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Sunroof Cars in India – Types, Price, Features

A window to the sky. This is the best way to describe what it feels like to have a sunroof in your car. The panel of glass on the roof makes the cabin feel more open, letting in more light and giving you the opportunity to watch the clouds pass by. Sunroof cars in India were a luxury in the early 2000s but have now become one of the most desired features to have in a new car.

With just about every car maker featuring a car with a sunroof in their portfolio, it is important to understand what a sunroof is, what is its use in a car as well as the types available in the market before diving into the popular cars with a sunroof in India (ordered by sales and type). Consider this your guide to filtering out the marketing jargon and evaluate the feature for the value it provides to you.

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What is a Sunroof?

In the simplest of terms, a sunroof is a panel on the roof that can be opened to let in more light and fresh air into the cabin. Historically, sunroofs were metal panels, which were replaced with glass panels to let in light into the cabin even while the sunroof is closed. 

Types of Sunroof

If you are shopping for a car, you would have noticed that not all sunroofs appear the same. Some feature a sunroof above the front passengers while others stretch all the way back to the rear passengers. Some sunroofs open while other sunroofs don’t. Let’s get into the types of sunroofs you are likely to encounter in India.

Spoiler Sunroof

When the sunroof panel tilts and slides over the roof, the car is equipped with a spoiler sunroof. This type of sunroof is usually positioned above the front passengers.

In-built Sunroof

Press the sunroof button and if the panel slides between the metal roof and the headliner, you have a car equipped with an in-built sunroof. This type of sunroof offers a cleaner look by hiding the sunroof panel within the roof itself. These sunroofs are positioned above the front passengers.

Moonroof

Historically, a glass panel on the roof that allowed light into the cabin was termed as a moonroof. With glass becoming standard for all sunroofs, a modern moonroof refers to a fixed glass panel that cannot be opened. 

Panoramic Sunroof

If you want the ultimate wow factor from your roof, a panoramic sunroof should be high on your list. Stretching from the front to the rear, a panoramic sunroof is an impressive feature that lifts the overall ambience inside the car. A panoramic sunroof features two sections. The front section is a spoiler panel that can be opened, while the rear section is a fixed moonroof.

What is the use of a sunroof?

As we have already mentioned above, a sunroof is to be used to let in light and fresh air into the cabin. This feature is best used on those pleasant summer or winter days when you want to enjoy the weather while you drive.

It is common to see young children and even adults standing through the sunroof while the car is in motion, and you would assume that a sunroof is to be used for this purpose. However, contrary to popular belief, this is not what a sunroof is meant to be used for. This is a dangerous and life-threatening activity that should not be indulged in while you drive.

Cars with Sunroof under Rs. 10 lakh

There was a time, many years ago, when the Hyundai i10 was offered with a sunroof. At a price under Rs. 5 lakh, it was one of the most affordable cars with a sunroof. While today’s cars don’t offer a sunroof under Rs. 5 lakh, they are offered on cars priced under Rs. 10 lakh. If you are on a budget and want a sunroof, this is where you start.

Cars with Sunroof under Rs. 10 lakh

Car

Type of Sunroof

Ex-Showroom Price

Hyundai i20 Asta

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 8.80 lakh

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 9.19 - 9.84 lakh

Kia Sonet HTK+ iMT

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 9.99 lakh

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 9.99 lakh

Hyundai i20 Asta

Spinny Assured Hyundai i20 with sunroof

The Hyundai i20 is the only premium hatchback currently on sale that offers a sunroof as one of its features. Available on the Asta variant starting from Rs. 8.80 lakh (ex-showroom), the in-built sunroof helps elevate the already premium interiors of the Hyundai i20 even further.

Speaking of the premium interiors, large displays for the MID and the infotainment system surround the driver, giving the impression of a futuristic driving experience. Combined with the sporty interiors and the sunroof, the i20 is a premium hatchback that outperforms its price point.

Hyundai i20 prices in cities

Hyundai i20 On-Road & Used Car Price

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

(Starting from)

DELHI-NCR

Rs. 7.87 – 13.20 lakh

Rs. 2.9 lakh

BENGALURU

Rs. 8.45 – 14.22 lakh

Rs. 3.44 lakh 

HYDERABAD

Rs. 8.20 – 13.72 lakh

Rs. 3.60 lakh 

MUMBAI

Rs. 8.13 – 13.42 lakh

Rs. 3.44 lakh 

PUNE

Rs. 8.21 – 13.61 lakh

Rs. 4.92 lakh 

AHMEDABAD

Rs. 7.90 – 12.99 lakh

Rs. 4.26 lakh 

CHENNAI

Rs. 8.13 – 13.88 lakh

Rs. 3.99 lakh 

Tata Nexon XM (S)

Spinny Assured Tata Nexon with sunroof

Considering the popularity of the Tata Nexon in India, it was only inevitable that Tata would offer a sunroof at a more accessible price point. Starting from Rs. 9.19 lakh (ex-showroom), the Tata Nexon XM (S) comes equipped with an in-built sunroof, offering the feature in the mid-variant of the compact SUV. 

While the Nexon XM (S) represents the middle of the Nexon range, the addition of the sunroof along with automatic projector headlamps, drive modes, rain-sensing wipers, and 5-star GNCAP safety rating offer great value for those looking for a compact SUV with a sunroof on a budget.

Tata Nexon prices in cities

Tata Nexon On-Road & Used Car Price

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

(Starting from)

DELHI-NCR

Rs. 10.34 – 16.39 lakh

Rs. 9.13 lakh

BANGALORE

Rs. 11.28 – 17.36 lakh

Rs. 10.49 lakh

HYDERABAD

Rs. 11.05 – 17.12 lakh

Rs. 4.26 lakh

MUMBAI

Rs. 10.81 – 16.78 lakh

Rs. 10.99 lakh

PUNE

Rs. 10.85 – 16.84 lakh

Rs. 9.99 lakh

AHMEDABAD

Rs. 10.27 – 15.57 lakh

Rs. 10.42 lakh

CHENNAI

Rs. 10.66 – 16.84 lakh

Rs. 4.33 lakh

KOLKATA

Rs. 10.27– 15.57 lakh

Rs. 10.48 lakh

LUCKNOW

Rs. 10.39 – 16.04 lakh

Rs. 4.52 lakh

Rs. 10.67 – 16.62 lakh

Rs. 3.37 lakh

Kia Sonet HTK+ iMT

Spinny Assured Kia Sonet with sunroof

Right on the borderline of our budget, the Kia Sonet HTK+ iMT is the next compact SUV to feature an in-built sunroof. This variant is priced at Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) but comes with features in addition to the sunroof to make it worth the price.

The 6-speed iMT clutchless manual on this variant of the Sonet makes it quite unique in this budget, offering a semi-automatic driving experience under Rs. 10 lakh. A more convenient driving experience will give you the time to enjoy the airy interiors of your car just that little bit more.

Kia Sonet prices in cities

Kia Sonet On-Road & Used Car Price

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

(Starting from)

DELHI-NCR

Rs. 8.43 - 16.24 lakh

Rs. 9.6 lakh

BENGALURU

Rs. 9.00 - 17.05 lakh

Rs. 11 lakh

PUNE

Rs. 8.43 - 16.48 lakh

Rs. 11.4 lakh

LUCKNOW

Rs. 8.47 - 15.86 lakh

Rs. 10.7 lakh

Mahindra XUV300 W6

Spinny Assured Mahidra XUV300 with sunroof

Another compact SUV on the borderline of our budget, the Mahindra XUV300 is equipped with an in-built sunroof on the W6 petrol manual variant. Priced at Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom), the XUV300 is one of the safest cars with a sunroof.

There is much more to the XUV300 than its sunroof and 5-star GNCAP safety rating. Equipped with TPMS, rear parking sensors, ESC, and four disc brakes as standard, this compact SUV is meant for the value-conscious buyer who has safety as their top priority.

Mahindra XUV300 Price Comparison

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price (Starting)

BENGALURU

Rs. 10.21 - 17.58 lakh

Rs. 8.8 lakh

HYDERABAD

Rs. 10 - 16.98 lakh

Rs. 11.4 lakh

MUMBAI

Rs. 9.77 - 16.82 lakh

Rs. 9.5 lakh

PUNE

Rs. 9.77 - 16.82 lakh

Rs. 9.5 lakh

AHMEDABAD

Rs. 9.46 - 15.71 lakh

Rs. 9.1 lakh

CHENNAI

Rs. 9.70 - 16.98 lakh

Rs. 11.4 lakh

Cars with Sunroof under Rs. 15 lakh

At a budget of under Rs. 15 lakh, there are more options to consider, featuring cars from all segments.

Cars with Sunroof under Rs. 15 lakh

Car

Type of Sunroof

Ex-Showroom Price

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 10.69 - 12.47 lakh

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 10.86 - 13.96 lakh

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 13.03 - 15.52 lakh

Kia Seltos

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 13.05 - 18.65 lakh

Panoramic Sunroof

Rs. 13.51 - 18.18 lakh

Skoda Slavia

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 14.39 - 18.39 lakh

Volkswagen Virtus

In-built Sunroof

Rs. 14.41 - 17.91 lakh

MG Astor

Panoramic Sunroof

Rs. 14.58 - 18.12 lakh

Hyundai Venue

Spinny Assured Hyundai Venue

The cousin to the Kia Sonet, the Hyundai Venue has been equipped with an in-built sunroof in its compact SUV body. The Venue range features a sunroof on the SX variant and higher variants, starting from Rs. 10.69 lakh (ex-showroom). As is tradition for Hyundai, the Venue is loaded with premium features that complement the sunroof.

The Hyundai Venue received a facelift, changing the exterior design that gives the impression that this compact SUV is larger than it appears. With features like ambient lighting, drive modes, and up to six airbags complement the electric sunroof and sporty interiors to provide a pleasant driving experience.

Hyundai Venue On-Road & Used Car Price

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

(Starting from)

DELHI-NCR

₹7.95 – 14.09 lakhs

₹8 lakhs

BENGALURU

₹8.46 – 14.75 lakhs

₹10.54 lakhs

HYDERABAD

₹8.21 – 14.16 lakhs

₹9.56 lakhs

PUNE

₹8.22 – 14.28 lakhs

₹7.79 lakhs

AHMEDABAD

₹7.97 – 13.47 lakhs

₹9.27 lakhs

CHENNAI

₹8.14 – 14.38 lakhs

₹9.49 lakhs

₹7.77 – 13.20 lakhs

₹9.20 lakhs

COIMBATORE

₹8.11 – 14.34 lakhs

₹9.76 lakhs

INDORE

₹7.91 – 13.91 lakhs

₹8.52 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Brezza

The Maruti Suzuki Brezza has a very interesting fact attached to it: It is the first Maruti Suzuki car to feature a sunroof. While other car makers were adding sunroofs to their cars, Maruti had so far bucked the trend until the Brezza. Offered on the Brezza ZXi and higher variants, and priced at Rs. 10.86 lakh (ex-showroom), the in-built sunroof on this compact SUV does add to the value of the car.

The Brezza features a completely new design that has modernized the exterior and interior of the compact SUV. The redesigned interior features a new dashboard layout to improve the driving experience along with the sunroof.

Honda City

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When it comes to benchmarks, the Honda City has become the definition of what a midsize sedan should be. This definition would be incomplete without an in-built sunroof, which is equipped on the City’s VX and higher variants. With prices starting from Rs. 13.03 lakh (ex-showroom) for the sunroof variants, the Honda City is one of the most complete packages you can buy.

Luxury has always been the standard for the City, and the new fifth generation Honda City is well-equipped, even on its base variant. The middle variant VX has everything you will need from a car at less than Rs. 15 lakh. If you have boxes that need to be ticked, the Honda City will make sure it tries to exceed all of them.

Honda City On-Road & Used Car Price

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

(Starting price)

DELHI-NCR

Rs. 12.88 – 17.71 lakhs

Rs. 6.06 lakhs

BENGALURU

Rs. 13.99 – 18.87 lakhs

Rs. 4.84 lakhs

HYDERABAD

Rs. 13.22 – 17.83 lakhs

Rs. 7.15 lakhs

MUMBAI

Rs. 13.33 – 18.25 lakhs

Rs. 8.21 lakhs

PUNE

Rs. 12.98 – 17.87 lakhs

Rs. 7.23 lakhs

AHMEDABAD

Rs. 12.40 – 16.73 lakhs

Rs. 4.67 lakhs

CHENNAI

Rs. 13.34 – 18.00 lakhs

Rs. 4.25 lakhs

KOLKATA

Rs. 12.54 – 16.91 lakhs

Rs. 4.85 lakhs

LUCKNOW

Rs. 12.98 – 17.50 lakhs

Rs. 6 lakhs

JAIPUR

Rs. 13.14 – 18.06 lakhs

Rs. 8.12 lakhs

CHANDIGARH

Rs. 12.18 – 16.44 lakhs

Rs. 7.86 lakhs

INDORE

Rs. 12.98 – 17.81 lakhs

Rs. 10.55 lakhs

Kia Seltos

Spinny Assured Kia Seltos profile

There are quite a few cousins on the list and the Seltos is related to the Hyundai Creta. Nonetheless, the Kia Seltos comes equipped with an in-built sunroof on the HTK+ (iMT) and higher variants. With prices starting from Rs. 13.03 lakh (ex-showroom) for the sunroof variants, the Kia Seltos does offer a wealth of features at its price point.

The Kia Seltos is a sporty midsize SUV that hides a very premium interior space. The sunroof adds to the ambience of the spacious interiors that also features six airbags as standard. As a complete package, the Kia Seltos delivers on the premium midsize SUV experience.

Kia Seltos On-Road & Used Car Price

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

(Starting price)

DELHI-NCR

₹11.13 – 21.37 lakhs

₹10.60 lakhs

BENGALURU

₹11.97 – 22.58 lakhs

₹16.39 lakhs

HYDERABAD

₹11.56 – 21.58 lakhs

₹16.46 lakhs

MUMBAI

₹11.52 – 21.70 lakhs

₹15.68 lakhs

COIMBATORE

₹11.38 – 21.88 lakhs

₹14.8 lakhs

Hyundai Creta

Spinny Assured 2021 Hyundai Creta

If you want to impress anyone who steps into your car, the Hyundai Creta and its panoramic sunroof is all you will need. Equipped on the S Plus and higher variants, and with prices starting from Rs. 13.51 lakh, there is no arguing about the Creta’s feature package at this price.

When you’re not staring out of the sunroof, you will appreciate the dual tone interiors that further increase the feeling of space inside the cabin. With ventilated front seats, cruise control, and an 8-speaker Bose sound system, there are plenty of luxuries on board the Creta to make any road trip feel like a breeze.

Hyundai Creta On-Road & Used Car Price

City

On-Road Price

Used Car Price

Delhi NCR

Rs. 11.84 – 21.12 lakhs

Rs. 6.93 lakhs

Bengaluru

Rs. 12.75 – 22.28 lakhs

Rs. 8.45 lakhs

Hyderabad

Rs. 12.17 – 21.32 lakhs

Rs. 9.89 lakhs

Mumbai

Rs. 12.08 – 21.33 lakhs

Rs. 6.61 lakhs

Pune

Rs. 12.15 – 21.44 lakhs

Rs. 9.42 lakhs

Ahmedabad

Rs. 11.53 – 20.10 lakhs

Rs. 9.27 lakhs

Chennai

Rs. 12.37 – 21.60 lakhs

Rs. 7.71 lakhs

Kolkata

Rs. 11.43 – 19.97 lakhs

Rs. 7.43 lakhs

Lucknow

Rs. 11.83 – 20.67 lakhs

Rs. 11.59 lakhs

Jaipur

Rs. 11.99 – 21.21 lakhs

Rs. 9.76 lakhs

Chandigarh

Rs. 11.42 – 19.95 lakhs

Rs. 8.60 lakhs

Coimbatore

Rs. 12.36 – 21.58 lakhs

Rs. 9.48 lakhs

Indore

Rs. 11.83 – 20.92 lakhs

Rs. 9.35 lakhs

Skoda Slavia

Skoda Slavia

Cousin to the Volkswagen Virtus, the Skoda Slavia offers an in-built sunroof on the Style and higher variants. Starting at Rs. 14.39 lakh (ex-showroom) for the sunroof variants, the Skoda Slavia brings a more premium passenger experience than its German cousin.

The Skoda Slavia features a more elegantly designed dashboard with layered elements. The two-spoke steering wheel also houses knurled metal knobs that bring a premium feel to your thumbs. The Slavia is equipped with the same engines as the Virtus, but the more premium interior might make you drive more sedately to enjoy your time in the car.

Volkswagen Virtus

VW Virtus

In a market being dominated by compact SUVs, the Volkswagen Virtus, and its cousin, the Skoda Slavia, revived interest in the stagnating midsize sedan segment. With so much interest in the Virtus, Volkswagen has ensured that all features are present on their newest midsize sedan, including an in-built sunroof. The sunroof is offered on the Virtus Topline and higher variants, starting at Rs. 14.41 lakh (ex-showroom) for the sunroof variants.

However, you might miss the sunroof on the Virtus because it’s the engines that steal the show on this Volkswagen sedan. The 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engines have received acclaim for being enthusiast focused engines. Which means you will be spending more time driving than focusing on the ambience. Maybe your co-passengers can appreciate the luxuries of the sunroof and ventilated front seats.

MG Astor

MG Astor
Image courtesy: HT Auto

Competition is good and the Creta isn’t the sole option with a panoramic sunroof under Rs. 15 lakh. The MG Astor starts from Rs. 14.58 lakh (ex-showroom) for the sunroof variants (Sharp and Savvy) and comes equipped with a panoramic sunroof that is just as impressive as the Creta’s.

The interior won’t disappoint either, cocooning the passengers in a dual tone upholstery that feels like it has been taken straight from a luxury brand. The Astor has another trick up its sleeve: Level 2 Autonomous Driver Assistance System. With the ADAS system taking care of most of the highway driving, you can occasionally enjoy the view above while also paying attention to the road.

Sunroof Cars in India Summary

The sunroof as a feature has quickly become one of the most demanded features to have in a new car in India. The in-built sunroof is now the most common type of sunroof you can find in a new car under a budget of Rs. 15 lakh and adds to the interior experience of the car. Some cars like the Hyundai Creta and MG Astor are introducing panoramic sunroofs at a more accessible price point. Expect to see more panoramic sunroof cars to come down to a less than Rs. 15 lakh price point in the near future.

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FAQ about Sunroof Cars in India

Q. Which car under Rs. 15 lakh in India has the best sunroof?

A. The Hyundai Creta and MG Astor are equipped with panoramic sunroof, offering a larger glass panel for a more premium experience.

Q. What is the use of a sunroof in a car?

A. A sunroof in a car allows for more light to enter the cabin through the glass panel. Additionally, the sunroof can be opened on pleasant days to allow fresh air to circulate within the cabin.

Q. Can we add a sunroof to a car?

A. Adding an aftermarket sunroof to a car is not recommended as it compromises the structural integrity of the car’s roof and weakens the structure.

Q. Is it good to buy a sunroof car in India?

A. Buying a sunroof car provides an additional premium feature in the car. It allows more light to enter the cabin, improving the interior ambience.

Q. Which is the most affordable car in India which features a sunroof?

A. Hyundai i20 is the most affordable car in India that features a sunroof.

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