Status : Published Published On : Mar, 2024 Report Code : VRAT4086 Industry : Automotive & Transportation Available Format : Page : 191

Global Automotive Seats Market – Analysis and Forecast (2025-2030)

Industry Insights by Seat Type (Bucket, Bench/Split Bench), by Technology (Standard, Powered, Heated, Heated & Memory, Heated & Ventilated, Heated, Ventilated, and Memory), by Trim Material (Fabric, Synthetic Leather, Genuine Leather), by Component (Armrest, Pneumatic system, Seat belt, Seat frame & structure, Seat headrest, Seat height adjuster, Seat recliner, Seat track), by Vehicle (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Truck, Bus), by Off-Highway Vehicle (Construction/Mining Trucks, Agriculture Tractors)

Industry Overview

The Global Size of the Automotive Seat Market is expected to rise from USD 52 billion in 2023 to USD 62 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 3.3%.

There is a growing demand for high-value or luxury cars among consumers today, which, in turn, raises the demand for high-end sets. Higher disposable income and improved lifestyles of middle-class people in particular drive the demand for luxury cars.

The automotive seats industry is therefore rising in parallel, especially in the developed countries.

Modern automotive seats are better designed and often come with useful features such as comfortable seating, lightweight frames, and climate control. These advanced seats have a significant positive impact on the global automotive seat market.

Automotive Seats Market

The development of the market for automobile seats is motivated by an increase in luxury car purchases in developed countries, an increase in the demand for climate-controlled seat technologies, and an increase in the need for lightweight seat frames. In addition, factors such as the rise in sales of passenger vehicles due to the improved lifestyle of middle-class families coupled with an increase in disposable income and an increase in demand for features allowed advanced seats to boost the growth of the market for automotive seat market.

Market Segmentation

By Seat Type

•  Bucket
•  Bench/Split Bench

According to the seat types, the global automotive seat market is divided into bucket seats, and bench or split bench seats. Out of these two segments, the bucket seats hold a larger market share and are expected to grow significantly during the forecast period in terms of volume due to the growing demand for vehicles.

These seats are more spacious than the bench seats and also have a better appearance. The driver's seat of this type offers a much stronger grip than the bench seats despite being thinner. All these features push this segment higher up.

By Technology

• Standard
•  Powered
•  Heated
• Heated & Memory
• Heated & Ventilated
• Heated, Ventilated, and Memory

On the basis of technology, the global automotive seat market is divided into standard, powered, heated, heated & memory, heated & ventilated, heated, ventilated, and memory segments. However, it is the regular seat segment that is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period for the global automotive seat industry. The most significant factor that will drive the growth is the affordability of these seats.

By Trim Material

• Fabric
• Synthetic Leather
• Genuine Leather

Based on the trim material, the global automotive seat market is divided into fabric, genuine leather, and synthetic leather. Out of these three segments, it is the synthetic leather segment that is expected to grow quickly at a high CAGR over the forecast period. This is mainly due to the growing concern of people about cruelty to animals to procure leather, especially in the vegan population.

By Component

• Armrest
• Pneumatic system
• Seat belt
• Seat frame & structure
• Seat headrest
• Seat height adjuster
• Seat recliner
• Seat track

According to the different components, the global automotive seat market is divided into armrests, pneumatic systems, seat belts, seat frames & structures, seat headrests, seat height adjusters, seat recliners, and seat tracks. And more. Out of all these segments, the seat frames and structures segment of the global automotive seat market is expected to be the largest and grow significantly during the forecast period. Ideally, the demand for them will grow due to high automotive output and several government policies. Also, the frames play a significant role in making the seats as it is the support for the entire mechanism, the structure, and other elements.

By Vehicle

•  Passenger Car
• Light Commercial Vehicle
• Truck
• Bus

Based on vehicle type, the global automotive seat market is divided into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks, and buses. Out of all these segments, the market share of passenger cars will be substantial during the projected period. This is mainly due to the rise in demand for different types of passenger vehicles, such as mid-range sedans, sedans, and luxury sedans, apart from others. In addition, the growing disposable income among people will also push the growth of this specific segment further during the forecast period which is mainly due to the lucrative prospects for cloth fabrics for passenger vehicles.

The global automotive seat market is also divided into two other specific vehicle types mainly, agricultural tractors, and construction or mining trucks.

Global Automotive Seats Market Report Coverage

Report Metric


Historical Period

2018 - 2023

Base Year Considered


Forecast Period

2025 - 2030

Market Size in 2023

U.S.D.  52 Billion

Revenue Forecast in 2030

U.S.D.  62 Billion

Growth Rate


Segments Covered in the Report

By Seat Type, By Technology, By Trim Material, By Component, By Vehicle, and By Off-Highway Vehicle

Report Scope

Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints; Revenue Estimation and Forecast; Segmentation Analysis; Impact of COVID-19; Companies’ Strategic Developments; Market Share Analysis of Key Players; Company Profiling

Regions Covered in the Report

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of the World

Industry Dynamics

Industry Trends 

The growing production across the globe and aggressive pricing of automobiles are the two significant trends noticed in the global automotive seat market, especially in the passenger cars segment. Also, higher disposable income and much-improved road networks in developed countries fuel the rise in demand for passenger cars. Over the projected period, it is also expected that the electric vehicle segment will grow significantly. There is also a significant growth in the demand for MPVs and SUVs all over the world.

All these significantly push the demand for related items of a vehicle such as the seats, upholstery, and others.

Growth Drivers

Production of automobiles has surged over the past couple of years which results in a directly proportional increase in the demand for automotive seats.

The notable improvement in automotive seat design and technology will also drive market growth. This is done to meet the changing consumer preferences for comfortable and ergonomic seats with better features, materials, and customized smart seats for varied cabin configurations.

The rise in demand for premium vehicles also drives market growth due to the growing need for aesthetically pleasing and comfortable seats in these cars.

In addition, there is also a rise in the investment by manufacturers in research and development for incorporating newer and better features in the seats. This not only differentiates their seats but also drives the market growth.

The high standard requirement and stringent government regulations also propel the growth of the market to ensure robust and safe seat structures, airbag compatibility, and efficient restraint systems. These compliance requirements encourage automotive manufacturers to collaborate with seat manufacturers to develop more reliable and safer seating solutions. This induces market growth.

Increasing awareness among consumers about vehicle safety also forces manufacturers to produce more advanced and safer seating systems, thereby stimulating market growth. Also, rapid growth in the electric vehicle (EV) industry that needs seats with unique designs and construction and rising awareness and demand for ergonomic designs according to the seating posture and human anatomy that reduce fatigue and offer spinal support fuels the growth of the global automotive seat market.


The gradual change in the manufacturing process by the OEMs to meet the growing need for customized cars in the market may hinder the growth of the global automotive seat market. Also, there do not seem to be adequate cost-effective methods available to meet this demand. It is a significant challenge for manufacturers to design lightweight, comfortable, and technologically advanced seats that will result in fuel and cost efficiency.

However, manufacturers are trying to come up with better solutions to overcome these challenges and are offering and promoting driven, heated, and ventilated applications in mid-end SUVs, and even massage seats in high-end cars.


People are now looking for autonomous cars. Therefore, manufacturers now emphasize advanced driver assistance technologies apart from mobility-on-demand technologies. There is also a growth in the demand for ride-sharing and vehicle-sharing among consumers. All these create more opportunities for growth in the global automotive seat market.

Geographic Overview

The global automotive seat market is divided into Europe, Asia-Pacific, America, Middle East & Africa. Out of these, the Asia-Pacific region is the largest contributor with China contributing to the bulk of it. This trend is expected to continue during the projected period and grow at the highest rate. This is mainly due to the huge market and the significant rise in the demand for passenger vehicles among people with higher disposable income in developing Asia-Pacific countries like China, India, and Japan.

The European market is also expected to grow during the projected period due to the existence of major players and a higher emphasis on safety standards, quality, comfort, and technological features and innovations.

In North America, the automotive seat market will also grow significantly in the forecast period due to the rising need among consumers for spacious and comfortable seating, and better features. The growing emphasis on safety and technological advancements by the manufacturers also propels market growth.

Key Market Players

Some of the key players are Adient, Lear Corporation, Faurecia, Toyota Boshoku, Magna International,

Recent Development by Key Players

Lear Corporation has opened a connection systems plant in Morocco that will manufacture injection moulded parts and engineered plastics for automakers, suppliers and Lear's E-Systems and Seating business units.

The Automotive Seats Market report offers a comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with an estimation for the forecast period 2025–2030.

Segments Covered in the Report

  • Seat Type
    • Bucket
    • Bench/Split Bench
  • Technology
    • Standard
    • Powered
    • Heated
    • Heated & Memory
    • Heated & Ventilated
    • Heated, Ventilated, and Memory
  • Trim Material
    • Fabric
    • Synthetic Leather
    • Genuine Leather
  • Component
    • Armrest
    • Pneumatic system
    • Seat belt
    • Seat frame & structure
    • Seat headrest
    • Seat height adjuster
    • Seat recliner
    • Seat track
  • Vehicle
    • Passenger Car
    • Light Commercial Vehicle
    • Truck
    • Bus
  • Off-Highway Vehicle
    • Construction /Mining Trucks
    • Agriculture Tractors

Geographical Segmentation

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Brazil
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • U.A.E.
    • Other Countries


Automotive Seats Market Size

Source:VynZ Research

Automotive Seats Market Analysis

Source:VynZ Research

Frequently Asked Questions

The Asia Pacific market for automotive seats is driven by the rising demand for automobiles in countries such as China, India and Japan in the Asia Pacific region.
The major companies in automotive seats market includes Adient, Lear Corporation, Faurecia, Toyota Boshoku, and Magna International.
The global automotive seats market size is USD 52 billion in 2023.
The segments of the automotive seats market include Seat Type, Technology, Trim Material, Component, Vehicle, Off-Highway Vehicle, and Region.
Global Automotive Seats Market is projected to grow at approximately 3.3% CAGR during the forecast period 2025-2030.

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  •  Build Market Size Model
  •  Research and Analysis
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