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Global light vehicle seating market - forecasts to 2032

Global light vehicle seating market - forecasts to 2032

Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from motor industry information and intelligence platform QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the global light vehicle seating sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.

Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes:

  • Automotive OE front seating and heated front seats fitment and market size data for the top 14* car seat markets 
  • A review of the latest technological developments and market trends (covering front seats, rear seats, safer seats, active head restraints, head rests, heated seats, child booster seats, commercial vehicle seats, seating flexibility, material trends, lightweight seats, slim seats, renewable materials, leather trends)
  • Regional supplier market share data tables and commentary
  • Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers including Faurecia, Magna Seating, Lear Corporation (news and interviews only available in QUBE) 
  • A sector PESTER analysis
  • Updated profiles of the major automotive seating suppliers including their strategies and prospects

*The top 14 light vehicle seating markets accounting for over 98% of global light vehicle production include:
North America (US, Canada and Mexico) ; Mercosur (Brazil and Argentina); Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Finland and Morocco) ; Central Europe (Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia); Russia; Japan; China; India; Korea; Thailand; Other Asia; Iran; South Africa; Australia.

With this light vehicle seating markets forecasting report you can:

  • Gain a quick overview of the automotive seating sector globally         
  • Understand the size and scope of the top 14 markets
  • Hear direct from leading companies on their strategies and plans
  • Review the latest and most significant technological developments     
  • Know the key trends within the sector and what's driving them
  • Spot opportunities and threats in this sector
  • Establish key companies' latest activities and prospects
  • Prepare supply and demand forecasts
  • Produce internal sales plans and forecasts
  • Carry out competitive intelligence


  • Introduction
  • Pester analysis
  • Companies
    • China Automotive Systems Inc.
    • JTEKT Corporation
    • Mando Corporation
    • Nexteer Automotive
      • Customers
      • Merger and acquisition activity
    • NSK Ltd
      • Infrastructure
      • Merger and acquisition activity
    • Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH
    • Showa Corporation
    • ThyssenKrupp AG
    • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
      • TRW Automotive
        • Customers and contracts
        • Infrastructure
    • Others
      • Federal Mogul Corporation
      • Hitachi Automotive Systems
      • Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
      • Knorr-Bremse SteeringSystems
      • KYB
      • Mando Corp
      • Martinrea International Inc.
      • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
      • Remy International
      • Sona Koyo Steering Systems
      • Trelleborg
  • Forecasts
    • Electric powered hydraulic steering
    • Electric powered steering systems
      • Column drive electric power steering
      • Pinion drive electric power steering
      • Rack drive electric power steering
    • Hydraulic powered steering
    • Manual steering - rack and pinion
    • Manual steering - recirculating ball
    • Regional fitment rates
  • Markets
    • China
    • Electric steering systems
    • Emerging markets
    • Hydraulic steering systems
    • Japan
  • Technologies
    • Active front steering
    • EPS
      • China Automotive Systems' solutions
      • JTEKT's solutions
      • Nexteer's solutions
      • NSK's solutions
      • Robert Bosch Automotive Steering's solutions
      • Showa Corp's solutions
      • ZF's solutions
    • Other
      • NSK's solutions
      • NTN's MCU for next-generation steering systems
      • TRW's motor pump unit
    • Rear wheel steering
    • Steering column
      • Nexteer's column-mounted steering systems
      • Steering column module from TRW
    • Tomorrow’s steering systems
      • Steer-by-wire
  • Archive
    • Brazil
    • Delphi Automotive LLP
    • ThyssenKrupp Presta's modular steering column concept

List of tables

  • European manufacturer market shares of electrically powered steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • European manufacturer market shares of hydraulic vehicle steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Global manufacturer market shares of electrically powered steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Global manufacturer market shares of hydraulic steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of column drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of electric power hydraulic steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of manual rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of pinion drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of power rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of rack drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of recirculating ball steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Australia, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Central Europe, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in China, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in India, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Iran, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Japan, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Korea, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Mercosur, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in North America, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Other Asia Pacific, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Russia, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in South Africa, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Thailand, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Western Europe, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles worldwide, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market volumes of column drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of electric power hydraulic steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of manual rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of pinion drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of power rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of rack drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of recirculating ball steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • North American manufacturer market shares of electrically powered steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • North American manufacturer market shares of hydraulic vehicle steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Showa Corporation’s steering businesses worldwide, 2016
  • Steering suppliers technology matrix
  • European manufacturer market shares of electrically powered steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • European manufacturer market shares of hydraulic vehicle steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Global manufacturer market shares of electrically powered steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Global manufacturer market shares of hydraulic steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of column drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of electric power hydraulic steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of manual rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of pinion drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of power rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of rack drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of recirculating ball steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, (%)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Australia, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Central Europe, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in China, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in India, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Iran, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Japan, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Korea, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Mercosur, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in North America, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Other Asia Pacific, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Russia, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in South Africa, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Thailand, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles in Western Europe, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of steering system types fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles worldwide, 2012-2032, (% share)
  • Market volumes of column drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of electric power hydraulic steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of manual rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of pinion drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of power rack and pinion steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of rack drive electric power steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of recirculating ball steering systems fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2012-2032, ('000s units)
  • North American manufacturer market shares of electrically powered steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • North American manufacturer market shares of hydraulic vehicle steering systems for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of volume
  • Showa Corporation’s steering businesses worldwide, 2016
  • Steering suppliers technology matrix

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