Automotive transmission system transmits power to drive the engine. It includes various transmission components such as gears, shafts, and other parts, which function together for movement of device. There are two type of transmission system automatic transmission and manual transmission, which are types of motor vehicle. In automatic transmission, gear ratios change automatically as the vehicle moves and in manual transmission, the gear ratio change manually. The growing demand for vehicles, in turn, is increasing the growth of the automotive transmission system market.
Automotive Transmission System Market Growth Factors
Increasing demand for all types of vehicle is driving the growth of the automotive transmission system market. Moreover, increasing per capita income of individuals in emerging countries such as India and China has led to increase in spending on fuel efficient vehicles which is further boosting the market of transmission systems. According to International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers statistics (OICA), in 2016, total number of vehicles manufactured was around 94.9 million worldwide, which is expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. Automatic and semi-automatic transmission systems used in the vehicle are expected to drive growth of automotive transmission market, as these transmission systems are expected to replace conventional mechanism. Transmission technologies such as dual clutch transmission and continuous variable transmission have a high market potential due to their fuel efficiency.
Passenger car is the fastest growing segment in automotive transmission system market
Among vehicle types, passenger car segment is the fastest growing segment, owing to increasing sales of these vehicles worldwide. According to International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, in 2016, around 70 million units of passenger car were sold worldwide. Growing passenger cars per thousand inhabitants over the past few years have reached to 182 per thousand inhabitants in 2015 from 178 in 2014, which is major factor fuelling growth of passenger cars. These factors are expected to drive growth of the automotive transmission systems market during the forecast period.
Automotive Transmission Systems Market Taxonomy:
By Transmission Type:
- Automatic Transmission
- Manual Transmission
- Automated Manual Transmission
- Dual Clutch Transmission
- Continuously Variable Transmission
By Vehicle Type:
- Passenger Cars
- Heavy Commercial vehicles (HCVs)
- Light commercial vehicle (LCVs)
Automotive Transmission Systems Market Regional Insight:
On the basis of geography, the automotive transmission system market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. Asia Pacific is the fastest growing market for the automotive transmission due to increasing disposable income of the population in the region, which has led to the rise in sales of vehicles and relevant systems. According to Coherent Market Insights, Asia Pacific held dominant position in the passenger cars segment. For instance, according to OICA, passenger car sales in the region was valued at around US$ 39.4 million in 2016. Out of these, sales in China was valued at US$ 24.3 million. Europe held a considerable market share in automotive transmission system market due to DCT-equipped cars and light commercial vehicles. According to OICA, registrations or sales of new vehicles sales in the region was valued at around US$ 20.1 million in 2016 and the requirement followed by US$ 20.9 million in 2017
Automotive Transmission Systems Market Background:
Key players operating in the automotive transmission systems market include Getrag Corporate Group, Aisin Seiki Co., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Jatco Ltd., General Motors, GKN PLC, Magna Powertrain, Eaton Corporation, Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Inc., and Allison Transmission Inc.