• Oct 20th 2006 at 11:54AM
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Leave it to Brenda Priddy and Co. to go one step further than everyone else to get the scoop. After pics of an uncamouflaged 2008 Jeep Liberty were released a couple of days ago, she tapped her sources to discover if there were anything else of note about the new model. They asked her if she remembered the ASC Cosmos HUMMER H3 concept from the last Detroit auto show, which, after further investigation, led her to lift her lens a little higher and discover a large fabric roof system on top of the Liberty. The retractable fabric roof covers nearly the entire top side of the vehicle, and if Priddy's sources are to be trusted, it is likely that ASC is heavily involved in the roof's development.
Automakers certainly seemed focused lately on offering unique and creative interpretations of the traditional sunroof, which is evident not only in the fabric roof on the Liberty, but also on production models like the Vista Roof available for the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX and the SkyView available on the Nissan Maxima, among others.

[Source: Allpar.com]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      "Looks more like a peice of cammo to me."

      Why would you camo a roof?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think its camo.

      But I think it may be hiding some sort of sunroof (like Ford's Vista Roof). Or it may be one of those retracting fabric roofs. It might just be in place to test for leakage issues.

      It will be interesting to see...
      • 8 Years Ago
      i think it would be cool if it was a glass roof,

      Jeep already has the new 4 door wrangler that is also convertible and so much more desirable than the Liberty, why bother with a rag top Liberty
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks more like a peice of cammo to me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I saw what looked like fabric on the roof on an other one of the new Liberty pictures. I'm guessing it's either a really big sunroof or the rear passenger sky lights like that Commander.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Agree w/ #1

      So what is under the cammo is the real question
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why bother w/ a ragtop Liberty? So, other people can deal with the noise, tears, and leaks just like us TJ owners. :) Kidding aside...I convertible Libby would be cool if they could make a tight, user-friendly top.