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Advanced sportive riding experience – RECARO presents new “Power Performance” seat

Detroit. With a new concept seat for vehicles from the “Power Performance” segment, RECARO Automotive Seating is addressing OEM customers who want to differentiate themselves with offensive sporting facilities. The black-and-red seat, with pronounced sport-toned appearance, comes as the ideal companion for a sportive driving experience in everyday life.

RECARO Power Performance

“The RECARO ‘Power Performance’ concept seat for sports cars or high-performance derivates of volume-production vehicles is a perfect balance of performance and daily driving comfort,” says Markus Kussmaul, executive director at Adient and responsible for the global performance car seating business of RECARO Automotive Seating. The seat provides a better connection between the driver and the riding experience of the car, whether it is headed onto the open road or the race track. It is an example for the concept of RECARO-ization in this segment, using RECARO design, RECARO foam, RECARO trim, and RECARO ergonomics on an OEM series metal structure.

“The firm feeling of the upholstery with gripping suede inserts, the pronounced bolstering and shoulder support and the integrated headrest are intended to look, feel, and perform as an advanced sport seat should,”
said Kussmaul. RECARO seats are ergonomically designed to optimize long-term comfort and safety to support a driver without compromising everyday driving convenience.

Handcrafted at RECARO performance car seating’s headquarters in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, the concept seat has a distinct sporty design in black with a deep red center stripe. Features of the seat include power-adjustable side bolsters to cradle occupants and hold them firmly in place with driver-seat memory function, 4-way lumbar support, power tilt, height, fore/aft, and recline, as well as multi-level seat heating, side airbag, and seat occupancy detection.

The 2017 RECARO “Power Performance” seat will be on display at the Adient exhibit (Detroit Hall, room 310 B) in Detroit’s Cobo Center during Preview Week of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Jan. 9–12, 2017.