LEAR WILL produce seats for Audi's TT coupe and roadster at a plant in Gyor, Hungary. The seats are based on Lear's modular 'Seat 2000' concept. They will be delivered just-in-time to Audi's assembly plant in the same town. The plant already makes engines.
The Seat 2000 program makes it easier to integrate seat elements with carmakers' designs or safety systems.
Manual height adjustment is standard equipment on the driver's seat of the TT. The passenger seat has sensors to recognize when the seat is occupied. The folding rear seat backrest splits vertically.
TT coupe production began in May and deliveries start in the autumn. The roadster will go on sale after the Geneva show in spring 1999. Audi sends bodies to Gyor from its Ingolstadt plant in Germany.