10 Hatchbacks & Sedans with SUV-like ground clearance: Continued

Hyundai i20 Active

2015 Hyundai i20 Active 19

While Hyundai gave the i20 the crossover treatment, the suspension was stiffened and ground clearance was increased to 190 mm. What this means is, the i20’s long wheelbase of 2,570 mm is nicely offset by the tall ride height, making it ideal for less than perfect roads.

Fiat Punto


Like the Linea, earlier variants of the Punto EVO suffered from underbody scraping. Ground clearance has now been bumped up to 195 mm, while the wheelbase remains constant at 2,510 mm. The Punto is the tallest riding premium hatchback in the country.

Volvo S60 Cross Country (upcoming)

Volvo S60 Cross Country

The S60 Cross Country from Volvo will be launched in India on the 11th of March. When it arrives here, it’ll be the tallest riding luxury sedan in the country, with a 201 mm ground clearance. D4 and D5 turbo diesel engines will be offered on the car, which will ride on 18 and 19 inch wheels.

Fiat Avventura

Fiat Avventura

The Avventura is the crossover version of the Punto, and is the tallest riding car in its class, with a whopping 205 mm ground clearance. The car shares its 2,510 mm wheelbase with the Punto. The Avventura is a crossover that features petrol and diesel engines.

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