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Variable Valve Timing Market Share

ID: MRFR//3618-CR | 141 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe| October 2020

Variable valve timing (VVT) plays a crucial role in enhancing the efficiency of valve movement, enabling the opening and closing of valves at various engine speeds. It serves as a technology to optimize vehicle performance and minimize emissions, offering benefits such as smooth idling at low RPM and maximizing power output at high RPM. The global variable valve timing (VVT) market is experiencing growth driven by factors such as stringent engine emission regulations in developed nations and a rising demand for improved fuel economy and vehicle performance. However, the market's progress is anticipated to face challenges due to the increasing sales of electric vehicles.

The primary function of variable valve timing (VVT) is to optimize the timing of valve operations, ensuring efficient opening and closing at different engine speeds. This technology is instrumental in enhancing overall vehicle performance while concurrently minimizing emissions. VVT facilitates smooth idling at lower RPMs and enables the engine to deliver maximum power at higher RPMs. These advantages collectively contribute to the global adoption of VVT systems across the automotive industry.

The growth of the global variable valve timing (VVT) market is underpinned by several key factors. Stringent regulations governing engine emissions in developed countries are compelling automotive manufacturers to adopt advanced technologies like VVT to comply with environmental standards. Additionally, the increasing consumer demand for vehicles with improved fuel economy and enhanced performance is driving the integration of VVT systems in modern vehicles.

However, despite these growth drivers, the market faces challenges posed by the growing sales of electric vehicles (EVs). The rising popularity and adoption of electric vehicles, powered by alternative energy sources, are reshaping the automotive landscape. As consumers and governments prioritize environmentally friendly alternatives, the conventional internal combustion engine market, including VVT systems, is expected to encounter impediments in terms of market growth.

The global variable valve timing (VVT) market has undergone segmentation based on technology, valve train, vehicle type, fuel type, and region. The cam-phasing segment emerged as the dominant technology, capturing a significant market share of 66.14%. This segment accounted for USD 21,985.9 million in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.82%. The prevalence of cam-phasing technology underscores its effectiveness in optimizing valve timing for improved engine performance.

In terms of valve train segmentation, the DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft) segment took the lead with a substantial market share of 81.58%. Valued at USD 27,116.6 million in 2018, this segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.11%. The dominance of the DOHC segment signifies its widespread use and preference in the automotive industry for achieving efficient valve control.

Exploring further, the vehicle type segmentation reveals that the passenger vehicle segment commanded a considerable market share of 72.02%. This segment accounted for USD 23,937.9 million in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.93%. The strong representation of passenger vehicles reflects the widespread adoption of VVT systems in the consumer automotive market.

When considering fuel type, the gasoline segment emerged as the leader, claiming a substantial market share of 72.64%. Valued at USD 24,144.1 million in 2018, this segment is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.42%. Gasoline-powered vehicles remain a dominant force in the automotive market, contributing significantly to the demand for VVT systems.

In conclusion, the global variable valve timing (VVT) market is characterized by its pivotal role in optimizing engine performance and reducing emissions. Despite facing challenges from the growing sales of electric vehicles, the market is driven by stringent emission regulations and increasing consumer demand for fuel-efficient and high-performance vehicles. The segmentation based on technology, valve train, vehicle type, and fuel type provides a comprehensive understanding of the market dynamics, highlighting the dominance of cam-phasing technology, DOHC valve trains, passenger vehicles, and gasoline-powered vehicles. As the automotive industry continues to evolve, the variable valve timing market remains a key player in shaping the future of internal combustion engine technologies.

Covered Aspects:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Historical Data 2019 & 2020
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Growth Rate 6.35% (2022-2030)

Variable Valve Timing Market Overview:

The Variable Valve Timing market is projected to grow USD 50,790 Million till 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.35% during the forecast period (2022 - 2030). Variable valve timing is the procedure of adopting the timing of a valve event. It is generally used to ameliorate the performance, emissions, and economy of fuel. It is used in variable valve lift systems.

This report contains all the information on the global variable valve timing (VVT) market research and the market strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global variable valve timing (VVT) market analysis and forecast to 2030 is also included in the report.   

The variable valve timing (VVT) is used to intensify the opening and closing movement of the valves at numerous engine speeds. It is used for the reduction of emission and to provide better vehicle performance, it also provides maximum power at high RPM and also offers to idle at low RPM. There is a various factor that drives the global variable valve timing (VVT) growth such as the regulations of the governments to stringent engine emission in developed countries, the rise in demand for better fuel economy, and the overall performance of the vehicles. Moreover, the rise in the sales of electric vehicles can be considered as the major hurdle in the growth of the global market. 

Competitive landscape

The key companies are willingly investing in developments and researches to improve the materials of the products and to boost the overall performance of the products in order to meet the demand for cost-effective VVTs from the end-user segment.

Major Key Players


  • Hitachi, Ltd

  • BorgWarner Inc.

  • Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

  • AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd

  • Eaton

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

  • Delphi Auto Parts

  • Hilite International, Inc.

  • Husco International

  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd

Market Dynamic

  • Drivers

The demand for multi-valve timing (VVT) is incredibly high in order to intensify the overall performance of the vehicle and fuel economy. The automotive OEMs and the manufacturers of engines are likely to choose the multi-valve timing in the VVT system which is likely to drive the growth of the global variable valve timing (VVT) market value.

The rise in demand for vehicles that fuel-efficient, the rise in sales of passenger cars, and the development in the technologies of fuel engines predicted to drive the growth of the passenger vehicle segment in the global market during the forecast period.

  • Opportunities

The demand for the combination of power and torque and fuel economy of engines is the major growth factor for the demand for VVT. However, the aftermarket supply of variable valve timing (VVT) outlook is limited and hence several manufacturers of automobile industries are involved in serious researches and developments in order to computerize the whole process to provide better engine output. Hence it creates opportunities for the key players to regulate the position and angles of the camshaft for the betterment of the system.  

  • Restraints

The start-stop system can create a threat to the VVT technology which is the major restraint for the global variable valve timing (VVT) market trends. Along with that, the trouble in fault recognition of VVT and the involvement for high costs in replacements has also been creating hurdles in the growth of the global market.

  • Challenges

The VVT technology provided in the automobile piston engines can adjust the timing of the intake and exhaust systems in the engines and it can also adjust overlapping timing in order to reduce the consumption of the fuels. The major challenge of the VVT is to settle the timing for the engines that are having operating modes idle, torques, and maximum power with exhaust gas recirculation.

Cumulative Growth Analysis

The rising demand for passenger vehicles has given rise to international automobile manufacturers across the globe to enlarge their capacity of productions. According to the report of the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturer (OICA), in the year 2018, the production of passenger cars globally reached 70,567,581 units. The SOHC segment helps the engines to make fewer noises, runs smoothly, and also provides the best performances. It also raises the sales of vehicles, fuel efficiency, and the demand for high-power engines.

Value Chain Analysis

According to the reports, the global variable valve timing (VVT) market has been segmented on the basis of technology, valve train, vehicle type, fuel type, and region. On the basis of the technology, the global variable valve timing (VVT) market is segmented into cam-phasing plus charging, cam-phasing, and others. Cam-phasing is predicted to account for the maximum variable valve timing (VVT) market share over the projected timeframe due to its cost-effective mechanism in VVT. On the basis of the valve train, the global market is segmented into DOHC and SOHC. DOHC is likely to register considerable variable valve timing (VVT) market share in the global market due to its capacity of making engine cooler just because it has double exhaust and inlet valves as compared to SOHC.

On the basis of the vehicle, the global market is segmented into passenger vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, and light commercial vehicles. Passenger vehicles will influence the global market share due to the rise in demand for passenger vehicles in upper-middle classes and the developed economy of developing regions. On the basis of the fuel type, the global variable valve timing (VVT) market is segmented into gasoline and diesel.

Segmentation Overview

The market is segmented on the basis of technology, valve train, vehicle type, fuel type, and region. The global variable valve timing (VVT) market industry is expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.

By Application

  • Based on the application, the market is segmented into Cam-Phasing, Cam-Phasing Plus Changing, And Others

By end-users

  • Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial vehicles, And Heavy Commercial vehicles.

VVT Market Regional Analysis

On the basis of the region, the global variable valve timing (VVT) market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World. The global market is predicted to witness magnificent growth in North America due to the rise in demand for automobiles in this region mainly in the US. 

Asia Pacific region is likely to account for a considerable variable valve timing (VVT) market share in the global market due to the rise of the automobile industries and rising production of vehicles in developing countries such as China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, and the rest of Asia-Pacific. The governing authorities of the European region are planning to reach a 20% reduction in carbon emission by the end of 2020. The increased numbers of transport industries in major countries of Europe such as Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Austria, and the rest of Europe are the major factor for the growth of the variable valve timing (VVT) market revenue in this region.

Global Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Market, by Region, 2018 Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Market

Source: MRFR Analysis

VVT Market Report Outlook

The following report comprises of –

  • Market overview 

  • Covid 19 Analysis

  • Market Dynamic

  • Drivers

  • Opportunities

  • Restraints 

  • Challenges

  • Cumulative Growth Analysis

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Segmentation Overview 

  • By Application 

  • By End-Users

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive landscape

Recent Developments

  • The California Vehicle Emissions Program was launched by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the year 2015, which stated guidelines for zero-emission vehicles.

Global VVA Timing Market By Technology

  • Cam-Phasing

  • Cam-Phasing Plus Changing

  • Others

Global VVA Timing Market By Valve Train

  • DOHC

  • SOHC

Global VVA Timing Market By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicles

  • Light Commercial Vehicle

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle. 

Global VVA Timing Market By Fuel Type 

  • Gasoline

  • Diesel

Global VVT Market By Region

  • North America

    • S.

    • Canada

    • Rest of North America

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific

    • China 

    • Japan

    • India

    • Southeast Asia

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

  • Middle East and Africa

    • GCC Countries

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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