has even done a Manali to Leh trip on a customised Mahindra Scorpio Getaway. Let’s now check out what she has to say about Mahindra’s new flagship SUV.
As seen in the video, she has covered quite a number of aspects in her short drive review of the Alturas G4. She was heavily impressed by the car and its dynamics and also by the interiors of the SUV. To let you know, the Mahindra Alturas G4 starts at Rs. 26.95 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which makes it a bit cheaper than its arch rival Toyota Fortuner. The Alturas G4 is sold in many countries abroad but with the original SsangYong badging and a different name (Rexton G4).
Coming back to the video, Gul Panag highlights the fact that the Alturas is the biggest vehicle in its segment both in terms of external dimensions and interior space. HID lamps with LED DRLs, 18 inch alloys along with the signature Mahindra grille is another things that caught her attention on the exterior of the SUV. She then showcases a unique feature of the SUV, which is the sliding back of driver’s seat upon opening the door for ease of ingress.
Next to catch her attention were the premium interiors of the SUV, which has lots of leather wrapped pieces along with matching leather upholstery. The interiors feature a black-brown interior theme with quilted Nappa leather been used in ample. The seats are ventilated too, which means that summer driving will be a comfortable affair. Next, she tells that despite having the longest wheelbase in its class, the Alturas G4 has the shortest turning radius too. Features like 9 airbags, electric sunroof along with an 8 inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also caught her attention.
The 360 degree parking camera, according to her was one of the most useful feature on the car and really helpful for a vehicle of this size. She also found the rear seats to be quite comfortable with an ergonomically placed grab handle. The Mahindra Alturas is offered in two variants – rear wheel drive and four wheel drive. However, both variants get powered by the same engine and gearbox. The engine is a 2.2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged unit which produces 178 Bhp of power along with 420 Nm of torque. The gearbox is a 7 speed torque converter automatic gearbox sourced from Mercedes Benz.