There are many things to consider when buying a car and one of them is definitely the undercarriage, or what is also referred to as the ground clearance, especially with so many road humps scattered across this sunny island of Singapore. Different cars are designed differently and for different purposes. The undercarriage of a car is determined by many different things such as where it is intended to be used, its top speed and stability among other factors. Although one can increase a car’s ground clearance, this comes at a cost, in the sense that the car owner ends up compromising on some other aspects such as the car’s stability.
While a car with an extremely low ground clearance can be a pain to drive due to the underbelly of the car sometimes scratching the road, these cars are usually very stable and safe to drive even at high speeds. Below, we have come up with a list of the top five vehicles that have the lowest undercarriage in Singapore. However, it should be noted that we have omitted exotic supercars such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and the likes. Most of the supercars have notoriously low undercarriages but they are also very exclusive. For these reasons, we have decided to focus on other top selling brands in Singapore that are common on the roads.
Nowadays it is quite common to spot a Mercedes Benz on the roads of Singapore. While this car has been exotically built to provide utter comfort and optimum road performance, it tops the list of cars with the lowest undercarriage. With a ground clearance of only 123mm, the Mercedes-Benz E-class is a very low car. However, this car was purposefully designed this way so as to provide optimum stability at high cruising speeds. The next time you drive an E-class just make sure you do not go off the road to some rocky and bumpy areas or else you would be stuck there.
The Volkswagen Golf is one of the favourite cars for many people in Singapore. This car is not only easy to run but also offers high performance on the road. In fact, the number of Volkswagen Golfs being imported to Singapore has been rising over the last three years and this goes to show how much this car is appreciated in Singapore. Nonetheless, the VW Golf is also among the cars with the lowest undercarriages in Singapore with a ground clearance of 134.8mm.
The Mercedes-Benz S-class is a prestigious car synonymous with chief executive officers and high ranking corporate personnel. The S-class is designed to suit the high-end class and offers some of the most advanced car features the world has ever seen. The comfort offered by an S-class is not questionable but this comes at a low ground clearance of only 140mm.
The Volkswagen Jetta is a simple and reliable car. The car is also quite affordable as compared to the likes of Mercedes-Benz S-class and E-class. The car is also cheap to run having a very low fuel consumption rate and durable spare parts. This car is therefore among the commonest on the roads in Singapore as it is very efficient to run daily town errands. One drawback to the VW Jetta is the low undercarriage which is only 155mm and thus one has to be cautious when driving through rough patches.
The BMW 5-series is another common car on the roads in Singapore. The 5-series is thought to be a direct competitor of the Mercedes E-class and it matches its rival in many aspects. The BMW 5-series has superior performance and it is built in style. However, the car also has a very low undercarriage of 160mm, completing our list of the top 5 vehicles with the lowest undercarriage in Singapore.