Mahindra Alturas G4: 10 things you should know about the Toyota Fortuner rival

Mahindra Alturas G4: 10 things you should know about the Toyota Fortuner rival

Mahindra will soon launch the Alturas G4 in the Indian market. It will be the most expensive vehicle from the brand in the Indian market. It is one of the most awaited SUVs in the Indian car market. This is everything that you need to know about the upcoming Mahindra Alturas G4.

You can book one right now!

Alturasg4

Mahindra has officially started taking the bookings for the Alturas G4 in the Indian market. Customers can book the vehicle online on a payment of Rs. 50,000 and can book their vehicle. It is not known if the Mahindra dealerships are taking the bookings offline too. The SUV can be booked on the official website – https://www.alturasg4.com

Your booking amount is fully refundable but…

…only till a certain date. The terms and conditions on the website say that the booking amount is fully refundable but only if you do it before 5th December 2018. Post that date, you may have to pay some fine but it is not mentioned how much per cent of the booking amount will be deducted.

 Test drive date revealed

The vehicles will start reaching the dealerships on 26th November. Customers can book their time slots for the test drives and experience the vehicle first hand. Almost all the dealerships across India would get the test drive vehicles by 26th November as per the website.

Love stick shift? None of it here

Mahindra Xuv700 Dashboard

If you’re one of the enthusiasts who love driving a manual transmission vehicle and love the feel of the shifting gears on your left hand, you’re set to be disappointed. Mahindra will only launch the Alturas G4 with a 7-speed torque converter transmission sourced from Mercedes-Benz. There would not be a manual transmission at the time of the launch. However, we may see a manual transmission version at a later time. It should be noted that all the competitors including the Toyota Fortuner gets a manual version.

5 colour choices

Mahindra Alturas 1

Mahindra has revealed the five colour choices that will be available at the time of the launch. There will be the all-time favourite New Pearl White and the Napoli Black colour options available with the Alturas G4. Other colour choices would be Lakeside Brown, Dsat Silver and the flagship Regal Blue colour that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.

Only two versions

The Mahindra Alturas G4 will be available only in two versions. The name of the versions are not known but it is expected to be G2 and the G4. The G2 will be the 4X2 version and the G4 would be the 4X4 version. It will be a simple choice for the customers, which they surely miss out on the other Mahindra vehicles.

Won’t be kept with the other Mahindra models

The Alturas would be the most expensive vehicle in the Mahindra line-up in India. 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 of the Alturas. We may see a Maruti Nexa dealership type zone created for the premium vehicle, which will allow customers to get a taste of the premium experience.

Loaded top-end version

Mahindra Alturas 2

Mahindra and Mahindra has specifically written that the top-end version of the Alturas would be loaded to the brim. It is not known which all features would be available with the Alturas but it is possible that Mahindra launches a stripped down base version to keep the base price in check and launch the fully-loaded top-end version to attract the customers. There will be a sunroof, 9-airbag system, ABS+EBD, ESP, leather seats, cooled seats and much more available in the top-end version. It will get a longer feature list than the Toyota Fortuner.

Roomier than the Toyota Fortuner

Alturas

The Mahindra Alturas G4 would get very big dimensions. The vehicle measures 4,850mm in length, 1,960mm in width, 1,800mm in height, and 2,865 mm of wheelbase. The Toyota Fortuner measures 4,795mm, 1,855mm and 1,835mm. The wheelbase is much smaller at 2,745mm. The bigger dimensions with longer wheelbase would ensure a roomier cabin and extra leg space for the third-row occupants.

Not for petrolheads

The Mahindra Alturas would be powered by a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates a maximum of 187 Bhp and 420 Nm of peak torque. No petrol engine would be available at the time of the launch. It may not be added at a later date too. The Toyota Fortuner offers a petrol engine too!