Adient unveils innovative seating solutions for new mobility vehicles at the North American International Auto Show 2018

DETROIT, Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Everyone seems to be talking about new forms of mobility. Adient (NYSE:ADNT), the world’s leading automotive seating supplier, is doing more than talk about megatrends such as autonomous driving, car sharing and electromobility.


The company will showcase its future mobility solutions at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) January 15-18 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

“The automotive industry is on the cusp of a fundamental disruption. Autonomous vehicles, car-and ride-sharing call for bold new solutions to address safety, comfort and convenience in an autonomous interior. With our world-class capabilities, we are ready to provide the next generation of advanced vehicle seating systems,” said Bruce McDonald, Adient’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 

To address the trends driving this change in mobility, Adient will present its AI18 interior seating concept for urban, electrically powered and autonomous vehicles (Level 3 to 4) at NAIAS. This innovative new seating concept flexibly adapts to the requirements of different users and is especially well-suited to mobility alternatives such as car sharing.

In addition to the AI18 concept, Adient will showcase its industry-leading solutions in the following areas:  

  • Strong value and cost of ownership: Driving efficiency through lightweighting
  • Safety and security:    Advanced passive and active safety and security for occupants, property and data
  • Superior design and craftsmanship: Well-crafted interior harmony with high material, tactile and sound quality
  • Exceptional comfort and configurability: Comfortable and flexible seating configurations to enhance productivity and well-being
  • Smart, sustainable solutions:  Intelligent and responsible processes, designs and use of materials

Adient’s premium brand, RECARO Automotive Seating, will share its all-new Performance Seat Platform as well as the RECARO Performance SUV concept, aftermarket sport seats and a limited edition of its performance shell seat.

Adient – which became an independent company in 2016 after a successful spinoff from Johnson Controls — is a NAIAS event sponsor and exhibitor. Its exhibit will be open to the media and invited guests in Cobo Center’s Room 310B January 15-18.

To arrange an interview with an Adient leader or tour of the display, please contact

NAIAS, one of the world’s premier automotive exhibitions, opens to the media and industry officials on January 15. It will open to the public on Jan. 20. For more information, visit

About Adient:
Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 86,000 employees operating 250 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year. For more information on Adient, please visit