Mahindra Altruas SUV Is The Fortuner, MUX and Endeavour Rival Coming on 24’th November
Homegrown automaker Mahindra & Mahindra is all set to launch its Fortuner-rival Alturas SUV in India on November 26. Initially, the launch was planned on November 19 but now sources has confirmed that it has been postponed to November 26. Just so you know, Alturas will replace Ssangyong Rexton SUV and become Mahindra’s flagship SUV model in India.
Contrary to the initial speculation that new SUV’s name will be alphanumeric, Mahindra has decided to christen it Alturas for the Indian market. The Alturas means height and the name also reflect the Mahindra’s intention to scale new heights in the high-end SUV segment with this new offering. Mahindra Alturas is based on the latest generation. Ssangyong Rexton and features body-on-frame construction for superior off-road capabilities. The new Mahindra family grille upfront and minor cosmetic changes sets the Alturas apart from the new Rexton.
Mahindra will offer Alturas in two trim levels: Lower G2 trim with 2WD and fully-loaded G4 trim with 4WD capabilities. Under the Hood, Altura will derive power from a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine which puts out 180.5 bhp along with 450 Nm of Max torque. The engine will come mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, the gearbox Mahindra has sourced from Mercedes. The SUV will have a 5.5-meter turning radius and 244 mm of ground clearance.
To effectively take on competition, Mahindra Alturas will feature a long list of equipment. Expect the features like sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, leather upholstery, ventilated seats with memory function, cruise control, and electronic parking brake to be a part of standard equipment in the top-spec G4 version. Pricing will be a key factor and Mahindra Alturas will undercut the rivals significantly on this aspect. Once launched, Alturas will be squaring off against Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, and Honda CR-V among others.