The BS6 Alturas G4 will continue to be pitted against the likes of the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner as well as the Isuzu MU-X in the country
While Mahindra & Mahindra has upgraded almost its entire line-up in India to comply with the stringent BS6 emission norms, one car that’s yet to be upgraded is the carmaker’s flagship SUV, the full-size Alturas G4. However, there’s finally some good news since the homegrown carmaker has released a teaser of the upcoming BS6-compliant version of the SUV on its official website, confirming that it will be launched soon.
Apart from the BS6-compliance, we do not expect the Alturas G4’s powertrain to feature any other changes. That being said, the BS4 Alturas G4 was offered with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, that produced 181 PS of maximum power, along with 420 Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties were taken care of by 7-speed automatic gearbox sourced from Mercedes-Benz.
The cabin design, layout, and the feature list will also likely be retained. The feature list includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, dual-zone automatic climate control, an electric sunroof, a powered tailgate and front ventilated seats.
On the safety front, the Alturas G4 comes equipped with features like nine airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability program, hill start assist, active rollover protection, traction control system, brake assist system and hill descent control.
A test mule of the Alturas G4 was also spied previously, strapped to a BS6 testing kit. Interestingly, the spied car sported a different set of dual-tone alloy wheels as compared to the ones that are currently offered with the car.
Mahindra retailed the BS4 Alturas G4 in two variants – 2WD and a 4WD trim, priced at Rs 27.7 lakh and Rs 30.7 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. However, we expect Mahindra to hike the price of the SUV in order to make it BS6-compliant. Upon launch, the updated Alturas G4 will continue to rival the likes of Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and the Isuzu MU-X in the Indian market.