Car manufacturer has always been in a head to head competition to offer the best product to the consumers. While we appreciate to this sincere competition that has benefitted consumers by offering them some of the luxury features. Consumers take more time to find out about the feature in a vehicle before booking it, though they look many other parameters as well, but on a secondary basis. One such feature is ‘Sunroof’ that used to be offered in the premium segment only, not until a few years back. Now car manufacturers are offering it in the regular cars as well to add a feel of premium and luxury. We are dropping light on some of these cars that are available with sunroof within a budget of Rs 15 lakh (Ex Showroom).
Honda’s WR-V is the most affordable amongst the listed. The car made its launch in March 2017, and garnered 50,000 bookings in a year. To be the only model that offers sunroof in its segment, 80% of the Honda WR-V buyers opted for the range-topping variant VX, offered with one touch electric sunroof. Apart from that, the WR-V also comes with several striking features such as projector headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs), diamond-cut alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control (diesel only), push start/stop button smart entry (diesel only), steering mounted controls and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, MirrorLink Smartphone linkage, voice recognition, Bluetooth, USB, and an internal memory of 1.5 GB. The VX petrol variant is priced at Rs 9 lakh and the diesel variant gets a price tag of Rs 10 lakh (Ex Delhi).
Launched in September 2017, Tata Nexon bagged over 25,000 bookings in just 5 months. Giving the demands of the Nexon, Tata Motors recently introduced an AMT version of the model recently. The homegrown car maker also added sunroof to the model’s accessories list. That’s true, the sunroof is not a standard feature but you add this feature to your Nexon by paying Rs 16,053. The top-of-the-line variant comes loaded with features like 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment system with a floating display along, reverse camera, to name a few and for the safety features, it gets ABS and EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and up to six airbags on the top end trim. The price of the petrol and diesel base variant starts from Rs 6.16 lakh and 7.19 lakh and goes up to Rs 9.62 lakh and Rs 10.59 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi), respectively.
Ford introduced sunroof in the new EcoSport S gets an introductory Price of Rs 11.37 Lakh for petrol and Rs 11.89 Lakh for the diesel version. Ford EcoSport S comes packed with features like all-new smoked HID headlamps with dark inserts along with more prominent black treatment to the fog lamp bezel, a blacked out grille, black painted roof & roof rails along with 17 inch smoked alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, it gets orange accents on the seats and instrument panel, 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC 3 and a new 4.2-inch digital information cluster along with the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
Honda City has been the most lovable product in the Indian market by the Japanese car manufacturer. Introduced in India more than two decades ago has bagged a cumulative sales of 7 lakh units. The sunroof is offered in the VX and ZX variants of the model. The top-ranging variant gets a plethora of feature such as automatic headlamps, rain sensing wiper, headlamp auto off timer, LED foglamps and tail-lamp cluster, LED interior lamps, 1.5GB internal memory, updated DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink smartphone linkage, Voice command recognition and reverse camera display, 6-airbags etc. to name a few. For the safety, it is offered with dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and ISOFIX child-seats as standard features.
The City petrol VX manual variant is priced at RS 11.84 lakh and CVT variant is priced at Rs 13.04 lakh, whereas the diesel VX manual gets a price tag of Rs 13.09 lakh. The petrol ZX CVT is priced at Rs 13.70 lakh and the ZX diesel manual is priced at Rs 13.78 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Hyundai Verna made its launch in August 2017 underpins the all-new K2 platform borrowed from Elantra. The car comes with features such as 3.5-inch Mono TFT-LCD instrument cluster, rear adjustable headrest and sliding front centre console armrest as standard and the higher variants gets several first-in-segment features such as front ventilated seats, FATC with Cluster Ionizer, smart trunk, smartphone connectivity with IPS panel, rear AC vents, Voice recognition, Cruise control, Engine Start/Stop button, and Hyundai Auto Link make it even more rich and tempting. In Verna, sunroof is offered in Diesel SX+ (AT only) priced at Rs 12.95 lakh, petrol SX (O) Rs 12.56 lakh and diesel SX (O) is priced at Rs 12.76 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Hyundai launched the new 2018 version of the Creta recently. The car has been Hyundai’s shining eyes since its launch in India. The higher variants of the model comes with features like 17inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps, cruise control and the AVN infotainment system with an IPS display, whereas the SX (O) gets six-way adjustable powered driver’s seat, a smart key band, wireless charging support and six airbags. The sunroof is available on the SX (AT only) and SX (O). The Verna petrol SX AT priced at Rs 13.44 lakh and the diesel SX gets a price tag of Rs 14.84 lakh and the petrol SX (O) Rs 13.60 lakh and if you add some more cash to this budget, you can gets the diesel SX (O) variant, which is priced at Rs 15.04 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
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