The Mahindra Alturas G4 has been making waves in the industry for all the right reasons. The new Mahindra Flagship SUV will take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The SUV is going through rigorous testing currently and many test mules have been spotted on the roads.
Now however, we bring you some uncamouflaged spyshots that show the Alturas in a nearly production ready form. Hat tip to our reader Bidhul Varghese who clicked the SUV while it was being driven near Powai, Mumbai.
It was earlier speculated that the car will carry the XUV monkier but Mahindra has confirmed some time back that the new SUV has been named as the Alturas G4. This could be in lieu with company’s policy to keep the Alturas as a more premium vehicle and not with the rest of the model lineup. Therefore, Mahindra would set-up special zones in the dealerships where the Alturas G4 would be parked and only a specially trained set of salespersons would attend the customers interested in the SUV.
The Alturas G4 is actually a rebadged SsangYong Rexton G4 but Mahindra decided to launch the vehicle under their name owing to the poor performance of the last SsangYong Rexton SUV. The SUV can be booked online for Rs. 50,000 on the official website and the deliveries will start from 26th November.. The booking amount is fully refundable till 5th December 2018. The official launch is set to happen on 24th November, 2018 and the actual price range of the SUV will also be disclosed at that time.
Talking of the car, Mahindra has been treading very carefully with this one. The Alturas G4, hence, will come loaded to brim with features. The SUV will be made available in two trims levels, called as the G2 and G4 by Mahindra. The top end G4 variant will get a host of features including sunroof, large touchscreen infotainment system, 9-airbag system, ABS+EBD, ESP, leather seats, cooled seats to name a few.
On the mechanical front, the Alturas gets powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates a maximum of 187 Bhp poer and 420 Nm peak torque. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed torque converter transmission sourced from Mercedes-Benz.
The Alturas G4 will be bigger and roomier than its main rival, the Toyota Fortuner. It will be more feature laden and going by Mahindra’s strategy of pricing its vehicles strategically, one can expect the Alturas to be priced lower than the Fortuner and the Endeavour.