SUVs or Sports Utility Vehicle are the new found love for many enthusiasts in India. If you drive down the road on any given day, you will notice that most of the cars are SUVs of some kind. When talking about SUVs in India, Toyota Fortuner is one vehicle which has set the genre apart. Born out of sheer adventure coupled with luxury and comfort, Toyota Fortuner is one of the top-selling premium SUV in India. To compete for head-on with the Fortuner is the upcoming SUV, Mahindra Alturas. With the design language inspired by the G4 Ssangyong Rexton, Alturas has a very unique road presence and charm.
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Here is a detailed comparison between Toyota Fortuner VS Mahindra Alturas:
The Toyota Fortuner has priced in India at INR 27.27 Lakhs for the base petrol model and INR 32.97 Lakhs for the top end diesel model. All prices depicted here are ex-showroom Delhi.
|Model (Petrol)||Price||Model (Diesel)||Price|
|(2.7 litre) 4X2 Manual Transmission||INR 27.27 Lakhs||(2.8 litre) 4X2 Manual Transmission||INR 29.28 Lakhs|
|(2.7 litre) 4X2 Automatic Transmission||INR 28.86 Lakhs||(2.8 litre) 4X2 Automatic Transmission||INR 31.07 Lakhs|
|(2.8 litre) 4X4 Manual Transmission||INR 31.18 Lakhs|
|(2.8 litre) 4X4 Automatic Transmission||INR 32.97 Lakhs|
The upcoming Mahindra Alturas, on the other hand, will only be available in diesel variant and is expected to be priced between INR 24 Lakhs and INR 28 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) in India.
|G2||INR 24 Lakhs (Expected)|
|G4 (2WD)||INR 26 Lakhs (Expected)|
|G4 (4WD)||INR 28 Lakhs (Expected)|
Under the hood, the mighty Toyota Fortuner is propelled by a 2694cc Double Overhead Camshaft [DOHC], Dual VVTi, 16-Valve petrol engine which puts out a maximum power of 166ps (122kW) at 5200rpm and maximum torque of 245Nm at 4000rpm. The 2755cc Double Overhead Camshaft [DOHC], 16 -Valve diesel engine, on the contrary, produces a maximum power output of 177ps (130kW) at 3400rpm. The maximum torque produced by this engine is 420Nm at 1400rpm-2600rpm. The automatic transmission diesel engine on the Toyota Fortuner produces maximum torque of 450Nm at 1600rpm to 2400rpm.
|Engine||Double Overhead Camshaft [DOHC], Dual VVTi, 16-Valve||Double Overhead Camshaft [DOHC], 16 -Valve|
|Engine Displacement||2694 cc||2755 cc|
|Maximum Power||166 ps||177 ps|
|Maximum Torque||245 Nm||420 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual Transmission/6-speed Automatic Transmission [6AT with Sequential Shift + Paddle Shift + Shift Lock]||6-speed Manual Transmission with iMT [Intelligent Manual Transmission]
6-speed Automatic Transmission [Sequential Shift + Paddle Shift + Shift Lock]
|Fuel Economy||10 kmpl||14 kmpl|
The new upcoming member to the Mahindra family in India, Alturas is expected to be powered by a 2200cc 2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine which will produce a maximum power of 180.5bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 450Nm at 1600rpm to 2600rpm. Both manual and Automatic transmission options will be available in the Mahindra Alturas and will also include drive type options of 2WD and 4WD.
|Engine||2.2-litre turbo-diesel engine|
|Engine Displacement||2200 cc|
|Maximum Power||180.5 bhp|
|Maximum Torque||450 Nm|
|Drive Type||2WD/ 4WD|
|Fuel Economy||14 kmpl|
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Fortuner churns out an average mileage of 10 kilometres per litre on the petrol engine and approx. 14 kilometre per litre on the diesel engine.
The upcoming Alturas is expected to give a fuel mileage of approx. 14 kilometre per litre on the diesel engine.
The exterior stance of this mean SUV from the house of Toyota in India is an absolute showstopper. Born out of sheer adventure and comfort, Fortuner features bold chrome front grille, sharp beam LED projector headlamps, LED tail lamps with aero fins, 6-spoke chrome alloy wheels, fog lamps, electronically adjustable outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs) and rear defogger.
This upcoming SUV will feature a slightly bigger overall presence with the Fortuner. External features on the Alturas are expected to include bold Mahindra chrome grille, LED projector headlamps, LED tail lamps, chrome alloy wheels, fog lamps, defogger and ORVMs.
Inside its lavish cabin, Fortuner comes with 7-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, Optitron meter coupled with a leather hood, LED coordinated cabin illumination, armrest with cupholder and push button start/stop option. The legroom in this plush SUV is unmatched due to the sheer length of the SUV.
Alturas interiors are expected to be more roomy and comfortable. Features list of Mahindra Alturas includes Nappa leather upholstery in shades of black and grey, multi-infotainment system, electronically adjusted and ventilated seats and electronic parking brakes.
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|Ground Clearance||215 mm|
|Boot Space||296 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 litres|
|Ground Clearance||244 mm|
|Boot Space||300 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 litres|
Safety is generally one of the major concerns while buying a new car these days. The safety features on Toyota Fortuner include 7 SRS airbags, active traction control, downhill/ uphill assist control, electronic drive control, vehicle stability control and ABS with EBD.
Safety features on the Mahindra Alturas include 9 SRS airbags, hill stability assist, vehicle stability control and ABS with EBD.
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