Alcantara Interiors on Prominent Display at Detroit Auto Show

        Alcantara Interiors on Prominent Display at Detroit Auto Show

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2013

DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alcantara, the premium Italian-crafted
automotive interior material, is becoming more and more popular in North
America.

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Lighter but more durable than leather, Alcantara can be found on a wide
variety of domestic and foreign vehicles on display at the 2013 North American
International Auto Show (NAIAS) being held Jan. 17-29 in Detroit. New models
from the Tesla Model S and popular Ford F-150 pickup to the Maserati
Quattroporte and Porsche Panamera GTS are being shown with the Italian-made
material.

Tesla Model S Signature and Signature Performance models feature seats
upholstered with Alcantara. The F-150 pickup, America's best-selling vehicle,
also offers Alcantara with its FX Appearance Package.

Porsche, Maserati and BMW all unveiled new vehicles in Detroit that are
equipped with luxurious Alcantara interior treatments as well.

On display for the first time in Detroit, the Porsche Cayenne has its
headliner and interior pillars dressed in Alcantara while the Cayenne GTS adds
Alcantara seating and door-panels treatments. The Porsche Panamera GTS
features the Italian-made material on its seats, steering wheel, door panels,
pillars and ceiling.

Alcantara also graces the interior of the Italian-produced Maserati
Quattroporte which is making its world debut in Detroit. The flagship of the
Maserati product line-up, the new Quattroporte is lighter, larger and more
luxurious than the model it replaces. For its sixth generation Quattroporte,
Maserati chose Alcantara for its seats, pillars and headliner.

The BMW Concept 4 Series Coupe, also shown in Detroit for the first time,
provides a glimpse of what's ahead for BMW's sporting mid-range coupe. The
concept vehicle's chestnut brown interior includes an Alcantara headliner and
door pillars.

BMW's Z4 roadster Sdrive35 also makes its debut with seating that features an
original grey Alcantara design with white striping and an insert in orange
perforated material with a silver backing.

In addition, BMW's M6 high-performance sports car is being shown at NAIAS for
the first time and is on display with Alcantara pillars and ceiling.

Auto show visitors also will see Alcantara headliner treatments on the Audi
SQ5 with TFSI engine and the Audi RS7 Sportsback, both making world debuts in
Detroit.

Other vehicles with Alcantara interior treatments at the North American
International Auto Show include a new Lincoln MKC compact-crossover concept
model, the Chrysler Town & Country minivan and Ford Edge crossover, along with
several other Audi models including the S6 and S8 sedans, and R8 coupe.

Based on unique, patented technology, Alcantara today is the choice of leading
companies in the automotive, marine, fashion, home interior and consumer
electronics industries. A registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A., it has
been certified as "carbon neutral," adding to its appeal for companies and
consumers with a strong interest in the environment.

Alcantara S.p.A. is headquartered in Milan with research and production
facilities in Nera Montoro, Umbria. More information is available on the
Internet at www.alcantara.com.

SOURCE Alcantara

Website: http://www.alcantara.com
Contact: Media Contacts: Larry Weis or Austin Nestor, AutoCom Associates,
+1.248.647.8621, lweis@usautocom.com or anestor@usautocom.com; or Company
Contact: Maria Elena Furini, Alcantara S.p.A., +39.02.58030484,
mariaelena.furini@alcantara.com
 
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