Automakers: Shine-free matte finishes latest trend

Durbin, Dee-Ann
March 2008
South Texas Automotive Report;Mar2008, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that matte finish in automobiles are gaining popularity as of March 2008. The entry cites that at least eight cars from the North American Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan sported a gleam-free matte finish. According to car design experts, most automobile makers are experimenting with matte to highlight the pure elements of an automobile's surface. Also cited are vehicle models using matte finish, including the Hummer HX, the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder and Chrysler's Jeep Renegade.


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