From the beginning of the automobile industry in India till today, most of the car buyer’s focus is on the feature. Well, it is absolutely normal, because of which we now see many cars with first in segment features. But there is one feature that is exceptionally loved in India, a sunroof. Or this is what the people call it, rather it actually is a moonroof. Not convinced?
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But for the sake of convenience, we’ll be referring to the sunroof in this feature. That said, most carmakers have started integrating sunroof in their vehicle. But there are still are cars that are still deprived of this luxury feature but surely deserve one. So, without wasting time, let’s count 10 of such cars.
The car manufacturer that is known for manufacturing some of India’s safest cars is Tata. Well, another plus is that these cars are made in India. Also, Tata does have a sunroof in its arsenal that comes with Tata Nexon. But this feature sadly didn’t make its way in its premium hatchback Altroz. There must be something in Tata’s mind because its rivals do offer a sunroof.
The cars from Ford are designed and engineered to push them to the limits. Despite this Ford offers the Sunroof on its sub-compact SUV Ecosport. Only the people at Ford are aware what are their plans as they don’t offer the sunroof in their premium hatchback Figo. And having a Sunroof a powerful hatchback will surely be a delight.
We surely have a lot of expectation from this German brand, but still, they aren’t listening, or are they? Their share in the premium hatchback segment is the Polo and this vehicle has been around for nearly a decade. Well, the funny part is that it has changed very little. This also includes the feature list which is also stagnant. Speaking of which, Volkswagen Polo being a premium hatch does deserve a sunroof. But let me tell you, there might just be a hope that Volkswagen may bring the new generation polo to India.
Now coming to the SUVs, Mahindra Scorpio is also due of a generation change. And we expect Mahindra to introduce a sunroof in this update of the versatile SUV. Talking about the past, this SUV has not seen a major change in and out. Well, its elder brother XUV500 did get a midlife facelift that featured a sunroof. Also, no wonder why Scorpio costs more than the XUV500.
Next to enter the list is Mahindra Marazzo. This vehicle proudly sits between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the Toyota Innova without compromise on the feature list. But one thing that this complete segment misses on is a sunroof. Well, Mahindra could have installed the sunroof in the Marazzo it could have been a mouth-watering package. But sadly because of the roof-mounted rear AC, the R&D team has to step in which maybe not worth the effort.
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The only brand in India to sport a SUN roof in any of its vehicles is Toyota. As of now, the company has 3 cars in the portfolio with true Toyota DNA non of them offer a sunroof. But sticking to the MPV Toyota Innova, it would have been a real deal if Toyota has offered a sunroof. Well, the catch is that Innova comes with overhear AC vents and this makes the integration of the sunroof a little difficult.
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Moving on to the vehicle, that sits in the segment where all the contenders offer a sunroof, Toyota Fortuner. Ok wait, they are not just a sunroof, but a panoramic sunroof. But despite the absence of a sunroof in the Toyota Fortuner, it sells in great numbers. Keeping that said, having at least a normal sunroof would have made a huge difference to the package. This is because Fortuner comes and a premium price and people expect at least a loaded car.
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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
The other Japanese carmaker that doesn’t offer a sunroof in any of its cars is Maruti Suzuki. This also goes for one of the most spacious and luxurious executive sedan Ciaz. We think it would have been great if Maruti Suzuki offers +1 to the luxury by adding a sunroof. Talking about its competition, the top-selling executive sedans in the country do have a sunroof.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross
Well, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is the most expensive vehicle in their line-up. And being a well-engineered vehicle, it surely does wonders when you sit behind the wheel. This also has to do with the fact that S-Cross is also sold in the international market. And this is where it gets panoramic sunroof (not making this up). So, there in India, we think S-Cross at least deserves a conventional sunroof.
Mentioning the Skoda Rapid on this list is a bit of nitpicking to an otherwise fun to drive and value for money vehicle. To begin with, the group of people buying this vehicle don’t really care about a sunroof. But then it is the base variant that they’ll prefer. So, if Skoda Rapid would have been offered with a sunroof it could have been even more mouth-watering.
These were the 10 cars we think should deserve a sunroof in this current day and age. Let us know in the comment section, according to you which other cars deserve a sunroof for part 2?