Leather in Automotive Interiors

Leather in Automotive Interiors

Publication Date: 27-Jan-2017

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A vehicle’s interior is a combination of style, comfort, safety, and usability. The types and quality of material, the functionality, and the aesthetic all play a part in the desirability and consumer satisfaction of the vehicle. Furthermore, emission compliance is driving the use of lighter materials to reduce mass, and a focus on sustainability is driving the use of more natural materials.

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About this report

Once considered to be the epitome of in-cabin luxury and accessible to only a handful of affluent car buyers, leather has come a long way as an upholstery material of choice in today’s automotive interiors.  Due to commercialization and advancement in the leather-making process, the global footprint and application of leather in automotive interiors has increased over the last several years. Not only is leather an essential part of the luxury cars of today, but it is also spreading its base towards the mid-segment cars, eyeing mass market expansion. As the automotive industry continues to grow, leather too is encountering newer geographies, technologies, and implementation methods. During the course of this report, we look to touch upon the global automotive interior leather market with its key growth drivers, as well as challenges and the future outlook of leather in automotive interiors. 

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