Here are 5 interesting facts you should know about the upcoming Mahindra Alturas SUV –
After launching the Marazzo MPV, Mahindra will soon launch 2 new SUVs in the country before March 2019. The first model to go on sale is the Mahindra Alturas 7-seater SUV in November 18, 2018, which will be followed by a sub-4 meter SUV – codenamed S201 – in March 2019. Here are 5 interesting facts you should know about the upcoming Mahindra Alturas SUV –
– It is actually a re-badged SsangYong Rexton
This SUV is basically re-badged version of the SsangYong Rexton G4, which is already on sale in select international markets. Though, Mahindra has made some changes to the design of the SUV to give it a familiar look. The SUV gets new chromed grille with vertically slated grille and slightly revised front bumper.
– Flagship & Most Expensive Mahindra
To be slotted above XUV500, the Alturas will serve as Mahindra’s flagship SUV in India. It will be the brand’s most expensive SUV, which will challenge the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Skoda Kodiaq. Read – Mahindra S201 Launch & Other Details
– Bigger & More Powerful Than Toyota Fortuner
Compared to the Toyota Fortuner, the Alturas is 55mm longer and 105mm wider. While Mahindra Alturas measures 4,850mm in length, 1,960mm in width and 1,800 in height, the Toyota Fortuner is 4,795mm long, 1,855mm wide and 1,835mm tall.
It is powered by a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces 187bhp of power and 420Nm of torque. On the flip side, the Fortuner gets a 2.8-litre GD diesel engine that is good for 174bhp and 420Nm of torque.
– Interior Is Similar To Global Rexton
While Mahindra has made some design changes, the cabin of the new Alturas SUV is similar to the Rexton. It is equipped with a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation support, a massage function for seats, mood lighting, electric sidesteps, selectable AWD system, a 360 degree camera, tailgate opening and key-sensing auto locking.
– High on safety
In terms of safety and security, the Mahindra Alturas gets 9 airbags, advanced emergency braking system, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), hill start assist and many others.