Automotive Automatic Liftgate Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Automotive Automatic Liftgate Market is segmented by Vehicle Type (Hatchback, Sports Utility Vehicle, Sedan, and Other), by Material Type (Metal and Composite), by Sales Channel type (OEM and Aftermarket), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

Automotive Automatic Liftgate market overview
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >4 %
Automotive Automatic Liftgate market major players

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Market Overview

The market is poised to register a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • Increasing passenger comfort has become one of the most important considerations in the passenger car exteriors market. Components should take as little human effort as possible and provide the maximum level of comfort. As a result, consistent development is taking place in this regard.
  • Component suppliers are working intensively on various new technology for vehicle exteriors with a variety of new functionalities and which can be adapted to the continuously changing requirements of passengers and drivers.
  • These liftgates solutions improve vehicle efficiency by reducing the weight of the vehicle and improving fuel consumption. Such properties are further enhanced by metalized paint that creates a chrome-like appearance without the additional weight in case of using the metal itself. This new paint technique is around 5 to 20% less expensive than chrome electroplating and reduces overall weight by 10 to 20%.
  • Aerodynamics is also a key aspect in the tailgate, nowadays the tailgates aerodynamics are improved with the help of an active rear spoiler and side spoiler that transfer the air better over the car roof. The new tailgates can improve the drag coefficient by 3-4%, and also reduce CO2 emissions by 1 g per km.

Scope of the Report

The automotive automatic liftgate market covers the latest trends and technological development as well as provides analysis on the market demand on material type, technology, vehicle type, geography, and market share of major automotive automatic liftgate manufacturing companies across the globe.

By Vehicle Type
Sports Utility vehicle
By Material Type
By Sales Channel Type
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
United Arab Emirates
Other Countries

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Key Market Trends

SUV will fuel the growth of automotive automatic liftgate market.

The factor which is likely to fuel the demand of the automotive automatic liftgate industry is the increasing share of SUV in passenger cars as, in the first half of 2019, 14.76 million SUVs were sold out of 39.06 million passenger cars across the world. Leading automotive OEMs and exterior component manufacturers are spending of huge amount on research and development of exterior for future vehicles.

The SUV segment is expected to record high CAGR, on account of the rising sales of this segment over other passenger cars segment, passenger-vehicle sales declined at roughly the same rate as SUV sales have risen. Some of the reasons for the rise of SUVs are flexibility, payload-carrying ability, drivability, commanding view from the driver’s seat, and ease of cabin access. Most of the latest SUVs come under the crossover category which are larger, more bulbous cars rather than the pickup truck-based sports utilities in the US.

With the recent launches of SUVs, the automatic liftgates are becoming the standard option. For instance, 2019 Jeep Cherokee, comes with a new and redesigned lightweight composite liftgate that is adopted, which is operated by making a kicking motion under the bumper to open for customer convenience.

Additionally, 2019 Cadillac Escalade a luxury SUV comes with automatic tailgate as a standard for all Escalade trims. The occupant can open and close it by simply making a kicking motion under the rear bumper.

Automotive Automatic Liftgate market trends

Asia Pacific is Anticipated to Lead the Automotive Automatic Liftgate Market

The Asia Pacific is among the leading automobile producer in the world. China, India, and Japan are the major economies in the regional market that are anticipated to influence the global market too. Regional automotive sales reflected a steady growth trajectory in 2019 despite weak market sentiment in overall car sales due to new energy vehicles.

Luxury vehicles are also driving the market as the automatic liftgates are mostly being employed in luxury vehicles and in 2019 the sales of luxury vehicles reached 179.3 thousand units compared to 176.5 thousand units in 2018.

Some of the SUVs which come equipped with the automotive liftgates are 2020 Honda Pilot, 2021, 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, 2020 BMW X7.

The region is the main market for many global as well as local car manufacturers and tier players, the automotive exterior component manufacturers are doing a partnership with OEMs to develop next-generation liftgate for their future vehicles. For instance, the 2019 Acura RDX comes with a programmable power tailgate as a standard. This power tailgate can be operated by the remote key fob, button on the driver's door panel, a button above the rear license plate, from a button located inside the tailgate, and by simply kicking a foot underneath the rear bumper.

Magna International Inc. is the supplier of the Acura RDX liftgate, this exterior component manufacturer also supplied its liftgate for BMW i3, Nissan Rogue and 2019 Jeep Cherokee.

Automotive Automatic Liftgate market growth

Competitive Landscape

The Automotive Automatic Liftgate market is consolidated and majorly dominated by few players, such as Magna International Inc., Faurecia. The market is highly driven by factors like advanced technology, more use of sensors, growing investment in R&D projects, and growing market of electric vehicles. To provide a more convenient experience for the car owner, major automotive automatic liftgate manufacturers are developing new technology for lighter and more convenient liftgates.

  • For instance, in 2018, Plastic Omnium developed a lighter and more reactive tailgate that can operate in three ways, facial recognition system, touch and open systems that work through conductive paint, and the obstacle avoidance system.
  • In April 2020, Magna won the 2020 Automotive News PACE Award for its composite space frame liftgate reinforcement solution, which is employed in Toyota Supra. This kind of automotive liftgate provides 10 percent weight savings as compared to a steel liftgate.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hatchback

      2. 5.1.2 Sports Utility vehicle

      3. 5.1.3 Sedan

      4. 5.1.4 Other

    2. 5.2 By Material Type

      1. 5.2.1 Metal

      2. 5.2.2 Composite

    3. 5.3 By Sales Channel Type

      1. 5.3.1 OEM

      2. 5.3.2 Aftermarket

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. United Arab Emirates

        4. Other Countries


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Faurecia SE

      2. 6.2.2 Magna International Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 Plastic Omnium Group

      4. 6.2.4 Huf Group

      5. 6.2.5 Strattec Security Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Woodbine Manufacturing

      7. 6.2.7 Autoease Technology

      8. 6.2.8 Brose Fahrzeugteile

      9. 6.2.9 Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Automotive Automatic Liftgate Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Automotive Automatic Liftgate Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

Magna International Inc., Faurecia SE, Plastic Omnium Group, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Huf Group are the major companies operating in Automotive Automatic Liftgate Market.

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