Recaro wants to get dirty with its new off-road vehicle seat line

Recaro is the top name in the aftermarket seating game. There are plenty of options out there, but you typically find Recaro options in the best race cars and street car builds. Now Recaro wants to start playing dirty. The seat manufacturer announced a pair of new thrones at this past SEMA show, with the goal of attracting off-roader eyeballs.

Meet the Cross Sportster ORV and Pro Racer SPG XL ORV. Each one has been developed to meet the needs of the off-road enthusiast. The Cross Sporstster is for street-legal off-road machines. It’s like more supportive in all the right places than the stock seats in your truck. On the other side you have the seat for the professionals. The Pro Racer SPG XL ORV looks to build on the traditions of a great Recaro race seat with the demands of those who get dusty for a living. Such demands include, per Recaro:


  • Lateral support in high center of gravity vehicles
  • Non-Halo head containment to protect against concussions
  • Damping foam to support bottoming out/high g-forces
  • Weatherproof and abrasion resistance material


Recaro believes that vehicles have evolved to be better than ever off road. Yet the aftermarket seat options haven’t followed this trend. This makes sense, considering we have a ton of UTV models and larger street-legal offerings like the Ford Raptor, Chevy Colorado ZR2, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, and more.

Will they be inexpensive? No. Definitely not. But this ties back into the question from yesterday:

Hooniverse Asks: What aftermarket part do you refuse to cheap out on?

There are likely a few other, less expensive options in this space already. But none will have the name, history, and depth of technical knowledge that Recaro carries. If you’re building up an off-road rig, these buckets are worth a look.

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