The Mahindra Alturas G4 was recently spotted wearing some emission testing equipment but it could also get a facelift similar to the updated Ssangyong Rexton.
Recently, a test mule of the Mahindra Alturas G4 was spotted in Chennai wearing some emission equipment, thus testing for a BS-VI complaint engine. This sighting comes just within weeks after Ssangyong unveiled the Rexton facelift in international markets. But how does it relate to the Alturas G4? Well, the Mahindra Alturas G4 is nothing but a rebadged Ssangyong Rexton. So does the Alturas G4 get more than a BS-VI engine? Let’s look closer.
Visually, the spotted test mule does resemble the facelifted version of the Rexton sold abroad. It can be seen wearing new wheels with a dual-tone finish. The badging layout at the rear of the car seems changed too but it does not resemble that of either the Rexton facelift or the b current Alturas G4. Although the front of this Alturas G4 could be captured in an image, we expect it to get the newer and bigger 7-slat grille seen on the Rexton facelift along with a revised bumper.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 is powered by a 2.2 Liter diesel engine that develops 181PS and 420Nm. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The facelifted Rexton in the international market comes with a slightly higher power output with 187PS from its diesel engine. The Mahindra Alturas G4 can be expected to get similar tweaks. It will also come with all-wheel drive system as standard.
There isn’t expected to be many changes on the inside expect for a new color scheme perhaps. The features list is also expected to remain the same. It already comes equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a powered driver seat, dual-zone climate control, powered tailgate, cruise control, coloured multi-info display and ventilated seats. As for safety features, it gets nine airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability program, hill start assist and hill descent control. It is certainly the best equipped SUV in the segment.
The BS-VI complaint Mahindra Alturas G4 is expected to launch in the market before the implementation of the BS-VI emission norms. Naturally, it will be more expensive than the current Alturas G4. The current model is priced from Rs 27.7 lakh to Rs 30.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and it rivals the likes of the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner.