Team-BHP > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th March 2018, 19:02   #61
BHPian
 
gururajrv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: KA 01-09
Posts: 803
Thanked: 1,378 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Going by these pics, it doesn’t come close to the bigger boys playing the segment i.e. Ford’s Endy and Toyota’s Fortuner in terms of stance or the build.

This is more of a urban SUV and doesn’t seem like it’s going to withstand the forces of nature when thrown off-road IMHO!

Perhaps, M&M do not want to replicate the scenario of previous gen Rexton sold by Sangyong in partnership with M&M.

Rather, they seem to be using a different approach by just changing bits and pieces of the car and release it with cheetah dominated tag, the XUV7OO!
gururajrv is offline  
Old 13th March 2018, 22:37   #62
BHPian
 
The Brutailer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: -
Posts: 553
Thanked: 1,407 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Front View.
Source : Autocar

Name:  AE2BAD550F754570945E8F14FDD59D4C.jpeg
Views: 8004
Size:  94.9 KB
The Brutailer is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 14th March 2018, 00:22   #63
Senior - BHPian
 
tushky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 1,146
Thanked: 2,215 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Brutailer View Post
Front View.
Source : Autocar

Attachment 1741181

Seems like this is a Ssangyong branded vehicle. There is no ugly mahindra grill.
tushky is online now   (1) Thanks
Old 17th May 2018, 10:33   #64
BHPian
 
vishy76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 870
Thanked: 4,065 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Special thanks to Raghuveer Singh Bhati of 4X4 India group for sharing the following images.

Name:  FB_IMG_1526533169939.jpg
Views: 6571
Size:  21.8 KB

Name:  FB_IMG_1526533162224.jpg
Views: 6553
Size:  22.1 KB

Name:  FB_IMG_1526533157193.jpg
Views: 6568
Size:  26.6 KB

Name:  FB_IMG_1526533149061.jpg
Views: 6537
Size:  19.1 KB

Name:  FB_IMG_1526533142616.jpg
Views: 6563
Size:  30.6 KB
vishy76 is online now   (14) Thanks
Old 17th May 2018, 11:59   #65
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RavenAvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Flying Around
Posts: 6,326
Thanked: 41,327 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Two more images from the same pic set, snapped during a TVC shoot:


Name:  image6.jpeg
Views: 6383
Size:  65.4 KB

The Mahindra Alturas G4. EDIT: Short reviews on page 30-image7.jpeg
RavenAvi is offline   (15) Thanks
Old 17th May 2018, 12:56   #66
BHPian
 
inder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: nagpur
Posts: 351
Thanked: 55 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

When is the launch. Must be near since they are shooting for TVC.
inder is offline  
Old 17th May 2018, 13:21   #67
Senior - BHPian
 
VeluM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,653
Thanked: 1,166 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by RavenAvi View Post
Two more images from the same pic set, snapped during a TVC shoot:
I don't think that these are from a TV commercial shoot, because the vehicle has a masked badge and the grille isn't Mahindra's.

Unless they plan on wasting money on digital effects replacing the grille after the shoot, that is. Unlikely, in my opinion.

Also is it stuck? Are we looking at it in reverse? Maybe if t got stuck or died in the dunes during testing and then went to the engineers to be fixed. Guesswork, insiders would know best. Please update if you do.
VeluM is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 17th May 2018, 13:44   #68
Senior - BHPian
 
hserus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Chennai
Posts: 4,177
Thanked: 7,389 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitahirrao View Post
Mahindra is known for making jugaad products like Quanto and Verito Vibe.
I used to think so too.

Picking up a used Scorpio S10 and then discovering it has climate control, puddle lamps, automatic lights and wipers and a vastly improved ride quality over the elderly scorpio cabs and boleros was an interesting experience.

Entirely willing to give them the benefit of doubt here. And buy when it comes into the used car market too (I don’t buy new)
hserus is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 17th May 2018, 14:28   #69
Senior - BHPian
 
ashis89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,436
Thanked: 4,916 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeluM View Post
Also is it stuck? Are we looking at it in reverse? Maybe if t got stuck or died in the dunes during testing and then went to the engineers to be fixed. Guesswork, insiders would know best. Please update if you do.
In the last picture, the car seems to be stuck. The axles are touching the sand. Yet there doesn't seem to be any sign of struggle (wheel-spin and digging).
ashis89 is online now  
Old 17th May 2018, 16:52   #70
BHPian
 
Fulcrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 74
Thanked: 302 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by RavenAvi View Post
Two more images from the same pic set, snapped during a TVC shoot:
The pictures seems highly unlikely from a TVC shoot as the Company’s logos on the grill & at the rear are still camouflaged, unless they are planning to change it later with CGI like the infamous Henry Cavill moustache removal from the Justice League movie.
Fulcrum is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 17th May 2018, 17:21   #71
BHPian
 
amrutmhatre90's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 414
Thanked: 2,352 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

This is stuck indeed, they are associating it with TVC because they do not want to spoil the 4x4 badge name that despite of having 4x4 or 4WD it got stuck. Smart from M&M.
amrutmhatre90 is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 13th June 2018, 12:04   #72
Distinguished - BHPian
 
volkman10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: --
Posts: 17,525
Thanked: 41,930 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Mahindra's upcoming flagship SUV spied on test,

The Mahindra Alturas G4. EDIT: Short reviews on page 30-mahindraxuv700scorpiotestspy4.jpg

Name:  mahindraxuv700scorpiotestspy3750x430.jpg
Views: 4454
Size:  34.8 KB

Name:  mahindraxuv700scorpiotestspy5750x430.jpg
Views: 4468
Size:  54.5 KB

Name:  mahindraxuv700scorpiotestspy7750x430.jpg
Views: 4452
Size:  40.1 KB

Source:
volkman10 is online now   (3) Thanks
Old 25th June 2018, 18:14   #73
BHPian
 
iamahunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mumbai.
Posts: 391
Thanked: 1,411 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Spotted this car in Samta Nagar, Kandivali today. This area is just further to the Mahindra factory.

We were unable to take clear pictures because of the rains. But this is what we caught.


The Mahindra Alturas G4. EDIT: Short reviews on page 30-sangyong-1.jpg


The Mahindra Alturas G4. EDIT: Short reviews on page 30-sanyoung-2.jpg

As you can see from the images, the badges were all camouflaged.

The dimensions appeared to be pretty decent, noticeably greater than the XUV.

One thing to be noticed is that the driver could not execute a 'U' turn effortlessly, he had to move the vehicle back and forth a couple of times.
iamahunter is online now   (5) Thanks
Old 26th June 2018, 20:57   #74
BHPian
 
Hammer & Anvil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 366
Thanked: 1,091 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Indigenization is taking time to alleviate the rexton-like A.S.S fears. Active work is in progress and a lot of x-platform help has made it relatively easier for migrating the Y400 to a 'Desi fit and feel.'
Fortuner and Endeavour is the target audienc, that much is confirmed. So the prices may be marginally less than the aforementioned brands, but not by a whole lot.
On an aside the Tivoli has been canned for now and the US-Designed MP has hit the floor. This is a replacement for the XYLO with a new 4 cyl 1.5 diesel and a 1.5 petrol. This seems to be the same engine that will do Duty in the Tivoli.
The latest update is that the MPV was pushed into production this month and should be ready for public launch by Ganapati festival.
Unfortunately this also means that the Tivoli will now see the light of day much much later... December? Maybe.
February, let's see.

Last edited by Hammer & Anvil : 26th June 2018 at 21:00. Reason: Mobile keyboard. Spellings...
Hammer & Anvil is offline   (4) Thanks
Old 26th June 2018, 21:45   #75
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: KL 7
Posts: 1,534
Thanked: 2,961 Times
Default re: SsangYong Rexton (Y400) to be sold as Mahindra Alturas G4 in India

Quote:
Originally Posted by gururajrv View Post
Going by these pics, it doesn’t come close to the bigger boys playing the segment i.e. Ford’s Endy and Toyota’s Fortuner in terms of stance or the build.

This is more of a urban SUV and doesn’t seem like it’s going to withstand the forces of nature when thrown off-road IMHO!

Perhaps, M&M do not want to replicate the scenario of previous gen Rexton sold by Sangyong in partnership with M&M.

Rather, they seem to be using a different approach by just changing bits and pieces of the car and release it with cheetah dominated tag, the XUV7OO!
Apart from being of a similar size and the intention of targeting the same market segment, Rexton would have a tough time against the Endy or Fortuner.

That said it will make it up with being priced a lot lower. The question is would that be enough to convince buyers to spare 20 lacs plus for one of these?!

M&M will have to price it really competitive in order to shift volumes. On the other hand if they are simply happy with assembling a handful of numbers then prospective buyers will question the long term commitment to the model. The previous Rexton being withdrawn in 4 years would have left a bad after taste. Another challenge is the strengthening Korean Won, the currency fluctuation will have a direct affect on margins.

I think Mahindra will introduce this into the market with a sub 20 lac introductory price tag, load it with plenty of equipment and also a comprehensive long term service/warranty package.
shortbread is offline   (1) Thanks
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks