The Mahindra Alturas G4 is caught preparing for the upcoming BS6 emission norms. The test prototype has been spied soon after the unveiling of the refreshed SsangYong Rexton, which is nothing but the Alturas G4 that SsangYong sells in markets outside India. It is, therefore, likely that Mahindra might introduce the BS6 engine and other updates to the SUV at the same time.
The spy pictures reveal the Alturas’ newly designed alloy wheels in dual-tone finish and revised badging at the rear. The spy shots don’t show the front fascia, but if it is the updated Alturas indeed, then we expect a larger 7-slat front grille and a redesigned bumper, like on the updated version of the Rexton G4.
On the inside, the refreshed Alturas G4 is expected to get a new interior colour scheme, similar to that of the refreshed Rexton. The feature list of the flagship SUV is expected to remain unchanged. The current Alturas G4 offers features like a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power adjustable driver seat, coloured multi-info display, powered tailgate, dual zone climate control, cruise control, and ventilated seats. Safety features include nine airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, electronic stability program, hill start assist and hill descent control.
Under the hood, the BS4 version of the Mahindra Alturas G4 packs a 2.2-litre diesel engine that delivers a maximum power of 181PS along with a peak torque 420Nm. The engine is paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission that’s sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The refreshed Rexton G4 gets the BS6 version of this diesel engine with a tweaked output of 187PS, and so will the Alturas G4.
The BS6 Alturas G4 is likely to hit the Indian car market before April 2020. After all the updates (to the engine and to the cosmetics), the refreshed Alturas G4 might be offered at a premium over the current model, which is priced in the range of Rs 27.7 lakh to Rs 30.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Mahindra SUV fights against the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.