Here are seven more hatchbacks, sedans and crossovers in India with SUV-like ground clearance.
Ground Clearance: 185 mm
The Fiat Linea is the only sedan sold by the Italian manufacturer in India. The Linea has a following that consists of enthusiasts and people who love to drive. It gets the best-in-segment ground clearance of 185 mm.
It gets two petrol engine options and a diesel engine option. There is a 1.4-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum of 112 Bhp and 207 Nm. The diesel engine powering the Linea is a 1.3-litre unit that generates a maximum of 92 Bhp and 210 Nm. There is a more powerful 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine too that offers 123 Bhp and 207 Nm.
Ground Clearance: 170 mm
Tata Tigor is the sedan form of the Tiago. It is based on the same platform as the Tiago and offers the same engine options too. The Tigor is the most affordable Tata sedan that you can buy in the market and its notch-back inspired design makes it look unique on the road.
The Tigor offers a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 84 Bhp – 114 Nm. There is a diesel engine too that generates a maximum of 69 Bhp and 140 Nm. The Tigor has not become as popular as the Tiago in the market but it sure has the ability to turn the heads and has a practical 170 mm ground clearance too.
Toyota Corolla Altis
Ground Clearance: 176 mm
The Corolla Altis is the best-selling D-segment sedan in India. Most of the owners love to sit in the rear and enjoy the rear seat comfort. It gets a high ground clearance of 176 mm, which is enough to overcome most of the city potholes. The Corolla Altis gets a wheelbase of 2,700mm. The high ground clearance and the rear reclining seats of the sedan make it extremely popular for the chauffeur-driven customers.
Ground Clearance: 190 mm
Ford recently introduced the Freestyle crossover that is based on the Figo hatchback. The Freestyle is the first such vehicle from Ford in India and it offers a high ground clearance of 190mm, which is only 10mm lower than the EcoSport. The Freestyle also gets a host of other features like Anti Rollover Program (ARP) and traction control among various other safety features. Ford also introduced the new 1.2-litre Dragon petrol engine with the Freestyle that generates segment-leading 95 Bhp and 120 Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine remains the same as the regular Figo.
Fiat Urban Cross
Ground clearance: 205 mm
The Urban Cross is based on the Fiat Avventura, which in turn is based on the Fiat Punto. Even the Punto hatchback is quite rugged in its stock form, the Urban Cross gets plastic cladding on the wheel arches, a different bumper to give it SUV-ish looks. It gets the same 205 mm ground clearance as the Avventura but gets a different styling. The car is quite powerful and gets 140 Bhp producing 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
Hyundai Active i20
Ground clearance: 190 mm
Hyundai Active i20 is based on the Elite i20 hatchback. It gets increased ground clearance and body cladding at various places that make it look much more rugged and adds a robust look to the vehicle. The towering 190 mm ground clearance makes the Active i20 one of the most popular hatchback-based crossovers in India. The high ground clearance makes it quite capable too.
Toyota Etios Cross
Ground clearance: 174 mm
The Etios Cross is based on the Etios hatchback. However, Toyota has added thick body cladding all around the vehicle and has also updated the bumpers to make it look quite different from the hatchback. The Etios Cross gets a robust look with a peripheral body cladding and faux underbody scrap plates. The 174 mm ground clearance is enough to take the Etios to places.
Special mention – Volvo S60 Cross Country
Ground clearance: 201 mm
The Volvo S60 Cross Country is not an affordable vehicle but it gets a special mention because of its unique crossover-sedan design. The S60 Cross Country is based on the regular S60 but it gets a lifted suspension kit with body cladding all around. This ensures that the owner feels the luxury of a sedan while cruising comfortably through the rough country roads.