Automotive Sunroof Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2027

Global Automotive Sunroof Market Report: Information by Type (Inbuilt Sunroof, Spoiler Sunroof, Panoramic Sunroof, Pop-Up Sunroof, others), Application (SUV, Sedan, Hatchback, others), Sales Channel (OEMs, Aftermarket) and Region – Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/AM/6210-CR | April 2019 | Region: Global | 140 pages

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Market Overview

An automotive sunroof is mounted on vehicles to improve their appearance and prevent wind noise. It is an adjustable glass panel on the automotive roof that can be operated manually or automatically, depending on the vehicle type. Additionally, automotive sunroofs come in various types, such as in-built and panoramic, which offer natural light, improved ventilation, and open-air driving. Moreover, the automotive sunroofs can either be fixed or sliding, opaque or transparent, and can even feature a visor block that blocks the light from the passenger cabin.

The global automotive sunroof market for value is estimated to register 8.96% CAGR during the forecast period of 2018–2023. During that time, its valuation can grow from USD 7,475.6 million in 2017 to USD 12,447.0 million by 2023. Market Research Future’s (MRFR) detailed report on the market has its focus on segments, drivers, and competitive analysis of the entire market. This could offer an insight into the future market demography and enable market players to plan their strategies accordingly.

Increase in demand for lightweight and impact-resistant sunroof is expected to drive innovations and developments in the global market by the major manufacturers. Manufacturers such as Webasto Group, Inteva Products, and Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V. are highly investing in the research and development of automotive sunroof technologies, especially sunroof. For instance, the Webasto Group recently developed a sunroof glass by using polycarbonate as a raw material to manufacture sunroof, which made the glass more toughened, impact-resistant, and effective. Manufacturers are further investing to improve the technology of switchable glazing, ambient lighting, and solar panels in sunroofs. Hence, such investments are expected to influence the demand for advanced sunroof equipped with innovative technology during the forecast period. Additionally, features such as transparency and 3D formability can be obtained by integrating additional light sources and sensors in polycarbonate as compared to glass. The penetration of conventional technology is very high in developing regions due to their low cost and easy availability. Automotive sunroof manufacturing companies have started investing in development activities to reduce weight and increase the strength to improve the conventional automotive sunroof. However, such developments are at a primary stage and are expected to increase by the end of the forecast period with the increasing market penetration. Thus, the impact of innovation and developments in sunroof technology on automotive sunroof market is expected to shift from moderate to high during the forecast period.

However, the low penetration in the entry-level vehicles and high manufacturing cost of sunroofs increases the overall cost of a vehicle. The sunroof includes various components, such as rain sensor, console controller, unbreakable glass panels, which are comparatively higher in cost. Furthermore, continuous technological advancements in sunroof systems, to improve the operational efficiency, requires a huge investment in research and development and, in turn, increases the cost of sunroof systems, leading to an increase in the price of automobiles, which further hinder the growth of the global automotive sunroof industry.

Regional Analysis

Automotive sunroof market by region is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world. Europe is expected to hold the largest share in the global market during the forecast period with 33.40% share, followed by Asia-Pacific and North America with shares of 28.36% and 28.26%, respectively. In Europe, Germany was the largest market in 2017 and was valued at USD 1,263 million. The growth of the automotive sunroof market in Europe can be attributed to the increasing demand for premium vehicles and the increasing consumer preference towards comfort features have resulted in the rising adoption of sunroofs in passenger vehicles all over the region.

Increase in demand for premium vehicles and SUVs is expected to drive the global automotive sunroof market Automotive Sunroof Market

Source: MRFR Analysis

Segment Analysis

The global automotive sunroof market has been segmented based on type, application, sales channel, and region. On the basis of type, the market is classified into inbuilt sunroof, spoiler sunroof, panoramic sunroof, pop-up sunroof, and others. The inbuilt sunroof segment is expected to dominate the automotive sunroof market in 2017 and further led the market during the forecast period. Moreover, increase in the technological advancements in inbuilt sunroofs, such as press and hold operation, venting, auto-close system, auto-retract system, along with soft touch operations are anticipated to increase the popularity of inbuilt sunroofs in the near future.

Companies Covered

The key players of the global automotive sunroof Market are Webasto Group, Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V., Inteva Products, Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd, and Magna International Inc., Johnan Manufacturing Inc., Wuhu Mosentek Automobile Technology Co., Ltd, Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Wuxi Ming Fang AutoMobile Parts Industry Co., Ltd, and Zhejiang Wanchao Electric Co., Ltd.

Key Developments

  • In March 2018, Webasto inaugurated its production unit of roof systems in Guangzhou, China. The facility is working to develop core technologies for sunroof, as well as research and development for the solar sunroof. The production plant has the annual production capacity of 1.6 million sunroofs.

  • In January 2018, BorgWarner provided advanced electro-hydraulically actuated Automotive Sunroof (AWD) coupling for the new Volkswagen Crafter. The coupling is lightweight and compact and offers high torque accuracy for improved fuel economy as well as enhanced stability, traction and handling on a variety of terrains.

  • In September 2017, Inteva Products inaugurated its new manufacturing facility in Mexico. The new facility has 300,000-square-foot area and produced interior systems, roof systems, closure systems, motors, and electronics.

  • In June 2017, Magna International Inc. produced 275,000 soft-top convertible roofs for the Fiat 500C. The convertible roofs are produced at Tychy, Poland. The convertible roof has premium, dual-layer multi-position power-retractable cloth top that can be operated at vehicle speeds of up to 50 miles, per hour.


  • Inbuilt Sunroof

  • Spoiler Sunroof

  • Panoramic Sunroof

  • Pop-Up Sunroof

  • Others


  • SUV

  • Sedan

  • Hatchback

  • Others

Sales Channel

  • OEM

  • Aftermarket


North America

  • US

  • Canada


  • Germany

  • UK

  • France

  • Italy

  • Rest of Europe


  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Rest of the World (RoW)

  • Latin America

  • Middle East & Africa

Key Questions Addressed in the Report

  • What was the historic market size (2017)?

  • Which segment (Type/Rated Current/End-Use) is driving the market?

  • What will be the growth rate by 2023?

  • How are the key players in this market?

  • What have been the strategies adopted by key players?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market can potentially attain a growth rate of 8.96%.

The market will be worth USD 12,447.0 million by the year 2023.

Inalfa Roof Systems Group B.V., Inteva Products, Wuxi Ming Fang AutoMobile Parts Industry Co., Ltd, Webasto Group, Wuhu Mosentek Automobile Technology Co., Ltd, Magna International Inc., Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd, Zhejiang Wanchao Electric Co., Ltd, Johnan Manufacturing Inc., and others are the top players in the market.

Soaring demand for lightweight and impact-resistant sunroof coupled with the increasing investments by prominent manufacturers are inducing market growth.

High manufacturing cost of automotive sunroofs can hinder the market growth.

Type, application and sales channel are the primary segments with respect to which the market has been analyzed.

The market value in Germany in the year 2017 was USD 1,263 mn.