Automotive sunroof is an opening on the top of a car roof, which permits light or fresh air to arrive into the car. Based on the type of car, sunroofs may be manually or automatically functioned. Automotive sunroof come in various shapes, sizes, as well as styles and act as an extra accessory. Some of the most important elements of sunroof operating system include the gear motor, the athermic glass, and the actuation mechanism. These elements transfer the motion to the sunroof, the deflector and the sunshade. The main advantage of sunroof is that it lets in more natural light than what the regular glass area provides. Additionally, sunroof allows fresh air in the cabin when driving. Most of the automakers offer are a new type of large or multi-panel known as panoramic sunroof which offer openings above both the front and rear seats and may be operable or fixed glass panels. Developing car customization trends along with higher younger population demanding for aftermarket sunroof installations is also one of the factor for escalating the demand for automotive sunroof market.
Various types of automotive sunroof market are built-in sunroof, tilt & slide sunroof, panoramic sunroof, solar sunroof, pop-up sunroof, and others. Built-in sunroof is most common type of sunroof system which may be manually or power operated. The use of built-in system in luxury cars and SUV’s are the factors fueling the growth of this segment. Automotive sunroof market has its application in hatchback, sedan, sport utility vehicle, battery electric vehicle, hybrid electric vehicle, and plug-in hybrid vehicle. Most of the top and new SUV models are installed with panoramic sunroofs, which are anticipated to dominate the SUV market and fuel the development rate of the automotive sunroof in SUVs. Automotive sunroof market by sales channel include OEM, and Aftermarket.
Some of the major key players in the market include Flat-Out Auto Accessories, Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V., Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., CIE AUTOMOTIVE SA, International Sunroofs B.V., Inteva Products, LLC, Webasto Roof Systems Inc., BOS GmbH & Co. KG, Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd, and Magna International Inc. Most of the players from automotive sunroof market is concentrating on product capacity and product portfolio expansion as their business strategy.
Recent News and Development:
- In March, 2021: Webasto Roof System Inc. to set up new factory in India for sunroofs.
- Webasto Roof System Inc. shifted their sunroof production plant in Guangzhou, in china allowing the company to expand its market in China.