Having a sunroof in the car was not something that used to be a priority for people in India until just a few years back. Jump to 2019, it has become a major attractive feature and several new age buyers want to have a car equipped with a sunroof. Though a country like India with a hot and humid climate along with a high amount of dust does not really need a feature like a sunroof, it feels good to have one nonetheless. Moreover, it provides an airy ambience to the cabin, though usually, only the top end variants come with one which means shelling out extra money for this feature. If you are looking towards buying a sunroof equipped car, here are the ten cars that come with it, arranged price wise.
The recently launched Hyundai Venue carries forward the Korean manufacturer’s policy of filling the car to the brim with features. A sunroof then is something that can’t be missed and the Venue does not disappoint. Though only available on the top end variants, the Venue is currently the most affordable Hyundai car to offer a sunroof. Moreover, it is currently the most affordable sub-4 meter SUVs on sale in the country and rivals the likes of the Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and Mahindra XUV300 among others.
Next up is the Ford Ecosport, the vehicle responsible for popularising the sub-4 meter SUV segment in India. The Ecosport has always been a solid, well-rounded product and it continues to be the same, though its performance on the sales chart has been dipping of late. The Ecosport comes with a sunroof on its top end variants and at a point of time, was the only vehicle in its segment to have this feature.
Honda’s entry in the sub-4 meter SUV game, the WR-V is a crossover based on the Honda Jazz, that was launched back in March 2017. The quirky looking yet stylish offering from the Japanese manufacturer features a sunroof and is fairly popular in the segment. However, as with most of the cars in this list, only the top end variant of the car is equipped with a sunroof.
With the XUV300, Mahindra left no stone unturned to create a vehicle that would set the sales chart on fires and give a tough time to the popular players in the segment. It actually did that too and was doing fairly well in terms of sales until recently when Hyundai launched the Venue. It is the safest car in the segment taking into view the number of safety features it comes with. With so much going for it, the addition of a sunroof seemed quite obvious on this car, though again only available on the top end trims.
Next in line is the Hyundai Verna, which is the most affordable C-segment sedan to get a sunroof. The stylish car is all set to receive a facelift in the coming time as it has been slipping down in terms of sales. This is due to the combined onslaught by the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Honda City and hence, the next generation Verna will feature an all-new design as well as fully loaded interiors to take down its rivals.
Second Honda car on this list is the City, one of the all-time best selling C-segment sedans of India. The City comes equipped with a sunroof on its mid and top end variants. To let you know, the previous generation models o the City also came equipped with a sunroof as Honda has always been generous with features on this popular car. Apart from the Verna, it is currently the only car in its segment to offer a sunroof.
The Hyundai Creta was an obvious addition on this list. The popular compact SUV comes with a plethora of features and hence the Korean manufacturer could not have missed when it comes to equipping it with a sunroof. It is currently the only vehicle in its segment to come with a sunroof but will be joined soon by the Kia Seltos.
The Mahindra XUV500 covers almost every factor a vehicle of its size and price usually deals with. Therefore, a sunroof is an obvious feature on the seven-seater SUV. This is one of its strengths against the Tata Harrier too as the latter does not come with a sunroof even as an option. Mahindra is currently working on the next generation model of the XUV500 that will be launched next year. Going by the rate at which the competition is heating up, it is expected that Mahindra could equip the next generation model with a panoramic sunroof.
The Tata Hexa is a solid product overall and stands as a butch crossover between an MPV and an SUV. Unlike its new sibling, the Harrier, it comes with a sunroof which is a nice addition to the already impressive specification list of the Hexa. The Tata Harrier misses out on this feature and has been constantly pointed for the same. As of now, the Hexa is the flagship vehicle of Tata’s model lineup in India and hence it is expected from the vehicle to feature a sunroof, though only on the top end variants.
The Hyundai Elantra was one of the most popular choices among the D-segment sedan but the onslaught by updated rivals like the Skoda Octavia and the Honda Civic have left it feeling outdated. A new model is already in cards and will be launched in India next year. However, being a Hyundai car, the current generation model also comes jampacked with features including a sunroof, ventilated front seats, and 10-way adjustable power driver seat with electric lumbar support.