What is Sunroof and how it is different from Moonroof?

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An automotive sunroof is a movable panel that’s operable to uncover a window in an automobile roof, which allows light and/or fresh air to enter the passenger compartment. A moonroof includes a glass panel that’s transparent and typically tinted. Sunroofs are either operated by hand or motor-driven and are available in many shapes, sizes, and designs. While the term sunroof is now used generically to explain any glass panel within the roof, the term “moonroof” was historically wont to describe stationary glass panes rigidly mounted within the roof panel over the passenger compartment. Previous terms include Sunshine Roof, Sliding Head, and Sliding Roof.


Sunroofs vs Moonroofs:

While some people use the 2 terms interchanging, the titles of sunroof and moonroof can indicate the amount of sunshine that gets let into the vehicle. A sunroof may be a retractable roof panel, letting in air and lightweight into the vehicle; they’re often made from an opaque tinted material. On the opposite hand, a moonroof is fully glass, thus letting in light even when closed. Many car manufacturers are now creating hybrid options – offering a glass retractable panel but with an electrical sunshade to stay out any unwanted bright light.


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