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The Alturas gets top-notch safety features

Safety and After Sales Service – The Alturas G4 is loaded to the gills with safety features like 9 airbags (dual front, full length curtain, front seats, rear seats and knee), ABS, ESP, ARP (Anti Rollover Protection), HDC (Hill Descent Control), HSA (Hill Start Assist), BAS (Brake Assist System) and ESS (Emergency Stop Signal). Servicing the Alturas G4 shouldn’t be much of an issue because Mahindra has lots of service centres across the country.

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Mahindra has a strong product on their hands with the Alturas

Verdict – The Mahindra Alturas G4 is indeed a nice SUV which looks good, has premium interiors with lots of features and a good engine. The SUV underperforms in the ride and handling department but is otherwise an impressive vehicle. It is likely to be priced below the Fortuner & Endeavour and if you’re looking for a large SUV in this price range, the Alturas G4 can be a good option, but if you can stretch your budget, the Fortuner and Endeavour give really tough competition to this.

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The cabin has some proper premium touches

What’s Cool

* Styling is bold and attractive
* Interiors are superb, quilted leather feels great
* Tons of features on offer
* Engine performance on city roads and highways

What’s Not So Cool

* Ride quality isn’t very plush
* Steering is lifeless and lacks feedback

Alternatives: – Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Isuzu MU-X

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The ease of access function comes in to be useful

Mahindra Alturas G4 Specifications

* Engine: 2157cc, 4-Cyl, Diesel
* Power: 178 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 420 Nm @ 1600-2600 RPM
* Transmission: 7-Speed AT
* Fuel Consumption: 8-10 km/l
* Fuel Type: Diesel
* Tyre Size: 255/60/18
* Suspension: Double Wishbone (Front), Independent (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Disc (Rear), ABS
* Safety: 9 airbags, ABS, ESP, HSA, BAS, ESS, ARP

Mahindra Alturas G4 Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4850 mm X 1960 mm X 1845 mm
* Ground Clearance: 180 mm (laden)
* Wheelbase: 2865 mm
* Turning Radius: 5.5-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 70-litres
* Kerb Weight: 2050 kgs (2WD), 2150 kgs (4WD)

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Will you buy an Alturas over a Fortuner or Endeavour?

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