Hyundai C3 Veloster Roll Top Concept - 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
With its hatchback and the rear part of its roof structure gone, replaced by an accordian-like fabric roof, the Veloster C3 offers two modes of open-top operation—either a ‘recreation mode’ as we see here, with the back seats folded and the top pushed open in the forward position, or a convertible-like mode with the top pushed all the way back and down, as into a tonneau.
Hyundai is essentially testing a long list of new accessory ideas with the C3 Veloster. While it’s hard to imagine either the teal back wheel (a fixed-gear bicycle identifier) or the skateboard-mosaic cargo floor catching on, a lot of the other features in this concept—such as the additional LED accents, performance exhaust, smoked taillights, flat-black details, and maybe even the idea of an extendable cargo tray—seem like they would go over well in either a special edition or as accessories.
Does the Veloster C3 Roll Top Concept build on the Veloster’s potential, or is it a little too far out? Take another look at the Veloster C3 concept in these shots here live from the show floor, then let us know in comments.