In case you are unfamiliar with these quirky little kei cars, let's begin with a very quick explanation. They are mini cars with a maximum engine capacity of 660cc that account for a huge proportion of the market share in Japan. They are a maximum of 3.40 meters long and 1.47 meters wide. Kei car owners in Japan are exempt from the requirement for a parking certificate, which must be presented when buying a car in order to prove ownership of a suitable parking space. The kei car reimagined: in contrast to the standard model, the GR Sport has a more aggressive frontage. What's more, Daihatsu has incorporated a firmer chassis as well as RECARO sports seats and 16-inch forged wheels.
An ergonomic sitting position also means a comfortable position. With a range of smart functions and perfect seat contours that support your body, we make driving fun. This support is vital, as being behind the wheel forces you to sit passively – one of the worst possible positions for your body.
Depending on the route, driving style and road surface, factors like centrifugal force, deceleration and vibrations come into play. RECARO seats compensate for these factors with support and protection: an ergonomic, anatomically shaped seat structure, body-hugging contours, firm upholstery, side bolsters and finely-tuned adjustment options. We’re experts in ergonomic design. We know that human beings aren’t built for sitting down. Let alone for hours on end behind the wheel where switching for a better posture is not an option. Your seat needs to support your body and relieve the strain.
Design is more than just good looks. The design of a RECARO seat is an essential element. It means the inseparable combination of functionality, ergonomics, and aesthetics. And it’s all about the person in the seat: Form follows human. RECARO Automotive does not respond to short-term trends but rather to values such as functionality, safety, ergonomics and quality. New forms, innovative materials and special colors enhance the experience created by appearance, feel, acoustics and smells.
A RECARO seat fits like a glove. And it feels like sitting IN the seat and not ON it. This is what all RECARO models have in common. We call it Body Support. With a RECARO seat, where man meets machine, the road becomes a playground that gives the driver instant feedback, all the way. It boasts a low center of gravity, firm, compact upholstery, and the necessary freedom of movement for the arms. Its snug, supportive structure and side bolsters for excellent shoulder and torso support stabilize the body against lateral forces, cocooning it like a second skin. The result: controlled cornering – even at the extremes. And a “calculated thrill” of being faster – by design. Feel performance!
Since 1906 we never stop searching for something new and are continually breaking new grounds. RECARO products are at the cutting-edge of technology.
We believe in the superior quality and masterly craftsmanship of our products and carefully select only the most precious and top-notch materials for our seats.
At RECARO, driver protection is about more than just giving you the impression you’re in safe hands. It’s our utmost priority.