It’s only been just over a year since Mahindra launched its full-fledged SUV, the Alturas G4 in the Indian market. The prodigious Mahindra you see here is a full-size SUV, and it goes up against other biggies like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
To sum up how the Mahindra fares in the Indian market, let’s revisit all its fundamentals. First, of course, are the looks. As you would expect from an SUV of this girth, the Mahindra looks intimidating and in your face. So much so, it is bound to intimidate the vehicles in front, when viewed in the side mirror.
Next, is the interior. The Mahindra Alturas G4, hands down, has the most opulent cabin in the segment. It is finished in dual-tone, with the upper half of the dashboard finished in black while the lower half is finished in tan. The quality of leather used here is poles apart from its competitors, and in a better way.
Even if it was launched just over a year ago, Mahindra Alturas G4 facelift has been spied a couple times. So, what is it expected to bring over the ongoing model? Let’s have a full-fledged look.
For starters, the spied version of the Alturas G4 appears to have a revamped front end with a new bumper and a different design for the similarly sized alloy wheels. Dimension-wise, it is expected to be the same at 4,850mm of length, 1,960mm of width, and 1,845mm of height. It has a ground clearance of 244mm unladen. The fuel tank capacity, on the other hand, is 70-litres. The wheelbase is impressive at 2,865mm.
Under the hood, the Alturas G4, in the BS-VI guise, is expected to carry forward the same engine as the BS-IV car. As of now, the Alturas G4 features a 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine, good for 178bhp and 420Nm of torque. It comes mated to a 7-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. It is available with two drive configurations, while the lower variant is available in 2WD, the higher variant gets 4WD.
The diesel engine, in its BS-IV guise, has a fuel efficiency figure of 12.35km/l, as certified by ARAI. If the same engine is upgraded to meet the BS-VI emission standards – as we expect right now – the fuel efficiency figure might take a toll.
The Mahindra Alturas G4, as said earlier, already had a best in segment cabin with unmatched quality of materials, as per segment standards. There is no official confirmation neither any rumours if the cabin will see the increment of any feature. However, we can always expect Mahindra to add any features, to justify that jump in pricing.
As for the BS-IV spec model, it features an electric sunroof, powered front seats with memory function, 360-degree camera with sensors, steering-mounted audio controls, cruise controls, push-button start, auto fold mirrors with welcome function, 8.0-inch touchscreen with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 10-speaker Infinity sound system, LED taillamps, and projector headlamps with LED DRLs.
The Alturas G4, as of early-2020, comes in five shades, namely, Pearl White, D Sat Silver, Lakeside Brown, Napoli Black, and Regal Blue. We have tested the car in D Sat Silver, which looks the most well-suited considering its girth and shape.
All the details regarding the Mahindra Alturas G4, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.
Variants and Prices
As of early-2020, the Mahindra Alturas G4 is available in two variants, withall variants in the same diesel-automatic spec. The prices start at Rs. 27.7 lakhs for the 2WD AT variant going all the way up to Rs. 30.7 lakhs for the 4WD AT variant (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.
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