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The Automotive Interiors Report

The Automotive Interiors Report

Publication Date: 26/02/2016
Number of Pages: 665

The world of automotive interiors is changing and the next few years will see this process accelerate; future vehicle interiors will very likely end up looking very different from those of today, and in some cases they will be almost unrecognisable from what we have come to expect from a conventional vehicle interior. It is not long ago that when analysts and commentators wrote about automotive interiors, the focus would be on seats and their adoption of electronic technology for automatic movement and comfort features; and on cockpits, especially whether they were assembled off-line, along with the complex logistics chain that went behind this. Some honourable mention would also be made of headliners, particularly when they began to incorporate acoustic insulation material for added value and customer benefit, as did carpets and other interior coverings. Companies like JCI, Lear, Visteon, Faurecia and Magna were – quite rightly at the time – seen as the dominant players in this market who would eventually take over the delivery of entire interior packages for the car companies.

This report looks at recent developments in automotive interiors at the major car companies, the technologies which they are already deploying, what they might deploy in the near- and medium-term and what this means for suppliers. In addition, from the supply side the report discusses how selected leading players’ strategies for vehicle interiors are changing.

The report ends with an appendix of 35 major Interiors suppliers providing an overview of the company and mapping data of global locations.

Executive Summary 

Introduction  

Mega-themes and market structure   
Continued M&A activity   
More market concentration in interiors?   
The emergence of the Chinese   
Automotive interiors – sub-segment commentary    

Seats   

Increased vertical integration in seat production    
International moves in seat production   
Seat supplier strategies: Lear, JCI and Faurecia all follow different routes   
Lear – increased vertical integration and an expanding global footprint   
JCI: a world leader, but now leaving automotive interiors   
Faurecia: committed to seating and automotive interiors    

Cockpits, dashboards, instrumentation and centre stacks   

Instrumentation: three companies with over 50% of the global market   
Centre stacks: prominent role for Asian suppliers  

Vehicle manufacturer analysis   

European premium vehicle manufacturers   
Audi   
BMW   
Daimler Mercedes   
Bentley    
Japanese vehicle manufacturers – luxury and mass-market segments needs converging?   
Lexus   
Toyota    
Suzuki   
Nissan    
Mid-market European brands adopting new interior approaches    
PSA – a new interior look for the major brands    
Citroën – from Cactus to Aircross   
Peugeot – music and sound inspire the Fractal   
Volkswagen   
Volvo   
Two alternative perspectives – from motor sport and motor cycles   
McLaren   
Yamaha – a new entrant with a new approach   

Supplier Profiles   
 

This report contains 35 profiles of the major automotive interior suppliers

Aisin Seiki   
Alpine Electronics   
Alps Electric   
Autoneum 
Bosch  
Brose  
Calsonic Kansei   
Car Trim   
Clarion   
Continental   
Denso   
Dräxlmaier   
Dura Automotive  
Edscha  
Faurecia  
Flex   
Ganxiang Mirror   
Gentex  
Grammer  
Grupo Antolin  
Harman  
IAC   
Infineon  
Johnson Controls   
Kongsberg Automotive   
Lear   
NHK Spring   
Novem   
Panasonic   
Pioneer  
Plastal
TomTom  
Toyoda Gosei   
TS Tech   
Visteon

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