I am planning a road trip to Ladakh from Bangalore. Please tell me about the ground clearence and can I go ahead?
The ground clearance of the Ford Fusion 1.4 liter is 198 mm. Being near to 200 mm, it is a good option for mild off-roading but the engine being a 1400 cc diesel motor is small for a effort free ride. It produces 68 BHP @ 4000 rpm and 160 NM @ 2000 rpm. The car would take a lot of effort on high elevation and driving it from Bangalore to Ladakh would need a lot of effort as highly populated areas of many Indian cities would come into your way. It is advised to go for a bigger SUV or a Jeep for the same as it would make your ride much more fun. You can even have a rented Jeep when you are close to the major hill passes on the way.