February 24, 2004

Valmet Automotive presents the Audi A4 Coupé Cabrio Concept Car at the Geneva Motor Show

The Audi A4 Coupé Cabrio is the new concept car created by Valmet Automotive. It is based on the Audi A4 Cabriolet. Top down you can hardly see any difference to the original vehicle. Top up you see a fabulous hardtop coupé.

The concept car has a fully automatic retractable roof consisting of three panels. Simple and unique technical solutions ensure short cycle time and smooth operation for the roof. When the roof is down it is stowed into an extremely compact package. All the panels are packed parallel. This unique packaging maximizes the size of the luggage compartment.

The Audi A4 Coupé Cabrio is a true four-seater. The interior of the concept car is carried over from the original Audi A4 Cabriolet. The A-pillars and windscreen are also carried over from the original soft top car. The rear side windows have been lengthened to offer better rear view and to allow more light in the cabin.

This concept car project was carried out in three months in the Technical Center of Valmet Automotive. It shows the the specialty vehicle know-how of Valmet Automotive. The concept car is unique and there are no plans for series production.

Valmet Automotive has a long experience in the development and production of convertibles, their roof systems, body structures and interior solutions, and of total concepts for niche vehicles. In over 30 years the company has manufactured nearly one million vehicles including over 300,000 convertibles. Valmet Automotive offers the OEMs complete vehicle projects from product development to production. The company works in co-operation with ThyssenKrupp Automotive AG.

Today Valmet Automotive is contracted by Porsche AG to produce Porsche Boxster sports cars to the worldwide market. The facilities in Finland consist of body shop, paint shop, final assembly and a product design and development center.

SOURCE: Valmet