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New RECARO concept seats for premium sports cars – High-end sportiness in the “Luxury Power Performance” segment

Detroit. They look, feel and perform distinctively sport-orientated and offer RECARO ergonomics and maximum comfort as well as a classy, exclusive touch: At NAIAS 2017, RECARO Automotive Seating will showcase two new concept seats in the “Luxury Power Performance” segment. One is an example for the RECARO Composite seat concept – a combination of a RECARO composite backrest with an original OEM seat base, the second is a derivate of the modular RECARO Sport Seat Platform for future OEM platform applications. Both are designed for premium sports cars that combine high-end sportiness with a maximum of riding comfort.

RECARO Luxury Power Performance

The all-new “Luxury Power Performance” seat in innovative lightweight design represents the RECARO Composite Seat concept for driver and passenger seats in OEM projects. It combines a RECARO composite backrest for highest safety requirements with an original OEM seat base. In the option for aftermarket applications, it uses a RECARO seat base.

The seat features selected, exclusive materials like leather and perforated Alcantara, and couples them with powered adjustment functions like an extendable seat cushion, adjustable side bolsters for maximum support, a 4-way powered pneumatic lumbar support, and a climate package.

“With our composite seats, OEM customers can differentiate their high-end sports cars by offering exclusive sport seats. As we use the standard seat base, the RECARO seat may be installed in a very wide range of different vehicle models”,
says Markus Kussmaul, executive director at Adient and responsible for the global performance car seating business of RECARO Automotive Seating. “Additionally, with its distinctive side bolsters and an integrated headrest, RECARO’s renowned ergonomics expertise provides the composite seat with a level of luxury power performance traditionally associated only with professional motorsport seats.

With the derivate of the modular RECARO Sport Seat Platform the seat specialist showcases the “Luxury Power Performance” seat concept for future platform applications. As an example for the RECARO Complete Seat concept, the innovative combination of lightweight design using common parts with a customer-specific “look and feel” makes the highest degree of modularity possible.

“The principle of separating safety-related standardized mass components from customized design features gives our Recaro Sport Seat Platform an exceptionally high degree of individualization combined with a reliable high safety standard”, says Kussmaul. Selected, exclusive material like leather, coupled with powered adjustment features like an extendable seat cushion and optional adjustable side bolsters for maximum support complete the specific performance of this exclusive seat for high-end sports cars.

Recaro will showcase both “Luxury Power Performance” concept seats at the Adient exhibit (Detroit Hall, room 310 B) in Detroit’s Cobo Center during Preview Week of North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Jan. 9-12, 2017.