Magna International has been selected as a 2015 Automotive News PACE Award winner for its PureView seamless sliding window, which was created with pickup trucks and commercial vehicles in mind.
PureView eliminates the vertical seams that mark the edges of conventional truck sliding rear windows, creating a smooth opening when viewed from outside. The first-to-market design made its debut on the 2015 Ford F-150 and sets a new trend for power sliders by reducing component needs and improving overall functionality and manufacturing efficiency.
Standard sliding rear windows typically contain three pieces of glass – left and right panes that don’t move, plus the sliding portion in the middle, all held together by a support structure that requires numerous components. The PureView seamless sliding window uses only two pieces of glass – the exterior surround and the sliding portion, which reduces build componentry and complexity.
In addition to its streamlined looks, the window’s two-piece design enables continuous uninterrupted defrost capability for the larger surrounding glass. The new design also contributes to vehicle weight savings, as the seamless power slider uses a lighter window control module.