New models offered by Mini in the future are to be leather free as part of a move for the company to be more sustainable and responsible for the materials it uses. Mini design boss, Oliver Heilmer has confirmed this news. Mini is making a move to become as sustainable as possible and one way is to stop using leather all together.

54% of new Mini cars in the UK in 2020 were delivered with real leather as an option.

“We don’t need leather any more in the future, because we don’t believe it’s sustainable. We’re totally convinced that we will have modern and high-value products without leather.”

Oliver Heilmer, Mini design boss