Windows in a vehicle that are not the windshield or backlight are called sidelite. Some people refer to these windows as the roll-downs (or roll-ups), as these are the windows that can be opened and closed by a mechanism that allows them to slide up and down. The windows that do not open and that are installed immediately in front or behind the operational windows are called the quarter glass. Sidelights (sometimes called parking lights) are usually contained in the same headlight unit as normal headlights and full beams both front corners of car. Owing to increase in trade barriers, the demand for automobiles is likely to increase, which is expected to boost the growth of the automotive sidelite market during the forecast period.

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COVID-19 scenario analysis

  • Owing to the lockdown implemented across various countries, national and international transport have been hampered, which has significantly impacted the supply chain of automotive sidelite across the globe, thereby increasing the supply–demand gap.
  • Thus, insufficiency in raw material supply is expected to hamper the production rate of automotive sidelite, which negatively impacts the market growth.
  • However, this situation is expected to improve as government has started relaxing norms around the world for resuming business activities.

Some of the factors that boost the growth of the global automotive sidelite market are increase in use of sidelight as parking light and rise in applications of automotive sideline. However, low familiarity of engineers in advanced plastic glazing and high cost of polycarbonate are anticipated to hamper the growth of the market. Conversely, increase in adoption of polycarbonate glazing applications such as windshields and polycarbonate usage to remove blind spot area-A-pillar are expected to offer lucrative opportunities for the market in the forecasting period.

Market scope and structure analysis

Report MetricDetails
  Market size available for years  2020–2027
  Base year considered  2019
  Forecast period  2021–2027
  Forecast unit  Value (USD)
  Segments covered  Type and Application
  Regions coveredNorth America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Russia, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East and Africa)
  Companies coveredSaint-Gobain, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd, Guardian Industries, and Atul Automotive Safety Glass Industries

Sidelight finds its application in windshield, backlite, rear quarter glass, and side & rear-view mirrors. It serves various purposes of parking light & dipped beam headlights in different situations, which is boosting the growth of the market. In addition, sidelite is the largest and fastest-growing smart glass application in the automotive smart lighting market. It provides more control to the user to manage the lighting of the vehicle as per the requirements. Therefore, surge in demand for luxurious vehicles across the globe is expected to boost the growth of the automotive sidelite market during the forecast period.

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Questions answered in the automotive sidelite market research report:

  • Which are the leading players active in the automotive sidelite market?
  • What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities of the market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

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