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Mahindra Alturas G4 vs SsangYong Rexton: Old vs New

Published On Nov 15, 2018 07:59 AM By Dhruv for Mahindra Alturas G4

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The Rexton was offered with both a manual and automatic transmission. However, the Alturas G4 will come specced only with an automatic transmission

Mahindra Alturas G4

  • Mahindra’s new Fortuner rival, the Alturas G4, will launch in India on November 24.

  • While the Alturas G4 is a new moniker, the SUV is a rebadged version of the new-gen Ssangyong Rexton (Y400).

  • The Alturas G4 is longer, wider and has a larger wheelbase than its predecessor, the Ssangyong Rexton.

First things first, the Mahindra Alturas G4 is a new moniker. However, the new SUV is identical to the Ssangyong Rexton Y400 and has only been dubbed ‘Alturas G4’ for the Indian market. Therefore, we are going to compare the new Alturas G4 to the previous generation Ssangyong Rexton.

Design

Comparing the design, the Alturas G4 features a sharper styling compared to its predecessor. The front grille features vertical chrome slats compared to the horizontal slats present on the Rexton. The headlamps are horizontally stacked on the Alturas G4 compared to the vertically stacked headlamps of the Rexton. The fog light housing on both cars have a horizontal orientation, however, the Alturas G4 has slim LEDs instead of the regular bulbs in the Rexton W. The overall stance of the two cars is not very different, although the Alturas G4 looks more sporty due to its sharper design elements. The rear windshield is more raked on the Alturas G4 compared to its predecessor while the tail lamps are once again horizontally oriented, unlike the vertically stacked tail lamps of the Rexton.

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

Comparing the dimensions, the Alturas G4 is longer(95mm), wider(60mm) and has a longer wheelbase(30mm) than the Rexton. The Rexton, though, had marginally more ground clearance and was taller than the Alturas G4 (that can be attributed to the higher roof rails of the Rexton W). The turning radius of the Alturas G4 is 20cm less than that of the Rexton. The increased dimensions of the Alturas G4 should translate into more space inside the cabin and a more comfortable experience for third-row passengers.

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

400Nm @ 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 new Alturas G4 will get a new, downsized 2.2-litre diesel engine, compared to the 2.7-litre unit that was present on the Rexton. However, it still makes 16PS more power and 60Nm more torque and is BSVI-ready. While the Rexton was offered with a 5-speed MT and AT as well, the Alturas G4 will only be available with a 7-speed AT sourced from Mercedes-Benz.

Features

 

2018 Mahindra Alturas G4

SsangYong Rexton W 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

While Mahindra has not officially revealed the features list of the Alturas G4, we have a fair idea of what to expect. Firstly, the Rexton only had LED DRLs. The Alturas G4 will come with LED bits all around. That is the DRLs, headlamps (they will be projector units), fog lamps and tail lamps. Step inside and the 6.1-inch touchscreen unit on the Rexton has now morphed into an 8.0-inch unit that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The instrument panel an analog+digital affair on the Alturas G4 compared to the fully analog unit offered on the Rexton. Apart from this, expect a start/stop button, electric tailgate and a parking camera.

Safety

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

On the safety front, the Alturas G4 will be kitted with nine airbags, compared to the four offered on the Rexton. These include shoulder airbags for the second row and a driver’s knee airbag. While the Rexton came with ESP, Active Rollover Protection and Hill Descent Control, the Alturas G4 will also get a Hill Hold feature.

The Ssangyong Rexton was offered in two variants before being discontinued in 2016. Its prices then were Rs 24.25 lakh to Rs 25.99 lakh. As of now, the Alturas G4 has not been launched in India so we cannot compare its prices with the Rexton. However, expect the Alturas G4 to command a heavy premium (Rs 4 lakh-5 lakh) over the Rexton. The Alturas G4 will be launched in India on November 24.

Mahindra Alturas G4

Rs.26.95 - 29.95 Lakh* Get On Road Price
TransmissionAutomatic
*Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi
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