The upcoming BS6 compliant Mahindra Alturas G4 has been spied testing, launch to happen next year.
The BS6-compliant Mahindra Alturas G4 has been recently spied in Tamil Nadu. The car has been spied without any camouflage, first parked by the side of the road, and then later driving down the road. The Alturas is the rebadged version of the Ssangyong Rexton, which has also recently received a facelift for the international market. Special thanks to IndianAuto reader Arjun Murli for sending in these spy pictures.
As can be seen in the spy shot above, the 2020 Alturas G4 looks similar to the current model, albeit with new alloy wheels. The rest of the design has received minimum change, and we expect the interior to also remain the same as well. The prominent changes are in the new badging at the rear, which has been covered in the test vehicle, and on the front grille. The signature Mahindra front grille with vertical slats is absent in the test vehicle. Instead the car sports a very simplistic grille with horizontal slats. It could be possible that the final product will bear a different nose, so let’s not dwell on it too much.
The current Alturas G4 is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine capable of producing 181 PS and 420 Nm of peak power and peak torque. There is just one transmission option, a 7-speed automatic gearbox based on Mercedes-Benz 7-Gtronic. There is a RWD variant and a 4WD variant available, and the latter even comes with a proper low-ratio, to satisfy off-road enthusiasts. The BS6 version would either sport the same engine with alterations, or a brand-new 2.0-litre diesel mill.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 is one of the safest cars in India right now, with a 5-star safety rating from Global NCAP and K-NCAP. The car features nine airbags, Antilock Brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, parking sensors (front and rear), 360-degree camera, hill-start assist and hill-descent control. The current model retails for Rs.27.7 - 30.7 lakh (ex-Showroom, New Delhi), and we expect the newer model to be only slightly more expensive.