MILAN, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara, the global luxury lifestyle brand, was featured on a number of vehicles shown for the first time at this year's Shanghai and New York auto shows.
Buick, for example, unveiled its 2020 Regal for the Chinese market with seating covered in caramel-brown Alcantara with an embedded dot pattern at the Shanghai show.
Infiniti premiered its latest electric concept vehicle, the QS Inspiration, in Shanghai as well. The vehicle's door-panel surroundings and rear shelf were dressed in black laser-cut Alcantara. Black Alcantara material also was chosen for the QS Inspiration's headliner.
In New York, Nissan debuted its 50th Anniversary Nissan GTR 50. Nissan selected red perforated Alcantara material to enhance the grip of its race-ready seating. The GTR's steering wheel was covered in gray Alcantara, as well as its dashboard and headliner.
Alfa Romeo showed its new limited-production 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio NRING Edition sedan and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING Edition SUV in New York as well. A total of only 110 of the two high-performance vehicles will be built. In addition to their signature exterior features, the interiors of both vehicles use Alcantara on their carbon-fiber steering wheels. Their seating also features Alcantara material.
Alcantara's "Made in Italy" material is 100-percent carbon neutral.
Developed with a contemporary lifestyle in mind, it's the choice of leading brands outside of the auto industry as well, including brands in the fields of fashion and accessories, interior design and consumer electronics.
Other vehicles with Alcantara at the New York International Auto Show included the Koenigsegg Jesko, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster, Lexus RC-F Track Edition, Lincoln Nautilus and the Rivian R1S sport utility vehicle and R1T pickup truck. Additional vehicles at the Shanghai Auto Show which were dressed with Alcantara trimmings included Roewe's eRX5, Ei6 and Marvel X models, Porsche's 718, BMW M2-M5 and X7, Audi A8-A6-Q3, Q7, Q8, -R8, S4, S5 and RS5 and e-tron, and Volkswagen Golf-Sagitar, T-Roc, Teramont X, Tayron R-Line, as well as many others.
Alcantara S.p.A. – www.alcantara.com
Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and the 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, and 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 BDO 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 the Umbria Region (Terni).
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