Mahindra Alturas crash tested – Gets 5 star safety rating like Toyota Fortuner SUV
Mahindra Alturas is a rebadged SsangYong Rexton for Africa.
Following years of dominance in mass market SUV segments, Mahindra has steadily been expanding its repertoire. Alturas G4 is a high-end SUV from the manufacturer, helped of course by Ssangyong. Following launch, Mahindra Alturas G4 2WD variant is available across dealerships at a retail price of Rs. 26.95 lakh (ex-sh) while the top end is available at Rs 29.95 lakhs, ex-sh.
Last year SsangYong Motor’s Rexton G4 Rexton bagged a top crash test rating from the Korean transport ministry. Rexton G4, which we know as Alturas G4 was awarded five stars for collision safety in the 2017 Korean New Avto Assessment Program (K-NCAP). Rival Toyota Fortuner too comes with a 5 star safety rating.
On the safety front, Mahindra Alturas G4 comes equipped with 9 airbags (driver seat, passenger seat, driver’s knee protection, side airbags in 1st & 2nd rows, and curtain airbags); and Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Active Rollover Protection (ARP), Brake Assist System (BAS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Traction Control System, ABS + EBD and Emergency Stop Signal. Built on ultra-high strength steel quad frame structure, and fortified with side impact beams and front crumple zones, Hill Descent Control (HDC), immobiliser, and ISOFIX mounts for child seat are standard features.
In the overseas market, Rexton G4 features nine airbags, and 81.7 percent of the car body comprises of high strength steel. Mahindra Alturas is assembled in Africa, with parts imported from South Korea. Africa is the only country where the Rexton / Alturas is sold as CKD – everywhere else in the world the SUV is sold as CBU, exported from S Korea. Below is the crash test video of Mahindra Alturas / SsangYong Rexton. The car has undergone – Frontal Crash Test, 40% Offset Frontal Impact Test (adult and child), Side Impact Test, Braking Test (Dry and wet), Pedestrian Protection Legform and headform Test and Seat stability test.
Mahindra Alturas G4 is available at existing ‘World of SUVs’ dealerships that have incorporated separate high-end showrooms within the store. The particular development takes care of digital customer experiences that one has grown accustomed to. Alturas G4 customers will deal with exclusive Relationship Managers at the store, and get access to Purple Club+ premium loyalty programme.
Power comes from a 2.2 litre, 4-cylinder engine that returns max power of 133.1 kW (178 BHP) and max torque of 420 Nm assisted by a Mercedes-Benz 7- speed Automatic Transmission in both variants. Mahindra Alturas G4 features a chrome front grille, HID headlamps with LED DRLs, LED fog lamps with cornering lamps, LED tail lamps and dual tone roof rails. The car sits on 45.72 cm (18″) diamond cut alloy wheels.