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Global Automotive Soft-close Door Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Soft-close Door Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Soft-Close Door

The automatic soft-close door is a door locking mechanism in automobiles. These systems help enable the door to be closed gently rather than banging it with significant force. In this system, the sensor mounted near the latch detects the door within half an inch and actuates a motor that pulls the door to a complete shut position.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive soft-close door market to grow at a CAGR of 7.81% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive soft-close door market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report has segmented the market based on regions into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and the Americas and into OEM and aftermarket based in the fitment type. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Soft-Close Door Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Brose
  • Continental
  • Johnson Electric
  • Kiekert
  • U-Shin
Other prominent vendors
  • SlamStop
  • Witte
  • Mabuchi Motor
  • Hoerbiger
  • IFB Automotive
  • MITSUBA
  • Inteva Products
  • STMicroelectronics
  • TLX Technologies
Market driver
  • Simpler aftermarket installation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • OEMs facing lawsuits due to device malfunction
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Trickle down of luxury segment features to mass production segment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Soft-Close Door Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive soft-close door market: Brose, Continental, Johnson Electric, Kiekert, and U-Shin.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: SlamStop, Witte, Mabuchi Motor, Hoerbiger, IFB Automotive, MITSUBA, Inteva Products, STMicroelectronics, and TLX Technologies.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is trickle down of luxury segment features to mass production segment. Latest features, including safety and convenience, are first implemented in top-end flagship luxury vehicles. These features then follow a drop-down effect and are provided in mid-segment and entry level premium vehicles, which then makes its way to mass produced vehicles.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is simpler aftermarket installation. Soft-close door system was first launched by BMW in 2002. Over the years, it has been adopted by many OEMs. The OEMs have been providing soft-close doors in premium and super premium vehicles. Therefore, the adoption of soft-close doors was limited to luxury vehicles in the initial years as luxury vehicle owners are more attracted toward the convenience offered by soft-close door system.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is OEMs facing lawsuits due to device malfunction. Soft-close door system is proven to be beneficial to many customers. It has appealed to premium as well as non-premium segment vehicle owners. Apart from being provided by OEMs, it also has a strong aftermarket presence. This led to increased adoption of the system across different vehicle segments.



Companies Mentioned

Brose, Continental, Johnson Electric, Kiekert, U-Shin, SlamStop, Witte, Mabuchi Motor, Hoerbiger, IFB Automotive, MITSUBA, Inteva Products, STMicroelectronics, TLX Technologies.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Report coverage
      • Table Scope of the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Automatic soft-close door
    • Luxury vehicle segment
    • Working mechanism
      • Table Basic components of vehicle door latch
      • Table 3D view of automatic soft-close door
    • Value chain
      • Table Value chain of automotive soft-close door market
    • Product life cycle
      • Table Product life cycle: Automotive soft-close door system 2016
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive soft-close door market
      • Table Geographical segmentation of HNWIs 2015
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive soft-close door market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Most sold SUVs in China 2015
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by fitment type
    • Table Global automotive soft-close door market by fitment type 2016
    • Table Global automotive soft-close door market by fitment type 2021
    • Global automotive soft-close door market in OEM segment
      • Table Global automotive soft-close door market in OEM segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Global automotive soft-close door market in aftermarket segment
      • Table Global automotive soft-close door market in aftermarket segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Table Global automotive soft-close door market by geography 2016
    • Table Global automotive soft-close door market by geography 2021
    • Automotive soft-close door market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive soft-close door market in EMEA 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Top luxury automotive markets in Western Europe 2016
    • Automotive soft-close door market in Americas
      • Table Automotive soft-close door market in Americas 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Automotive soft-close door market in APAC
      • Table Automotive soft-close door market in APAC 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Luxury car market in China 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market drivers
    • Rising focus on passenger safety
      • Table Region-wise road fatalities 2015 (thousands)
    • Growth in population of HNWIs
      • Table Population of HNWIs 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Net worth of high net worth individuals 2015-2020 ($ trillions)
    • Simpler aftermarket installation
    • Increase in demand for luxury vehicles
      • Table Demand for passenger cars 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Demand for luxury vehicles 2015-2020 (millions of units)
  • Market challenges
    • Increase in vehicle leasing transactions
      • Table Total number of leased passenger vehicles 2012-2016 (millions of units)
      • Table Percentage of passenger vehicle transactions for leasing 2012-2016
    • OEMs facing lawsuits due to device malfunction
    • Bundling of premium features leading to increased cost of installation
  • Market trends
    • Trickle down of luxury segment features to mass production segment
    • Obstacle detection capabilities in soft-close doors
      • Table Average number of sensors per vehicle 2002, 2007, 2013, and 2020
      • Table Average cost per unit of a sensor (in $)
    • Motor sharing between power window and soft-close door system
      • Table Specifications of a typical power window motor
      • Table System diagram of power window system
    • Integration of central locking system with soft-close door system
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Benchmarking of players in global automotive soft-close door market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Brose
      • Table Brose: Product portfolio
    • Continental
      • Table Continental: Product portfolio
      • Table Continental: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Continental: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Johnson Electric
      • Table Johnson Electric: Product portfolio
      • Table Johnson Electric: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mobileye: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Kiekert
      • Table Kiekert: Product portfolio
    • U-Shin
      • Table U-Shin: Product portfolio
      • Table U-Shin: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table U-Shin: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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