The new 2-wheel drive variant offers the same features and equipment as the discontinued 4-wheel drive variant. Talking about the powertrain, there is no change in it. With this price, the Alturas G4 is Rs. 6.5 lakh cheaper than its main rival, the Toyota Fortuner Diesel 2-Wheel Drive Automatic (Rs 37.18 lakh). It is also Rs 1.32 lakh cheaper than the base model MG Gloster diesel (Rs 32 lakh).
What’s new in Mahindra Alturas G4 2-Wheel Drive?
Previously, the Alturas G4 was available in 2-wheel drive and 4X4 variants, with the 4X4 variant being equipped with the most features and equipment. The 4X4 variant of the Alturas G4 gets rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, powered tailgate, electronic driver seat adjusters with memory function, and side and curtain airbags. However, after the discontinuation of the 4X4, all these features are now being offered in the new 2-wheel drive variant.
This means that, apart from the above features, it gets 18-inch alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a sunroof and ambient lighting.
As mentioned earlier, there has been no change in the powertrain of the Alturas G4. It is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that makes 181 bhp. It uses a Mercedes-sourced 7-speed automatic transmission.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 takes on its body-on-frame SUVs such as the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and the recently updated new MG Gloster SUV. On the other hand, among the ladder frame competitors, Alturas G4 is currently the most affordable SUV. It also rivals the monocoque based Jeep Meridian SUV, which is priced at Rs 29.90 lakh, ex-showroom.
Coming soon Mahindra’s XUV400
Mahindra has revealed its first electric SUV, the XUV400. The bookings for the XUV400 will be started in January 2023 and the price announcement and delivery will start in the same month. The company will start its test drive in 16 cities of the country from December 2022.
The design of Mahindra XUV400 is very similar to the existing XUV300. If reports are to be believed, an 8-inch infotainment display can be given in the XUV400. This car can also be equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Currently, ADAS is not being offered in any electric car sold in India. The Mahindra XUV400 will primarily challenge the Tata Nexon EV Max, so it could have a range of around 350-400 km.