Sunroofs have gained enough popularity in the country in the last few years. While sunroofs are pretty pointless in terms of practicality in a hot country like ours, their aesthetic value has been attracting many car buyers. That said, not all mainstream cars come equipped with a sunroof. Hence, aftermarket players like Webasto have found enough takers in our market. Here is a Tata Nexon that has been fitted with a Webasto sunroof.
The sunroof that has been installed on this Nexon is Webasto’s Hollandia 100 pop-up type unit. Basically, this is a manual-sunroof that can be opened or closed using a lever. The cost of this aftermarket accessory is Rs 15,000 (including installation). This sunroof can be installed in a few hours but requires cutting off a portion of the sheetmetal of the roof. Since it is a manual unit, there’s no need to touch the electricals of the car.
Webasto goes on to claim that the glass which is used on this sunroof offers protection from UV radiation and the heat from the sun. Also, this sunroof glass can be completely removed by the owner in case he wishes to. While the images we have here show the sunroof on a Tata Nexon, it can be installed on almost all of the cars available in the country. Also, this sunroof is a part of the official accessories sold by Tata Motors.
Like we said, the functionality of a sunroof is highly questionable in a country like ours. However, one can install this pop-up type sunroof on a car to give it a sportier look. The Webasta Hollandia 100 pop-up sunroof is a high-quality product. That said, one needs to understand that getting a sunroof installed alters the roof’s structure. Hence, the structural rigidity might suffer due to the change in the structure. Hence, there are good chances of the sunroof glass offering lesser protection than sheetmetal in the event of a crash.