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Magic Seats - A solution to trunk/cargo problem.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by 1208, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. 1208

    1208 Active Member

    Dec 22, 2014
    I think there are many reasons why the glass rear roof wont change, whether that be, the need to allow height for rear passengers, too much redesign, the fact that some of us like it, the fact that competitive ICE sedans have the same trunk, the cage would need reworking, as well including safety tests, it's just too much too late on.

    Nevertheless here is a solution to some of those problems taken from the Honda Fit, a small hatchback. Obviously it doesn't solve the problem of carrying cargo including 5 people, but as the space at the back isn't that large, a liftback with 5 people in and no flat 2nd row seat wont offer much more cargo space anyway, unless the rear height is massively increased to resemble a hatchback.


    The front passenger seat folds down allowing 2-3 people to ride in car with as well as long object. I have done this with 2x4's, I think I got over 30 stacked up in it could have doubled it.

    The 2nd row folds up allowing tall and wide objects. I have fitted large square shower trays on their side and a bike standing in it which I couldn't do in 99% of trunks of any car.


    BTW the 2nd row seats are split in 2 so 1 can remain as a seat whilst the other 2 are lifted or vice versa.
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  2. Jhsq

    Jhsq Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    Great mock-ups. I'm fairly sure the front passenger seat will fold down (seconds as a bed too), but the "tall mode" will probably just moving the front seat to further back.
  3. spottyq

    spottyq Member

    May 7, 2015
    Great mock-ups indeed !

    While long mode shouldn't be difficult to use (and would certainly be Bjorn approved !) you would have to be careful about what and how you load in it so as not to damage the front seats.

    Tall mode wouldn't be as useful as in you mock-up since most cars (and the M3, if I understand the wireframe that was shown behind Elon Musk at the reveal correctly) have something under the seats. So you'd only be gaining the height of the bottom of the seats (something like 5cm/2 inches.)
  4. Scifi_tv_fan

    Scifi_tv_fan Member

    Mar 30, 2016
    Kingston, Ontario
    I like the concept for long mode! That would be really good for all you folks that go surfing!

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