Many years ago, leather was all the rage, including vehicle interiors. Premium authentic leather seats are soft-to-the-touch, comfortable, look and smell great, and a hallmark of luxury.
Although leather remains popular, it’s fallen out of favor due to ethical and environmental concerns. In the auto industry, carmakers have shifted from exclusively using animal-sourced leather for their interiors to synthetic materials or leatherette.
Are leatherette seats real leather? No, leatherette is just another name for synthetic leather designed to mimic the properties of leather.