NEW YORK, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara(R), the luxury car interior
material, is now available in the latest version of Dodge's legendary
sports car, the 2008 Viper SRT-10. The Dodge Viper received a complete
makeover for 2008, including a new vented hood that gives it a hungry,
aggressive look. Inside, you won't find a cup holder in the updated cockpit
but there are Alcantara(R) and leather covered body-hugging bucket seats, a
new addition that keeps passengers from sliding around during top speeds.
Alcantara(R) is a natural match for the new Viper -- sporty yet
stylish. The material has long been a feature in the world's most renowned
foreign sports cars and high-end luxury vehicles and offers many benefits
for those who demand super-performance under the hood and in the cabin. The
sporty, performance material is high-grip, durable, comfortable,
easy-to-clean, breathable and anti-static. Combined with leather in the
Dodge Viper, Alcantara(R) hugs passengers for a soft-touch, plush and
Long a luxurious feature of the world's most renowned foreign sports
cars and high-end luxury vehicles, Alcantara(R) is widely available in
select Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles. Beyond the Viper,
Alcantara(R) is now a standard offering for other 2008 automobiles from
Chrysler and Dodge including the 2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited, the 2008
Dodge Durango Limited and the 2008 Dodge Charger Superbee.
"It is exciting to see so many OEMs embracing Alcantara(R), most
recently Dodge with the iconic American sports car, the Viper SRT-10," said
Derick C. Fronda, Executive Director of TUA. "American automakers continue
to include Alcantara(R) in their new vehicles because consumers want to
embrace their inner race car driver with interiors that are revved up on
high style, function and fun."
While its applications are nearly endless, Alcantara(R) can most
commonly be found on seats, door panels, headliners, center consoles, gear
shift covers and steering wheels.
About Toray Ultrasuede (America), Inc.
TUA is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, a $15 billion multinational
company which is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced fibers and
textiles and the inventor of the first ultra-microfiber.
TUA is the official distributor of Alcantara(R) materials in the
American automotive markets.
Alcantara(R) is the registered trademark of Alcantara Spa, Italy. For
more information go to http://www.alcantara.com.