India’s road infrastructure, together with the car buyers preference to save their cars from getting impacted by the poor conditions that their car has to go through, has given rise to manufacturers introducing a lot of cars across all segments with substantial ground clearance. Many of the bestselling international cars are also modified with higher ground clearance to meet the demand in the Indian market. Read further to find out about five popular sedans with SUV like ground clearance.
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Tata Tigor, just like the Tiago, gained a lot of popularity due to the kind of ground clearance it provided within a compact SUV. It has the same platform and engine options as the Tiago, it additionally has a high-performance variant under the JTP moniker. A ground clearance of 170 mm and a 1.2-litre petrol engine which is capable of a generating a maximum of 84 Bhp – 114 Nm and a diesel engine that could generate 69 Bhp and 140 Nm, it becomes a popular car on the city roads.
Ground Clearance – 175mm
Hyundai launched the all-new Aura in Indian market earlier this year. The Aura offers a massive ground clearance of 175mm, which is highest in the segment. The Aura offers aggressive looks and there three engine options available with the car including a performacne-oriented 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol.
Ground Clearance – 174 mm
Based on the Figo hatchback, the Figo Aspire with a ground clearance height of 174 mm, becomes one of the highest in its segment. When Ford launched the updated version of Aspire last year, it was refreshing to see new exteriors and slightly updated interiors too. It also came with three engine options – 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine which is exactly the same as what they offer with Figo.
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Maruti has always been known to be a cost-effective and a practical choice, to add to its USP, Ciaz was launched in the market after the failure of SX4. Ciaz is loaded with all kind of features and extremely comfortable cabin space, but the highlight remains that along with all this it also offers a ground clearance of 170 mm which is giving cars like Honda City and Hyundai Verna, a tough competition.
Toyota Corolla Altis
Ground Clearance – 175 mm
When it comes to premium sedans in the market, Corolla is much older than its rivals Skoda Octavia, Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic. Most of the competitors have much more advanced features and have an updated version of their models in the market already. However with its long wheelbase of 2700 mm and a ground clearance of 175 mm, still makes it popular for the target customers as these two features save the car from scrapping on rough patches within city limits as well as for long drives through all kind of roads in our country.