Mahindra is all set to launch the new Alturas G4 in India today. The Mahindra Alturas G4 is based on the fourth-generation Ssangyong Rexton, sold in global markets. Once launched, the Alturas will be the flagship product in Mahindra's product portfolio.
The new Mahindra Alturas G4 comes in two variants: 2WD AT and 4WD AT. It has a bold and commanding presence, including the signature Mahindra grille. The usage of chrome is kept to a minimum and the Alturas G4 is quite an elegant-looking SUV.
On the inside, the Alturas G4 gets a host of features and equipment. It impresses well in the safety department too, with nine airbags as standard. We have already driven it — check out our official Mahindra Alturas G4 review here.
Powering the new Mahindra Alturas G4 is a 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine making 178bhp and 420Nm of torque. This is mated to a Mercedes-sourced seven-speed automatic transmission.
Being a premium SUV, the Alturas G4 also gets many intelligent off-road modes and functions. This includes the rather-interesting Winter, Summer, 4WD Low and 4WD High settings.
Bookings have been opened already and the response on the market is quite good. The Mahindra Alturas G4 mainly rivals the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the newly-launched Honda CR-V.
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Bold Styling And Presence
The new Mahindra Alturas packs a bold design language. It looks exactly like the fourth-generation Ssangyong Rexton, but gets the 'Mahindra grille' treatment.
The Massive Side Profile
The new Alturas G4 is nothing short of massive, when viewed from the side. Just look at the D-pillar!
Smaller, Yet Elegant Wheels
The Mahindra Alturas G4 comes with a smaller 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, compared to the much bigger ones on the Rexton.
A Design With A Mix Of Sharpness And Elegance
The Alturas G4 features a near-sharp design language. At the rear, the badges are kept to a minimum, except for the weirdly-large Alturas G4 and 4WD at a corner.
Offers A Good Driving Experience
While we tested out the new Alturas G4, we were really pleased with how the large SUV drives. Undulations and potholes cause zero troubles to it.
Supportive Front Seats
The front seats offer brilliant support and comfort, but only the driver the seat gets eight-way adjustability with memory functions.
Spacious Middle-Row Seating
The middle-row seats offer ample amounts of legroom and headroom. The central passenger gets a headrest, while the armrest is really wide.
Decent Third-Row Comfort
Getting into the third-row seats of the Alturas G4 is a hurdle, but once you do that, you will notice quite a decent amount of cabin space. Still, it is not suited for tall passengers.
No Panoramic Sunroof
Though a panoramic sunroof would have been better, the Mahindra Alturas G4 has a decently-sized front sunroof, with anti-pinch.
Gets No Manual Option
The Mahindra Alturas G4 comes only in an automatic format, while the Rexton is available with a six-speed manual in certain global markets. The seven-speed automatic transmission is sourced from Mercedes-Benz.
Roots From A Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
A good majority of components of the old Rexton (which was on sale in India) were borrowed from a Mercedes-Benz ML-Class (W163). Some of these have made their way to the new Alturas G4.
The Venue Is Set!
Mahindra has set the venue to launch the much-awaited Alturas G4 in India.
Quite A Spectacular Event Indeed
The audience is eagerly waiting as the stage is becoming a great visual experience.
The Event Has Started!
Popular TV anchor, Kamal Sidhu has kick-started the event.
Javed Akhtar Shares The Stage
Indian poet and winner of many national awards, Javed Akhtar is showcasing a performance.
Mahindra Has High Hopes With The Alturas G4
The new Mahindra Alturas G4 is aimed to be game-changer in the near-30-lakh segment. It competes in a market dominated by the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Finally, The New Mahindra Alturas G4 Has Been Launched
The new Mahindra Alturas G4 has been launched at Rs 26.95 lakh and Rs 29.95 lakh, for the 2WD and 4WD variants, respectively.
What Do You Think Of The Pricing?
The new Mahindra Alturas G4 has been priced aggressively, especially when compared to its rivals. Do let us know your thoughts on the pricing!
This Is The New Mahindra Alturas G4!
Head to www.drivespark.com and check out our launch article to get the full details of the new Mahindra Alturas G4. You can also find our official first drive review of the flagship Mahindra.