SUV driving comfort with a pronounced sporty touch – RECARO presents new Premium Performance seat for SUV and pickup trucks

Detroit. Performance seating “made by RECARO” is now also available for SUVs: A tailor-made concept for SUVs and pickup trucks from the Premium Performance Segment of RECARO Automotive Seating speaks first to OEM customers who want to enhance their SUV with a distinctive sporty touch. The seat has been specially designed by RECARO specialists for the conditions in SUV or pickup truck interiors, with a flat seat cushion for easy entry and exit and shaped side bolsters on the backrest and shoulders for optimum lateral support.

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On the streets around the world, SUVs are currently among the most successful vehicle types. Their powerful design, combined with a comfortable, high seating position make SUVs attractive to many buyers. OEMs are increasingly banking on differentiation in this segment, offering sport versions with premium amenities – prompting RECARO to develop and propose SUV sport seat ideas.

“With extensive testing, we have explored the specific needs of sporty and dynamic driving in SUVs. With the help of the results, we were able to very specifically define how a sporty and functional SUV seat must be designed and what qualities it needs to possess,” says Markus Kussmaul, executive director at Adient and responsible for the global performance car seating business of RECARO Automotive Seating. “On the one hand, the seat needs to be able to ultimately support the upper torso of the driver in order to compensate for the increased rolling motions of the vehicle, which are greatly perceptible due to the higher seating position as a result of the design. On the other hand, entry and exit must be comfortable.”

The all-new RECARO Premium Performance concept seat for SUVs and pickup trucks offer a firm, but comfortable feeling, coupled with exclusive leather and a bright color climate. “With our design split into a shoulder and a torso shell, the backrest shape visualizes its main function – to provide optimum side support”, says Kussmaul. Additionally, the side bolsters in the backrest are adjustable. The flat seat cushion makes access easier. With its multi-level seat heating and cooling, power tilt, height, fore/aft and recline function, integrated headrest, integrated lumbar support, it combines high comfort with RECARO ergonomics and a pronounced sporty touch.

The 2017 RECARO Premium Performance seat for SUV 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.