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Mahindra Alturas G4 Vs SsangYong Rexton W: What's Different?


How does the upcoming Mahindra Alturas G4 compare on paper to the SsangYong Rexton W?

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Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton W

The Mahindra Alturas G4 will be launched in India on 24 November 2018 and will become the new top-of-the-line model in the company's lineup. It is the successor to the SsangYong Rexton W by Mahindra which was discontinued back in 2016 after four years of slow sales. How does the Alturas G4 compare to its predecessor on paper? Let's find out.

Photos of the 2017 SsangYong Rexton used.

Dimensions

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

The Mahindra Alturas G4 has grown considerably in terms of overall dimensions. It is now 95mm longer, 60mm wider and has 30mm longer wheelbase than the Rexton. Overall height is lower, but this could be down to the fact that the Alturas does not get tall roof rails. 

Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton W

The increased proportions should make the Alturas much more spacious as a 7-seater SUV than the Rexton was. The Alturas has 2.2-tonne kerb weight, but that should not bother it as it has got a powerful engine than before.

Engine and Transmission

  2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra
Engine Capacity 2.2-litre 2.7-litre
Cylinders 4 5
Power 181PS @ 4000rpm 165PS @ 4000rpm
Torque 420Nm @ 1400-2800rpm 340Nm @ 1800-3250rpm
Transmission 7-speed AT 5-speed MT/AT
Fuel-Efficiency (ARAI/Claimed) 12kmpl (claimed) 12.83kmpl(MT)/10.98kmpl(AT)
Drive 2WD and part-time AWD 2WD and part-time AWD

The Mahindra Alturas G4's engine is over 500cc smaller than the Rexton, but develops more power, more torque and is potentially more efficient too. At launch and for some foreseeable future, the Alturas G4 will be only offered with a 7-speed Mercedes-Benz sourced torque-converter automatic transmission, unlike the Rexton which was also offered with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Features

  2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra
HID projector headlamps Yes No
LED DRLs Yes Yes
LED Fog Lamps Yes No
Touchscreen 8-inch 6.1-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Mirrorlink Yes No
Climate Control Dual-zone front Yes
Rear A/C vents 2nd, 3rd row 2nd, 3rd row
Digital Driver Information Display 7-inch NA
Electric Sunroof Yes Yes
Start/Stop Button Yes No
Electric Tailgate Yes No
Parking Camera Yes No

They feature list of the Alturas G4 has not been revealed, but we have a fair idea of what it could be offered with.

Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton W

LED everything! The Mahindra Alturas G4 gets LED fog lamps, cornering lamps, LED taillamps apart from LED DRLs. HID projectors are also an upgrade as compared to the standard bulb projectors on the Rexton.

Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton W

The Alturas G4 will get a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, the Rexton was fitted with a 6.1-inch unit. The screen is not only bigger but the multimedia software supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity too.

Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton W

The instrument cluster features a 7-inch all-digital 'supervision' cluster with multiple displays.

Safety Features

  2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 SsangYong Rexton by Mahindra
ABS Standard Standard
Airbags 9 4
ESP Yes Yes
Active Rollover Protection Yes Yes
Hill Descent Control Yes Yes
Hill Hold Yes No

The SsangYong Rexton W was very well loaded in terms of safety features and the Alturas G4 improves upon it. The Alturas features 9 airbags, including shoulder airbags for the 2nd-row passengers and a knee airbag for the driver.

The Mahindra Alturas will be launched on 24 November 2018 and is expected to be priced at a premium with prices starting above the Rs 30 lakh mark. The Alturas' competition will include the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu mu-X, Skoda Kodiaq and Honda CR-V, of which it will directly compete against the Kodiaq and CR-V in terms of price.

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