I don't think the seats are real leather, although I can't be sure. They look quite leathery but don't smell of leather - that usually means high-quality PU. Difficult to tell these days without seeing the back of the material.Does anybody know if the leather is faux leather/leatherette/vinyl or real animal hide leather?
I'm asking because I want the best trim mainly because of BSD and RCTA, but I'm not getting anything with animal leather.
Thanks in advance!
thing is leather has some fairly unique properties of wear resistance, absorbs certain amount of moisture, not slippery etc which makes it a good choice for steering wheel / gear leverGo for Premium not Premium se and get the fabric seats. I also refuse animal products, as I'm vegetarian / vegan. The steering wheel and gear stick are leather unfortunately but I try n think about the air pollution I'm saving and the 20% recycled materials in the dash.. can't have it all yet... soon!
Yup, vegetarian here. We must be a few.So is this also a common characteristic here: being vegetarian or vegan and eco-conscious? It at least applies to me too...
No, that was hyperbole. But it shows what I think of the general public around these matters.Vegetarians believe animals are skinned alive for car seats?
Personally, I hate leather seats. Cold in the winter, and hot in the summer. Faux leather is actually better, but cloth is the best.
I am a member of the general public, so is that what you think of me?But it shows what I think of the general public around these matters.
Leather is from animals that are farmed for meet, (with ofc is what veagan+ dont like/want)
BUT the point is, using the skin is in that sence, sensible. Using every part of the animal...
(Fur coats and so on, where animals are killed just for their fur, is ofc stupid, unnessesary, cruel...)
I dont see anything wrong with using the skin, and buying leather seats if someone finds they want that. Real or fake.
I hope its real, hope i didnt pay 1200euro for fake leather.
Guess it depends on where we are from then.Also a vegetarian, not wanting animal skin in our Ioniq. I just mentioned to my husband that I would have liked that bit of extra luxury if it *had* been fake leather... Leather is not waste from meat animals though, these animals are bred especially for their skin, and their "meat" is disposed of. Like dairy cows are different from meat cows, egg-laying chickens are different from meat chickens, rabbit fur is not from rabbits you eat. I wish you were right though...
Premium SE owners can warm them up in winter and cool in summer.Personally, I hate leather seats. Cold in the winter, and hot in the summer. Faux leather is actually better, but cloth is the best.
That's great! I must inform our "Party for the animals" in the Netherlands (5 seats in parliament ;-) ) that Norway has a better way of using all of the animals, instead of killing and burning young dairy bulls for "green current"... as is done here. The egg-laying roosters (just born) are killed by the millions, because their meat "isn't tasty enough"!Guess it depends on where we are from then.
Here we eat egglaying hens, and dairycows are among the best meat there is. Skin, thoung, bones and so on are used... A part of redusing the food-waste and upping food-resourses.
From the texture of the seats vs old leather seats ive feelt before, its probably a synt-mix anyway...
Must confess that I am, but technically, I'm not the owner-to-be, my husband is. I'm just the one yapping about it and wanting it most, for HIS birthday He'll be driving it to work :nerd:, but I'll be the lucky one driving most of the long weekendtrips and holidays