Report: Automatic HVAC and cabin comfort systems to post rapid growth

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive HVAC Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, LCVs & HCVs), Technology (Manual & Automatic), Components & Cabin Comfort Market by Type (Power Seats, Power Windows, Heated Seats & Sunroofs) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018" report.

This report classifies and defines the automotive HVAC and cabin comfort systems market volume and revenue in the automotive industry. It also provides qualitative data about the components used in these systems. The report also provides a comprehensive review of market drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges and key issues. The key players in the market for both the technologies have also been identified and profiled.

The global market revenue from automotive HVAC and cabin comfort systems is expected to grow from $76.1 billion in 2013 to $124.1 billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 10.27 percent over the five years. The fastest growing market is for heated seats, while the largest market is for HVAC systems.

The automatic systems are estimated to be the leading technology in HVAC systems market accounting to more than 58 percent of the market volume. These systems have gained the upper hand in the market with the lowering of fuel consumption, increased level of comfort and ease of operation. The user only has to set a desired temperature for the cabin and the system does the rest on its own. These systems are receiving increased acceptance among the automotive OEMs as product differentiators as well as for enhancing the vehicle's luxury quotient.

Among the cabin comfort features considered in the report, the sunroofs and heated seats are the largest revenue generating technologies in the passenger car segment. These systems mainly feature in the luxury car segment and is expected to increase along with the growing luxury car market. The market revenue for these two systems is expected to reach $35.69 billion and $32.87 billion in 2018.

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