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SportLid for Tango – Rewriting the rule book

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Currently available for three vehicle models, our latest generation of SportLid, the SportLid for Tango is increasingly gaining worldwide recognition as the most innovative hard tonneau cover to date. The innovation is a huge point of a difference in the tonneau market and has opened up new possibilities for people who want a lid with stacks of practical features, while maintaining the sleek look and feel of a lid that could have been fitted on the factory floor.

Not satisfied with what was already available on the tonneau cover market, our R&D team tore up the rule book and re-wrote it completely from scratch, the result of which was the SportLid for Tango. Innovation really is embedded into every element of the cover, starting with the rail mounting platform, Tango.

 

Tango aluminium track mounting

Previously, tonneau covers had boring steel mounting platforms which had no extra purpose other than holding the tonneau to the vehicle. We saw this as an opportunity, to create a sleek, aluminium rail platform which runs around every side of the pickup bed with accessory channels on the top and inside edge to allow a range of accessories to be mounted to any point you choose.

Pickup truck owners are loving this feature and enjoy being able to add the LoadMaster bed divider and tie hooks to the inside of the bed to better manage their cargo.

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Aluminium and plastic partnership

One of the most innovative aspects of the SportLid for Tango is the hybrid construction from aluminium and ABS Plastic. By using aluminium for the SportLid chassis, we were able to create a super strong base, which opened the opportunity to mount racks and SportBars directly to the lid – something which was previously not possible with existing plastic or fiberglass lids.

The aluminium chassis is also the secret to the accessory tracks that run across the top of every SportLid for Tango. These accessory tracks are mounted to the SportLids strong chassis which is why SportLid owners can now mount bikes, ski’s, cargo bags and other accessories directly to the top.

 

Go premium and get electric

Our premium version of SportLid for Tango includes an electronic component that plugs into the vehicles main loom. This plug allows the SportLid to be integrated with the vehicles central locking system as well as power the automatic LED interior light and the electronic touch pad opening switch. The extra convenience of central locking is significant and again makes the SportLid the feeling as though it was fitted on the factory floor.

 

SportLid for Tango in the market

The true innovation and uniqueness of SportLid for Tango has seen it being featured in two iconic special editions. The first wasToyota NZ fitting it to their special edition TRD Hilux, and the second being the large fit out of SportLid for Tango to every one of HSV’s special Holden Colorado, the SportsCat. The HSV SportsCat is an impressive special edition ute with only the most premium accessories fitted. We think SportLid for Tango is a very appropriate addition to this vehicle.

Video credit: Holden Special Vehicles

 

PRO-FORM SportLid for Tango is currently available for Toyota Hilux Revo, Nissan Navara NP300 and the Ford Ranger T6. Check out the Sportlids product page here for more info.