Hyundai has unveiled the Veloster C3 Roll Top concept at the LA Auto Show. The C3 – which stands for Convertible 3-door – combines open-air freedom with the style of a coupe and the functionality of a tailgate.

The car features a dual-function power-retractable canvas roof, which can open to the rear or windshield of the vehicle. With the top rolled back, the car is a convertible; roll the top forward, open the tailgate, fold the rear seats and the C3 instantly transforms into a recreational vehicle, perfect for biking and kayaking.

The C3’s colour palette derives its inspiration from the growing fixed gear bike culture – the car’s choice of red, white, black, and teal for a mix mimics the colour spread found on ‘fixies.’

High gloss white paint is contrasted by a flat black spoiler, glass close-out and convertible top rails. Up front, flat red mirror housings offset the flat black front wheels, fog lamp bezels, front grill, and badging. To complete the contrast play, there are flat teal rear wheels, red reflectors, and smoked taillights.

Also to be found on the car, which rides on 18-inch wheels, are headlamps with eight individual LED accents and exterior add-ons, including a hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts and a new rear end diffuser with circular exhaust tips.

Art hasn’t been forgotten either – the C3’s cargo floor and rear seatbacks are lined with tiles made from more than 20 broken and old skateboard decks to form a mosaic. Skateboard grip tape also lines the inside of the tailgate and accents the soft top when rolled forward.