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Old 24th February 2014, 11:29   #16
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How about the Q3s? It doesn't have leather. I don't really know what else to write about it
Thanks man, will sure suggest this.

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Vw Jetta no leather. They use leatherette which is artificial.

BMW X1 They use sensatec again artificial for all variants.

BWM 320d Prestige. Again sensatec and not real leather.

SSangyong Rexton RX5 manual transmission. Fabric seats.
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If I am right, the lower variants of Mercs use ARtex - artificial leather. If I am correct, Mercedes also offer no leather interiors as a special option.

The biggest problem for high end cars are that the side airbags are in the seats so changing the covers is a job no one will dare undertake.
Thanks, didn't knew about artificial leathers being used in these cars.

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Hi, the Grand Vitara has been discontinued and is no longer available. If some dealer is still selling then it has to be an old stock.

The top Z variant is almost equal to the V variant, and the leather that is refered as being used is also artificial leather and not the original leather.

GTO clearly mentioned fabric, which means any other variant of Innova except the Z variant.

On a lighter note and with due respect to his sentiments, I am keen to know, is he also averse to wearing leather shoes, a leather belt or keeping a leather wallet.
I got a call from maruti and they confirmed GV is available upon booking. Local dealer does not have a TD vehicle tho. No leather, shoes belts or anything :-)

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Well there are plenty of good options listed out here by members, BUT I have a little something to ask; How many cars does you boss own? If he already has a Jetta and a Scala and wishes to be just chauffeured around? Unless he also has a large family, he does know that buying a car with no leather is one way to save the animals but refusing to buy a car when there is no need to do so, is also another good way to do so. It is a step towards protecting the environment and in turn, the animals that live in it too.

So if his requirements are seriously "just another car in the range of 20-30 lakhs" to be driven around in? I see this to be a case of posturing. Or ofcourse his interests might actually be genuine but he hasn't really thought things out (but then it did require some thinking to be a senior employee in a company, im sure).

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Ishaan
Its a requirement rather than just another car, not a car enthusiast , a big joint Indian family. This car is a replacement of sunny.

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As stated above it is probably due to religious reasons and one animal in particular than anything to do with Environment.

Regarding the OP's query I also feel that you should go with artificial leather that comes standard with entry level Germans rather then trying to get the car customized.
Thanks.

Will update the thread once they have decided and booked the car.
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One of my seniors asked to me for this advice. He wants to buy a sedan/SUV in 20-30L budget, will be always chauffeured, petrol diesel both ok.
The main requirement is the vehicle should not have leather seats, very particular after this so its rather difficult to select as none of the models in this range give option to configure these options and most of them have leather seat.
They had almost selected fortuner but because of leather it was cancelled.
I have send mail to Skoda if they can configure Superb without leather, waiting for their reply. New octavia comes with fabric seats but only in active variant and many features are missing in that
PS: toyota dealership said they can change the seats but the leather is already used so the purpose of avoiding leather is defeated(ie saving the animals). Very particular about this option.
Well, if animal abuse or religious beliefs are the reasons to avoid leather seats, your senior do have few options in the 20 lakhs+ range.

1) VW Jetta Highline – comes with leatherette seats.
2) Mercedes Benz A/B/C Class – Both A and B have man-made Artico leather, and I guess it’s the same with most variants of the C.
3) BMW 3-series/X1 base – comes with Sensatec leather.

All the above three have artificial/synthetic leather seats, just known by different names.
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On a slightly off-topic and lighter note, I was shocked to find that the new Range Rover Sport recently launched in India does not have leather seats on the S model which has an ex-showroom price of 1.09 crore!!!
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Thanks again everyone for help, they have booked a Q3s. I have called few cars for Test drive, wanted to share the experience.

Audi - Did a TD booking on the website for Q3, got a call under 30secs of clicking the submit button. In one call all details taken and TD was confirmed from local dealership. Next day TD car was arranged, wanted to TD A4 also, same was arranged in the same evening. amazing response time from audi, no unwanted calls etc. Although the person came to explain the car was too talkatative.

Merc - Did a booking of TD on the website for C class, got a call after 8-10 hours. Gave all the details including address. Again local dealership called next day asking for address. No this does not end, again the sales person called and asked for address. TD car was arranged on time. Sales person was nice but too many calls following up.

Jaguar - now this is the most interesting, did website TD request, waited 2 days, then i again did the request no call at all !!, searched for local dealership no from the website. 1st call, complete ring no one picks up. 2nd call, it asks for sales of service and i selected sales and then it goes complete ring no one picks up. 3rd call, some girl picks up and transfers to sales, no one picks !!. I think in 7th try i was able to talk to someone. They were least bothered about TD etc, so that was the end of it. I was amazed, how Tata is handling all its dealerships at same level of incompetency !!

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Thanks again everyone for help, they have booked a Q3s. I have called few cars for Test drive, wanted to share the experience.

Audi - Did a TD booking on the website for Q3, got a call under 30secs of clicking the submit button. In one call all details taken and TD was confirmed from local dealership. Next day TD car was arranged, wanted to TD A4 also, same was arranged in the same evening. amazing response time from audi, no unwanted calls etc. Although the person came to explain the car was too talkatative.

Merc - Did a booking of TD on the website for C class, got a call after 8-10 hours. Gave all the details including address. Again local dealership called next day asking for address. No this does not end, again the sales person called and asked for address. TD car was arranged on time. Sales person was nice but too many calls following up.

Jaguar - now this is the most interesting, did website TD request, waited 2 days, then i again did the request no call at all !!, searched for local dealership no from the website. 1st call, complete ring no one picks up. 2nd call, it asks for sales of service and i selected sales and then it goes complete ring no one picks up. 3rd call, some girl picks up and transfers to sales, no one picks !!. I think in 7th try i was able to talk to someone. They were least bothered about TD etc, so that was the end of it. I was amazed, how Tata is handling all its dealerships at same level of incompetency !!
No wonder Audi is setting the sales charts on fire. Your post was really an eye opener for me. I should have realized (but did not) that many Indians have religious beliefs that would require non leather interiors.

Wish your boss many miles of safe driving pleasure in the Q3.
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No wonder Audi is setting the sales charts on fire. Your post was really an eye opener for me. I should have realized (but did not) that many Indians have religious beliefs that would require non leather interiors.
I personally prefer cloth seats anytime. With the stinginess of most drivers to put the AC in blower 2, it takes ages for the car to cool and the leather adds to sweat in an already hot indian climate.

Even if offered with leather, I might go in for a cloth seat cover on top of it.
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