Baby boomers might recall the Jetsons tooling around Orbit City in their glass-roofed, bubble-top cars.
Well, cars don't have glass bubble-top roofs -- at least not yet -- but panoramic sunroofs are catching on.
For the 2015 model year, 30 models equipped with panoramic sunroofs were available in the U.S., up from 12 five model years ago, according to Edmunds.com.
"You are definitely seeing panoramic roofs trickling down" from the luxury segment into mass-market vehicles, said Edmunds.com analyst Jeremy Acevedo. For car buyers, "it can be the icing on the cake."
Suppliers poised to profit from the trend are companies such as Webasto Group, Inalfa Roof Systems Group and Inteva Products, a Troy, Mich., supplier of door panels, instrument panels and interior trim.