Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Alcantara Car Interiors at LA Auto Show - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Alcantara Car Interiors at LA Auto Show - Web Exclusive

Greg Emmerson
Jan 2, 2013
Alcantara car interiors LA autoshow 2014 SLS AMG black series interior Photo 1/1   |   Alcantara Car Interiors at LA Auto Show - Web Exclusive

Italian company Alcantara produces a synthetic suede that's so popular in the marine and automotive industries that it's become a generic term for any similar material. However, the Milan-based Alcantara, which was founded in 1972, is keen to point out its materials are different from the alternatives.

"Low weight and breathability are important features and the unique 'grip' provided by our material is valued by performance car owners as well," noted Andrea Boragno from Alcantara. "Our materials are certified 100% carbon neutral, which adds to the appeal for companies and consumers with a concern for the environment. Alcantara creates interiors with guaranteed durability combined with taste and elegance."

Cars at the recent LA Auto Show sporting Alcantara interiors included the new Audi A8 L TDI that premiered in Los Angeles. It had the material on its headliner, pillars and doors.

A number of BMWs also had Alcantara, including the new Alpina B7 as well as the X6, 5, 6 and 7 Series models featuring Alcantara seating, roof and door panels on certain models.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Black Series made its debut with a number of Alcantara accents, but it wasn't restricted to high-end products. The Dodge Charger Daytona, for example, had perforated Alcantara to match the car's body color, while Ford F-Series pickups had Alcantara seating on its new FX Appearance Package.

By Greg Emmerson
1078 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

This peppy motorcycle might not win any 0-60 races but it is good for almost everything you could want from a motorcycle.
Jofel TolosaMay 27, 2017
Can a bigger turbo and $28,000 in modifications can make the best BMW even better.
Michael FebboMay 26, 2017
Even in a field of 70 drift vehicles, you can easily spot Akinobu Satsukawa's four-door Skyline R32.
Jofel TolosaMay 26, 2017
After setting a record lap time at Goodwood, the McLaren P1 LM has finally conquered the Nürburgring.
Kelly PleskotMay 26, 2017
The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 will produce 592 hp and be limited to just 300 units
Jonathon KleinMay 26, 2017
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP