Detroit Auto Show Sees New Auto Launches, Glass Innovations
January 14, 2010

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

The North American International Auto Show, being held in Detroit this week, is seeing several new automotive launches, including several with innovative glass uses.

Among these is the new 2011 CTSV Coupe from Cadillac, debuting this week. The luxury sports coupe is aimed at driving enthusiasts and is designed especially for speed.

"The CTS-V Coupe marries our most potent and sophisticated technology with our most dramatic production design," says Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager.

The CTS-V Coupe begins production this summer. Among its many innovative features is what Cadillac calls a "faster windshield angle" of 62.3 degrees and a nearly horizontal backlite, enabling an aerodynamic profile.
2011 Lincoln MKX

The 2011 Lincoln MKX not only features acoustic glass in both the windshield and front sidelites for reduced wind and road noise, but also a new, innovative technological system called "MyLincoln Touch," that offers LCD screens and more allowing users to adjust volume, vehicle fans, MP3 players, etc. It also includes the company's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross Traffic Alert, which detects vehicles in blind spots while driving and when backing out of parking spots.

Concept vehicles also, as usual, are out in full force. One of these is the Hyundai Blue-Will Hybrid Concept, which features a panoramic glass roof with solar cells for re-charging the vehicle.

Hyundai Blue-Will Hybrid Concept

"Blue-Will's bold character lines and fluidic sculpture design language give the perfect expression to the advanced eco-friendly technologies found beneath the skin," says Oh Suk-Geun, executive vice president of design, Hyundai Motor Co. "At a time of rising concern about the environment and our energy future, Blue-Will demonstrates to eco-conscious car buyers everywhere that Hyundai has practical hybrid solutions that will appear on the next generation of vehicles."

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