Check out the seat upholstery in 2020 Audi A3, made from recycled plastic


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Audi is set to offer a 89 percent seat upholstery made from recycled plastic bottles on its 2020 Audi A3. See full details and pictures here!

Every automaker around the world is coming up with different strategies to maximize the resources around them without causing any harm to the environment. Audi has taken a step forward with its new initiative by making use of PET for its seat upholstery.


Audi set to offer Eco-friendly seat upholstery on the new 2020 A3, made from recycled plastics

Audi is offering this remarkable invention on its new Audi A3 by utilizing recycled plastics for as much as 89% of its leather job. From reports, to create a single-seat upholstery, the company will use as much as 54 PET bottles (1.5 liters). The car manufacturer made it known recently that these recyclable materials cannot be used yet for the overall production of the seat upholstery on the new Audi A3.

According to Ute Gronheim, chief of textile divisions, said:

“The lower layer of woven material, which is connected to the upper material with adhesive, is what poses the challenge”,

“We are working on replacing this with recyclable polyester. It is our goal to make the seat upholstery completely from unmixed material, so that it can be recycled again. We are no longer far away from this”, 

>>> Audi might have taken a revolutionary step with this recycled PET but Ford will shock you with this: Ford introduces Hi-tech seats which charge your phone right from your pant pocket


The yet-to-be-released 2020 Audi A3  will make its first appearance at the upcoming 2020 Geneva Motor Show

The 2020 Audi A3 from what we learned will be fully launched in a few months’ time and will come fitted with 3 varying material designs.  The S Line grade will be offered with a silver and black combo with rock gray stitching. Alongside the ‘Puls’ material, one of the designs you should be expecting is the Torsion with yellow contrast stitching, which could be mixed with artificial leather-wrapped side bolsters.

The 2020 Audi A3, which will be solely based on MQB Evo platform, is expected to make its first appearance at the 2020 Geneva Auto Show, with full support for electrification. The new model will offer a massive upgrade on its exterior look as well as a different cabin look with other fascinating safety and gear systems. The top-range models will be the RS3 and S3 hatchbacks.   

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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