Brian Nielander - Royal Oak MI,
Michael Shinedling - Oxford MI,
Chrysler Group LLC - Auburn Hills MI
2961468, 2961072, 29621604
A vehicle with a sliding glass roof system capable of operating in multiple modes, such as a rear liftgate, a sunroof, a retractable roof, and a convertible, is provided. The vehicle includes a retractable glass roof, lift glass, and carrier assembly in a single system. In an exemplary embodiment, the vehicle includes a sliding roof panel configured to engage a carrier that also holds and supports a glass cargo liftgate. The sliding roof panel is configured to open in a sunroof and a convertible mode. The glass cargo liftgate is configured to open as a liftgate and in the convertible mode. The sliding roof and liftgate system includes a combination of attachments, gas struts, hinges, latches, seals and the like.