Recently, electronically driven was only offered on high-end luxury cars. The top-end models of several relatively inexpensive cars also received this function, albeit mass-market manufacturers did so as a result of increased competition. While single-pane electric sunroofs are becoming more widespread, dual-pane panoramic sunroofs are still largely seen on premium automobiles and SUVs, with only a few mass-market choices.
Unsurprisingly, all of the top 5 most affordable vehicles in India that are available with a panoramic sunroof are SUVs. See the list below.
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The AX5 and AX7 editions of the XUV700 have a panoramic sunroof, with the former starting at Rs 16.05 lakh (ex-showroom). It is known by Mahindra as the “Skyroof,” and the company touts its size as being unmatched in the market. The top-tier XUV700 model additionally includes 18-inch alloy wheels, ADAS, dual-zone temperature control, built-in Amazon Alexa, linked car technology, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a similarly sized digital instrument cluster, etc.
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The Astor is MG Motor’s most economical product in the Indian market, and the Sharp edition comes with a panoramic sunroof. The Astor is the second cheapest SUV in India that is available with a dual-pane sunroof at the moment, with this variant costing Rs 14.28 lakh (ex-showroom). A 6-way power-adjustable driver seat, a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected-car technology, a 360-degree camera, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), and a personal AI assistant are additional amenities offered with the top-end model.
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Due to its mid-level SX Executive variant’s price of Rs 13.41 lakh, the Hyundai Creta is the most reasonably priced vehicle in India to be available with a panoramic sunroof (ex-showroom). The SUV’s highest model also has wireless charging, power-adjustable front seats, ventilated front seats, a 7.25-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, linked car technology, and more.
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The Hyundai Alcazar was introduced in India as a three-row variant of the Creta, and it slots between its five-seat brother and the Tucson. A panoramic sunroof is included with every Alcazar model, which currently ranges in price from Rs 16.34 lakh to Rs 20.14 lakh (ex-showroom). It is only available as standard equipment on the Alcazar, a mass-market vehicle. The best Alcazar model has a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster that is a comparable size, automatic temperature control, wireless charging, cruise control, ventilated front seats, a 360-degree camera, Hyundai’s BlueLink connected car technology, and more.
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Without a sunroof, the Tata Harrier was originally presented to the public in the nation in January 2019. Later that year, in response to customer demand, Tata unveiled a single-pane sunroof as an approved add-on for the Harrier. After being launched with the facelifted model, the mid-size SUV ultimately received a company-installed panoramic sunroof in 2020.
The Tata Harrier grade with the cheapest panoramic sunroof is the XT+ model. It presently costs Rs 17.94 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV’s top-tier models also come equipped with an 8.8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heated front seats, a 9-speaker JBL audio system, and automated headlights, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, auto temperature control, etc.