What is Nappa Leather and How Does it Upgrade Automotive Luxury?

What Are the Differences Between Leather and Nappa Leather Interior?

Toyota models deliver on the promise of quality and reliability year after year. With that being said – what about car shoppers who want more from their day-to-day commute? What about drivers who enjoy the look and feel of premium leather? Drivers who choose the Toyota brand will find no shortage of luxury amenities. If you find yourself drawn to the luxury-infused 2019 Toyota Avalon, you may see terms like premium leather, Toyota SofTex®, Nappa leather or aniline leather and you may ask – what are the differences between leather and Nappa leather interior? Let’s take a closer look.

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Leather vs Nappa Leather vs Toyota SofTex® Seats

Leather is available in many grades that will upgrade luxury, look, feel and durability. Aniline, semi-aniline and natural-tanned leather represent the highest grade of leather available. Medium-grade full-grain and Nappa leather deliver a premium look and feel with improved durability and even color. Additional grades include corrected leather and split leather that are more cost-effective.
[bscolumns class=”one_third”]Leather – A majority of leathers that you will find in automotive interiors are considered corrected leather – which simply means that there are more steps in the production process to correct natural flaws. Vehicles that employ corrected leather promise the look and feel of leather at a lower cost with a lower grade of luxury.[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_third”]Nappa Leather – Nappa leather represents a higher grade of full-grained leather that features a largely unaltered surface with many natural characteristics. Varying pigments and products are applied to Nappa leather to provide an even color and a more durable finish that can withstand the daily grind that is associated with an automotive interior. Nappa leather is a staple of luxury automakers.[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_third_last”]Toyota SofTex® – Toyota SofTex® is a synthetic alternative to natural leather that is manufactured to provide a wear-resistant material that is durable, easy-to-clean and luxurious. A soft, lightweight and luxurious option, Toyota SofTex® is a trademark of the Toyota brand that will upgrade luxury without increasing costs. [/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns]

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Are you drawn to premium automotive luxury? Have you wondered – what are the differences between leather and Nappa leather? Take a closer look at how Nappa leather is made and how it delivers an elite level of luxury in your brand-new Toyota. Visit the Downeast Toyota inventory today to find a luxury-infused car, truck or crossover that will fit your lifestyle!

January 24, 2018
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