Lear Corporation announced that it has been selected by General Motors to supply front and rear seats to the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup.
The 40/60 split second-row seat – designed by Lear – offers four configurations, allowing users to haul gear or equipment while accommodating passengers in the second row, Lear says.
For the Silverado EV’s RST model, Lear engineered a tuck-and-tumble sequence for the second-row seat that provides best-in-class ergonomics and functionality. The fold-flat second-row seat combines with the innovative Multi-Flex Midgate, which collapses the bulkhead wall between the cabin and cargo space, to expand the storage capacity of the 5-ft.-11-in. bed to just over 9 ft.
Lear says it designed the foam, trim, structure, mechanism, plastics and seat harness for the seats, which will be produced at Lear’s new state-of-the-art facility in Detroit. The plant is scheduled to open in mid-2022 creating hundreds of new jobs for Detroit and southeastern Michigan residents, supplying seats on a just-in-time basis for the electric vehicles produced at GM’s Factory ZERO in Detroit-Hamtramck.