Look, power output, driving properties, value, low consumption …. all these are fine but may go “down the drain” at the end of the day if the driver does not feel comfortable in their seat or finds any other surfaces unpleasant to touch. That is why car manufacturers choose refined materials, and there is hardly any upholstery material better than that created by Mother Nature. Leather is a raw material that lives and breathes, is elegant and pleasant to touch. Compared to textile, it is slightly slippery on the surface, so the user can move over easily, and is fairly easy to maintain. Moreover, it does not trap pets´ hairs that then land on the car occupants´ clothes.
While in the past leather in the interior was only to be seen in the most expensive cars, today the market is different – leather is also used in small models and city cars. Moreover, customers can choose from a variety of textures and colours. While painted leather is completely smooth on the surface, smooth leather is finely structured, with microscopic pores on the surface, and can be either matte or glossy.