In keeping with Tarun Garg of Hyundai India, the sunroof is now a ‘important characteristic’ throughout the model’s mannequin vary.
Despite the fact that Hyundai wasn’t the primary firm to introduce a sunroof in mass market vehicles, as a result of its sheer gross sales quantity, the Korean carmaker has performed an essential position in popularising this characteristic in India. First made out there with hatchbacks just like the i10 and that i20 again in 2008-’09, the corporate, as of right this moment, presents a sunroof in at least seven fashions.
- Youthful patrons are demanding extra options
- Over one-third Hyundai fashions get sunroof
- Over 60 p.c Cretas offered with sunroof
“Forty-one p.c of our patrons are actually lower than 35 years of age,” mentioned Tarun Garg, director of Gross sales, Advertising and marketing and Service, Hyundai Motor India, in an interview with Autocar India. “Clients, particularly children, are preferring increasingly more options. Sunroof has turn out to be a really important characteristic so far as Hyundai vehicles are involved and 37 p.c of all Hyundai gross sales are with sunroof.”
That’s a giant quantity contemplating Hyundai has mass market merchandise in its portfolio too. Additionally, when you take a look at fashions just like the Creta that quantity is bigger nonetheless.
“Sixty p.c of Cretas offered are with a sunroof,” famous Garg. Whereas the previous-generation Creta supplied a single-pane sunroof solely in direction of the tip of its lifecycle, the present era took issues to a complete new degree with the inclusion of a large panoramic sunroof. In our evaluation, we might talked about “panoramic sunroof is bound to attract a whole lot of clients”, and it seems that clients have taken a liking in direction of it.
Decrease down the worth checklist, the Venue too has a whole lot of clients choosing a sunroof. In its pre-facelift iteration, the sunroof was reserved for the turbo-petrol and diesel variants. Nevertheless, with the just lately launched facelift, Hyundai added a brand new variant with the 1.2-litre petrol-manual engine that contains a sunroof, taking the rely of sunroof-equipped variants to 5 out of 11. “Forty-six p.c of Venue gross sales are with a sunroof,” revealed Garg.
Probably the most reasonably priced Venue mannequin to be supplied with the sunroof is the 1.2-litre petrol-manual SX variant priced at Rs 10.70 lakh, which doesn’t even get alloy wheels. What’s attention-grabbing is that when launched in 2019, essentially the most reasonably priced providing to be geared up with a sunroof was the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol guide SX variant that was priced at Rs 9.54 lakh.
The sunroof vary
The i20 hatchback is essentially the most reasonably priced Hyundai to be geared up with a sunroof – Rs 8.81 lakh (for the 1.2L MT Asta variant). Its stablemates just like the Venue compact SUV, the Verna sedan and Kona Electrical additionally get a single-pane sunroof, whereas the bigger SUV vary comprising of the Creta, Alcazar and Tucson get a panoramic unit. Apparently, of all of the linked automobile and voice management options, Garg mentioned the ‘Open Sunroof’ command is essentially the most used, together with switching on the AC.
(All costs ex-showroom, India)
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