We recently tested the yet-to-be-launched Mahindra Alturas G4. And, since we had already put its main rivals, the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour through the same performance tests in similar driving conditions earlier, we've complied the performance results for a quick comparison.
Note that the Mahindra Alturas G4 is powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine making 178bhp and 400Nm torque. We've taken into consideration the Ford Endeavour 3.2 powered by a 3.2-litre diesel motor producing a powerful 197bhp and 470Nm of torque. On the other hand, the Toyota Fortuner gets a 2.8-litre diesel mill churning out 174bhp and 450Nm of torque. So let's take a look at the VBox stats then, pitting the new Mahindra against its peers.
The Alturas G4 completed the 0-100kmph run in just 11.06 seconds! And while the equally fast Endeavour 3.2 took 11.31 seconds, the Fortuner did it in even slower in 13.08 seconds. This not only shows this Mahindra is quicker than the competition in flat-out acceleration, but has managed to pip the Toyota not by mere milliseconds, but by a marginal two seconds. Also, since the Alturas beats the 3.2 Endeavour's class-best figure by 0.25 seconds, it goes without saying it clearly has beat the 2.2 Endeavour's timing too.
But what about it through the gears? Let's see if it’s able to match that performance, or even better - if it's the quickest too!
For detailed drivability, our Alturas' road test has the in-depth details, but here is a gist to give you an overall idea. For the 20-80kph third-gear slog, the new-kid-on-the-block took 6.36 seconds, while the segment-leader Fortuner took 7.32 seconds. The Endeavour had done this same feat in 6.48 seconds, which still goes on to say that the Alturas has not only matched its performance but did the feat slightly quicker.
Now for the 40-100kph run in fourth gear, the Alturas posted a time of 8.38 seconds as against the 9.74 seconds and 8.62 seconds of the Fortuner and Endeavour respectively. This goes on to show that the Mahindra Alturas G4 is quicker than its rivals yet again. Ahoy! Way to go Mahindra!