Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept Rocks 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

2012 Los Angeles Auto Show


  • Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept Picture

    Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept Picture

    Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept. | November 26, 2012

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2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept cleverly blends a grown-up ride with elements from the skateboarding and biking cultures. It debuts at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
  • The Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept gets a dual-function convertible roof that rolls backward and forward.
  • Repurposed skateboards are used to line the cargo floor, while the color palette for the concept was influenced by the emerging fixed-gear bicycle culture, Hyundai noted.

LOS ANGELES — The Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept cleverly blends a grown-up ride with elements from the skateboarding and biking cultures. It debuts at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept gets a dual-function convertible roof that rolls backward and forward.

Repurposed skateboards are used to line the cargo floor and rear seatbacks, while the color palette — red, white, black and teal — was influenced by the emerging fixed-gear bicycle culture, Hyundai noted.

The Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept may be one of the few vehicles at the show to succeed at combining personal transportation for kids with a versatile convertible that adults can relate to.

It was designed by Hyundai Design North America and clearly influenced by California's hyperactive sports scene.

The C3 designation stands for convertible three-door. The concept gets a canvas roof that opens to the rear or the windshield of the vehicle. A tailgate replaces the hatchback for "added utility," said Hyundai in a statement.

Other details include a flat black spoiler, 18-inch wheels with chrome inserts, sculpted side skirts and large exhaust pipes.

The C3 concept gets the 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine used in the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

Edmunds says: Does the Hyundai Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept get your vote for "it" vehicle of the 2012 Los Angeles Show? Or is there a more compelling choice?

Comments

  • onkeludo onkeludo Posts:

    Except the oversize wheels and the skateboards, I like it a lot. The more vehicles that bring back the tailgate, the better.

  • This is definitely the "it" vehicle. Please move it to production with a few changes as possible, except for the alternative of a fixed, or removable, glass roof, to make it practical to park in the real world. Innovative, please make it real.

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