King of the roads is the apt title for the Mahindra Alturas G4 which is placed above the Mahindra XUV500 hence it was initially known as the Mahindra XUV 700 in the Indian Market.
Mahindra introduced the Alturas G4 in the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2018.Surprise!!! Surprise!!! It surprised the Indian buyers and competition and you will know why when you read further.
Going back to the origination of this SUV it is the 2nd generation rebadging of the Korean Rexton the SUV manufactured by SsangYong Motor since 2001.
Rexton stands for the “the rulers' tone” and likewise it’s exuberance has won the Best Ergonomic design and the Good Design Award 2017 in Korea.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 (XUV 700) is available only in diesel variants and a choice of 2WD and 4WD.
Royalty comes at a surprising price:
The royalty feel of the car is not only because of the striking road presence due to the redesigned enhancing front grille, but also the plush interiors which are luxury all the way. The Nappa leather is one of the finest leathers and the XUV 700 is adorned with this super luxurious diamond stitch upholstery.
The steering wheel is leather-covered with the option of tilt and telescopic adjustments. The driver and front passenger seats are ventilated which gives a more pleasing drive in the summers. Not only this the driver seat is electrically adjustable which makes ingress and egress more comfortable.
The electric sunroof adds to the luxury factor and gives an amazing greenhouse effect adding to the roomy feel in the XUV 700 which also has a large cabin space due to the best in class wheelbase of 2865mm.
The 8” touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which is very intuitive adds to the convenience of being connected with the loved ones and business all at the same time while you are driving in the city or on the long-distance drive or an off-road adventure.
The digital instrument cluster is very attractive with an enhanced layout and offers a lot of usable functions along with the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Adding to safety is the sturdy body on frame chassis, first in class 9 airbags also with a knee airbag, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The electric parking brake and also the 360-degree camera with a bird's eye view which ensures you are well aware of the surrounding. It also comes with front and rear parking sensors which makes parking very continent.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 exterior features the HID headlamps with LED DRL has been designed and laid out well to make the XUV300 look bold, attractive and also charm with the elegant stance. The fog lap is also LED and it also functions as a cornering light to give 30% more illumination on the right and left based on steering movement.
To compliment the front headlamps the tail lamps are also LED which makes the XUV 700 look very attractive from the rear. The rear also comes with Smart boot which automatically senses the key and opens the boot when you stand in the rear.
The 18” alloy wheels ensure that you have a good grip on the road be it off-road or highways and the 60 profile tyres ensures that the SUV handles the ditches well in the off-roading conditions.
The Active Rollover Protection ensures that the XUV 700 gives you good drivability and control on any terrain. The double-wishbone suspension gives controlled drivability ensuring the wobble is minimal, giving enhanced ride quality.
Performance-wise Mahindra XUV 700 churns out a power of 181hp with 420Nm torque. The 2.2L engine is perfectly married with the Mercedes Benz – 7 G Tronic transmission which gives it a smooth ride at this awesome price.
The benefit of the 7G Tronic transmission is that the gear shifts are quicker and also it is fuel-efficient. The 7G Tronic is speed-sensitive and can skip gears depending on speed during acceleration & deceleration which makes the drive pleasurable.
In comparison to the other competing brands, The Mahindra Alturas G4 is a big SUV in terms of exterior and interiors. Since its launch in 2018, it has made a mark while competing with the likes of Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X which has already captured a considerable amount of market share.
Mahindra Alturas G4 Competition Comparison
Overall in comparison, the Mahindra XUV 700 has a lot of luxury features at a very attractive price tag. The SUV interiors can be compared to most of the luxury brands available in the market.
The dual-tone Nappa leather on the dashboard and door panel the surface brushed metals used in interiors with 2 zone AC papers you and you're royalty.
A definite head-turner on the road and also the pride of ownership makes the Mahindra Alturas G4 (XUV 700) an SUV worth the investment.
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