PANORAMIC SUNROOFS: LIGHT-UP YOUR CAR

PANORAMIC SUNROOFS: LIGHT-UP YOUR CAR

17 January 2018
PANORAMIC SUNROOFS: LIGHT-UP YOUR CAR

The roofs give occupants an unobstructed view of the heavens and a feeling of openness that comes with the impression that they are traveling in a convertible car – but without the disadvantages of noise, wind and rain.

With most manufacturers offering models with panoramic roofs, cars in general now have more glass. According to Saint-Gobain Sekurit in the early 1980s the average glass surface area in a car was about three square meters. This has grown to around 4.5 square metres. The key selling points are the clear view of the sky, a feeling of freedom and the large amount of light entering the vehicle. Saint-Gobain’s definition of “panoramic” is a large transparent glass surface in the roof of the car, with typically between one and two square meters of glass.

Automotive Industries (AI) asked Volkmar Offerman, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Sekurit, what market forces are driving the demand.

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