In the run up to the model’s launch on November 24, 2018
, Mahindra has announced that bookings for its Alturas G4 SUV have now commenced. The Alturas is Mahindra’s version of the SsangYong Rexton, and will sit above the XUV 500 in the carmaker’s line-up. In its transformation from SsangYong to Mahindra, the SUV has got a revised grille, along with a few other tweaks.
The Mahindra Alturas SUV will come in two variants – a lower-spec G2 trim that will come with 2WD and a fully-loaded 4WD model, the G4. The SUV will be powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that’s good for 180.5hp and 450Nm of torque. While there will be no manual gearbox on offer, the Mahindra Alturas will come with a Mercedes-sourced 7-speed automatic gearbox with manual shifting.
As far as features go, the top-spec Alturas G4 will come loaded with a large touchscreen, sunroof, Napa leather upholstery, ventilated seats with memory function, and an electronic parking brake.
The bookings announcement does not disclose details of the SUV’s price but reveals that the model will ‘compete with players in the Rs 30 lakh+ price range’. The body-on-frame Alturas G4 will be pitched against the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Isuzu MU-X.