The Fiat 500C Abarth is not the only vehicle from the 2012 LA Auto Show that comes with a distinctive canvas roof that opens to the rear: ladies and gentlemen, this is the Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept. As expected, the C3 stands for Convertible 3-door as the vehicle combines open-air freedom with the style of a coupe and the functionality of a tailgate.
According to the press release, the vehicle was designed by Hyundai Design North America and comes with a dual-function power-retractable roof that is combined with the tailgate in order to give the C3 a dual personality. In fact, the vehicle acts like a stylish pickup truck: roll the top forward, open the tailgate, fold the rear seats and the car becomes perfect to carry yor surfing board, bike or kayak.
Moreover, the Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept also comes with large free flowing circular exhaust pipes, robust intake manifold sound, a bold hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts, diffuser vents in the lower rear fascia, eight individual headlight LED accents and new 18-inch wheels with chrome inserts.
Inside, we find broken and old skate board decks that create a unique cargo floor. Under the hood, we find the 1.6-liter supercharged GDI four-cylinder engine delivering 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque from 1,750 – 4,500 rpm with regular fuel.