Mahindra Alturas G4 2WD discontinued owing to global chip shortage, might be relaunched in the future
Mahindra has silently discontinued the Alturas G4 2WD variant owing to global chip shortage. With this, there’s just 1 variant on sale which is a 4-wheel-drive diesel automatic. The lone available variant is priced at Rs. 31,87,912/- (ex-showroom).
Earlier, the 2-wheel-drive variant had a much cheaper price tag of Rs. 28,88,000/- (ex-showroom), down by a good Rs. 3 lakhs. To make driving easier, the 2WD variant also sported an automatic transmission like the 4WD.
The discontinued variant had appreciable features like 8-way power adjust driver seat, dual-zone climate control, ventilated front seats, and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Safety features included Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), ISOFIX child mounts, hill assist and descent control, etc. In fact, except for minor feature deletions and the lack of the 4×4 system, the base variant ticked all the boxes.
Now, to get the 4WD variant, 1 must shell out Rs 7.3 lakhs extra over the XUV700’s top-end AX7 Diesel AT Luxury Pack AWD variant. “Owing to global supply chain disruptions, we have temporarily ceased bookings for the 2WD variant of the Alturas,” said an official company statement.
The Alturas G4 is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine that exerts 178.5 HP and 420 Nm. It’s mated to a Mercedes Benz-sourced 7-speed automatic transmission. It rides on 255/60-R18 tires with a wheelbase of 2865 mm.
The SUV competes with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, Citroen C5 Aircross, Toyota Hilux, Skoda Kodiaq, and Volkswagen Tiguan. Last month, the Alturas G4 was the third best-selling premium SUV after Toyota Fortuner and Skoda Kodiaq.