Not all manufacturers install a sunroof as it will increase the production cost of a vehicle since it will be installed with a glass pane and actuators.
However, due to the advancement of the automotive industry, car manufacturers have come up with different ways to keep their vehicles relatively affordable despite installing a sunroof.
Interior of the Subaru Forester GT
There are many reasons why you should get cars with sunroof. Perhaps the most common reason is that a sunroof can provide better ventilation in your car, letting natural air come in your car. Another reason is that a sunroof can provide aesthetics whether in the morning or night where you can watch the stars.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the vehicles with panoramic sunroof available in the local market. We have not included luxurious cars with relatively high price tags since a sunroof feature is generally a given already for them.
Top 10 cars with panoramic sunroof:
When the Geely Azkarra came into the local automotive market in 2020, Filipino car buyers were surprised by its loaded features. One of which includes a panoramic sunroof feature. This feature helps the premium looking interior of the Azkarra to look even more sophisticated.
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Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the official distributor of Geely vehicles in the country, offers three vehicles in the local market, namely the Coolray, Azkarra, and the newly-introduced Okavango. Both the Coolray and Azkarra were praised for their sunroof feature. Meanwhile, the Okavango surprised many car buyers since it is the only Geely vehicle in the country without a sunroof.
Geely is a game-changer in terms of offering affordable yet loaded vehicles
The newly-introduced Maxus G50 is the only non-premium MPV that offers a panoramic sunroof feature in the country. Other non-premium MPVs such as the Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Xpander, and Suzuki Ertiga don’t come with a sunroof feature.
The Maxus G50 in Roland Purple paint finish
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Most MPVs come with aircon vents located on their ceiling before the second-row seats. With that being said, installing a sunroof would be a challenge for some car manufacturers. Luckily, the Maxus came up with a way to install one in the G50 MPV.
The facelift version of the Honda CR-V released last October 2020 comes with a clean-looking panoramic sunroof which helped the update look fresh. The panoramic sunroof in the new CR-V runs across all the way to the second row and can be retracted easily using a switch above the driver’s side.
The CR-V is a compact crossover SUV with sunroof Philippines.
Honda also added the Honda Sensing feature in the CR-V facelift that assists the driver on the road. The Honda Sensing includes safety features such as adaptive cruise control, low-speed follow, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist system, forward collision warning, and more.
One of the most affordable vehicles you can get that offers a panoramic sunroof feature is the MG RX5. The MG 5 is currently competing in the local compact crossover segment against the likes of the Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester. Most of its competitors come with a panoramic sunroof, if not then a standard sunroof.
The MG RX-5 is ideal for young professionals due to its stylish design
It is also good to note that all MG vehicles offered in the country offer a sunroof. These MG vehicles include the 6 sporty sedan, ZS subcompact crossover, and 5 subcompact sedan. The British-bred MG did a great job in installing a sunroof feature in all of its vehicles while keeping an affordable price tag.
The Ford Territory is the American marque’s latest addition to the local lineup. It is a compact crossover that comes with a sleek design courtesy of the body character lines, wheels, LED headlamps, LED taillights, and a sunroof feature.
The Territory compact crossover is a promising new vehicle from Ford
However, the Ford Territory is marketed as a compact crossover with a panoramic moonroof. In case you haven’t heard, a moon roof is just another type of sunroof. A moon roof is more tinted as compared to other types which can be perfect even driving in the morning.
Another car with sunroof is the Subaru Forester. With the panoramic sunroof in place, it helps complement the innovative design finishes and technologies of the compact crossover.
The Subaru Forester offers many features for the convenience of the driver and passengers
Inside, the driver gets to benefit from an 8-way power-adjustable seat that can be configured depending on the desired driving position. The Forester also offers the driver a leather-wrapped telescopic steering wheel and a high-grade multi-function display.
One of the many 7-seater family vehicles available in the local market that comes with a panoramic sunroof is the Nissan X-Trail. With the X-Trail’s sunroof feature, passengers can have natural lighting whenever desired that can light up even for those passengers seated in the third row.
The Nissan X-Trail is a good vehicle choice for Filipino families
The Nissan X-Trail doesn’t compromise when it comes to safety features thanks to its Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This equips the X-Trail crossover with safety features such as forward collision braking and warning, around view monitor, blindspot warning system, and more.
Next in our list of affordable cars with sunroof is the CX-30 from Mazda. Japanese car brand Mazda has been winning the design game in the industry thanks to its award-winning Kodo design language. This type of design language provides Mazda vehicles a contemporary and subtle finishes both for the exterior and the interior.
The Mazda CX-30 is a stylish vehicle inside and out
Complementing the Mazda CX-30’s eye candy design is its sunroof feature. This helps the CX-30 crossover to maximize the design potential on the outside and highlights the sophisticated finish in the interior especially in broad daylight.
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Another Chinese car off this list is the Chery Tiggo 8 marketed to compete in the local midsize crossover segment. The Chery Tiggo 8 is the most premium model of the Chinese car brand currently offered today. It comes with a sleek and purposeful exterior design that helps it stand out on the road.
The Chery Tiggo 8 is currently the largest model of the Chinese car brand in the country
Inside the Chery Tiggo 8, there are loads of features including a panoramic sunroof with an anti-pinch function. Other technology features include a 10.25-inch infotainment system, an 8-inch LDC A/C touchscreen, and a Chery Smartwatch that can be used for remote functions.
The design of the Toyota RAV4 has been significantly improving every generation. Now on its fifth-gen, the RAV4 comes with a contemporary design language with sharp-looking character lines. Adding to the RAV4’s sharp design is its panoramic moon roof that helps natural light to come in.
The Toyota RAV4 has a good reputation in the industry since the 90s
As for the other interior features of the RAV4, it comes with 8-way electrically adjustable seats for the comfort of the driver, front seat heaters, reclinable second-row back seats, soft leather seats, wireless charging pad, dual-zone air conditioning, and more.
That completes our list of top affordable cars with sunroof Philippines. Here at Philkotse, we value your interest in the automotive industry. Visit our website to find out more.
Know more about Geely Azkarra 2021
The Azkarra is a five-seater compact crossover with a mild hybrid system, made by Chinese automaker Geely. This model supports the brand’s vision of coming out with a vehicle that promotes cleaner technology. The 2020 version is an overhaul of its first-generation version that was launched in 2016. It comes in two variants which are the Premium and Luxury models. Both of which run on a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. Maximizing its powerful engine, the vehicle comes with a drive mode selector in the form of a dial. The hybrid system is incorporated through a 48V Energy Management System that stores energy from the engine to add more power to the vehicle. It can also be used to place the vehicle on electric-only mode during short drives. The Azkarra is one of Geely’s premium vehicles that combines a sophisticated aesthetic with exciting new technology that provides extended safety, entertainment, and convenience.