LA Auto Show Highlights New Angles in Auto Glass
November 21, 2011
The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show is seeing things from all new angles. The legendary auto show, taking place November 18-27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is known for new car debuts and ground-breaking technology. This year is no different and the auto glass industry is seeing new designs based around the angle and placement of auto glass.
The concept for the BMW i8 was debuted with a low-lying windshield and large rear window. However, the most striking feature of the i8 are the two winged doors made of glass.
Also debuting at the LA Auto Show, the Subaru BRZ coupe contained a twist on door glass with a design for a window-within-a-window
Other well-known vehicles featured small changes to its auto glass. The 2012 Honda CR-V was on display with a simple extension of the rear window.
The Land Rover DC100 Sport also showed off a new low windshield for those looking for more active lifestyles.
Ford released the 2013 Escape which is featuring a deeper-angled windshield that creates a sleeker appearance and a 10-percent more aerodynamic vehicle than last year’s Escape. The new Escape also will be featuring a panoramic sunroof, as will the 2012 Hyundai Azera which was debuted at the 2012 LA Auto Show.
From a completely different angle, the view from inside the vehicle also was big news at this year’s show. The BMW M5 was on display to show attendees how it projects important information onto the windshield directly in the driver's field of vision, saving drivers from having to glance down to see the speedometer among other projected items.
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