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 yet.
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.
Thankfully, now there are few compact SUVs that offer a Sunroof.
The Tata Nexon offers one as an accessory, and can be added to any variant. More on that here.
The new Hyundai Creta now comes with a sunroof. The SX automatic and SX(O) variants get the smart electric sunroof.
Ford launched the EcoSport Signature and EcoSport S in May 2018. Both offer a power slide sunroof.
Jeep tasted a big success with the Compass in India. Which is why the company added a Limited Plus trim which offers a dual-pane panoramic sunroof.
Vitara Brezza, Renault Duster or the Nissan Terrano, none of these offer one yet.
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, W11 and W11(O) variants.
There isn’t many isn’t it? Well, the Sunroofs have become a premium feature, and are often offered in the top-spec variants which command more money. However, a lot of people end up going for an aftermarket Sunroof installation. But do note that by doing so, you might be messing with the safety of the vehicle as the structural rigidity might be compromised.
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