Volkswagen Features Alcantara On BlueMotion Models In China

         Volkswagen Features Alcantara On BlueMotion Models In China

PR Newswire

MILAN, July 19, 2013

MILAN, July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Volkswagen has selected Alcantara to
provide materials for the BlueMotion versions of its Passat and Magotan models
in China.

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Alcantara's designation as "carbon neutral" was one of the reasons the German
carmaker chose Alcantara for its fuel-efficient BlueMotion cars in China.

Volkswagen's BlueMotion models are high-fuel-economy, low-emissions vehicles.
Using an intelligent engine management system with "start& stop", an
energy-recovery brake system, aerodynamic design and improved low
rolling-resistance tires, the cars are economy benchmarks in the Volkswagen

Volkswagen has made extensive use of Alcantara materials on the Passat
BlueMotion and Magotan BlueMotion, including door panels and seating surfaces.
Alcantara, the Italian producer of luxury interior materials, developed a
brand new "BlueMotion" color for the Chinese market.

Alcantara S.p.A. –
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 fields: fashion and accessories, automotive,
interior design, home furniture and consumer-electronics. Alcantara's product
features combined with a certified commitment to sustainability terms of
sustainability and toa true icon of contemporary lifestyle.

Since 2009, Alcantara has been certified "Carbon Neutral", having defined,
reduced and offset all the CO2 emissions derived from its activities. In 2011,
the analysis was extended to the entire product lifecycle, including use and
disposal phases ("from cradle to grave"). To mark the company's path in the
field of sustainability, Alcantaraannually publishes its own Sustainability
Report, certified by the TUV SUD international authority and available on the
corporate website.

Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara's production facilities and R&D department
are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of Umbria Region (Terni).

SOURCE Alcantara S.p.A.

Contact: Company Contact: Maria Elena Furini, Alcantara S.p.A., Phone:
+39.02.58030484, Email:; Media Contacts: Larry
Weis or Palmer Beerbohm, AutoCom Associates, Phone: +248.647.8621, E-mail : or
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