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Alcantara Is In The Spotlight At Detroit Auto Show

DETROIT, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara®, a premium Italian-crafted automotive interior material, is featured on more than 20 new cars introduced in Detroit at this month's North American International Auto Show.

Audi H-Tron Quattro

From the luxurious all-new Lincoln Continental to the sporty Porsche Boxster, auto makers from around the world chose Alcantara to lend an added touch of luxury and sporty appeal to their new-model introductions in Detroit.

Lincoln made an artful statement with its use of Alcantara in the all-new Continental,most notable on the headliner and seats, which feature a perforated letter "L." Lincoln maintains its distinctive look in the Black Label series of the Lincoln MKZ and MKX with Alcantara as well.

Porsche offered Alcantara on the steering wheel, gearbox and seat centers of its GT4. The material also was featured on its Spyder Boxster, Macan, Panamera, Targa and on the world premiere of the 911 Turbo andTurbo S. 

Audi fitted the door panels of the A4 allroad in Alcantara. The world premiere of the Audi H-Tron Quattro concept vehicle took advantage of Alcantara with distinctive yellow stitching on seats and door panels.

Dodge added flair to interior door panels across its sporty Viper lineup with a distinctive embossed flag motif in Alcantara, and BMW incorporated Alcantara into the armrests and on the steering wheels of its M3 models and on the headliner of its X6M.

Mazda's 2016 MX5 Speedster concept vehicle featured distinctive SPARCO seats using an embossed gray and black pattern designed and crafted by Alcantara. And Hyundai unveiled its premium-brand Genesis with the Vision G Coupe concept vehicle in Detroit with its steering wheel and pillars featuring Alcantara treatments.

Acura offered Alcantara in black on the seats of the new NSX. And Alfa Romeo showed off its Giulia Quadrifoglio, making its North American debut in Detroit, with Alcantara on its seats and steering wheel.

Lexus added the LC500 with caramel-colored Alcantara seats, door panels and headliners to the list of vehicles making their world premieres in the Motor City as well.

And finally Scion used black Alcantara with a distinctive embroidered logo on the seats and dashboard of its newest rear-drive FR-S.

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Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and result of a unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home décor, consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment in terms of sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy their everyday life, respecting the environment.

Since 2009 Alcantara is certified "Carbon Neutral", having defined, reduced and offset all the CO2 emissions derived from its activity. To mark out the path of the company in such a field, every year Alcantara draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by TÜV SÜD international authority and available also on the corporate website. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara's production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).

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