Mahindra has launched the Alturas G4 in India at Rs 26.95 lakh. Essentially a rebadged second-gen Ssangyong Rexton, the Alturas is available with a 2WD variant and a top-spec 4WD trim that costs Rs 29.95 lakh (ex-showroom) - introductory prices.
The Alturas uses a ladder-frame chassis and is larger in every dimension than its predecessor, the Rexton. It measures 4,850mm in length, 1,960mm in width, 1,825mm in height and has a 2,865mm long wheelbase. The ground clearance too, at 244mm is higher than the old car.
Powering the Alturas G4 is a new 2.2-litre diesel engine by Ssangyong which puts out 178hp at 4000rpm and 420Nm of torque at 1600-2600rpm. The SUV uses a 7-speed Gtronic automatic gearbox borrowed from Mercedes. The Alturas is also equipped with a shift-on-fly four-wheel drive system that can be operated via a round chrome knob situated behind the gear lever.
Features on offer with the top-spec Alturas G4 are an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch multi information display, quilted nappa leather seats, electronic parking brake, a sunroof, a 360-degree camera, HID headlamps with LED DRLs, powered tailgate and a two-zone climate control. Additionally, the front seats are ventilated with the driver’s seat getting powered adjustability and a memory function.
The Alturas G4 will be sold from Mahindra’s new World of SUVs showrooms. Pricing for the old Rexton was Rs 24.25 lakh for the RX 6 and Rs 25.99 lakh for the RX7 variant, which makes the Alturas costlier than its predecessor. However the Alturas 4WD AT variant does undercut its rivals, the Ford Endeavour which costs Rs 32.81 lakh and the Toyota Fortuner which costs Rs 32.97 lakh for the 4WD automatic variants, significantly. This coupled with the features it offers should make the Alturas G4 a tempting proposition for buyers.
All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi.
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