The all-new Mahindra Alturas G4 has been officially launched in India. Mahindra’s new flagship SUV will be available in two variants – Alturas G4 2WD and Alturas G4 4WD. Essentially, Alturas means pinnacle or height, which is quite an apt name for the new SUV considering the new Alturas G4 is the biggest and the most premium SUV to be launched by Mahindra yet. In India, the Mahindra Alturas G4 will rival the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and even the Skoda Kodiaq.
The Alturas G4 is essentially a Mahindra badged version of the SsangYong G4 Rexton, and we first saw it at the Auto Expo 2018. Since it’s the same SUV, the visual changes are quite minimal. In fact, the only mentionable difference is the new grille, which signature Mahindra look with bold vertical chrome slats and the brand logo at the centre of it. The Alturas G4 SUV features HID headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lamps, along with an aggressive front bumper which comes with a second set of LED DRLs which act as cornering lamps as well.
Powering the SUV is a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, BS-6 ready diesel engine that is tuned to belt out a maximum of 178 bhp at 4000 rpm, and develop a peak torque of 420 Nm at 1600-2600 rpm. The motor comes mated to a 7-speed automatic torque converter sourced from Mercedes-Benz, as standard and comes with optional 4-wheel drive as well. As of now, Mahindra doesn’t have a petrol engine on offer.