The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is a big hit among the small car buyers of the country. In its third-generation now, the India-spec Swift has managed to garner over a lakh bookings in less than 3 months of time! There’s a huge demand for the high-end trims, which come with many segment-leading features. Moreover, the company is also providing a long list of customization options under the iCreate banner. You can select from a range of paint options, roof wraps, and alloy wheel designs. However, there’s one feature that has been pretty much conspicuous by its absence – a sunroof.
Sunroofs have gained enough popularity in India in the last few years. Functionally, sunroofs are pretty pointless in a country like India, where temperatures remain pretty high throughout the year. However, people seem to love sunroofs as they tend to enhance the style-factor of a car. Here, in this post, you can see images of a new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift that has gone through an aftermarket sunroof installation. The sunroof you see on this Swift is Webasto’s Hollandia 100 pop-up type unit from their entry-level range. There are many retailers who are offering this sunroof for less than Rs 10,000 including the installation. The installation process takes a few hours and the sunroof comes with a completely removable glass. Moreover, Webasto claims the sunroof glass protects against UV radiation and the heat of the sun. You can also purchase an optional sunshade for Rs 1,000.
Well, the functionality of a sunroof is definitely questionable in a country like ours. However, the new Swift looks a tad more stylish with this pop-up type sunroof. Our past experience with using this aftermarket sunroof tells us that this accessory is high in quality and reliability. There’s no chance of an electric failure as this one’s a fully-manual unit. Also, cases of leakage generally don’t crop up and the Hollandia 100 even comes with a warranty. However, one needs to understand that installing a sunroof can reduce the structural strength of your car’s roof. There are good chances that the glass won’t be able to offer you the kind of protection sheetmetal does in case of an impact on the roof. However, those still looking to enhance the style of their new Swift can probably opt for this well-priced accessory.
What’s your view on this new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift with sunroof? Do you think that installing a sunroof enhances the looks of the latest Swift?