Automotive Cylinder Liner Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Automotive Cylinder Liner Market is segmented by Material (Cast Iron, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Titanium), Fuel Type (Gasoline and Diesel), Contact (Wet Cylinder Liners and Dry Cylinder Liners), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa). The Report Offers the Market Size and Forecast of the Automotive Cylinder Liner Market in value (USD Million) for the above-mentioned segments.

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Size

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 4.47 %

Major Players

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Analysis

The Automotive Cylinder Liner market is valued at USD 4,678.83 million currently. It is expected to surpass a net valuation of USD 5,823.19 million, registering a solid CAGR growth of 4.47% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 had a negative impact on almost all segments of the automotive industry, including passenger and commercial vehicles. Due to the lockdowns and halted production, the demand for automotive cylinder liners increased. But with life returning to normalcy, the auto sector is gaining pace that will help the automotive cylinder liner market grow in the forecast period.

Moreover, growing vehicle sales globally would elevate the market potential over the medium-term period. Some of the companies are announced for investment and expansion in the upcoming years to gain market share in the competitive era. For instance:

  • In April 2022, Toyota Motor North America announced that it would invest USD 383 million across four United States plants to develop a new four-cylinder engine variant for its hybrid and traditional powertrains. Engine production must include the entire engine assembly, including the engine head, liner, and other components.
  • In February 2022, Cummins Inc. announced the expansion of its industry-leading powertrain platforms to include a wide range of lower-carbon fuel types. Furthermore, these platforms will make use of engine blocks and other key components that share common architectures and will thus be tailored to improve fuel efficiency.

The automotive cylinder liner market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period. Developing nations may account for a significant percentage of internal combustion engines, while there is even spread throughout cylinder liners. Growth in eco-friendly vehicles impedes the growth of gas-driven automobiles, which inadvertently reduces the prospects of cylinder liners.

North America is the largest region that is expected to dominate the consumption of automotive cylinder liners market. This is attributed to the widely spread product bases of key engine manufacturers who are ruling the area. The United States is sourcing raw materials and engine components from China, Japan, and other economies to assemble them under the complete engine chamber. Moreover, with rising automotive sales and auto production, the region's demand for cylinder liners is expected to remain high.

Automotive Cylinder Liner Industry Segmentation

The cylinder liner is the part of the engine assembly that is fitted to the engine block in order to form the cylinder. In addition, the liner plays a pivotal role in providing smoothness to the reciprocating surface during engine operation.

The Automotive Cylinder Liner Market is segmented by Material (Cast Iron, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Titanium), Fuel Type (Gasoline and Diesel), Contact (Wet Cylinder Liners and Dry Cylinder Liners), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa).

By Material
Cast Iron
Stainless Steel
By Fuel Type
By Contact
Wet Cylinder Liners
Dry Cylinder Liners
By Geography
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle East and Africa

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Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Automotive Cylinder Liner Market according to our research experts:

Electric Vehicle may Hinder the Growth of the Market During Forecast Period

Electric mobility is becoming more popular among governments across the world. Government regulations to phase out fossil fuel-powered vehicles, government expenditures to improve public EV charging infrastructure, and initiatives in the form of subsidies and tax refunds to encourage the adoption of EVs are all likely to contribute to market development. Governments are investing in charging infrastructures directly in public charging stations or indirectly by subsidizing private charging stations at homes and workplaces.

Due to numerous advanced technological developments, electric vehicles' sales and production have witnessed tremendously rapid growth. The manufacturing companies have undertaken R&D concerning these vehicles' design, range, and maintenance.

As the demand for electric vehicles is growing worldwide, governments from all regions are taking initiatives to accelerate the shift of their nation's vehicle fleet from combustion to electric drive. Thus, this has led to rapid growth in the sales of electric vehicles. For instance:

  • During the end of FY21, Hyundai sold 313,926 cars globally in March. The sales statistics stood at a drop of 17% compared to previous years. The sales were even less than in Q1 2021. Moreover, Hyundai observed that its automotive segment witnessed a sharp rise, with almost doubled sales figures for its all-electric cars. This, in turn, makes its sales figure for its BEV to stood at 11,447 units, with a rise of 105%. In addition, plug-in electric cars increased to 14,693 units to 58% year and year growth.
  • In Q1, 2022, Volkswagen Group, which includes Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, and SEAT, reported net sales of 99,100 units under its BEV segment. This showcases a steep rise of 65.2 % year-on-year growth rate. In FY2021, Volkswagen Group sold a record-breaking number of its plug-in electric vehicles, roughly 762,400 units.
  • China has also witnessed a steady rise in the BEV segment driven by top Chinese manufacturers, including Wuling HongGuang, Tesla, BYD, Nissan, Toyota, and Honda. The Chinese government has constantly provided regulated incentive programs to elevate EV sales.

The increasing environmental concerns from the regulating authorities and their plans to increase the number of ZEVs pose a threat to the existing internal combustion engines and, consequently, to the cylinder liners during the forecast period.

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market: Battery-Electric Vehicle Sales, in Units, by Vehicle type, Global, 2020-2021

North America to Hold Largest Market Share During Forecast Period

The North American cylinder liner market is witnessing elevated sales owing to expanding auto sector of the United States and Canada. Both countries are fuelling vehicle sales, generating a significant amount of engine demand.

The United States is one of the largest automotive markets worldwide, owing to its large-scale domestic production, with the major global players having their production plants in the United States. There are thirteen major car manufacturers in the United States. ​The presence of some of the prominent automotive manufacturers in the country is another major factor that is expected to propel the automotive steering sensor market. Being a technologically advanced country with established manufacturing capabilities, the United States is one of the key countries in the automotive power steering market.​

  • In April 2022, the United States reported new vehicle sales of 1,256, 224 units, with an 18% decline compared to April 2021 figures. In addition, during April, passenger car sales dropped to 23.3%, reporting 278,827 units, while SUV and truck sales decreased by 16.3% to 977,397 units. Q1 2022 has been less favorable for the United States automotive sector.

The United States is a major automobile market worldwide, with the presence of many auto manufacturers, like General Motors, FCA, and Paccar. The country manufactures more than 10 million vehicles annually. The United States houses key engine manufacturers in the country who are leading the development and manufacturing of engines that will fuel the demand for cylinder liners used in engine blocks. For instance:

  • In April 2022, Toyota announced an investment of USD 383 million in four of its United States manufacturing plants to support the production of its four-cylinder engines, including hybrid electric vehicles. In addition, Toyota Alabama in Huntsville plant received USD 222 million to expand 114,000 square feet and install a new four-cylinder production line to produce engines for both combustion and hybrid electric powertrains.
  • In February 2022, Cummins Inc. announced the expansion of leading powertrain platforms to include a range of lower-carbon fuel types. In addition, the new platforms will use engine blocks and core components that share common architectures to optimize different low-carbon fuel types.

Several major OEMs are partnering with technology companies, launching engines, and innovating new technologies to witness improved sales. For instance:

  • In August 2022, Xi'an Cummins Engine Co., Ltd., a division of Cummins Inc. in China, rolled off the 15L Xiaoxiang M15 engine and set up a new factory operation that can now produce 100,000 engines annually.

Although Canada has entered the list of countries that intend to prohibit the sale of internal combustion engine cars, by 2035, all new passenger car sales in Canada will be of zero-emissions versions, according to the country's emissions reduction plan. By 2026 and 2030, the government will gradually increase pressure on automakers to sell "at least" 20 percent of zero-emission vehicles. In contrast to this, the country is providing incentives of CAD 1.7 billion (or USD 1.36 billion) for purchasing electric cars and other zero-emission vehicles. This could restrain the demand growth for cylinder liners over the coming decades.

Based on the factors mentioned above, vehicle sales in North America and OEM's forefront demand for cylinder lines in the region are expected to witness a moderate growth rate during the forecast period.

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market - Growth Rate (%) By Region, (2022 - 2027)

Automotive Cylinder Liner Industry Overview

The automotive cylinder liner market is moderately fragmented, with a handful of organized and unorganized players ruling the business. Some of the major players dominating the cylinder liner market are Mahle GmBH, Federal Mogul LLC, GKN China Holding Co. Ltd, Darton International Inc., and ZYNP, among others. Major manufacturers are investing heavily in the R&D of automotive cylinder liners to increase their profits and the efficiency of the products.

Companies are keeping longer-term supplies with key raw material providers to keep them apart from raw material procurement risks. This has helped the company to witness a seamless supply of material for producing cylinder liners. For instance:

  • In October 2022, A well-known English sportscar manufacturer placed an order for V8 engine blocks with Rheinmetall AG's Castings business unit, a joint venture between Rheinmetall and HUAYU Automotive Systems Co. Ltd. The horsepower output of the V8 engines is close to four figures.
  • In March 2021, A well-known German automaker gave Rheinmetall AG a follow-up order worth more than EUR 100 million to construct aluminum engine blocks. The start of full-scale production is anticipated for 2023. Beyond 2030, the contract's term continues.

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Leaders

  1. Mahle GmbH

  2. Tenneco Inc.

  3. TPR Co. Ltd.

  4. ZYNP International Corporation

  5. India Pistons Ltd.

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Concentration

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market News

  • In September 2022, MahleGmbH (Mahle) showcased its CO2-neutral powertrain mix technologies for commercial vehicles at the IAA Transportation in Hanover, Germany. A new power cell unit, consisting of pistons, piston rings, conrods, pins, a cylinder liner, and a high-pressure impactor for flushing the crankcase, will also be introduced for the first time at the IAA.
  • In April 2022, Toyota Motor North America announced that it would invest USD 383 million across four plants in the United States to prepare a new four-cylinder engine variant for its hybrid and traditional powertrains. The engine production shall include start-to-end engine assembly, including engine head, liner, and other parts.
  • In February 2022, Cummins Inc. announced the expansion of its industry-leading powertrain platforms in order to include a wide range of lower-carbon fuel types. In addition, these platforms will further utilize engine blocks and other key components that share common architectures and thus will be tailored accordingly to bring fuel efficiency.

Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value USD Million)

    1. 5.1 By Material

      1. 5.1.1 Cast Iron

      2. 5.1.2 Stainless Steel

      3. 5.1.3 Aluminum

      4. 5.1.4 Titanium

    2. 5.2 By Fuel Type

      1. 5.2.1 Gasoline

      2. 5.2.2 Diesel

    3. 5.3 By Contact

      1. 5.3.1 Wet Cylinder Liners

      2. 5.3.2 Dry Cylinder Liners

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Spain

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Mexico

        2. Brazil

        3. Argentina

        4. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Mahle GmbH

      2. 6.2.2 Tenneco Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 GKN Zhongyuan Cylinder Liner Company Limited 

      4. 6.2.4 Melling Cylinder Sleeves

      5. 6.2.5 TPR Co. Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 Westwood Cylinder Liners Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 Darton International Inc.

      8. 6.2.8 ZYNP International Corporation

      9. 6.2.9 Laystall Engineering Co. Ltd

      10. 6.2.10 India Pistons Ltd

      11. 6.2.11 Nippon Piston ring Co., LTD.

      12. 6.2.12

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

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Automotive Cylinder Liner Market Research FAQs

The Automotive Cylinder Liner Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Automotive Cylinder Liner Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.47% over the next 5 years.

The Automotive Cylinder Liner Market is valued at 4678 Million USD in 2018.

The Automotive Cylinder Liner Market is valued at 5823 Million USD in 2028.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Mahle GmbH, Tenneco Inc., TPR Co. Ltd., ZYNP International Corporation, India Pistons Ltd. are the major companies operating in Automotive Cylinder Liner Market.

Automotive Cylinder Liner Industry Report

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