The Mahindra Alturas G4 is likely to be taken off the cabinets quickly as the corporate has delisted the SUV from its web site. It can be mentioned the manufacturing of the Alturas G4 has stopped and most dealerships usually are not accepting bookings anymore.
Mahindra delisting the Alturas G4 from its web site doesn’t come as a shock because the SUV barely contributed to the corporate’s gross sales within the current previous. This is regardless of the Alturas G4 having a big worth benefit over different full-size ladder body SUVs such because the Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster.
The Alturas G4 was final out there in a single, totally loaded 4×2 excessive variant that was launched in September for a worth of ₹30.68 lakh (ex-showroom). This new variant changed the erstwhile 4×2 and 4×4 variants that the SUV was beforehand out there with. Few dealerships nonetheless have unsold inventory of the 4×2 excessive variant, though it is just out there in restricted color choices and has a ready interval of up to 4 months. Bookings, nonetheless, can solely be made at a Mahindra dealership, and never on-line.
The Alturas G4 which was a rebadged SsangYong Rexton was assembled in India from CKD (fully knocked down) kits. South Korean carmaker SsangYong was beforehand owned by Mahindra, however was offered to Edison Motors earlier this yr. Unavailability of CKD kits from SsangYong additionally explains why manufacturing of the SUV has stopped. The last nail within the coffin may be the upcoming RDE emission norms that come into impact from April 2023. Recalibrating a gradual promoting mannequin for RDE is pricey which may be the explanation why it may be discontinued.
The Alturas G4 was final out there with a 181hp, 420Nm, 2.2-litre diesel engine that got here mated to a Mercedes-sourced 7-speed computerized transmission.
There are not any instant plans to substitute the Alturas G4 with a brand new mannequin. As it stands, the Scorpio N qualifies as a non secular successor to the Alturas G4, with Mahindra claiming the previous to be its new ‘D-segment SUV’, whereas the XUV700 will be the model’s new flagship mannequin.