With metropolitans like Delhi and Mumbai receiving their share of rainfall, Indian roads have once again started to show their watery avatar. With potholes filled with water, and drains clogging entire stretches, luxury low floor sedans are having a hard time sailing through. But with that said, there still are some worthy vehicles across segments that can take on water. Here are 5 great hatchbacks that can take on waterlogged/flooded roads like a boss.
The king of budgeted hatches, the Kwid is not just good-looking but also practical. With modern-day exteriors coupled with ample comfort and convenience features, the Kwid also possess one of the best ground clearance offered in its segment. Standing 184 mm high above the ground, the Kwid can sail through the streets flooded with water, keeping you dry while you reach your destination.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti’s promising entrant to the budgeted hatchback category, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso bring in SUV inspired style and a highly promising package. With an SUV inspired ground clearance of 280 mm, the pseudo SUV from Maruti can not only tackle water jammed potholes but can also perform a little off-road stint all by its own.
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Coming to the mid-range segment, the Freestyle is a king and we mean it. Be it driving dynamics, handling or suspension set-up. The Freestyle shines in almost everything. With a ground clearance of a massive 190 mm, the Ford Freestyle is a supremely capable crossover utility vehicle as Ford calls it. Nonetheless, the Ford Freestyle actually proves its case and works out as one of the best-rugged hatches to take on bad roads.
Another great hatch from the house of Tata Tiago isn’t just one of India’s safest hatches. It is also one of the most fun to drive and a well-performing hatch. Standing 170 mm high above the ground, the Tiago easily tackles bad roads and waterlogging. But what makes the entire package so good is its worthy suspension set-up and balanced driving dynamics.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Last but surely not least; the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a complete package that brings in Maruti’s mild-hybrid engine, exceptional mileage, great driving dynamics and a ground clearance of 170 mm. Even during the worst of conditions, the Baleno can actually sail through challenges like it was built to do just that!
So these were 5 great hatchbacks that can take on waterlogged roads and potholes like a boss. Stay tuned to the GoMechanic blog as we bring to you vehicles from across the segment.
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