Automotive Piston Engine System Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Automotive Piston Engine System Market is segmented by Raw Material Type (Cast Iron, Aluminum Alloy, and Other Raw Material Types), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles), by Fuel Type (Gasoline, Diesel, and Alternative Fuel Vehicles), by Component Type (Piston, Piston Ring, and Piston Pin), and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America


>6 %

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Market Overview

The Automotive Piston Engine System Market is expected to register a CAGR of over 6%, during the forecast period.

  • Innovations and prototypes of engines from major automakers and OEMs, coupled with consumer preferences for high-performance and fuel-efficient automobiles, are some of the major factors that are propelling the market growth.
  • Engine downsizing trends are on the rise, with automakers developing smaller engines with better fuel injection systems. L4 and V6 engines dominated the vehicle category; thereby, creating a demand for more than four pistons in the engine, by placement type, in 2019. Passenger cars have continued their dominance as the major vehicle type in the market.
  • Over the past five years, the sales trends of gasoline and diesel engine have been experiencing significant growth and decline, respectively. The production of piston systems has been gaining traction from both the engine types, as well from the aftermarket channel. For instance, companies, like Shriram Pistons and Rings, Bosch, Mahle, etc., have stated that more than 22% of their revenues is generated from aftermarket channels that strengthen their brand recognition.

With China, India, and Japan growing as global automotive manufacturer hubs, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to continue as a major market for automotive piston systems, owing to the increase in manufacturing during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The Automotive Piston Engine System Market is segmented by Raw Material Type (Cast Iron, Aluminum Alloy, and Other Raw Material Types), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles), by Fuel Type (Gasoline, Diesel, and Alternative Fuel Vehicles), by Component Type (Piston, Piston Ring, and Piston Pin), and by Geography.

The scope of the report includes:

Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicle
Fuel Type
Alternative Fuel Vehicles
Component Type
Piston Ring
Piston Pin
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Rising Sales of Electric Vehicle is hindering the Growth of Automotive Piston System Market

The rise in sales of electric vehicles is hindering the growth of the automotive piston system market.

The electric vehicle market has been witnessing healthy growth in recent years, with about 2.26 million units of plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles sold during 2019, representing a 9% increase in sales as compared to 2018.

  • The spike in sales has been the result of an increase in regulatory norms, by various organizations and governments, to control emission levels and to propagate zero-emission vehicles

As a result of the aforementioned reasons, automakers have been continually working and focusing to increase their expenditure on the R&D of electric vehicles, which, in turn, is aiding the OEMs to market electric vehicles in the future.

  • This strategy had a strong impact from conventional IC engine vehicles to electric vehicles; thereby, slightly affecting the market for piston systems.
  • The change has not decreased the sales of IC engine vehicles, but rather created a promising market for electric vehicles in the present, as well as for the forecast period.

Electric vehicles have reached on par (sometimes surpassed) with IC engine vehicle, in terms of performance, maintenance, and initial cost of purchase.

For instance, Tesla has manufactured electric cars, which claim to provide greater acceleration, power, top speed, etc., than an average IC engine/hybrid car.

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Asia-Pacific Dominating the Market

In Asia-Pacific, China dominated the regional market, and accounted for over 60% share of the total market, followed by Japan and India. China is one of the major manufacturers of vehicles, globally. Passenger car and commercial vehicle sales in the country have increased until 2017, after which due to economic slowdown, the United States-China trade war dispute, the sales have slightly decreased.

However, in 2019, the country has witnessed a decline in vehicle sales, owing to trade tensions and shaky consumer confidence. Additionally, industry experts predict a further decline of 5% in vehicle sales in 2019. In January 2019, the government introduced many measures with an aim to increase sales of cars. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that the restriction may be loosened for the second-hand automobile market, and appropriate subsidies are likely to be provided to boost rural sales of some vehicles as well as the purchase of new energy vehicles.

This has further continued in 2020 after the outbreak of coronavirus, due to which several automobile manufacturers were forced to suspend production facilities. However, by the end of 2020, both passenger car and commercial vehicle sales are expected to revive.

In Japan, domestic automobiles production has witnessed a steady rise since 2012, owning to weaker Japanese Yen and a stronger global market for the automotive industry. The Japanese automobile market grew marginally in 2018, owning to increased sales in mini vehicles, according to the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Mini Vehicle Association statistics. In 2019, all vehicles sales grew to reach 5.27 million units.

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Competitive Landscape

The Automobile Piston System Market is consolidated with only a few companies dominating the market. Some of the major companies dominating the market are Aisin Seiki, Federal-Mogul Holding LLC, Rheinmetall Automotive AG, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Mahle GmbH, amongst others.

  • In February 2017, Aisin Seiki acquired 8.8 million outstanding shares from Art Metal Piston Business.
  • In November 2017, Infiniti rolled out the industry-first variable compression engine, by introducing the Variable compression, which solves the age-old problem of compromise.
  • March 2018, Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Toyota e-Palette autonomous delivery and the ride-sharing vehicle may get a small Mazda rotary engine packaged as part of a range-extender for its electrified powertrain.
  • January 2018, Hasting Manufacturing Co. and Piston Rings Komarov, both leading global designers and manufacturers of piston rings for the OEM and aftermarket channels, have announced their merger.

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 Porters 5 Force 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


    1. 5.1 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.1.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.1.2 Commercial Vehicle

    2. 5.2 Fuel Type

      1. 5.2.1 Gasoline

      2. 5.2.2 Diesel

      3. 5.2.3 Alternative Fuel Vehicles

    3. 5.3 Component Type

      1. 5.3.1 Piston

      2. 5.3.2 Piston Ring

      3. 5.3.3 Piston Pin

    4. 5.4 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. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South 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 Aisin Seiki

      2. 6.2.2 Art Metal Mfg Co. Ltd

      3. 6.2.3 Federal Mogul Holding LLC

      4. 6.2.4 Mahle GmbH

      5. 6.2.5 Rheinmetall Automotive AG

      6. 6.2.6 Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd

      7. 6.2.7 Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Magna International Inc.

    3. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Automotive Piston System Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Automotive Piston System Market is growing at a CAGR of >6% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

  • Aisin Seiki
  • Federal-Mogul Holding LLC
  • Rheinmetall Automotive AG
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems
  • Mahle GmbH

Are the major companies operating in Automotive Piston System Market.

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