Automotive Upholstery Market Size, Forecast, Report, 2024-2032
Automotive Upholstery Market Size, Forecast, Report, 2024-2032

Automotive Upholstery Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product Type (Car Seats, Car Door Panel, Car Roof and Others); By Materials; By Fabric Type; By Vehicle Type; By Sales Channel; And Region; Segment Forecast, 2024- 2032

  • Published Date:Apr-2024
  • Pages: 116
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM4864
  • Base Year: 2023
  • Historical Data: 2019-2022

Report Outlook

The global Automotive Upholstery market was valued at USD 6.21 billion in 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

The term "automotive upholstery" describes the materials, textiles, and covers used to furnish the interiors of automobiles, trucks, and motorbikes with comfort, style, and security. It includes choosing, designing, and installing materials for a car's interior surfaces, such as carpets, door panels, headliners, seats, and other interior components. The Upholstery for seats is one of the most important aspects. It involves the selection of materials for the seat covers, padding, and sometimes, additional features like heating or ventilation elements.

 The most common materials used are leather, fabric, vinyl, and various synthetic materials. This choice of material used describes factors such as aesthetics, comfort, durability, and budget. Apart from seat covers, it is also used in headliners, door panels, carpets, dashboards, and trims.

Automotive Upholstery Market Size

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Professional automotive upholsterers specialize in repairing or customizing vehicle interiors. They may reupholster seats, repair or replace damaged Upholstery, and even create custom designs based on the preferences of the vehicle owner.

With rising awareness regarding automotive Upholstery and a significantly increasing in the automotive industry, the market is estimated to grow tremendously over the given period. Over time, the emphasis has shifted from elaborate seat coverings to cozy, low-maintenance seat layering. By protecting automotive parts from harm, providing resistance to water and oil, strengthening the part, and improving the interior appearance of the automobile. The rising awareness about the benefits of automobile upholstery is the main reason anticipated to boost the growth of this industry.

Furthermore, the ease of customizing and availability of a wide range of alternatives are further factors driving growing demand for car upholstery. This media coverage has grown due to increasing awareness regarding the upholstery benefits. Avoiding smears and stains that help to keep cars clean and hygienic is becoming more and more in demand. These are the benefits of auto upholstery, which contribute to the market expansion for car upholstery fabric.

A growing trend towards customization in the automotive industry, where consumers seek unique and personalized vehicle interiors, boosts the demand for a variety of upholstery options. Manufacturers are responding by offering diverse materials and design choices. The automotive industry is witnessing a shift towards sustainable and eco-friendly practices. As a result, there is a rising demand for environmentally friendly upholstery materials, such as recycled fabrics and bio-based materials. The expanding market for luxury and premium vehicles, where interior quality is a key selling point, positively influences the automotive upholstery market. High-end vehicles often feature sophisticated and luxurious upholstery materials.

Automotive Upholstery

Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Rising Automotive Production

The overall growth in the automotive industry, marked by increased production of vehicles globally, directly fuels the demand for automotive Upholstery. As more vehicles are manufactured, there is a proportional demand for upholstery materials. Further, the growing awareness of the advantages of car upholstery is one of the main factors anticipated to propel this industry's expansion. The enhanced durability offered to the vehicle is the reason for the rise in demand for the product in the automotive sector. Comfortable and low-maintenance seat layering has become more important over time, replacing ornate seat coverings. The product's increasing demand is ascribed to its capacity to enhance cost-effectiveness. It also enhances the interior of the cars. 

However, the market for dashboard door trim and roof liners is expanding more quickly as a result of rising car use. For comfortable and fashionable living, heavy-duty and commercial cars use of these dashboard door trim and roof liners has also increased. The preference for personal cars over public transport has increased over the period. Rising costs and people's aspirations to own and customize their cars have led to an expansion in the automobile sector and, it seems, the upholstery market growth.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on product type, materials, fabric type, vehicle type, sales channel, and region.

By Product type

By Materials

By Fabric Type

By Vehicle Type

By Sales Channel

By Region

  • Car seats
  • Car door panel
  • Car roof
  • Car sun visor
  • Car steering wheel
  • Others
  • Automotive Textiles
  • Leather
  • Plastics
  • Smart Fabrics
  • Synthetic Leather
  • Thermoplastic Polymers
  • Woven
  • Non-woven
  • Passenger vehicle
  • Commercial vehicle
  • OEM
  • Aftermarket
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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By Product Type Analysis

The Car seats segment held the largest revenue share in 2023

The car seat segment held the largest revenue share in 2023; due to increasing demands for passenger vehicles, the application for automotive Upholstery is increasing significantly, and so it held the largest market share.

However, the seats applied in new vehicles are not as comfortable to sit on for a long time; they sweat and feel uncomfortable after some time. The material used like cheap quality leather molds according to the outer temperature, like in winter the seats are too cold and in summer they become too hot, these gives back pain. Hence, rising awareness regarding Upholstery increases the use and demand for these, which sows the major share growth.

However, these materials are used on an automobile's interior, recovering, upholstering, and renovating seats and other parts of the car. Preserving a vehicle's interior from abrasion, wear and tear, and damage from frequent use is the main necessity for the product. Moreover, it serves as a decorative element and provides an attractive appearance.

By Application Analysis

The passenger segment accounted for the highest market share during the forecast period.

The passenger segment accounted for the highest market share during the forecast period. The industry is expanding as a result of the growing demand for vehicles with personalized interiors. Since lighter cars use less fuel, the industry is expanding due to the growing popularity of lightweight automobile upholstery materials. The fact that luxury vehicles and mid-range consumers choose leather upholstery for their cars is also expected to boost market expansion. Car sales are rising, particularly those of passenger vehicles, which will propel the market for automotive Upholstery to expand and result in market growth over the forecast period.

This is driving the market expansion in addition to the fast urbanization and rising levels of disposable money that people have. Luxury cars with improved safety features, plush interiors, and premium Upholstery are becoming more and more popular.

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Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the largest market share in 2023

In 2023, the Asia Pacific dominated the largest market share, driven mostly by the region's growing automobile production facilities and the rising demand for automobiles in nations like China, India, and Japan. The demand for automotive Upholstery will be increased by the growing government efforts and increased worldwide investment for the provision of automotive vehicle manufacturing facilities in this region. Due to labor costs being lower in these locations, a number of gearbox manufacturers are moving their manufacturing plants to Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Significant market expansion is anticipated in nations like China, India, and the United Arab Emirates due to these nations' fast-growing economies and growing industrialization.

The adoption of Upholstery in the North American region is expected to witness the fastest growth due to the presence of the automotive industry and increasing industrialization over the period. Followed by Europe region, holds the second fastest market of automotive Upholstery. Economic growth in North America, particularly in the United States and Canada, can drive increased consumer spending on automobiles. As disposable incomes rise, individuals may be more inclined to invest in vehicles with enhanced features, including quality upholstery. Evolving consumer preferences and growing demand for comfort and aesthetic appeal in vehicles contribute to the adoption of high-quality Upholstery. As consumers seek more luxurious and comfortable interiors, the automotive industry responds by incorporating advanced and aesthetically pleasing upholstery materials.

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Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

The automotive upholstery market is characterized by a competitive landscape driven by innovation, quality, and a focus on meeting evolving consumer preferences. Key market players play a pivotal role in shaping the industry dynamics. The competitive landscape is characterized by continuous efforts among key players to introduce cutting-edge materials, designs, and technologies in automotive upholstery. Customization options and personalization features are becoming crucial for gaining a competitive edge, reflecting consumer preferences for unique and tailored automotive interiors. Strategic collaborations, acquisitions, and partnerships are common strategies among key players to expand their product portfolios and geographical presence.

Some of the major players operating in the global market include:

  • Acme Mills Company
  • Adient PLC
  • CMI Enterprises
  • Faurecia S.A.
  • Grammer AG
  • Grupo Antolin Irausa, S.A.
  • Haartz Corporation
  • Katzkin
  • Lear Corporation
  • Martur Automotive Seating Systems
  • Naugahyde
  • Sage Automotive Interiors
  • Seiren Co., Ltd
  • The Woodbridge Group
  • Toyota Boshoku Corporation

Recent Developments

  • In October 2022, Lear Corp. unveiled its 100% recyclable sueded material designed for use in seating and door panel applications. The company partnered with a leading global car manufacturer for the launch, and the innovative material, named ReNewKnit, stands as the first-to-market automotive textile capable of complete recycling at the conclusion of its life cycle. The official release is scheduled for 2024.

Automotive Upholstery Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 6.54 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 9.99 billion


5.4% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024– 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Product type, By Materials, By Fabric Type, By Vehicle Type, By Sales Channel, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


Report customization as per your requirements with respect to countries, region and segmentation.


Automotive Upholstery Market Size Worth $9.99 Billion By 2032

Key players in the market are Lear Corporation, Grammer AG, Grupo Antolin Irausa, S.A., Sage Automotive Interiors, Seiren Co., Ltd, Toyota Boshoku Corporation

Asia Pacific contribute notably towards the global Automotive Upholstery Market

The global Automotive Upholstery market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period.

The Automotive Upholstery Market report covering key segments are product type, materials, fabric type, vehicle type, sales channel, and region.