Tata has not featured the sunroofs in the Harrier and even in its recently unveiled 7-seat version, the Buzzard. That’s because Tata deems the feature unsafe. And they have enough reasons to believe so. But unlike before, Tata is all set to offer fixed glass roofs on its cars soon.
During the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the homegrown manufacturer unveiled the Buzzard, Altroz, Altroz EV and the H2X. During the show, Tata also revealed that they are going to offer a fixed glass roof on its cars.
A sunroof is a feature that allows light or fresh air to enter the cabin. However, in India, they seem to have a different purpose – sticking your head out while on a joyride which is considered as unwise and unsafe. At the same time, sunroofs have become a must-have feature on new cars these days. Thankfully, Tata seems to have a workaround for this issue – introduce a fixed glass roof instead which they are planning to add to the Harrier and the upcoming Buzzard in the near future.
At the 2018 Auto Expo, the concept version of the Harrier concept – the H5X – first showcased a panoramic glass roof. A glass roof is like a panoramic sunroof with fixed panels that cannot slide open. There’s another positive to fixed glass roofs compared to a sunroof is that we can get an unhindered view of our surroundings.
Several automakers offer glass roof on their global models. The Lexus NX SUV comes with a gigantic panoramic glass roof in India and Renault offers it in various cars in other markets, including the Euro-spec Captur.