New generation of child seats: exemplary safety for the youngest Porsche fans

For a long time now, Porsche sports cars have been available for mothers and fathers. This dream of Ferry Porsche was turned into reality by the Cayenne and Panamera, as well as the Macan and Taycan, and it goes without saying that the youngest co-drivers enjoy particularly good accident protection in every Porsche. The new generation of child seats from Porsche Tequipment is characterised by safety, design and ease of use.

Two new models, the Porsche Baby Seat i-Size and the Porsche Kid Seat i-Size, cover a wide age range from newborns through to four-year-old children. The infant carrier can also be combined with a new base, the Porsche Baby Seat i-Size Flex Base, which makes fitting the seat even easier and safer. Matching comfort covers are also available for the new Porsche child seats.

Porsche Baby Seat i-Size Flex Base, 2020, Porsche AG
Porsche Baby Seat i-Size Flex Base

The unique design of the new child seats was created by Studio F. A. Porsche. The seat harness styling is based on the six-point belts from motorsport. There are Porsche logos on the harness straps and on the sides of the seats, while both child seats conform to the new i-Size standard. Other shared safety features include the side impact protection that absorbs forces and controls movement in the event of a collision, the integrated head restraint adjustment to ensure a seat position that corresponds to the child’s age, as well as the five-point harness system with safety buckle for better support. The new Porsche child seats must not be used in combination with sports bucket or full bucket seats.

From newborns up to four-year-olds: seats for safe mobility

The Porsche Baby Seat i-Size provides protection for the smallest infants. It is suitable for babies with a body length of between 40 and 83 centimetres. The rear-facing infant carrier can be used up to an age of 15 months and a weight of 13 kilograms. A removable newborn insert reduces the seat area and offers additional comfort.

Porsche Baby Seat i-Size

The child seat is secured either with the car’s seatbelt or using the separately available Porsche Baby Seat i-Size Flex Base. This allows the infant carrier to be fitted particularly quickly and safely, and also means it can be removed just as easily for carrying. The Porsche Baby Seat i-Size Flex Base is clicked into the ISOFIX anchorage points in the car. The tilt angle of the base can be adjusted to ensure ergonomic and safe support. The support leg is braced in the footwell of the Porsche for additional stability and its length can be easily adjusted as required.

The forward-facing Porsche Kid Seat i-Size is suitable for children with a height of 76 to 105 cm and for ages from 15 months up to four years. The maximum child weight is up to 22 kg. The child seat is secured using the ISOFIX system and the top tether for optimum stability. There are multiple adjustment possibilities for the seat position and shoulder straps.

Porsche Kid Seat i-Size

Matching comfort covers are available for both new Porsche child seats. They reduce heat build-up on hot days and ensure a pleasant seat temperature. The comfort cover also protects the original cover of the child seat and can be washed at 60 °C. The comfort covers are made of breathable and skin-friendly towelling cotton.

i-Size child seats: for easier and safer fitting

i-Size is part of the current child seat standard ECE R129. The i-Size regulation ensures even greater safety for children thanks to improved protection of the head and neck area in the event of a side or frontal collision. Rear-facing transport is mandatory for children up to an age of 15 months.

Classification is according to the child’s size and weight, which makes it easier to choose the right child seat – this replaces the previous specification that only used kilograms. i-Size is compatible with ISOFIX. This standardised system for securing child seats consists of two anchor points located between the seat backrest and seat cushion in the car. The corresponding bases and child seats can be attached here. This guarantees a fixed connection with the car, and at the same time minimises the risk of the child seat being installed incorrectly.

Info

The new Porsche child seats are not available from the Porsche network in Australia, but sales partners and online in Germany.

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