The new Mahindra Alturas G4 scores 5-star in NCAP crash tests, which makes it as good as the Toyota Fortuner SUV
Mahindra and Mahindra recently launched the highly awaited Alturas, which is actually a rebadged G4 Ssangyong Rexton. The Mahindra Alturas G4 is the most expensive product in its company’s lineup, with prices starting from Rs 26.95 lakh and going till Rs 29.95 lakh. At this price range, it competes with the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
Now, the Toyota Fortuner SUV has been the king of its segment since time immemorial. It isn’t for any new model to displace the Japanese premium SUV from its numero-uno position. But in one area where the Mahindra Alturas G4 is as good as the Japanese rival is with the crash protection.
Last year, the G4 Ssangyong Rexton, the Korean counterpart of the Mahindra Alturas G4, bagged a 5-star safety rating in the Korean New Car Assessment Program (K-NCAP). This is equal to the 5-star rating that the Fortuner has received from NCAP.
Talking about the safety features, the top variant of the Mahindra Alturas G4 comes with
as many as 9 airbags, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Active Rollover Protection (ARP), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Traction Control System, ABS with EBD, and Emergency Stop Signal. The latest SUV from M&M is built on a quad-frame body structure with 63% 1.5Gpa-grade high-strength steel.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 is being sold through the company’s ‘World of SUVs’ retail chain. The latest flagship gets a dedicated show space in every showroom, which has been tailor-made to suit the choices of the premium SUV buyers. The customers of the Toyota Fortuner rival will gain access to Purple Club+ premium loyalty program.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 is powered by a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel outputs a maximum power of 180 PS and a peak torque of 420 Nm. It comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission that has been sourced from Mercedes Benz. In comparison, the diesel version of the Toyota Fortuner draws power from a 2.8-litre, 4-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine that outputs 176 PS and 420 Nm.