Mahindra has scheduled the launch of its much awaited flagship SUV, the Alturas G4, on 24th of November, 2018. The Alturas will be the most premium vehicle ever by the company. It will be sold in the the same showrooms but in a separate space, where specially trained personals will attend the buyers.
The Alturas G4 is actually a rebadged SsangYong Rexton G4 and is available for sale in many countries. The car looks pretty good and while opinions may be divided on this, but it easily gives the Fortuner and Endeavour a fight in terms of exteriors as well as interiors. Let’s now take a closer look at the vehicles with these pictures.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 is a large SUV, even larger than the Fortuner. From this angle, It looks quite intimidating and will definitely command a good road presence.
The side low three quarter angle shows that chrome is splashed generously across the Alturas. A thick chrome strip on the D-pillar window line shows that the company has’t compromised with the car in any respect.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 gets big headlamp units with projector lights. The SUV also comes with LED daytime running lights, a common feature these days.
Mahindra has not done any major cost cutting with the Alturas and that is evident with the cabin design and quality. The reddish brown on black dual tone theme looks great
The instrument cluster is a modern unit with all sort of information in tap. The multi information display in the centre will display all the relevant information regarding the vehicle.
This is how the Alturas G4 looks with the third and middle rows folded. The middle bench is split in 60:40 ratio while the last row is split in 50:50 ratio, allowing for a number of combinations depending on the cargo size.
Mahindra has used high quality materials everywhere. From soft touch plastic to quilted leather wrapped dash, everything feels premium. The SUV also gets dual zone auto climate control amidst a host of other features and equipment.
Centre space on the dashboard is taken be a large touch infotainment system. it comes with Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity along with 360 degree parking cameras.
The leather wrapped chunky steering wheel looks great and has a typical Mahindra design. It has a lot of controls and buttons on it too, which could be a distraction for some.
The third row seats are accessed by folding the front seat. Though they may be low on thigh and lumbar support, they offer good space and can seat two adults easily.
Detailing like silver accenting around the door opener latch is noteworthy. Also, the Alturas gets memory function for seat adjustment, a feature many of its competitors lack.
Dual AC vents for the rear passengers with separate adjusters. There is also a charging point put in place below the AC vents.
Tall stance, big car manners, feature rich interiors, imposing exteriors. Seems like Mahindra has cracked the success recipe for premium SUV segment.
The only thing left is pricing. Mahindra is likely to price the Alturas competitively. We expect the SUV to undercut the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavour.