Apparently, some aren’t fans of the suede-wrapped steering wheel and shifter of the recently-debuted Chevy Camaro ZL1. Since the ever-anticipated debut, multiple GM Authority patrons have written in to express original intentions to purchase the ZL1 upon its availability, but — having taken notice of the suede treatment — have changed their mind. The complaints have ranged from a general dislike of the way suede feels in the hand, previous allergic reactions to the material, as well as negative previous experiences with suede parts experiencing premature wear and tear.
The good news, however, is that the suede treatment will be optional on the ZL1. The standard material for the steering wheel and shifter — as well as the passenger dashboard wrap — will be plain-jane leather. As such, the suede will most likely be part of a special materials package that will cost somewhere (we’re guessing) between $700 and $2,000.
So, potential ZL1 buyers who have a disdain for anything suede… you’ll be able to get your Camaro on while paying less in the process! That said, I don’t find anything wrong with suede myself and I actually prefer the material to leather-wrapped touch surfaces.
Do you like suede — why or why not? Talk to us in the comments!