Mahindra has launched a new SUV in India – Alturas G4, starting at a price of Rs 26.95 lakh for the 2WD and Rs 29.95 lakh for the 4WD. The car is a second-generation Ssangyong Rexton but christened as the Alturas G4 in Mahindra stable. The new Mahindra Alturas G5 SUV will be available in a total of five exterior colours - Napoli Black, Dsat Silver, Pearl White, Lakeside Brown and Regal Blue.
Dimensionally, Mahindra's new SUV measures 4,850mm in overall length with a width of 1,960mm, stand 1,825mm tall along with the with a wheelbase of 2,865mm. It’s not just the size that makes it bigger, but the higher ground clearance of 244mm also helps it look huge.
In terms of features, the car comes equipped with HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights, quilted Nappa leather upholstery with ventilated front seats, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 7-inch instrument cluster, electronic parking brake that also features Auto Hold, 360-degree camera, steering mounted controls, 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat with memory function, sunroof with anti-pinch function, dual-zone automatic climate control and electrically powered tailgate. Additionally, the front seats are ventilated with the driver’s seat getting powered adjustability and a memory function.
Speaking at the launch of the Mahindra Alturas G4, Dr Pawan Goenka, Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, “The launch of the Alturas G4 is a significant moment in the automotive journey of Mahindra which will take the brand to the next level. With the Alturas G4, we have decided to adopt an endorsed brand strategy which will heighten brand desirability & aspiration. The product is the epitome of luxury in every sense. Therefore we believe the Alturas G4 aptly redefines royalty which is also its positioning.”
Adding to this, Rajan Wadhera, President – Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., mentioned, “The Alturas G4, with its excellent proposition of imposing design, exquisite interiors, state-of-the-art technology, exhilarating performance and unmatched safety, all at an attractive price point, is poised to redefine the high-end SUV segment. It is our most luxurious offering and comes with a host of technology & safety features such as the 3D Around View Camera system, Easy Access Mode, Ventilated Seats, many of which are not available in vehicles at a similar price range.”
In terms of safety, the Alturas G4 comes packed with 9 airbags including front airbags for both driver and passenger, driver’s knee protection, side airbags in the first two rows, and curtain airbags; brake assist system, electronic stability program, traction control system, hill start assist, ABS with EBD, emergency stop signal, hill descent control as well as ISOFIX mounts for child seat.
Mechanically, the new Alturas G4 SUV draws its power from a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 178bhpof maximum power with 420 Nm of top torque. The diesel engine comes paired with a 7-Speed automatic transmission, sourced from Mercedes-Benz.