Global Automotive Powertrain Market, By Type (Gasoline Powertrain System, Flex Fuel Powertrain Syste

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Increasing car penetration in emerging economies is expected to drive the growth of the automotive powertrain market during the forecast period. This has resulted in some of the key developments by companies operating in the market to consolidate their market positions and look for further niche opportunities.

The powertrain in an automobile includes the key components that generate power and deliver it to the surface of the road, water or air. This encompasses the engine, driveshafts, differentials, and final drive. The battery, the electric motor, and the control algorithm are also seen as elements of the powertrain in hybrid powertrains more recently. The drivetrain of an automobile comprises of the powertrain components excluding the engine. It is the part of a vehicle that changes according to whether an automobile is front-wheel, rear-wheel, or four-wheel drive, or less-common six-wheel or eight-wheel drive, after the principal mover. In a broader sense, all its components used to convert stored energy into kinetic energy for propulsion purposes are included in the powertrain. This constitutes the use of various power sources and vehicles based on non-wheels.

Segment Analysis:

The segment of passenger cars is expected to hold the biggest market share with regards to vehicle type, followed by light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. The category of front-wheel drive is currently projected to dominate the market in the passenger car segment, whereas rear-wheel drive is extensively used light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. In the coming years, due to the increasing demand for comfort and safety, the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is anticipated to replace the FWD and RWD systems; and the growing need for better acceleration, traction and towing ability in vehicles.

In terms of volume and value for the automotive powertrain in this region, the US is projected to be the largest market. North America’s trend is analogous to that of other regions, with a large share of FWD vehicles. The North American market, however, focuses primarily on comfort and luxury, which explains the region’s high rate of FWD and RWD vehicle replacement by AWD. After the economic downturn in 2009, the European economy is slowly recovering; this decline has impacted the region’s automotive industry. With emission and fuel economy standards becoming stringent, with the aid of turbochargers, automakers are migrating towards engine downsizing. It is estimated that Germany is the largest automotive powertrain market in this region. There are countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India in the Asia Pacific region. Increasing demand for automated transmission and increasing vehicle sales are driving this region’s automotive powertrain market. This region encompasses vehicle manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai. With emission regulations in nations including China, Japan, and India becoming stringent, the OEMs in this region are struggling to limit the vehicle’s overall weight. The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to display the highest growth over the forecast period considered owing to the above factors. 

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • The growing trend of downsized engines
  • Increasing car penetration in emerging economies
  • Emerging demand for technological advancement and consumer base

Regional Analysis:

By region, North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific are estimated to dominate the automotive powertrain market in terms of market demand. North America and Western Europe have been traditional markets for the automotive sector with a number of global manufacturers headquartered in this region. The automotive sector in these regions has been dynamic in terms of technological developments and product modifications. The demand for lightweight materials, cleaner emissions, and green fuels have been some of the key influencing factors in this region. Also, the market has witnessed steady recovery from recent slowdowns in the past decades. Some of these factors are expected to impact the dynamics of the automotive powertrain market in North America and Western Europe during the forecast period. The US, Germany, France, Italy, UK, and Spain have been some of the major economies for the automotive powertrain market in the region.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region for the automotive powertrain market during the forecast period. This region has been one of the lucrative markets for the automotive sector in the past few decades with strategic investments by global companies in the region. China, Japan, India, and South Korea have been some of the major countries for the automotive powertrain market in the Asia Pacific region. The Middle East promises a strong market potential with the growth of the automotive sector in the region. Countries including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Iran have been diversifying the industrial sector to boost the economy in the past few decades. Other regions including Eastern Europe, South America, and Africa are estimated to emerging markets with growing demand during the forecast period.

Companies Covered: Toyota Motor Corporation, BMW, Ford Motor Company, GKN Plc. General Motors Company, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, JTEKT Corporation, BorgWarner Inc., Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Hyundai Motor Company, and Volkswagen AG

Market Segmentation:

 By Type:

  • Gasoline Powertrain System
  • Flex Fuel Powertrain System
  • Hybrid Powertrain System
  • Diesel Powertrain System

By Vehicle Type:

  • Passenger
  • Commercial

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Type
    • By Vehicle Type
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Type
    • By Vehicle Type
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Type
    • By Vehicle Type
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Type
    • By Vehicle Type
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Type
    • By Vehicle Type
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Type
    • By Vehicle Type

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