Magna Steyr MILA Coupic concept
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Magna Steyr, probably the biggest car manufacturer you’ve never heard of, have just released information on their 2012 Geneva Motor Show-bound concept. The Magna Steyr MILA Coupic is a three-in-one vehicle, and that’s because it’s part SUV, part pick-up, and part convertible.The Magna Steyr MILA Coupic can seat up to five people. In its closed state, the vehicle offers the comfort and space of an SUV. The soft top roof creates an unusual effect on the coupe-like silhouette. The front and rear roof sections of the MILA Coupic concept can be opened independently of each other due to two separate roof modules. The rear end of the MILA Coupic offers functionality. By opening the rear folding roof in the direction of the driver’s side, and folding away the rear seats, the vehicle can be transformed into a pick-up. The rear seat module is folded upwards to reveal a cargo area suitable for transporting loads, such as sports equipment or bicycles. The folded-up rear seats also seal off the rear of the cabin from the outside.“The MILA Coupic is a great illustration of the unique product design and engineering capabilities we can deliver to customers,” said Guenther Apfalter, President of Magna Steyr. “Our customers expect suppliers like Magna to bring them innovative solutions to help them meet the increasingly demanding challenges of this industry. The MILA Coupic multifunctional concept showcases vehicle functionality through flexible seating systems, roof modules and materials.”Oh and in case you were wondering who the hell is Magna Steyr. They’re the Austrian division of the Canadian company Magna International. A massive operation who design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles for a wide variety of well-known automotive companies. They have over 107,000 employees in 286 manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales centres in 25 countries.