A sunroof in your car is one of the premium features you can boast of. Besides being “cool”, they help making the cabin appear more airy. I personally know few people who’s one of the top priorities is having a Sunroof. So, lets take a look at the budget and not-too-expensive cars in India which offer a Sunroof.
Once upon a time, Hyundai’s i10 and i20 came with a Sunroof. But not anymore. The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki doesn’t offer one in any of their products either.
The only hatchback we can think of is the Honda WR-V. The top-spec VX variant comes with an electric Sunroof with One-Touch Open/Close function & Auto Reverse. Price – Rs 8.9 lakh ex-Delhi.
Thankfully, there are a couple of not-too-expensive sedans that offer a Sunroof. The first one is again a Honda.
The 2017 City offers an electric Sunroof with One-Touch Open/Close function & Auto Reverse, in the top-spec ZX variant. Price – Rs 13.6 lakh ex-Delhi.
The second sedan in this list is the 5th generation Hyundai Verna. The top-spec SX (O) variant gets an electric Sunroof with one-touch operation and pinch guard. Price – Rs 11.3 lakh ex-Delhi.
None of the VW Group models such as the Vento and Skoda Rapid offer a Sunroof. As mentioned before, MSIL’s Ciaz doesn’t get one either.
Sadly, there are no budget compact SUVs in India that offer a Sunroof. New Ford EcoSport, Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster or the Nissan Terrano, none of these get one. Jeep tasted its first success with the Compass, but there isn’t a Sunroof on offer at the moment. However, a Compass Limited variant with Sunroof and front parking sensors were caught testing recently. So, there might be a chance that FCA will introduce a new variant in the future.
If you don’t mind stretching your budget a little more, there’s one mid-size SUV that offers a Sunroof.
The Mahindra XUV500 offers an electric Sunroof with anti-pinch in the W9 and W10 variants. Price – Rs 15.5 lakh ex-Delhi.
There isn’t many isn’t it? Well, the Sunroofs have become a premium feature, and are often offered in the top-spec variant which command more (dough). However, a lot of people go for an aftermarket Sunroof installation. But do note that by doing so, you’re messing with the safety of the vehicle as the structural rigidity might be compromised.
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