Our 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer GT project car may still be a work in progress (with audio and LED lighting upgrades forthcoming) but we can say unequivocally that it underwent its biggest stylistic transformation already at the Southern California headquarters of Katzkin Leather. And if you haven’t heard of this company best known for its truck and Mopar Muscle Car interior transformations you can buy and finance through your local dealer does not sell car seat upholstery made out of cat skin. Hence the K.
But given the fact that our project 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer GT came bone stock with a manual transmission and rather dull grey upholstery, our car’s stunning interior transformation with black and red (color matched to the exterior perfectly) leather truly makes people take notice. It’s not often you see a compact sedan with such an upscale and vibrant leather seat design that frankly wouldn’t look out of place in a car costing 3 times the MSRP of our Mitsubishi. We like to think of it as both sporty and elegant. Too bad Mitsubishi doesn’t still make the EVO, we think this Katzkin design would look perfect in that performance legend.
But don’t think you have to be special or something to have the cloth seats in your ride get the Katzkin treatment. Just go to their website www.katzkin.com and follow the easy instructions regarding designing your dream interior. For many models Katzkin already has a number of very stylish options to choose from and once you are done with that you can find the Katzkin restyler outlet closest to you.
No, you don’t have to go to their factory and if you are buying a new car you can even bring a Katzkin design from the website into the dealer with you when you are buying your new car. Often times the cost can even be financed into your car purchase agreement but be sure to ask your local dealer about that. If you are buying a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat vehicle go to www.MoparLeather.com to see some cool Katzkin designs.
And don’t think for a second that these are just cheesy leather seat covers because they absolutely are not. Katzkin leather seats are stiched into the cushioning of your car’s standard seats by skilled craftsmen and women who take pride in their work. Our Lancer GT has the cloth seat covers torn off, even the rear bench seat removed and the new leather coverings stitched on securely and the whole job completed in just a half day. We would recommend giving your retailer at least a full day (Katzkin guarantees installation in 2 days or less) with your car and note that along with leather seat covering you can also have seat heating and cooling functionality installed for either the driver or diver and front passenger seats.
We can’t recommend the service Katzkin provides more as we have found cloth seats to be not only visually unexciting but also very, very hard to keep looking clean. We have been giving our Katzkin leather seats a true test with our rear seat test dog Gypsy who sheds, slobbers and generally is highly adept at making things look messy.
Ever since we had our Katzkin leather seats installed in the Lancer not only does her fur and mess not show but when time comes to clean it, we no longer need an industrial steam cleaner. Katzkin uses a protective treatment on its leathers during the tanning process so at most you might need a damp cloth or sponge with no leather cleaners or solvents needed. In fact, using them can damage your Katzkin leather and void your 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. Yes, like a car.
We are so happy with our new Katzkin interior in our 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer GT that we have zero interest in ever selling it. It’s not like we see Lancers going up and down the street that look like ours and we have Katzkin to thank for truly elevating our car ownership experience. And really, can you put a price tag on that? While each design and installation cost varies, go to the Katzkin website to get a closer idea of what you should budget for this must have service. Face it, you and your car deserve it.