PETA’s European Vegan Car Interior Survey

More people than ever are now choosing to eat and wear vegan. But what about car interiors? Can they be free of animal-derived materials? We’ve been getting more and more enquiries about animal-free car interiors, so we’ve made it easy for you to check which cars suit your vegan lifestyle by asking major car brands about their available vegan models and editions.

What Does ‘Vegan Interior’ Mean?

In cars with vegan interiors, no animal-derived materials – like leather or wool – are used for the surfaces , including the seats, panelling, steering wheel, and gear stick.

Please note that interior options may differ from country to country , so the availability of a vegan interior is not always guaranteed. Only the latest versions of car models are listed. Please contact your local dealer for clarification if in doubt.

Here are the results of PETA’s first-ever vegan car interior survey:

  • Vegan Interior Available

  • CITROËN

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Citroën Jumpy Combi, all models

    Vegan Interior Available Upon Request

    • Citroën Berlingo, Live models
    • Citroën C1, Live and Feel models
    • Citroën C3, models
    • Citroën C3 Aircross, Live models
    • Citroën C-Elysée, Live models
    • Citroën E-Berlingo Multispace, Feel Nav models
    • Citroën SpaceTourer, Feel and Business models

     

  • DACIA

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Dacia Duster
    • Dacia Logan MCV
    • Dacia Logan MCV Stepway
    • Dacia Sandero
    • Dacia Sandero Stepway
  • HONDA

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • CR-V
    • HR-V

    Vegan Interior Available Upon Request

    • Civic, SE model
    • Jazz, SE and SR models
  • FORD

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • All models
  • Land Rover

    JAGUAR LAND ROVER

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Land Rover Discovery (Ebony textile)

    Vegan Interior Available Upon Request

    • Jaguar I-PACE (Luxtec S trim level)
    • Land Rover Discovery Sport (Miko microfibre suede and Luxtec)

     

  • KIA

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Picanto (Grade 1)
    • Rio (Grade 1)
  • MERCEDES-BENZ

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Mercedes-Benz A-Class
    • Mercedes-Benz A
    • Mercedes-Benz B-Class
    • Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupé
    • Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake
    • Mercedes-Benz V-Class

    Vegan Interior Available Upon Request

    • Mercedes-Benz C-Class*
    • Mercedes-Benz E-Class*
    • Mercedes-Benz EQC*
    • Mercedes-Benz S-Class**
    • Mercedes-Maybach S-Class**

    *Special order required for steering wheel
    **Special order required for seats and trims

  • PEUGEOT

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Peugeot Expert Combi, all models

    Vegan Interior Available Upon Request

    • Peugeot Rifter, Active model
    • Peugeot Traveller, Active and Business models
  • RENAULT

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Renault Captur
    • Renault Clio
    • Renault Megane Estate
    • Renault Trafic
  • SMART

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • All models
  • Tesla

    TESLA

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Tesla Model 3

    Vegan Interior Available Upon Request

    • Tesla Model S
    • Tesla Model X
  • POLESTAR

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Polestar 2
  • Toyota

    TOYOTA

    Vegan Interior as Standard

    • Toyota Aygo
    • Toyota Corolla Hatchback
    • Toyota Corolla Sedan
    • Toyota Corolla Touring Sports
    • Toyota Fortuner
    • Toyota Hilux
    • Toyota Prius and Prius+
    • Toyota Yaris
  • VAUXHALL

    Vegan Interior Available Upon Request

    • Combo Cargo
    • Movano
    • Vivaro
    • Vivaro-e
    • Zafira-e
    • Zafira-e Life
  • None

  • BENTLEY

  • AUDI

  • BMW

  • BUGATTI

  • FERRARI

  • LAMBORGHINI

  • LEXUS

  • MAZDA

  • MINI

  • PORSCHE

  • ROLLS-ROYCE

  • SEAT

  • ŠKODA

  • VOLKSWAGEN

  • VOLVO

    (Note: Vegan interior options will become available in 2021.)

  • No Information Provided

  • ABARTH

  • ALFA ROMEO

  • ASTON MARTIN

  • FIAT

  • HYUNDAI

  • ISUZU

  • JEEP

  • LOTUS

  • MITSUBISHI

  • NISSAN

  • SUBARU

  • SUZUKI

What’s Wrong With Leather and Wool?

Leather is a global, $400-billion-a-year industry that slaughters more than a billion animals.

Calves are branded on the face and cows and bulls are electroshocked and beaten before finally being slaughtered so that their hides can be made into leather interiors offered by the world’s largest car companies.

It takes an average of three cows’ hides to cover the interior of a standard car.

Some vehicles require as many as 15.

Sheep are now bred to produce far more wool than is natural. Exposés from around the world have documented that these gentle animals are violently beaten, mutilated, and even killed during rough shearing, after which their fleece is made into fabrics used for seats and panelling. Once they’ve outlived their usefulness to the industry, they’re sent to slaughter.

The production of animal-derived materials is as toxic to the Earth as it is cruel to animals. Vegan fabrics – even synthetics – have a far smaller environmental footprint, and many are sustainable, innovative, and durable.

What You Can Do

Get in touch with companies! It’s great to see so many of the biggest names in the automobile industry fast-track the use of eco-friendly vegan fabrics that no animal had to die for – like apple and grape leather – in their vehicles. But some companies are still in the slow lane.

Remember: your feedback matters. If a car company doesn’t currently offer vegan interiors, be sure to contact it and encourage it to introduce them.

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