Types Of Sunroof

Automobiles these days are jacked up with all types of features. The automobile industry has been innovating convertibles and their roof for several years, bringing out remarkable innovations in the latest cars.

Sunroofs are one such innovation. From detachable roofs to foldable roofs, we have come a long way in terms of open roofs in cars. The sunroof allows light and air to enter and is either fixed or movable, operated manually or electrically. Listed below are the variants of sunroofs found in the latest cars.

There are 7 types of Sunroof in a car, they are:

  • Built in sunroof
  • Spoiler Sunroof
  • Pop-up Sunroof
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Folding/Ragtops Sunroof
  • Removable Sunroof
  • Solar Sunroof

  1. Built-in Sunroof - This classic design is fully automotive, sliding between the car's metal roof and interior headliner. This type of sunroof is great for open space; however, it fits only for SUVs.
  2. Spoiler Sunroof - Also known as Tilt or Sliding Sunroof, it is similar to the Built-in sunroof version, with the main difference being the sunroof sliding on top of the car rather than in between the car's roof. The sunroof tilts and slides open on the car's roof almost 60% of the way. This sunroof version is perfect for compact cars, sliding back to provide ventilation.
  3. Pop-up Sunroof - The least expensive of all the sunroofs, the Pop-up Sunroof is usually a manually operated tilting panel that does not fully retract. In some models, the pop-up roof is entirely detachable.
  4. Panoramic Sunroof - The latest feature available in cars right now is the Panoramic sunroof. This multi-panel sunroof covers a large area front and back, allowing everybody in the car to enjoy fresh air and light.
  5. Folding/Ragtops Sunroof - This is similar to the older convertibles, with a fabric panel that folds as it slides back.
  6. Removable Sunroof - Like the convertible, cars with a removable roof feature manually removable panels, allowing air and sunlight to filter in.
  7. Solar Sunroof - The newest eco-friendly technology provides vehicles with additional electric power while increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. This type of roof keeps the interior cool on hot days.