Mahindra Alturas G4 likely to be discontinued

Mahindra Alturas G4 front quarter

The Mahindra Alturas G4 is likely to be soon taken off the shelves as the company has now delisted the SUV from its website. Our dealer sources have also confirmed that production of the Alturas G4 has stopped and most dealerships are also not accepting fresh bookings anymore for what was its flagship model.

  • Alturas G4 was last available in a 4x2 High variant
  • It was a rebadged SsangYong Rexton built from CKD kits in India
  • Was offered with a 181hp, 2.2-litre diesel engine

Mahindra Alturas G4: likely to be discontinued

Mahindra delisting the Alturas G4 from its website does not come as a surprise as it barely contributed to the company’s sales in the latter years. Lack of any significant update over the model’s lifespan meant that it further failed to attract any prospective buyers. And that’s despite the Alturas G4 having a significant price advantage over other full-size ladder-frame SUVs such as the Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster.

The Alturas G4 was last available in a single, fully-loaded 4x2 High variant that was launched just a couple of months ago in September for a price of Rs 30.68 lakh (ex-showroom). This new variant replaced the erstwhile 4x2 and 4x4 variants that the SUV was previously available with. Few dealerships still have unsold stock of the 4x2 High variant, although it is only available in very limited colour options and has a waiting period of up to 4 months. Bookings, however, can only be made at a Mahindra dealership, and not online, if available.

The Alturas G4, which, in fact, was a rebadged SsangYong Rexton, was assembled in India from CKD (completely knocked down) kits. South Korean carmaker SsangYong was previously owned by Mahindra, but was later sold to Edison Motors earlier this year. Unavailability of CKD kits from SsangYong also explains why production of the SUV has now stopped. The final nail in the coffin could be the upcoming RDE emission norms that come into effect from April 2023. Recalibrating a slow selling model for RDE is expensive and likely to have been a factor in not extending its life. 

The Alturas G4 was last available with a 181hp, 420Nm 2.2-litre diesel engine that came mated to a Mercedes-sourced 7-speed automatic transmission. As mentioned before, it was originally available in both RWD and AWD guise, but lately was being offered in RWD guise only.

There are no immediate plans to replace the Alturas G4 with a new model. As it stands, the Scorpio N qualifies as a spiritual successor to the Alturas G4 with Mahindra claiming the former to be its new 'D-segment SUV', while the XUV700 will be the brand's new flagship model. 

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from Autocar India

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