Diamond Aircraft (Booth No. MD-023B) is introducing a new version of its DA40 piston single–the XLT–with an improved, “premium” interior this week at the Sun ’n Fun Fly-in in Lakeland, Fla. The new XLT features several detail enhancements, including molded seat patterns with integrated Diamond embossed padded headrests and improved lumbar contour in both the front and rear seats. All seats are covered with “infrared controlled technology” leather that reflects IR rays in direct sunlight and maintains 20 degree C lower surface temperature than traditional leathers.
In addition, the XLT also features one-inch wider wider font seats; a trim package available in carbon weave or walnut burl, including trim wheel cover, instrument panel trim, cup holders, sill plates and side panel inlays; optional Rosen sunvisor system; molded pocket on pilot inboard side panel for smartphones and electronic devices; redesigned rear footwells for added rear seat comfort; and easily removable lower seat cushions and seat back covers, allowing for cleaning or replacement.
The interior color palate has also been expanded to include oyster gray and champagne beige.