Magna Car Top Systems has won the contract
to supply folding soft tops for the
forthcoming Fiat 500 convertible, with the
units set to be assembled at the supplier
park which serves Fiat Auto Poland's factory
at Tychy which builds the 500 model.
Two years ago Bertone showed a study of a
Fiat Grande Punto Convertible with 4 seats,
for which Magna Car Top Systems developed a
two-piece Retractable Hardtop.
Top Systems has won the contract to supply folding soft
tops for the forthcoming Fiat 500 convertible, with the
units set to be assembled at the supplier park which
serves Fiat Auto Poland's factory at Tychy which is the
sole global manufacturing point for the 500 model.
Magna Car Top
Systems is a 100 percent subsidiary of Magna International
Inc which already has ties with Fiat Group:
Austrian-headquarters Magna drove the development process
for the Fit Bravo.
The Magna Car Top Systems division will build the soft top
roof sections for the Fiat 500 convertible at the Millenium
Logistic Park in Tychy which is also part of a Polish
'special economic zone'.
Magna Car Top
Systems develop and manufacture vehicle roof systems for
many renowned OEM's worldwide, the products transforming
cars into convertibles and the term freedom into a driving
experience. Today is is the leading supplier of vehicle roof
systems and a globally operating full-service partner of the
automotive industry - from the concept phase to serial
production with the product portfolio consisting of all
relevant types of vehicle roof systems: softtops, hardtops,
retractable hardtops and panoramic modules.
The Fiat 500
convertible will be another project carried out for an
Italian firm by Magana Car Top Systems (CTS). Two years ago
Bertone showed a study of a Fiat Grande Punto Convertible
with 4 seats, for which Magna Car Top Systems developed a
two-piece retractable hardtop. So far there are only 2+2
seaters in this market segment. This convertible car study
was a joint work of Bertone and CTS.
convertible car study, Bertone created an car shape
integrated with the described retractable hard top. A target
was the development of a fully-fledged 4 seat convertible
with Retractable Hardtop on basis Fiat Grande Punto without
extending the trunk of the vehicle. CTS presented a roof
concept, which deviated formally of the previous
coupe-silhouettes, and nevertheless didn't abandon on a
dynamic and distinctive external form. The concept had a
steep-standing, concealable backlite, and captivates by a
simple system that offered sufficient space to four people.
This concept was styled, elaborated and developed within