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Magna Steyr at Geneva Motor Show 2013



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Magna Steyr, an operating unit of leading global automotive supplier Magna International Inc., will showcase its roof systems capabilities at Geneva Motor Show 2013 (Hall 6/Booth 6261). Following the MILA Coupic concept from Geneva 2012, Magna Steyr now presents the industrialized solution of View Top, an innovative sliding folding roof with integrated glass elements that creates a unique open-air feeling – open or closed.


To demonstrate the functionality of the View Top roof, Magna Steyr transformed a Peugeot RCZ production sports car into an exciting coupe concept. Magna Steyr recently reached a contract manufacturing milestone of over 50,000 RCZ vehicles in Graz, Austria.

“The inspiration for this concept car stems from Magna Steyr’s MILA concept series, which demonstrates the unique product design and engineering capabilities that we can deliver to customers,” explains Günther Apfalter, President Magna Steyr. “We are excited to take our original View Top design concept and bring it closer to reality by showcasing it as a concept on a sports car production vehicle.”

View Top – Functionality Meets Design

View Top features transparent glass segments integrated into its textile material. Glass elements that are wider and narrower have special curvature pattern alternatives, giving the vehicle not only an appealing and perfectly shaped appearance, but also enhancing the intensive open-air experience. When closed, View Top extends from the windscreen all the way to the rear lid, offering an attractive textile-glass touch. View Top opens in 12 seconds and folds in a special pattern stacking itself at a height of only 200mm once completely opened. The folded top is neatly positioned on the rear shelf, taking very little space and allowing room for two passengers in the rear seats.

MILA Coupic to Peugeot RCZ Concept

View Top is an ideal technical solution for adaptation on many different models. Its flexibility allows for various design elements, even on complex surfaces. For the Peugeot RCZ coupe concept, the trademark “double bubble” rear window of the production version was maintained as a distinct design feature of the folding sliding roof. The vehicle’s unique silhouette is untouched. Keeping the lateral walls has led to only a limited scope of changes on the basic vehicle. As a cost-optimized alternative for open-drive experiences, this product is a unique addition to the current market portfolio of roof top systems.



Lisa


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  1. Geneva Motor show is one of the most famous esteemed motor show which showcase the stunning concepts and luxury cars.

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