The growing demand for in-car content and comfort brings with it new design complexities and forces designers to innovate. Every aspect of interior trims is under scrutiny to enable some new form of technology integration. Ranging from gesture controls to interactive floor consoles, automotive interior trims play a critical role in enabling automakers to create a unique interior design language. Even as these endless possibilities come to light, another major disruption is already underway owing to the advent of autonomous driving technology. Freed from the shackles of conventional design constraints, automotive designers are having a field day redesigning the interiors for the car of tomorrow.
These are uncertain times. The automotive industry had just begun recovering from the significant setback of COVID-19 and is already facing the brunt of a semiconductor shortage. As some OEMs halt production again, their research and development (R&D) efforts on advanced technologies may be further affected. Will the development of autonomous driving technologies be affected? Will the market continue to see conventional design languages in the short term as automakers look to recover losses due to prolonged plant closures? These questions hold the answers for the development of automotive interior trims.
This report will explain the upcoming trends in interior components, such as instrument panels, door panels, floor consoles, and headliners. It will also highlight the key growth drivers and the challenges and the outlook for these interior components.