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Panoramic Sunroof Market Research Report Information By Type (Multi-Panel Sunroof and Single Panel Sunroof), Application (Sedan & Hatchback, SUV, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/AM/19871-CR | 150 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| March 2024

Global Panoramic Sunroof Market Overview

Panoramic Sunroof Market Size was valued at USD 2,194.1 Million in 2022. The Panoramic Sunroof market industry is projected to grow from USD 2,370.1 Million in 2023 to USD 4,629.0 Million by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.7% during the forecast period (2023 – 2032). Panoramic sunroof constitutes a massive transparent space, primarily glass fitted into the vehicle roof or a combination of two extensive open-able roofs: one for the driver compartment and another for the passenger compartment, which allows only sunlight to pass inside the vehicle and offers an extensive surrounding view. Automotive panoramic sunroofs are quite popular among consumers and vehicle manufacturers, owing to their rich appearance and better performance. Luxury and exotic cars, along with top-end models of mid-range vehicles witness significant demand for automotive panoramic sunroofs.

Figure1: Panoramic Sunroof Market, 2019 - 2032 (USD Million)

Panoramic Sunroof Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Panoramic Sunroof Market Driver

  • Upsurge in a revolution in glass technology and increasing demand for convenience & comfort

Increased demand for comfort, safety, and aesthetic elements has resulted in several technical developments in automobiles, including the installation of sunroofs that allow for greater air circulation. A broad range of automobiles with panoramic sunroof features are being introduced by leading automotive manufacturers. In China, for example, Kia Motors Inc., a world-class car manufacturer, has unveiled the new KX3, a sports utility vehicle (SUV). Furthermore, advances in technology can remove fog or ice from windows to improve vision in all weather conditions with improved illumination, hence increasing passenger comfort. As a result, the demand for safety and comfort features in vehicles is increasing, boosting the market for automotive panoramic sunroofs. Technological advancements and innovations help sunroof glass manufacturers create various types of glasses, such as tempered glass, laminated glass, and green glass, which provide protection from ultraviolet rays. For instance, Mercedes-Benz is offering panoramic various roof with magic sky control to SLK model that offers a pleasant atmosphere in the vehicle. Furthermore, this technology uses innovative new features of glass, that is, transparent or darkened that offer an open-air experience during cold weather through transparent glass and prevention of direct sunlight by affording haven of shades.

In addition, the Webasto’s new innovative product named solar sunroof coupled with novel convertible roof system used in the Volkswagen Eos provides flexibility to better control natural light. Thus, rise in innovations in glass technology boosts the growth of the automotive panoramic sunroof market. China-based BOE Technologies has launched its latest intelligent dimming solutions that can control the rotation of dye molecules to change the transmittance under-voltage drive and offer continuous adjustment of light. It is based on BOE’s LCD dimming technology and adopts the free-form surface design of the sunroof, which the company claims is leading a new trend of the development of passenger car intelligent panoramic sunroof. It supports dimming of the entire surface or partitions of it. It also has better heat insulation performance and can replace traditional sunshade curtains. There’s also support for voice-based and touch-based controls.

Panoramic Sunroof Market Type Segment Insights:

Panoramic Sunroof Type Insights

Based on Type, the Panoramic Sunroof Market segmentation includes Multi-Panel Sunroof and Single Panel Sunroof. The Multi-Panel Sunroof segment held the majority share in 2022, contributing around ~ 75.6% % to the market revenue. Multi-panel sunroof is a type of sunroof that consists of more than 2 panels. It can be used in cars, SUVs, and minivans. The number of panels ranges from 3 to 5 depending upon the car model and manufacturer. The panoramic sunroof is a term used for roof systems that provide a 180-degree panoramic view which includes the front seats as well as the back seats simultaneously without any obstructions. Sunroofs are offered with most luxury cars and usually found in high-end trims of regular automobiles. Most automakers offer a new type of large or multi-panel called panoramic sunroof which offer openings above both the front and rear seats and may be operable or fixed glass panels. Examples include the Acura ZDX, Lexus ES, BMW Mini, Scion tC, Pontiac G6, Mercedes C Class, Volkswagen Eos, Porsche Cayenne, and the Tesla Model S.

A single Panel Sunroof is the most used sunroof type in vehicles. It is a large glass panel sunroof that tilts and slides open to provide fresh air and natural light inside the vehicle. Single Panel Sunroofs are available in various sizes and designs to suit different vehicle models. And they can be customized according to the customer's specific requirements. The Tata Harrier was initially launched in the country in January 2019 without a sunroof. To keep up with the demand, Tata introduced a single-pane sunroof for the Harrier as an official accessory later that year. It was in 2020 when the mid-size SUV finally got a company-fitted panoramic sunroof, which was introduced with the facelifted model.

Figure2: Panoramic Sunroof Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Million)

Panoramic Sunroof Market, by Type, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Panoramic Sunroof Market Application Segment Insights:

Panoramic Sunroof Application Insights

Based on Application, the Panoramic Sunroof Market segmentation includes Sedan & Hatchback, SUV, and Others. The Sedan & Hatchback segment held the majority share in 2022 contributing around ~52.0% to the market revenue. The key factors driving the growth of this market are the rising demand for luxury cars and increasing consumer preference for premium features in vehicles. In addition, growing economic conditions in emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil, and Mexico are also expected to fuel the growth of this market over the forecast period. The use of SUVs is continuously increasing, especially in the US. The growing sales of sedans and increasing vehicle comfort requirements is expected to propel the growth of the Panoramic Sunroof market during the forecast period. There is high growth of sedans in the world. In 2021, the sedan has shown a strong growth due to the growing disposable income and upgrading lifestyle of the individuals. This high demand of sedan is expected to fuel the growth of the Panoramic Sunroof market during the forecast period. In August 2020, Fiat announced the all-new 500, equipped with a refined panoramic glass roof.

The hatchback gets a glass-panoramic roof in place of the convertible’s retracting fabric hood, and a cheaper price tag. Over the past five years, the sales of sedan, luxury and premium cars in the country grew exponentially, opening the market for the panoramic sunroof industry. Unlike in the western world, even C-segment sedans in the country are being introduced with optional sunroof variants. Hyundai announced it offering of sunroof for the Creta, Verna, Elantra, and Tucson models. Honda made an inbuilt sunroof available for its C-segment Sedan City. Volkswagen and Skoda are offering sunroof as a standard for their premium sedans, Passat and Superb, respectively. Big companies, such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, and Volvo are offering panoramic sunroof as optional for entry segment sedans and as a standard for high-end models.

Panoramic Sunroof Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. In terms of revenue, Europe held the largest share of 35.6% in the Panoramic Sunroof market in 2022 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Europe is estimated to be the largest car sunroof market because of the trend of integrating additional features for enhancing comfort and driving experience and the increase in premium vehicle sales. Additionally, the region is a hub for automotive giants and premium vehicles. Germany, France, Russia, the UK, and Italy are among the major countries in Europe. Germany is a leader in producing passenger cars among all member countries in the European Union. Currently, three major companies - Volkswagen, Daimler AG, and BMW, dominate the German automotive industry. Statistics in country’s automotive sector show that Germany produces over 6 million vehicles annually, including passenger and commercial vehicles.

The region has the presence of a few of the prominent luxury car brands, including Maserati, Rolls-Royce, McLaren Automotive, Land Rover, and Jaguar Cars Ltd, among others. The demand for automotive sunroof is high in the premium car segment; therefore, the presence of many luxury car manufacturers is expected to add to the demand for an automotive sunroof in Europe. The automotive panoramic sunroof is anticipated to witness significant growth, especially in the luxury segment, due to a rise in demand for comfort and convenience features. In 2020, BMW has launched the all-new 2020 X6. The third-gen model of the Coupe-SUV is available in two variants - xLine and M Sport and offers a panoramic sunroof along with 4-zone climate control, ambient lighting, heads-up display, Bowers and Wilkins 3D sound system with 20 speakers amongst its highlighted interior features.

Figure3: Panoramic Sunroof Market Size By Region 2022&2032

 Panoramic Sunroof Market Size

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

The growing demand for luxury sedans and SUVs and a large number of players focusing on developing efficient solutions are the major factors supporting the growth of the Panoramic Sunroof market in North America. The United States is one of the largest automotive industries in the world. Until 2019, the new vehicle sales across the country had increased significantly. However, during 2020, factors, such as slowdown in the economy, high non-housing debt, diminished retail spending, and rising defaults, led to a decrease in vehicle sales across the country. Major automakers in the country are investing in the expansion of their facilities and in latest technologies to make the vehicles future-ready and provide the best driving experience to customers. North America, the automotive Panoramic sunroof market is dominated by a handful of prominent international market players collectively dominating the North America market revenue as well as the volume of sunroof products featuring several leading automotive brands between them altogether.

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for the largest share of the Panoramic Sunroof Market due to the presence of major automotive manufacturers, such as Hyundai-Kia, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Tata Motors Limited, Lexus, and Toyota. Growing car customization trends and a higher younger population demanding panoramic sunroof are some of the major factors driving the market in these countries. Moreover, governments across Asia-Pacific are taking initiatives for the development of the automotive sector, in turn, boosting associated market development.

UAE is one of the major markets for supercars owing to that major supercar makers launch their cars in this country which comes with best performance and luxurious interiors and exteriors. Moreover, automakers are constantly introducing their luxurious cars in the country. The automotive industry in South America was dominated by countries, such as Brazil, Argentina, and Columbia. Local vehicle production in the country has decreased in the past few years. However, the high percentage of vehicle imports in the county is expected to represent a significant growth for imported parts and accessories.

Panoramic Sunroof Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

With a strong presence across different verticals and geographies, the Panoramic Sunroof market is highly competitive and dominated by established, pure-play vendors. Over 10 vendors cater to this market, and they continually innovate their solutions to meet the evolving needs of businesses by adopting new technologies to make business more effective. These vendors have a robust geographic footprint and partner ecosystem to cater to diverse customer segments. The Panoramic Sunroof market is highly competitive, with many vendors offering similar products and services.

The major players in the market include CIE Automotive SA, Webasto SE, Aisin Seiki Group, Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd., Automotive Sunroof-Customcraft (Asc), BOS GROUP, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd, Donghee Industrial Co. Ltd, Johnan Manufacturing Inc, and Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. Webasto is continuously investing in the strategic development of its core business as well as its solutions for electromobility. Overall, research & development spendings in 2021 of 315 million euros were roughly on pre-crisis height. Companies work closely with almost all OEMs worldwide. Have mastered global manufacturing and supply chain management in the automotive industry and are highly experienced in global project management.

The Panoramic Sunroof Market is a consolidated market due to increasing competition, acquisitions, mergers, and other strategic market developments and decisions to improve operational effectiveness.

Key Companies in the Panoramic Sunroof market include

  • CIE Automotive SA

  • Webasto SE

  • Aisin Seiki Group

  • Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd.

  • Automotive Sunroof-Customcraft (Asc)


  • Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd

  • Donghee Industrial Co. Ltd

  • Johnan Manufacturing Inc

  • Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.

Panoramic Sunroof Industry Developments

  • In February 2022, Kia, a South Korean carmaker, has unveiled that Kia Seltos Facelift will eventually have a panoramic sunroof as a standard feature.

  • In June 2021, Webasto announced that it is supplying the elegant sliding panorama sunroof for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Two roof modules allow the driver and passenger in the rear of the vehicle to determine their desired settings individually and independently of each other.

  • In March 2021, Webasto SE (Webasto) announced that it has provided PBO 2.0 large bottom-mounted panoramic sunroofs for Great Wall Motor’s Mocha DHT-PHEV under the WEY brand.

Panoramic Sunroof Market Segmentation

Panoramic Sunroof Type Outlook

  • Multi-Panel Sunroof

  • Single Panel Sunroof

Panoramic Sunroof Application Outlook

  • Sedan & Hatchback

  • SUV

  • Others

Panoramic Sunroof Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Belgium

    • Netherlands

    • Russia

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa

    • Saudi Arabia

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • South America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of South America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 2,194.1 Million
Market Size 2023 USD 2,370.1 Million
Market Size 2032 USD 4,629.0 Million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 7.7 % (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2019- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
Countries Covered The U.S, Germany, Canada, U.K., Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, Brazil, and others.
Key Companies Profiled CIE Automotive SA, Webasto SE, Aisin Seiki Group, Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd., Automotive Sunroof-Customcraft (Asc), BOS GROUP, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd, Donghee Industrial Co. Ltd, Johnan Manufacturing Inc, and Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.
Key Market Opportunities ·       Rise In Penetration Of Panoramic Solar Sunroof In Electric Vehicles ·       High Adoption In Sports Utility Vehicles
Key Market Dynamics ·       Upsurge In A Revolution In Glass Technology And Increasing Demand For Convenience & Comfort ·       The Growth Of Worldwide Automotive Industry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Panoramic Sunroof Market size is expected to be valued at USD 2,194.1 Million in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

Europe had the largest share of the global market.

The key players in the market are CIE Automotive SA, Webasto SE, Aisin Seiki Group, Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd., Automotive Sunroof-Customcraft (Asc), BOS GROUP, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd, Donghee Industrial Co. Ltd, Johnan Manufacturing Inc, and Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.

The Multi-Panel Sunroof category dominated the market in 2022.

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