Best Sunroof Cars in India 2024

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By - Manjul Sharma
April 15, 2024

While a sunroof is not essential, it does do a great bit of upping the premium quotient of a car. This is the reason why the sunroof-equipped variants of cars are usually their best-selling variants. For those who do not know, a sunroof is a window-like panel in a car’s roof and like a window it can be opened and closed. In mass-market cars, usually, two types of sunroofs are available.

Regular Sunroof/ Single pane sunroof– It is an electrically operated sunroof that consists of a retractable glass panel and a sunshade of opaque material to keep the car from unwanted sunrays and bad weather.

Panoramic Sunroof– A panoramic sunroof has two large glass panels which cover a big proportion of the roof. One of the glass panels is electrically operated, usually the most forward one.

There was a time when sunroofs were a perk limited to luxury cars but today you can easily own a sunroof car under Rs 10 lakh. At the same time, with a plethora of sunroof cars in the market, it will not be wise to randomly pick any of them just because you want to avail a sunroof. Along with offering a sunroof, a car needs to be at par with many crucial aspects to be a perfect pick. So, if a sunroof is one of your top priorities, here are the best sunroof cars that are affordable and come with an appealing package overall.

 

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Model

Sunroof Type

Fuel Type

ARAI Mileage

Ex-showroom Price

Under Rs 10 lakh

Tata Punch

Single-pane sunroof

Petrol & CNG

Compact SUV

20.09 km/l (petrol) 26.99 km/kg (CNG)

Rs 6 – 10.20 lakh

Hyundai Exter

Single-pane sunroof

Petrol

Compact SUV

19.4 km/l (petrol)

Rs 6.13 – 10.28 lakh

Hyundai i20

Single-pane sunroof

Petrol

Premium Hatchback

18 km/l

Rs 7.04 – 11.21 lakh

Under Rs 15 lakh

Mahindra XUV300

Single-pane sunroof

Petrol & Diesel

Compact SUV

18.24 km/l (petrol) 20.1 km/l (diesel)

Rs 7.99 – 14.76 lakh

Kia Sonet

Single-pane sunroof

Petrol & Diesel

Compact SUV

18.83 – 19.2 km/l (petrol) 22.3 km/l (diesel)

Rs 7.99 – 15.69 lakh

Tata Nexon

Single-pane sunroof

Petrol & Diesel

Compact SUV

17.44 km/l (petrol) 23.23 km/l (diesel)

Rs 8.15 – 15.80 lakh

Under Rs 20 lakh

Maruti Grand Vitara

Panoramic sunroof

Petrol

Mid-size SUV

19.38 – 27.97 km/l

Rs 10.80 – 20.09 lakh

Hyundai Creta

Panoramic sunroof

Petrol & Diesel

Mid-size SUV

17.4 - 18.4 km/l (petrol) 21.8 km/l (diesel)

Rs 13.16 – 24.07 lakh

MG Hector

Panoramic sunroof

Petrol & Diesel

Mid-size & Full-size SUV

13.79 km/l (petrol) 15.58 km/l (diesel)

Rs 13.99 – 21.95 lakh

Hyundai Alcazar

Panoramic sunroof

Diesel

Full-size SUV

18.8 km/l (petrol) 24.5 km/l (diesel)

Rs 16.77 – 21.28 lakh

Under Rs 10 lakh

Tata Punch

Best SUVs Under 15 Lakh
Tata Punch

The Tata Punch has been on a dream run since its launch. However, ever since a sunroof has been added to its package, its popularity has taken a quantum leap and in recent times, it has overtaken its elder sibling, Tata Nexon to be the best-selling Tata car. Rated 5-star by the G-NCAP, the Punch is one of the safest cars in India and offers a macho appeal, premium interiors, and a unique authoritarian ride experience.

With the Tata Punch, you have the option to own a sunroof with petrol-powered and CNG-powered variants. However, it is worth mentioning that the Tata Punch EV which costs Rs 10.99 – 15.49 lakh (ex-showroom) also offers a sunroof with select variants.

Tata Punch Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 18.8 – 20.09 km/l
  • Airbags: 2 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Hyundai Exter

Hyundai Exter feature image
Hyundai Exter

A greater feature package that consists of a sunroof is what the Exter boasts in competition to the segment leader, Tata Punch. In addition to a sunroof, the Exter sports a segment-first dash cam with dual cameras, six airbags as standard, and many other premium features. However, the competency of the Exter is not limited to features as the Korean compact SUV comes with a very refined engine that is also offered with the Grand i10 Nios and has made a mark in India.

Like the Tata Punch, the Exter offers a sunroof with both its petrol and CNG versions on select variants.

Hyundai Exter Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 19.4 km/l (petrol) & 27.1 km/kg (CNG)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Hyundai i20

Spinny Assured Hyundai i20 iMT
Spinny Assured Hyundai i20 iMT

One of the most successful Hyundai cars in India, the Hyundai i20 is an advisable choice if you are considering buying a sunroof car. Broadly, the i20’s package has a sunroof along with a host of premium features, segment-leading space, and refined powertrains. With all this, it delivers a more premium passenger experience than any of its rivals. Under the i20 badge, Hyundai also sells its sportier version, the Hyundai i20 N-Line which is priced at Rs 9.99 – 12.52 lakh and comes with a 1-litre turbo petrol engine and a sunroof in its top variant.

Meanwhile, the Hyundai i20 offers a sunroof in its top two variants named Asta and Asta (O).

Hyundai i20 Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT & CVT automatic
  • Mileage: 20.3 km/l
  • Airbags: 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • ·Body Type: Premium hatchback

Under Rs 15 lakh

Mahindra XUV300

Spinny Assured Mahidra XUV300 with sunroof

Mahindra XUV300 is known for the unmatchable premium feel of its cabin and has a sunroof as one of the premium features it offers. While the Indian compact SUV is soon to receive its facelift that has been pending for a long time, it is the most spacious offering in its segment even today. Moreover, it has ample features to match the current standards of the segment. In addition to being premium and spacious, the XUV300 is tough and with a 5-star G-NCAP safety rating, it offers solid passenger safety.

The Mahindra XUV300 offers a sunroof in its top variant named W8 Opt which is available with both petrol and diesel engines.

Mahindra XUV300 Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine, 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT & 6-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 16.5 – 18.24 km/l petrol & 20.1 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: Up to 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Kia Sonet

Spinny Assured Kia Sonet
Kia Sonet

Coming from a carmaker acclaimed for the feature wealth of its cars, the Kia Sonet is impossible to leave out a modern-day premium feature like a sunroof. As a matter of fact, the Sonet offers a sunroof in most of its variants.Other than the lowest two variants every variant of the Sonet gets a sunroof. A sunroof along with many more upmarket features make the Sonet one of the most feature-rich cars in its segment, while its fashionable looks and refinement do the rest in keeping it in high demand. Moreover, after the recent facelift, the Sonet has further risen in popularity after its recent facelift, making it Kia’s best-selling car in India.

As mentioned, most of the Sonet’s variants come with a sunroof and they are available with both petrol and diesel engines.

Kia Sonet Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre petrol engine, 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine, 1-litre turbo petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT, 6-speed iMT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT, 6-speed DCT
  • Mileage: Up to 18.83 km/l (petrol) & up to 22.3 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Tata Nexon

new Tata Nexon. New Car Facelifts Launched in 2023

The undisputed king of the compact SUVs, Tata Nexon is the segment’s most appealing all-around package and this would not have been true if it did not feature a sunroof. With that being said, the Tata Nexon has way more to offer that a sunroof might just get sidelined. The Indian compact SUV delivers unmatchable ride comfort on smooth as well as rough roads and its 5-star G-NCAP safety rating and six airbags as standard ensure solid safety as you travel from place to place. In terms of features, the Nexon packs as many features as required to strongly rival its Korean competitors Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet.

The Tata Nexon offers a sunroof in almost half of its variants namely Smart+ S, Pure, Pure S and others. Meanwhile, the Tata Nexon EV which is priced at Rs 14.49 – 19.49 lakh (ex-showroom) also offers sunroof in select variants.

Tata Nexon Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT, and 7-speed DCT automatic
  • Mileage: 17.44 km/l (petrol), 23.23 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV

Under Rs 20 lakh

Maruti Grand Vitara

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

The Grand Vitara has been the first Maruti car to feature a panoramic sunroof and it is one of its main attractions. With a panoramic sunroof, the Grand Vitara offers good family-friendly qualities such as comfortable seats, many upmarket features, and mileage of up to 27 km/l which makes it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in India. Moreover, its refined set of engines deliver a smooth drive. While its power delivery is not as zippy as its rivals it is good enough to meet urban driving needs. All of this proves that the Grand Vitara is a competent SUV for day-to-day transport.

The Maruti Grand Vitara offers its sunroof in its top three variants Alpha, Zeta+, and Alpha+. Or, in case you prefer Toyota over Maruti, the Toyota Hyryder which is the Toyota’s version of the Grand Vitara, comes with the same package including the panoramic sunroof.

Maruti Grand Vitara Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 1.5-litre mild hybrid petrol engine | 1.5-litre strong hybrid petrol engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT, 6-speed AT, and e-CVT
  • Mileage: 19.38 – 21.11 km/l (mild hybrid), 27.97 km/l (strong hybrid)
  • Airbags: Up to 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV

Hyundai Creta

2024 Hyundai Creta facelift
Hyundai Creta

When it comes to panoramic sunroofs, the Hyundai Creta has been the most impactful promoter of them in India. The latest generation Hyundai Creta that was launched in 2020 has been offering a panoramic sunroof at affordable prices and this turned out to be one of the greatest driving forces behind its unwavering dominance in the mid-size SUV segment. Moreover, after the recent facelift, the Creta has climbed further up technologically, adding a Level-2 ADAS safety suite, Dual-zone AC, and a 360-degree camera.

The Hyundai Creta offers a panoramic sunroof in its S(O), SX, SX Tech, and SX(O) variants. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Creta’s sportier version named the Hyundai Creta N Line which is priced Rs 6.82 – 20.45 lakh (ex-showroom) is equipped with a panoramic sunroof in both of its variants.

Hyundai Creta Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5 litre petrol engine | 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, CVT, 7-speed DCT, & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 17.4 – 18.4 km/l (petrol) & 19.1 – 21.8 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV

MG Hector

MG Hector. New Car Facelifts Launched in 2023
2023 MG Hector Facelift

MG’s first car in India, the MG Hector deserves serious consideration if you are looking for a sunroof-equipped car under Rs 20 lakh. True to MG’s tenet, the Hector is laden with cutting-edge features that include, a Level-2 ADAS safety suite, a panoramic sunroof and a slick portrait touchscreen infotainment system which is one of the largest touchscreen infotainment systems available in India. Its cabin is more than spacious for five occupants and the British SUV dishes up a lot of premium comfort and a host of features as expected of MG cars. All of this makes the Hector an attractive alternative to the higher variants of the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.

The MG Hector sports a panoramic sunroof in its Smart, Smart Pro, Sharp Pro, and Savvy Pro variants.

MG Hector Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine | 2-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT & CVT
  • Mileage: 13.79 km/l (petrol) & 15.58 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: Up to 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV 

Hyundai Alcazar

Spinny Assured Hyundai Alcazar

While the Hyundai Alcazar is not an ideal 7-seater SUV in many ways, it is indeed a good one if your prime focus is a panoramic sunroof. It is the only car under Rs 20 lakh to have a panoramic sunroof as standard across all variants and the most affordable 7-seater car with a panoramic sunroof. As the 7-seater derivative of the Hyundai Creta, the Alcazar is based on the same platform and shares most of its features and powertrains. 

Hyundai Alcazar Specifications

  • Engine: 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT, & 7-speed DCT
  • Mileage: 18.8 km/l (petrol) & 24.5 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 7
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV

Summary

As can be seen, you can easily own a sunroof-equipped car under Rs 10 lakh. However, the panoramic sunroofs that come with mid-size SUVs and higher segments are costlier but worth every penny. At the same time, it is important to not get carried away while using the sunroof. While people usually enjoy the privilege of a sunroof by letting the outside air or sunshine in the cabin, some are often seen standing up through it, especially children which is highly dangerous and inadvisable. Nevertheless, we request you to use sunroofs for their advantages, and the above-mentioned list will come in handy in choosing the right car for you that features a sunroof.

FAQs

  1. Q1 What is a Panoramic Sunroof?

    Panoramic Sunroof has multiple panels covering the roof above both the front and rear seats with sliding or fixed glass.

  2. Q2 Which cars under Rs 20 lakh have a Panoramic Sunroof?

    Cars that offer a panoramic sunroof for under Rs 20 lakh are the Maruti Grand Vitara, MG Astor, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Hyundai Alcazar, and MG Hector.

  3. Q3 Which is the most affordable car in India which features a sunroof?

    The Tata Punch is the most affordable car in India that features a sunroof.

  4. Q4 Is the sunroof worth it in India?

    It completely depends on the usage. The sunroof allows the warm air to dissipate from the cabin and works as a vent on the roof of the car. The sunlight from the sunroof illuminates the cabin well and makes it look large. However, during scorching sun rays, the sunroof should not be left open for too long.

  5. Q5 Under 20 lakh, which diesel cars offer sunroofs in India?

    The diesel-powered cars that offer sunroofs under Rs 20 lakh are Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, and Hyundai Alcazar.

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