Global Automotive Transmission Market Research Report – Forecast to 2032

Automotive Transmission Market Research Report Information By Type (Automatic, Manual, Automatic Manual Transmission, Continuous Variable Transmission, Dual Clutch Transmission), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV, HCV), By Fuel Type (Gasoline, Diesel, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World)—Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/AM/1794-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre | March 2024         

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Automotive Transmission Market Overview:


Global Automotive Transmission Market Size was valued at USD 58.9 Billion in 2022. The automotive transmission market industry is projected to grow from USD 62.463 Billion in 2023 to USD 99.933 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.05% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The market is also expected to be fueled by the increasing use of continuously variable gearbox (CVT) and dual-clutch gearbox (DCT) technologies in place of manual and automatic systems due to the shift in consumer demand for fuel-efficient products with improved performance as the key market driver enhancing market growth.


Automotive Transmission Market Overview


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Automotive Transmission Market Trends


Growing Demand for Automatic Automotive Transmission to Drive market growth


The rapid use of cutting-edge technologies in the automotive industry drives market CAGR. Traveler cars typically have automatic transmissions because of the growing need for comfort, more noticeable comfort, and ease of usage. Similarly, increasing traffic worldwide presses purchasers to acquire "Please pass on our automobiles with an automated system. Major auto manufacturers are investing much research to build technologies to satisfy the growing need for an eco-friendly and enjoyable driving experience. The growing popularity of robotization and better, technologically sophisticated cars benefits the market's growth.


Globally, the logistics sector is expanding due to rising urbanization, industrialization, and better road infrastructure. Additionally, the expansion of commercial vehicles is fueled by changes in the mining, construction, and IT sectors and an ever-increasing population. The AMT has two slopes. By pressing the gear lever to upshift and pulling it back to downshift, the driver may adjust the automatic or switch to the manual system as needed.


For instance, In February 2021, ZF announced a $200 million investment in North American commercial vehicle gearbox production. The ZF Powerline 8-speed automatic gearbox will be produced in Grey Court, South Carolina, at the company's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility starting in 2023. The Marysville, Michigan factory of ZF received an about USD 6 billion axle contract in July 2021 to provide beam axles and axle drives for pick-up trucks through 2027. Thus, driving the automotive transmission market revenue.


Automotive Transmission Market Segment Insights:


Automotive Transmission Type Insights


The global automotive transmission market segmentation, based on type, includes automatic, manual, automatic manual transmission, continuous variable transmission, and dual-clutch transmission. In terms of revenue, the Automatic Manual Transmission segment led the global automotive transmission market in 2022, and it is anticipated that it will continue to hold this position throughout the forecast period. The rising need for fuel-efficient gearbox systems propels the automated manual gearbox (AMT) market. A substantial market opportunity exists as driving technologies transition from mechanical to automated. As a result, automated manual transmissions (AMT) are frequently seen in vehicles.


On the other hand, the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) segment is estimated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period.  With a continuously variable transmission (CVT), the maximum speed is possible at low engine RPMs, conserving fuel and enhancing the effectiveness of plows.


Automotive Transmission Vehicle Type Insights


Based on vehicle type, the global automotive transmission market segmentation includes passenger cars, LCVs, and HCV. In 2022, The passenger cars segment accounted for the largest revenue share. Fluctuating fuel prices and the transportation system influence the demand for passenger automobiles. As a result of the better economic outlook in the United States and several developing economies, including China and India, the demand for passenger automobiles is anticipated to increase globally.


The HCVs market is predicted to grow at a maximum CAGR. Sales of HCVs have been boosted by rising industry and infrastructure-building activity. Additionally, the demand for HCVs has increased due to the EU regulatory authorities and OEMs improving and enhancing the safety features of HCVs in response to the increasing number of HCVs in Europe.


Automotive Transmission Fuel Type Insights


The global automotive transmission market segmentation, based on Fuel type, includes gasoline, diesel, and others. In 2022, the gasoline segment accounted for the largest revenue share. Cars powered by petrol largely abide by pollution standards. They are more effective than their diesel cousins and emit less petrol. Throughout the projected period, it is predicted that the category will rise due to the growing demand for petrol in nations like the U.S., China, and India. The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that the demand for petrol will rise over the coming years as a result of the rapidly expanding economies in Asia, Central & South America, Africa, and the Middle East, which will account for roughly 70% of the increase in world demand in 2021.


Figure 1: Global Automotive Transmission Market by Vehicle Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Automotive Transmission Market by Vehicle Type, 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Automotive Transmission Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. Asia Pacific dominates the global automotive transmission market due to rising sales of electric cars in the area are predicted to help the industry flourish. The demand for commercial vehicles equipped with automated manual transmissions (AMT) is predicted to expand in the Asia-Pacific region, which will likely boost the automotive transmissions market.  Additionally, it is projected that rising automobile sales, particularly in nations like China, India, Japan, and South Korea, would favorably affect the expansion of the regional market throughout the projection period.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: Global Automotive Transmission Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)


Global Automotive Transmission Market Share By Region 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


North America's automotive transmission market accounts for the second-largest market share due to rising demand for commercial vehicles, another key factor in the worldwide automotive gearbox system. Additionally, North America is a significant market for luxury and sports cars, and these segments are anticipated to grow steadily during the projection period. The market for automobile transmissions may grow due to North America's increased demand for aftermarket transmission systems. Further, the US automotive transmission market held the largest market share, and the Canadian automotive transmission market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Europe Automotive Transmission Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Due to the growing emphasis on hybrid cars and their good effects on fuel economy and emissions, Europe will likely experience substantial growth with the increased penetration of electric gearboxes.  Further, the German automotive transmission market held the largest market share, and the UK automotive transmission market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


Automotive Transmission Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the automotive transmission market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. The automotive transmission industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers use in the global automotive transmission industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the automotive transmission industry has offered some of the most significant medical advantages. Major players in the automotive transmission market, including Allison Transmission Inc., Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Continental AG, BorgWarner Inc., Eaton Corporation PLC, GKN Plc, Jatco Ltd, Magna International Inc., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Schaeffer AG, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Allison Transmission Inc. is an American company with a rich history dating back to 1915 when James A. Allison founded the company. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The company initially started as a provider of aircraft engines and race car components. However, it later shifted its focus to automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles. For instance, In April 2022, The off-highway component machining business of the Madras Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) and the off-highway transmission division of India-based AVTEC were both acquired by Allison Transmission. Allison's product line will be positioned for strategic expansion in the off-highway category in India and other international markets that require purpose-built products that provide higher performance, durability, reliability, and productivity.


Jatco Ltd, also known as Japan Automatic Transmission Co., Ltd, was established in 1969 as a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and Mazda Motor Corporation. The company's headquarters are located in Fuji City, Shizuoka, Japan. Jatco is a major player in the automotive transmission market and has expanded its operations globally, with production facilities and offices in various countries. The company is known for producing various automatic transmissions for passenger vehicles, including conventional automatic transmissions and continuously variable transmissions (CVT). For instance, in June 2021, For medium and large FWD vehicles, JATCO created a new continuously variable gearbox called "CVT-X" with improved environmental performance and maneuverability. More than 90% gearbox efficiency is reportedly attained, previously considered unattainable for a CVT.


Key Companies in the automotive transmission market include



Automotive Transmission Industry Developments


March 2021: Magna unveiled its next-generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) drive systems and brand-new connected plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) gearbox. These features, together with its newly developed specialized hybrid gearbox, operating software, and controls that have been specially calibrated, provide significant CO2 reductions.


February 2021: Power management firm Eaton's Vehicle Group created gearing solutions for electrified vehicles (EVs). The Vehicle Group wants to lead the design, development, and delivery of EV reduction gearing by using its expertise in creating transmissions and contract-produced gear sets for passenger and commercial vehicles. The new technology improves Eaton's eMobility power electronics portfolio for electrified vehicle powertrains.


Automotive Transmission Market Segmentation:


Automotive Transmission Type Outlook



Automotive Transmission Vehicle Type Outlook



  • Passenger Car

  • LCV

  • HCV


Automotive Transmission Vehicle Type Outlook



  • Gasoline

  • Diesel

  • Others


Automotive Transmission Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 58.9 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 62.463 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 99.933 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.05% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Vehicle Type, FuelType,  and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Allison Transmission Inc., Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Continental AG, BorgWarner Inc., Eaton Corporation PLC, GKN Plc, Jatco Ltd, Magna International Inc., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Schaeffer AG
Key Market Opportunities Growth in the Production of passenger Cars and LCV
Key Market Dynamics Growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles
 



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global automotive transmission market size was valued at USD 58.9 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.05% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

The key players in the market are Allison Transmission Inc., Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Continental AG, BorgWarner Inc., and Eaton Corporation PLC.

The automatic manual transmission category dominated the market in 2022.

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