I think we have the flip-up function, The mat attaches to the rear of the 3rd row seats(velcro) and is hinged at the base, so that it pivots. This allows it to neatly bend when the seats are up or down, while also allowing access to the storage box beneath cargo area. It's rigid enough to raise the cargo section like a lid. Nice looking mat, but carpeted with a water-proof layer inside, so it might be a pain to clean its surface. It's not a rubber mat. I hope this makes sense.