At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Magna Steyr will present the industrialized solution of View Top, an innovative sliding folding roof with integrated glass elements. In order to demonstrate the functionality of the View Top roof, Magna Steyr modified a Peugeot RCZ into an exciting concept. As a result, the car’s roof features transparent glass segments integrated into its textile material.
These glass elements are wider and narrower and have special curvature pattern alternatives. When closed, the View Top extends from the windscreen all the way to the rear lid, but when it is opened it folds back in a special pattern in just 12 seconds.
The folded top is neatly positioned on the rear shelf, taking very little space and allowing room for two passengers in the rear seats. Accoriding to Magna Steyr, the View Top can be used on many different models. 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 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.”