Chinese automaker features 7-seat all-electric SUV at U.S. auto show

GAC chose Italian-made luxury material from Alcantara for world debut of its ENTRANZE concept vehicle.

DETROITJan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Chinese automaker GAC chose Italian-made luxury material from Alcantara for the world debut of its ENTRANZE concept vehicle, an all-electric crossover unveiled at this year’s North American International Auto Show (January 19-27).


GAC said the ENTRANZE platform, which featured 3+2+2 seating done in white Alcantara®, is more than just a concept, noting that a version of the vehicle will go into production in China later this year. The ENTRANZE also uses Alcantara for its forest-green carpeting and for instrument-panel accents.

Lexus also unveiled its limited edition RC F Track Edition, which delivers 472 horsepower from a normally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8. Meant for motoring enthusiasts, the Track Edition comes standard with signature red-leather seating with matching Alcantara seat inserts.

Lincoln has chosen Alcantara headliners for a majority of its Black Label sedans and SUVs. At the North American International Auto Show, Lincoln displayed its Lincoln Continental 80th Anniversary Coach Door Edition with iconic center-opening doors. Meant to evoke Lincoln’s heritage, the limited edition Continental features a beige headliner in pure Alcantara.

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring model also shown in Detroit used Alcantara for its neutral gray headliner. This luxury touring SUV offers a hybrid option that mates Fords twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine and hybrid technology for a combined power output expected to deliver 450 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque.

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 a 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 authority 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).