Global Powertrain Outlook, 2020

Global Powertrain Outlook, 2020

This research service provides an in-depth analysis of powertrain technologies and the strategic imperatives of upcoming diesel and gasoline technologies, technology roadmaps, and technology advancements. The study highlights current and future product plans of various manufacturers and their growth potential. It also covers the impact of Covid-19 on various powertrain technologies in different regions. Emission regulations are tightening across the globe, while pollution levels have started to shift the dynamics of the global automotive market. Though electric and hybrid vehicles (xEVs) have gained traction in developed nations, they are yet to do so in niche markets like India, Eastern Europe, and Asia-Pacific (APAC), excluding China.


The base year of the study is 2019, and the outlook is for 2020.

Geographical coverage includes Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), China, South Korea, North America (the United States), Indonesia, India, and Japan.


The aim of this study is to research, analyse, and forecast the trends; provide an overview of the internal combustion engine (ICE), electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid vehicle market; and discuss the impact of these trends on the growth and performance of key OEMs. The study mainly focuses on the passenger vehicle (PV) technology outlook globally and regionally. Changes in test procedures for passenger vehicles will increase the adoption of advanced powertrain technologies. Gasoline engines will look at higher boosting technologies, whereas diesel engines will look at alternative exhaust after-treatment systems.

This research service also provides a brief explanation of the various engines and transmission systems that will be introduced by OEMs with the support of Tier I suppliers. Strict standards will impact the adoption of internal combustion engine vehicles. The impact of electrification and its effect on future models is, therefore, discussed to show comparison between the market penetration of conventional powertrains and the ePowertrain strategy.


How will Covid-19 impact global automotive sales in different regions?
What are the key technologies to watch out for in 2020? What major technology trends were adopted by OEMs in 2019 globally?
How have different kinds of powertrains performed in 2019 globally and in key regions? How are they expected to perform in 2020?
What are the various sales trends observed in key regions in 2019?
What kind of different regulatory standards are applicable?
What are the various technologies that have been launched for engines and transmissions?

  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary—Key Findings for 2019
    • Executive Summary—Key Technologies to Watch in 2020
    • Executive Summary—Global Powertrain Mix: Sales Snapshot
    • Executive Summary—Predictions for 2020
    • Western Europe—Diesel Trend: Passenger Cars
    • Executive Summary—Diesel Impact Factors and Outlook
    • EU—Change in New Passenger Car Registrations, 2019
    • US—Increase in Demand for Pickups
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Sales Increased by 17.9%
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 48V Sales Surged in 2019
    • Global Challenge—CO2 Emissions Legislation
    • Overriding Challenge—Legislation
      • Table Powertrain Outlook: CO2 Emissions Legislation, US and Europe, 2019 Onwards
    • Global Powertrain Outlook—Key Things to Watch for in 2020
    • Technology Outlook—Current and Future Power Electronics Distribution
    • Technology Outlook—Power Electronics Integrations
    • Technology Outlook—FCA 48V Application (Case Study)
    • Technology Outlook—PSA and Faurecia SCR BlueHDi (Case Study)
    • Technology Outlook—VW strategy for eFuel (Case Study)
  • 2020 Global Economic Outlook—Executive Summary
    • Covid-19 Global Economic Impact—Visioning Scenarios
    • Global, Advanced, and Emerging Market Growth
    • Global Economic Outlook 2020—Top 5 Predictions
    • 2020 World GDP Growth Snapshot
    • Major Economies—Key Predictions for 2020
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
      • Table Powertrain Outlook: Passenger Vehicle Sales Forecast by Region, Global, 2019 and 2020
    • Vehicle Segmentation
  • Europe—Powertrain Outlook
    • Europe—Sales by Powertrain, 2019
    • Western Europe—Diesel Trend: Passenger Cars
    • EU 5—Diesel Trend
    • EU—Change in New Passenger Car Registrations, 2019
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—30.6% Growth
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 48V Sales Surge in 2019
    • Europe—EV Sales Forecast
    • Europe—Powertrain Highlights Summary
  • US—Powertrain Outlook
    • US—Diesel Vehicle Sales Decline
    • USA—Increase in Demand for Pickups
    • USA—SUV/Commercial Van Diesel Segment Trending in 2019
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Full Hybrid Vehicles Grow by 18.6%
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 48V Sales Surge in 2019
    • USA—EV Sales Forecast
    • Passenger Car Technology Adoption Indices—Summary
    • US—Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles
      • Table Powertrain Outlook: CAFE and GHG Emission Standards Under the Obama Administration, US, 2017–2025
    • North America—Powertrain Summary
  • China—Powertrain Outlook
    • China—Sales Forecast by Powertrain
    • China—Electric Vehicle Market Development Roadmap
    • China—Charging Infrastructure Market Snapshot
    • China—Technology Development Roadmap
    • China—Emission Standards Outlook
      • Table Powertrain Market: Emission Standard Implementation Process Table, China, 2018–2025
      • Table Powertrain Market: China VIA and China VIB Emission Standard Test Limit, China, 2020–2025
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Full Hybrid Vehicles' Sales Increase by 42.7%
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 48V Sales Surge in 2019
  • India—Powertrain Outlook
    • India—Sales by Powertrain
    • Key Factors Contributing to the Indian Automotive Market
    • India—OEM Sales Performance and Market Share
    • India—Segment-wise Sales and Share
    • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles—Introduction of the 12V Powertrain
    • Key Opportunities in the Indian Automotive Market
    • India—Gasoline-Diesel Equation
    • India—Gasoline-Diesel Equation by OEM
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Full hybrid Vehicles Sales Increase by 75.7%
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 12V Introduction in 2019
    • BS-IV to BS-VI Transformation—Reduction in Emission Caps
    • Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP)
  • LATAM—Powertrain Outlook
    • LATAM—Vehicle Sales Forecast by Powertrain Mix and Country
    • Brazilian Trends Impacting the Powertrain Landscape
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Full Hybrid Vehicle Sales Increased by 30.8%
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 12+12V and 48V Segment Introduced
  • South Korea—Powertrain Outlook
    • South Korea—Sales by Powertrain
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Sales of Full Hybrid Vehicles Remain Stable
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 48V Sales Surge in 2019
  • Japan—Powertrain Outlook
    • Japan—Legislation Summary
    • Japan—Powertrain Summary
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Full Hybrid Vehicle Sales Decreased by 0.6%
    • Mild Hybrid Vehicles—MHEV 24V Introduced in 2019
  • Indonesia—Powertrain Outlook
    • Indonesia—Powertrain Summary
    • Full Hybrid Vehicles—Full Hybrid Vehicle Sales Increased by 222%
    • Indonesia—2019 Vehicle Sales by Segment
  • Powertrain Technology Outlook
    • Regional Strategy for Testing Procedures
    • Technology Outlook—Variable Compression: Turbo
    • Technology Outlook—Gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition
    • Technology Outlook—GDi Technology
    • Technology Outlook—48V System Architecture
    • Technology Outlook—FCA 48V Application (Case Study)
    • Technology Outlook—Current and Future Power Electronics Distribution
    • Technology Outlook—Power Electronics Integrations
    • Technology Outlook—Battery Integrations
    • Technology Outlook—Case Study: Converter and Inverter Integration
    • Technology Outlook—Automotive Wiring
    • Technology Outlook—Automotive Connectors
    • Technology Outlook—Contactors
    • Technology Outlook—EV Thermal Management: OEM Focus
    • Technology Outlook—PSA and Faurecia SCR BlueHDi (Case Study)
    • GPF Coated with a Three-way Catalyst (3WC) Converter
    • SCR—Integrated DPF and SCR System: Results
    • Technology Outlook—Case Study CE: Alternate Fuels
    • Technology Outlook—Case Study: Continental Air to Fuel
    • Technology Outlook—VW strategy for eFuel (Case Study)
    • Powertrain Market—Transmission Trend
    • Vehicle Segment Alignment Analysis—Engine Technologies
    • Vehicle Segment Alignment Analysis—Transmission Technologies
  • 2018–2020 Powertrain and Vehicle Launches to Watch
    • Key Market Introductions in 2018–2020—Engines
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity—Social Collaboration
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Conclusions and Outlook
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviation List
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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