Patent Number: 7,201,418

Title: Sliding vehicle load floor

Abstract: A load floor assembly includes a load floor and a frame. The frame supports the load floor, and the load floor is movable with respect to the frame between a first position in which the load floor is entirely located within a vehicle cargo area, and a second position in which at least a portion of the load floor extends rearward of a rear body opening. The load floor is preferably movable to a third position forward of the first position in which increased vehicle body floor space is exposed adjacent to the rear body opening. A ramp surface supports the forward portion of the load floor in the third position to prevent a cantilevered condition. The load floor preferably includes two handles that are operative to disengage a latch for selective movement of the load floor between the positions.

Inventors: Bartos; Andrew L. (Clarkston, MI), Stevenson; Robin (Bloomfield, MI)

Assignee: General Motors Corporation

International Classification: B62D 25/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00