Mahindra & Mahindra has silently introduced a new variant to the Alturas G4 lineup. Earlier, the SUV was available in a 4×2 as well. However, it was available in base-spec and missed out on features that were available on the 4×4 variant.
Now, the carmaker has introduced the 2WD High variant. This variant comes with a sticker price of INR 30.68 lakh ex-showroom. Compared to the old 4×2 variant, it is INR 1.84 lakh more expensive. On the other hand, it is INR 1.22 lakh cheaper than the 4×4 variant.
There were also rumours that Mahindra would discontinue the 4×4 variant of the Alturas G4. Though there is no confirmation regarding the same, the Alturas G4’s e-brochure does not mention the 4×4 variant anymore. Instead, it only has details for the new 2WD High variant. Thus, it is safe to assume that Mahindra has discontinued the 4×4 variant of the SUV.
The new top-end spec of the 2WD variant now gets a host of additional features. On the outside, the Alturas G4 2WD High looks identical to the 4WD variant. It also gets similar features, such as HID headlights with LED DRLs and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels.
On the inside, the 2WD High variant comes with an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 7-inch coloured TFT instrument cluster, an 8-way electrically adjustable driver seat with memory , a powered tailgate and more. Both front seats also get ventilation with 3 speeds. The interior continues to get Brown and Black dual-tone Nappa leather with quilting. Other key features include 9 airbags, a 360-degree camera system and an electric sunroof.
The new 2WD High variant continues the same powertrain as the 4×4 model. Thus, it uses a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The engine is matched to a Mercedes-Benz-sourced 7-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 2,157cc engine makes 178.5 HP at 3,800 rpm and 420 Nm of torque between 1,600 rpm and 3,800 rpm.