Automotive Powertrain Systems Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2023- 2028)

The Automotive Powertrain Systems Market is segmented by Component Type (Engine, Transmission, Differentials, and Driveshaft), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles), by Drive Type (Front-wheel Drive, Rear-wheel Drive, and All-wheel Drive), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). The report offers market size and forecasts for Automotive Powertrain Systems in terms of value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Automotive Powertrain Systems Industry Overview

Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Summary
Study Period: 2017-2027
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 5 %

Major Players

Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Analysis

Currently, the automotive powertrain systems market is valued at USD 713 billion. It is expected to reach USD 987 billion over the next five years, registering a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period.

  • The Covid-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the automotive powertrain systems market. With worldwide lockdown and social distancing norms implemented, there was a global halt for automotive production and transport. With minimal or emergency usage of vehicles, the need for powertrain systems in the aftermarket scenario has also decreased. Also, with the expected increase in electrification in the coming years, the present powertrain systems are expected to become obsolete and reduce market value.
  • A powertrain system is one of the main components of an automobile. A powertrain comprises all the components that produce power for the vehicle and transfer simultaneously to the wheels, enabling vehicle movement.
  • The components of the powertrain system include the engine, transmission, differentials, and driveshafts. The vehicle's overall performance and efficiency depend on the powertrain system's properties.
  • The market growth can be attributed to the firm government regulations, growing demand for eco-friendly vehicles, and the technological improvements in powertrain systems to enhance overall efficiency. The primary reasons contributing to the growth of the powertrain market in the region are the increasing vehicle production and the surge of passenger car penetration in the area.
  • The introduction of stringent emission regulations in European and North American countries has increased the demand for superior powertrains, which are lightweight, and hence, help in increasing fuel economy, decreasing emissions, and improving vehicle performance.

Automotive Powertrain Systems Industry Segments

A powertrain is an assembly of every component that pushes a vehicle forward. A car's powertrain creates power from the engine and delivers it to the wheels on the ground. The key components of a powertrain include an engine, transmission, driveshaft, axles, and differential.

The automotive powertrain systems market is segmented by component type (engine, transmission, differentials, and driveshaft), by vehicle type (passenger cars and commercial vehicles), by drive type (front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive), and by geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). 

The report offers market size and forecasts for Automotive Powertrain Systems in terms of value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Component Type
Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
Drive Type
Front-wheel Drive
Rear-wheel Drive
All-wheel Drive
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Trends

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

All-wheel Drive to Gain Traction

  • To boost the traction and control of the vehicle, power in the all-wheel-drive system is transmitted to all the wheels. The system dispenses the torque equally to all the wheels, especially when turning, giving the automobile more grip and traction.
  • Currently, the all-wheel drive (AWD) system is also introduced in small passenger cars and hybrid vehicles, which has led to the growth of the market studied. Earlier, this system was only available in high-end vehicles. Emerging regions, like China and Japan, have been seeing an increase in the purchasing power of consumers, which has led to an increased demand for luxury and high-end vehicles in the automotive all-wheel-drive market in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Although, one big constraint to the increase of luxury automobiles and AWD systems is the drop-off in the Chinese automobile market. Improved safety, stability, fuel efficiency, and drive control are some of the factors which may accelerate the automotive all-wheel drive market growth.
  • Many players, like Audi, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai, and BMW, have joined, and a few other manufacturers are set to join this booming segment in India. Though the number of sport utility vehicles featuring all-wheel drive systems is limited in emerging markets, their numbers may grow rapidly in the future. The all-wheel drive in sports utility vehicles segment may see the highest growth rate in the segment, on account of higher sales and interest.
Automotive Powertrain Systems Market - Automotive Powertrain Systems Market- Revenue Share (%), by Drive Type, 2021

Asia-Pacific Leads the Market

  • The Asia-Pacific region had the largest powertrain market in terms of value. The primary reasons contributing to the growth of the powertrain market in the region are the increasing vehicle production and the surge of passenger car penetration in the region. The market's growth has increased the cost of powertrain systems, which is one of the major restraints.
  • The increasing demand for luxury cars in regions like Europe and Asia-Pacific is expected to drive the market studied. Sustainable growth in the all-wheel-drive systems market will likely depend largely on upcoming regulations in various countries. The growing demand for AWD-equipped vehicles from the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to increase the need for the all-wheel-drive system market.
  •  The Asia-Pacific region has been witnessing rapid growth in sales of new vehicles equipped with powertrain systems, which have been in demand. This region's increased use of all-wheel drive-in SUVs has supported the market's growth. The Asia-Pacific region will likely boost the demand for the all-wheel-drive system market. China is the world's largest market for all passenger cars and possesses huge demand for powertrain components, both the OEM and aftermarket channels. 
  • Also, with the stringent emission regulation in the country, electric vehicles and, consequently, electric powertrains are gaining a lot of traction in the country. Upcoming markets for electric vehicles, like India, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries, pose a great opportunity for market growth and potential for excellent business opportunities. For instance, China recorded a total of
Automotive Powertrain Systems Market- Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Growth Rate (6), by Region, (2022-2027)

Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Competitor Analysis

Several players, such as Toyota Motor Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company, Ford Motor Company, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, General Motors Company, JTEKT Corporation, Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, and Volkswagen AG, dominate the automotive powertrain systems market. These companies have expanded their innovative business systems to edge over their competitors.

Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Top Players

  1. Toyota Motor Corporation

  2. Hyundai Motor Company

  3. JTEKT Corporation

  4. ZF Friedrichshafen AG

  5. Volkswagen AG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Recent Developments

  • July 2021: Valeo and Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM) entered an MoU for Valeo to supply electric powertrains to the OSM's vehicle range for a 3-wheeler commercial vehicle range in India.
  • July 2021: Volvo Cars and Geely Automotive have entered a strategic partnership and created a joint venture, "Aurobay," to develop and supply powertrains.

Automotive Powertrain Systems 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 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


    1. 5.1 Component Type

      1. 5.1.1 Engine

      2. 5.1.2 Transmission

      3. 5.1.3 Differentials

      4. 5.1.4 Driveshaft

    2. 5.2 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.2.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial Vehicles

    3. 5.3 Drive Type

      1. 5.3.1 Front-wheel Drive

      2. 5.3.2 Rear-wheel Drive

      3. 5.3.3 All-wheel Drive

    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. Russia

        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 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 Toyota Motor Corporation

      2. 6.2.2 Hyundai Motor Company

      3. 6.2.3 JTEKT Corporation

      4. 6.2.4 ZF Friedrichshafen AG

      5. 6.2.5 Volkswagen AG

      6. 6.2.6 Ford Motor Company

      7. 6.2.7 General Motors Company

      8. 6.2.8 GKN plc

      9. 6.2.9 Borgwarner Inc.

      10. 6.2.10 Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd

      11. 6.2.11 Valeo

      12. 6.2.12 Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.


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Automotive Powertrain Systems Market Research FAQs

The Automotive Powertrain Systems Market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The Automotive Powertrain Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

The Automotive Powertrain Systems Market is valued at 713 Billion USD in 2017.

The Automotive Powertrain Systems Market is valued at 987 Billion USD in 2027.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Toyota Motor Corporation, Hyundai Motor Company, JTEKT Corporation, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Volkswagen AG are the major companies operating in Automotive Powertrain Systems Market.

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