Lightweight, Modular, Distinctive: New Recaro Performance Seat Platform Stars at NAIAS 2018

Debuting in North America: Adient’s premium brand Recaro Automotive Seating is presenting its all-new modular Recaro Performance Seat Platform (RPSP) at NAIAS 2018. Addressing OEM customers in a broad range of perfomance segments, two versions and a half-cut of the new generation product emphasize superior design, lightweight, configurability options – and more.

DETROIT, Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — “With our modular RPSP we make a strong statement to our OEM customers in the U.S.: This new generation product platform is a customer-focused solution to meet the increasing demands for performance, safety, light weight, comfort and design, addressing a broad range of performance and luxury vehicles,” says Martin C. Klein, head of Recaro Automotive Seating. “Our RPSP will support OEMs in differentiating and underlining their respective brand and product DNA – because the seat appears to be a crucial differentiator in performance vehicles.”

Reduced to the max: With its new RPSP product generation, Recaro Automotive Seating is well prepared for the requirements of future mobility.


Two applications of the Recaro Performance Seat Platform (RPSP) will be unveiled at this year’s NAIAS, covering the whole perfomance seat range: From a slim, “reduced to the max” version in lightweight design to a demonstrator with advanced features and design innovations, such as visible, carbon fiber-woven backrest structure, aiming at the top luxury segment. An RPSP half-cut allows inside views of the special hybrid structure, which uses a combination of composite organo sheets and metal components.

With its ultra-slim RPSP design, at less total weight Recaro Automotive Seating is generating more space, provided by the body-shaped composite seat structure and thin IntelliTech™ foam. This light, rigid, and flexible foam allows for integrated attachments for ventilation, spacers etc. Thus, it reduces weight by 40% and thickness by 50% (minus 8mm) compared to standard PU foam. Customized design solutions can be realized by various back panels and belt-guide bezels.

With this all-new product generation, Recaro Automotive Seating is well prepared for the requirements of future mobility: In terms of autonomous driving, electrification, connectivity, and individualization, RPSP will offer various smart functions such as health monitoring,  automated climatisation, drive and rest mode seat adjustment, automated ingress/egress assistance or an electrical swivel function as an add-on. Additionally, through its low block height and an H-point of just 155 mm, the RPSP provides more room for battery packaging in the floor of electric vehicles. 

About Recaro Automotive Seating:
Recaro Automotive Seating is the premium brand of Adient. At seven locations in Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Japan, Mexico, and the USA, we design, manufacture, and market complete seats representative of our core competencies of design, ergonomics, craftsmanship, robustness, lightweight construction, and first-class workmanship, under the brand name Recaro. Recaro Automotive Seating consists of two units: While Recaro Performance Car Seating offers passenger car seats for OEMs and the aftermarket, Recaro Commercial Vehicle Seating focuses on commercial vehicle seats in the OEM and aftermarket segments. Recaro Automotive Seating uses the brand Recaro under a license of the Recaro Holding. For more information, please visit

About Adient:
Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 85,000 employees operating 238 manufacturing/assembly plants in 34 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

Lightweight, modular, distinctive: The all-new Recaro Performance Seat Platform (RPSP) is addressing OEM customers in a broad range of performance and luxury segments.

Ultra-slim design: Recaro’s RPSP is generating more space, provided by the body-shaped composite seat structure and thin IntelliTech™ foam.

SOURCE Recaro Automotive Seating