Halo vehicles from a broad cross-section of the automotive world featured Alcantara, the Made in Italy lifestyle brand, at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.
Chosen for its aesthetic and performance characteristics, the sustainable, colorfast, durable Alcantara material was used from floor to ceiling on new model introductions from Fiat, Karma, Lincoln and Dodge for 2020:
- Introduced in Los Angeles, the Fiat 500X Sport featured black Alcantara inserts on portions of its steering wheel for improved grip and feel. It also sported matching black Alcantara on its instrument panel cluster brow.
- For the world premiere of the Karma SC2 concept vehicle, the automaker spotlighted Alcantara’s durability and soil resistance by specifying it for the car’s kick panels. The tech-focused electric vehicle has a 0-60-mph time of under 1.9 seconds and a range of 350 miles.
- When it comes to raw power, Dodge has been a leader for more than half a century with its Hemi V-8 models. Dodge chose the L.A. Auto Show for the world premiere of its limited edition 50th anniversary edition Dodge Challenger models, featuring Alcantara on the center sections of their ventilated and heated seats enriched with a perforated pattern and silver backing. The new Challenger door panels also featured Alcantara door bolsters.
- For the unveiling of the 2020 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition in Los Angeles, the automaker chose Alcantara for the car’s headliner material and for the package shelf.
Alcantara also was featured on several other models showcased by global automakers at the show, including vehicles from Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Ford, Infiniti, Porsche and the Lexus LF-30 electrified concept vehicle, previously premiered at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, according to the company.