While international markets have started receiving the facelifted Hyundai Tucson, in India, the old model is getting updated with additional equipment to buy more time. According to a report from Autocar India, the list of comfort and convenience features now includes a panoramic sunroof and wireless charging.The Hyundai Tucson has received a panoramic sunroof just a month after its direct rival - the Jeep Compass. The panoramic sunroof is available in the petrol model in a new ‘GL (O)’ grade and the range-topping GLS grade. Strangely, in the diesel engine model, it is unavailable in the GLS grade and limited to the new GL (O) grade.Wireless charging in the Hyundai Tucson is a first-in-segment feature, which comes in all the configurations except the entry-level 2WD MT. There are two more new additions, albeit not as significant. The infotainment system now supports the i-Blue audio remote application and the AutoLink connected car technology application.Mechanically, the … [Read more...] about Hyundai Tucson gains panoramic sunroof & wireless charging in India
Hyundai Tucson came back to India after skipping a whole generation. The all-new Tucson is currently the most expensive car in the Hyundai India’s line-up and targets the SUVs like the Jeep Compass in the market. The sales figure of Tucson is not very exciting on the chart and to give it a push, Hyundai will come out with new features in the car. Hyundai is working to launch a new variant of the Tucson that will get additional features. It will be the new top-of-the-line variant and will be known as the GLS+. With the additional features, the price of the new variant will be Rs. 60,000 more than the current GLS variant, which is the most expensive in the line-up. The new variant will launch before Diwali and will compete with the new Jeep Compass Limited Plus variant that was launched recently in the market. Hyundai has been planning to launch the new premium variant for a long time now. However, the plans are materializing just now. The new variant will also be premium from the … [Read more...] about Hyundai Tucson to get panoramic sunroof to take on Jeep Compass
August 8, 2018, 11:15 am by Justin King Moisture in the LED module for the sunroof ambient light bar may short-circuit, causing a fire. Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2018 Tiguan, addressing an issue that can lead to fires in vehicles equipped with panoramic sunroofs.After receiving several reports of an 'overheating incident' and a fire, the company launched an investigation that traced the issue to a short-circuit in the LED module that creates ambient light in the front of the sunroof frame. "If the recall condition is present, vehicle occupants may notice a burning odor or smoke coming from the front of the sunroof frame," the recall documents note.The campaign affects around 45,500 units, all from the 2018 model year. Service technicians will simply install aluminum tape to the sunroof LED module to prevent water intrusion. … [Read more...] about VW recalls Tiguan over panoramic sunroof fires
Supported by Business Day Wheels By CHRISTOPHER JENSEN FEB. 22, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story After 18-year-old Liza Hankins was thrown through the closed sunroof of her sport-utility vehicle during a crash and paralyzed, her family sued the truck’s maker, claiming it had failed to live up to its safety responsibilities.The carmaker, Ford, won the case after it pointed out that no government regulations required a sunroof — even a closed one — to keep someone inside a vehicle in a crash.Today, more than a dozen years after Ms. Hankins’s crash, there are still no government regulations meant to prevent the hundreds of sunroof ejections that happen every year — even as more buyers are ticking the box for the sunroof option and more carmakers are stretching the size of the glass overhead with larger, panoramic sunroofs.Some automakers have already taken … [Read more...] about Sunroofs Are Growing in Size and Popularity. Rules Haven’t Kept Up.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a top-selling hatchback in India. The premium hatchback gets many lifestyle features but misses out on the sunroof. In fact, none of the vehicles from this segment offers a sunroof in India. Here is a Baleno with a panoramic sunroof and it looks quite cool. Panoramic sunroofs are limited to only high-end luxury SUVs and cars. The sunroof seen here is done by an aftermarket sunroof supplier known as Webasto. The long and wide roof almost covers 75% area of the roof, which is quite a lot. This video shows the operation of the sunroof and how it opens and closes. The roof itself is made up of fabric and is not a solid one. It is something that many convertible cars get as the roof. The interior part is similar to the roof carpet fabric and it blends with it quite well. Webasto says that the synthetic outer cover is waterproof and there is a metal sheet under the outer layer that makes the roof very durable and sturdy. The metal plates also give the roof a different … [Read more...] about India’s first Maruti Baleno with a panoramic sunroof is here!