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Recaro PH unveils new SR-series seats

The SR-S and the SR-C replace the venerable SR-7

Recaro Japan aftermarket sales manager Yoshiki Minami with his latest offerings from Japan. PHOTO BY BOTCHI SANTOS

Recaro Philippines principal Jeff Tan, together with Recaro Japan aftermarket sales manager Yoshiki Minami have unveiled the newest-generation SR-series seats to the Philippine market.

The latest SR-S (for Sport) and SR-C (for Comfort) replace the previous SR-7-series seats. This is in line with Recaro’s plans to rationalize and simplify its model lineup across its three major markets, freeing up time and resources to ultimately develop better, safer, and more comfortable seats for the world.

The SR seats boast improvements in comfort for the lower back, the pelvis, the hips, and the thighs, utilizing the latest pressure-mapping sensors.

The Recaro SR-S has taller bolsters for the hips and the knees to hug you in place. PHOTO BY BOTCHI SANTOS

The SR-S boasts a slightly longer 7mm seat base and a 26mm higher knee position with taller knee and hip bolsters to keep the driver firmly in place, while the SR-C offers an improved rubber mat suspension for one’s posterior to be better cushioned.

Because the new SR-S and SR-C are able to spread your weight better on the seat base, Recaro measured a 20% improvement in thigh pressure, reducing fatigue and improving alertness. Of course, the SR-S and the SR-C improve lateral support and body control during sporty or track driving conditions.

The latest SR series also boasts improvements in its monocoque shell seat-back design to deliver stiffer, stronger yet lighter seat structure.

The Recaro SR-C seats have lower thigh and knee bolsters for more comfort. PHOTO BY BOTCHI SANTOS

Recaro uses the latest space-age memory foam, coupled with its breathable high-performance Kamui mesh fabric, or a choice of artificial leather or suede to give the best in comfort, style, and functionality.

The SR seats have long been a fan favorite in local custom car culture, having been the popular OEM seats for many ’90s-era performance cars like the Honda Civic and Integra Type R, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, and the Toyota Supra.

The new SR-S and SR-C carry on the legacy of these seats to a new generation of automotive tuning and customization enthusiasts. Check them out.

Botchi Santos

Botchi is your friendly, walking car encyclopedia. He loves helping people choose the right vehicle for themselves as much as he enjoys picking the right one for himself. Expect him to write about car culture, test drives and car-shopping advice. His regular column is called ‘Car Life’.