Detroit Auto Show Sees New Auto Launches, Glass
January 14, 2010
| 2011 Cadillac CTS-V
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
|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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