Royalty Redefined Mahindra’s Alturas G4 new SUV in India: Review, Specs, Features.
SUV’s are all about having features and comfort and nobody makes better SUVs then land rover, the Range Rover has a lot of features but what if you want to pay half of that and get all the features in the world in an SUV well.
The Mahindra’s Alturas G4, This is the vehicle you should opt for because this is the 4th generation of the Rexton which is being launched in India as the Mahindra’s Alturas G4, it is rebadged and promises a lot, let’s quickly do a deep dive,
Features about Alturas G4
The Mahindra’s Alturas G4 has a lot of presents it has massive dimensions, in fact, it is as big as a Land Rover Discovery, and the lights look really nice to get the LED treatment and of course the bumper also looks very well crafted on this machines.
The dimensions are just huge the only change on this car over the Ssangyong version is the fact that it gets a new grille as well as Mahindra logos instead of the ones from Ssangyong.
It gets these 18-inch wheels which look nice and obviously a body side molding which runs throughout the vehicle, all this portion kind of looks weird on this car especially the treatment given over here below the c-pillar it kind of looks too much but continue to the rear and you will really like these taillights, they look very nice indeed.
There is also this piano black touch on the lower half of the bumper to actually reduce the visual bulk of this vehicle it also has massive ground clearance.
The boot well it gets this electric tailgate and there’s absolutely no space in the boot, with all the seats up there’s no space in the boot, you can put small bags or a tiny weekend getaway, these seats recline which increases the boot capacity but are they of any use not quite.
The last row of seats is just for children not for adults the way you sit over there your knees are definitely going to touch your chest because there’s no under-thigh support.
The window area is large enough and overall the rear seat gives a decent experience especially because the seat has very good cushioning.
- LED DRLs fog lamps & tall-lamps
- Heated wing mirrors
- Leather upholstery
- Dual-zone climate control
- Power-adjust for driver’s seat
- Driver seat memory
- Ventilated front seats
- 8-inch touchscreen Infotainment
- Powered tailgate
- Android Auto / Apple Carplay
- 360-degree camera
- Front & Rear Parking sensors
- 9 airbags
- Hill-descent control
- Hill-start assist
- Electronic Stability Programme [ESP]
- Electronic parking brake
- Active Rollover protection
More about Alturas G4
This car is loaded with a ton of features typical of Ssangyong so the number of features in this vehicle includes, there’s a long list.
When you get inside the car the seats will go back so that is to make it more comfortable for you to get inside, the steering doesn’t move it doesn’t get electric steering.
The mirrors will automatically go downwards when you get into it reverse and get the reverse parking camera it even gets a 360-degree camera front parking sensors rear parking sensors.
A nice eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with apple car play Android auto connectivity, steering mounted audio controls.
It gets electric seats for the drivers with three memory profiles and it also gets ventilated seats for both the front seats it also gets the auto world and electric parking brake and keyless both push-button start.
This vehicle is loaded with automatic headlights, automatic wipers as well and there is even more in terms of equipment the Alturas gets HID headlamps and projectors.
Quilted Nappa leather interior, ambient lighting AC vents in all rows with the third row also getting blower controls, unfortunately, the second row doesn’t get any blower controls,
Tire pressure monitoring system and a host of electronics like electronic stability program active rollover protection hill descent control Hill Start Assist brake assist system as well as emergency stop signal, this car also gets a sunroof but it misses out on an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, the dual zone climate control system chills the cabin in no time at all and the seating position is very nice in fact the front seats a very comfortable.
This car has plenty right from the door pockets to the center armrest and even in the center console there is just a lot of space to keep your stuff, this car is very appealing and it gets nice touches as well in fact even the steering and the street gets beautiful stitching and the dash itself gets silver finish with tan leather which ups the appeal of this vehicle while the instrument cluster gets a nice multi-information display in the center, the cluster looks basic with both the speedometer and the tachometer.
Handling and Performance
The Alturas in two variants the G2 with two-wheel drive and the G4 with four-wheel drive both paired to a 7-speed automatic gearbox which happens to be a torque converter that has been sourced from Mercedes-Benz, it is a very capable off-road there’s good amount of ground claims and it does get some nifty feature when you go off-road because it will actually tell you where the steering is pointing on the multi-information display of the instrument cluster.
It has a 2.2-liter diesel engine and gets one engine for India, which produces 178 horsepower and 420 Newton meters of torque it gets hydraulic struts and there’s a good amount of low-end punch there’s a good amount of mid-range as well but there is no top-end.
Whatsoever in fact at around 4,000 rpm is where it red lines now the performance is great for both city and highway duties because turbo lag is quite well contained and the refinement from this motor is simply brilliant in as far as the powertrain goes.
When it comes to riding and handling balance this car ride quality is good but isn’t that great, it feels uncomfortable it’s continuously bouncing the suspension is in great and more, on bad roads it really crashes, it doesn’t mind you of other minor cars.
The handling well it’s not that great because this body-on-frame vehicle weights more than 2000 kgs, so there’s a body roll on offer and the biggest problem is the steering it feels very inconsistent it doesn’t weight up at higher speeds.
Mahindra has loaded it with a lot of safety features this car gets nine airbags it has got a five-star rating, it also gets four discs and while the brakes are strong there is a lot of nosedive under heavy braking.
The Mahindra’s Alturas G4 is now flagship vehicle which is going to be sold through the world of SUV outlets now this car is very promising indeed service is going to be easy considering Mahindra has always nailed it with that however this being a CKD unit means that part availability could be slightly questionable as a lot of parts come from Korea.
A vehicle you know where it exactly stands out it is in terms of comfort features and of course value for money position against the Toyota Fortuner and the Ford Endeavor.
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