According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of airbags in the global automotive industry looks good with strict governmental regulations on vehicle safety and increasing vehicle production. Airbags in the global automotive industry is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% from 2016 to 2021. The major drivers of growth for this market are governmental regulations on safety standard, increasing number of traffic fatalities, increasing awareness on vehicle safety, and development of low-cost airbags.
In this market front, side, curtain, and knee are the major application areas of airbag components in a vehicle. Front airbag is the largest segment by airbag type and is expected to remain the same during the forecast period. Lucintel predicts that the demand of airbag in the small car is likely to experience the highest growth in the forecast period supported by safety regulations implied by various governments and increasing production of small car. On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that small car segment is expected to show above average growth during the forecast period.
Within the global automotive airbag market, the small car segment is expected to remain as the largest market by volume consumption. The development of low-cost airbag for small cars is expected to spur growth for this segment over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific is expected to remain the largest market due to increasing light vehicle production; China will remain the leading market in terms of vehicle production.
Asia Pacific and North America are expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period because of increasing penetration of airbag components in vehicles in North America due to strict vehicular safety standards & regulations.
For market expansion, the report suggests innovation and new product development to enhance the passenger’s safety by reducing the impact of road accidents. The report further suggests the development of partnerships between OEMs and automobile manufacturers to create win-win situations and the development of low-cost solutions for the end users without compromising passenger’s safety.

Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include development of flexible venting technology, application of bioplastics materials in airbag module, development of lightweight airbag inflators, and development of low-cost airbag Electronic Control Unit. Autoliv Inc., Takata Corporation, ZF TRW Automotive Holding Corp, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., and Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd. are among the major suppliers of airbag component to the automotive industry.

Lucintel, a leading global strategic consulting and market research firm, has analyzed growth opportunities in the global automotive airbag market by airbag type, vehicle type,

and region and has come up with a comprehensive research report, “Growth Opportunities in the Global Automotive Airbag Market 2016-2021:Trends, Forecast, and Market Analysis.” The Lucintel report serves as a spring board for growth strategy as it provides a comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. The study includes a forecast for the growth opportunities in the global automotive airbag market by airbag type, vehicle type, and region as follows:
By airbag type [Volume (Million Units) and $M shipment analysis for 2010 – 2021]:
• Front Airbag
• Side Airbag
• Curtain Airbag
• Knee Airbag

By vehicle type [Volume (Million Units) shipment analysis for 2010 – 2021]:
• Small Car
• Mid-size Car
• Large Car
• MPV and LCV
• SUV
• Others

By region [Volume (Million Units) and $M shipment analysis for 2010 – 2021]:
• North America
• Europe
• Asia Pacific
• Rest of the World
This 190-page research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or helpdesk@lucintel.com. Lucintel offerings include Mass Transportation, Transportation Market Report, SWOT Matrix, Due Diligence and Mergers & Acquisitions.

This report answers following 11 key questions:
Q. 1 How big the opportunities for automotive airbag by airbag type, vehicle type and region?
Q. 2. Which segments will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q. 3. Which region will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.4 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the market?
Q.5. What are the business risks and threats of this market?
Q.6 What are emerging trends in this market and reasons behind them?
Q.7 What are some changing demands of customers in the market?
Q.8 What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments?
Q.9 Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are taken by key players for business growth?
Q.10 How is the competitive rivalry and threat of substitution in this market?
Q.11. What are the recent M & A activities in the past 2-3 years in this market? What reasons can be attributed to these activities and how have they impacted the industry?