Mahindra Alturas G4 Vs SsangYong Rexton: Detailed Comparison

by Mohammed Burman | 16/11/2018
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The upcoming Mahindra Alturas G4 is the Indian rebadged version of the new-gen Ssangyong Rexton Y400. This article is going to provide you with a detailed comparison between the new Alturas G4 and the outgoing Rexton.

The Mahindra Alturas G4 is projected to be introduced to the Indian auto market on November 24, 2018, and will become the flagship product of the home-grown carmaker. It is the next gen of the outgoing version of the Ssangyong Rexton W whose production was cancelled in 2014 after 4-year stagnant sales. Let’s discover how the forthcoming Alturas G4 resembles and differs from the outgoing model in terms of exterior and interior features as well as mechanical specifications.

1. Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton Exterior

Exterior features

In terms of the outside, the Alturas G4 will come with a sharper design than the Rexton. The grille in the front of the former will get vertical chrome slats against the horizontal ones on its forerunner. While the Alturas G4 is going to feature horizontal headlamps, the Rexton was packed with vertical ones. Although the fog lights equipped on both cars are horizontal, the Alturas G4 will have slim LEDs whereas the Rexton W still kept the standard bulbs. The general stance of both cars is not so different from each other, but the Alturas will look more muscular because of its sharper styling. In the rear, the horizontal LED tail lamps on the Alturas G4 will replace the vertical tail lamps of the former Rexton. Overall, the new Alturas is likely to be equipped with much more LED equipment on the outside than its counterpart.

Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton W

The Mahindra Alturas G4 comes with a sharper styling than the SsangYong Rexton W


  2018 Mahindra Alturas G4  SsangYong Rexton 
 Length   4850mm  4755mm
 Width  1960mm   1900mm 
 Height  1825mm  1840mm
 Wheelbase  2865mm   2835mm
 Ground Clearance  203mm  208mm
 Turning Radius  5.5m  5.7m


As regards the dimensions, the Alturas G4 will be 95mm longer, 60mm wider and will have a 30mm longer wheelbase than the Rexton W. However, the Rexton W had a minimally higher ground clearance and has a greater height than the Alturas (because of the taller roof rails on the former). The greater dimensions of the Alturas G4 means that it will offer the customers a more amber cabin with a more comfortable travel experience, especially for the passengers sitting in the third rows.

2. Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton Interior

Interior features

 2018 Mahindra Alturas G4   SsangYong Rexton
  •  8.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple Carplay, Android Auto and Mirrorlink connectivity
  •  Dual-zone temperature control in the front
  •  Air conditioner vents in the rear
  •  Electric sunroof
  •  7-inch digital driver information display
  •  Start/Stop Button
  •  Parking Camera
  •  Electric Tailgate
  •   6.1-inch touchscreen display
  •  Temperature control
  •  Air conditioner vents in the rear
  •  Electric sunroof


The cabin of the Rexton W has been modernized when it comes to the Alturas G4. To be more specific, the 6.1-inch touchscreen display on the Rexton W has given way to an 8.0-inch one which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The instrument panel on the Alturas will feature an analogue and digital affair while that on the Rexton W offered only a pure analogue unit. Furthermore, some features expected on the new Mahindra SUV over its predecessor include

  • Start/stop button

  • Parking Camera

  • Electric Tailgate

Similar features appear on both of the vehicles consist of

  • Climate control

  • Rear air conditioners vents in the second and third rows

  • Electric sunroof

Mahindra Alturas G4 interior

The Mahindra Alturas G4 interior is an improvement over the SsangYong Rexton

SsangYong Rexton W

Like the Alturas G4, the Rexton W interior is packed with some features including climate control, electric sunroof, etc.

Safety features

 2018 Mahindra Alturas G4   SsangYong Rexton 
  •  ABS
  •  9 airbags
  •  ESP
  •  Hill Descent Control
  •  Active Rollover Protection
  •  Hill Hold
  •  ABS
  •  4 airbags
  •  ESP
  •  Hill Descent Control
  •  Active Rollover Protection


With respect to safety, the Rexton W was packed with a list of safety features and the Alturas G4 will be an improvement upon it. Specifically, the Alturas G4 will offer nine airbags in comparison with only four in the Rexton W.  While both of the cars are equipped with a standard anti-lock braking system, active rollover protection, electronic stability program, and hill mode descent control, a hill hold will only be present on the Alturas G4.

3. Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton Performance

2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 
SsangYong Rexton
 Engine type
 2.2L diesel
 2.7L diesel 
 181PS at 4000rpm
 165PS at 4000rpm 
 400Nm at 1400-2800rpm 
 340Nm at 1800-3250rpm 
 7-speed automatic
 5-speed manual/automatic 
 12kmpl (claimed) 
 12.83kmpl (MT)/10.98kmpl (AT) 
 2WD and part-time AWD
 2WD and part-time AWD


The Alturas G4 will get a brand-new, reduced 2.2L diesel motor, which is about 500cc smaller than the 2.7L unit on the Rexton W. Nevertheless, the former will still be more powerful with a maximum power of 181PS and a peak torque of 4000rpm, 16PS and 60Nm more than the latter and is ready for the BSVI. In terms of the mileage, thanks to the larger motor, the Rexton was marginally more fuel-efficient than its successor. While the transmission duties on the Alturas G4 will be carried out by a Mercedes-Benz-sourced seven-speed automatic gearbox, the power was provided for Rexton via a five-speed manual and automatic unit.

4. Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton Price

The Rexton was available in two variants before its production was cancelled in 2016. It was priced between Rs 24.25 lakh and Rs 25.99 lakh. The Alturas G4 has not appeared in the Indian auto market (projected to be on November 24, 2018), so it is too early to compare the prices of the two vehicles. However, the Alturas, with all of these premium features and impressive performance, is expected to be priced more than the Rexton by Rs 4 lakh - 5 lakh, taking the likes of To Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq, Isuzu mu-X, Honda CR-V and  Ford Endeavour.

 2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 price  Rs 24.25 lakh - Rs 25.99 lakh 
 SsangYong Rexton price  Over Rs 30 lakh


With the upcoming Mahindra Alturas G4, which is a  dramatic improvement over the previous Ssangyong Rexton W, the domestic carmaker wants to reinforce its position in the Indian SUV segment. What do you think about the Alturas G4 and its prospect in India? Can it do what the Rexton W could not do? Share with us in the comment section below.

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