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Old 08-17-2017, 07:49 AM
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Hatchbacks don't sell. Crossovers do.
Exactly. Look at the Mercedes GLA. It is about the same height as the average hatchback (standard A Class is a bit lower though), and has about the same hip height. So no more "SUV like" than a say Golf or Focus. Yet it sells with a huge premium because of black detailing and marketing. The next won't even have a body of it's own....
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:53 AM
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Exactly. Look at the Mercedes GLA. It is about the same height as the average hatchback (standard A Class is a bit lower though), and has about the same hip height. So no more "SUV like" than a say Golf or Focus. Yet it sells with a huge premium because of black detailing and marketing. The next won't even have a body of it's own....
GLA (not lowered GLA AMG) has significantly more ground clearance than the A Class, almost as much if not more than some SUVs.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:45 AM
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GLA (not lowered GLA AMG) has significantly more ground clearance than the A Class, almost as much if not more than some SUVs.
It has a height of 1,49m, which is within the "limit" of a regular C-segment car.It looks more on stilts than it actually is. (a Ford Focus is, dpending on trim, between 1 - 2 cm lower, previous generation "higher" hatchbacks like the Mk. 6 golf or the Peugeot 307 -1,51m - were actually taller standing than the GLA)

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Old 08-17-2017, 03:18 PM
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It has a height of 1,49m, which is within the "limit" of a regular C-segment car.It looks more on stilts than it actually is. (a Ford Focus is, dpending on trim, between 1 - 2 cm lower, previous generation "higher" hatchbacks like the Mk. 6 golf or the Peugeot 307 -1,51m - were actually taller standing than the GLA)
Ground clearance is the distance from ground to under body, not roof. Ground clearance is important to 'crossover', let alone off-road.
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:51 PM
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Ground clearance is the distance from ground to under body, not roof. Ground clearance is important to 'crossover', let alone off-road.
Well it is in case of the GLA 13,4 cm, which is also more hatchback than SUV. And as there needs to be room inside, and teh complete height is still in hatchback league, naturally there can't be too much extra ground clearance. It is really just style (just compare those approach angels etc. in teh graphic, none of those values are even remotely in proper SUV/CUV territory)
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:19 PM
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I feel they are the same, I think your work has blocked imgur since that is where I was hosting them.
Yeah, all media sharing sites are blocked at work, sorry for posting it again.
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