2015 Volkswagen GTI: Sunroof Tricks
November 14, 2014
With such a large, glass roof on our 2015 Volkswagen GTI, I was a little surprised by a couple of interesting details. First, is that it slides back at all. As we've seen from other cars with enormous glass-panel roofs (like the Audi A5), they usually just tilt and don't slide open. Our GTI's roof pops up and slides quite a distance, in fact.
Also, it holds another nice surprise.
While I'm not necessarily a fan of mesh, fabric sunroof covers in general (because they usually allow too much light/heat into the cabin when closed), this one is quite good at isolating the cabin from the sun. Also, it may be left closed while the sunroof is wide open. Oftentimes, motoring the top open also pulls the cover with it, but not so in our new Volkswagen GTI. You can enjoy the fresh air without the usual glare and shadows from an otherwise fully open roof. Nice detail, don't you think?
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor