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2025 Vision of Transformations in Global Medium-Duty Truck Market

2025 Vision of Transformations in Global Medium-Duty Truck Market

Global thrust towards freight efficiency improvement will push the demand for alternative powertrains and advanced telematics-enabled technologies in medium duty (MD) trucks. By 2025, urbanization, proliferation of hub-and-spoke distribution, and the growth in ASEAN, Africa and Middle East markets will propel medium duty (MD) truck growth at CAGR 4.8% to touch 1.55 million units globally in 2025, from 972,000 units in 2015. However, the medium duty segment is facing volume pressure globally from growth in heavy duty trucks which are preferred for logistics between hubs and light city vehicles which are preferred for city distribution. However, sustained demand for the segment will come from urbanization and routing demand in the next 11 countries.

On the architectural front, cab-over type MD trucks are growing in demand vis-à-vis conventional trucks due to the impact of urbanization which drives the demand for more fuel-efficient truck design. Alternative powertrains will not experience significant adoption in MD trucks due to the negative impact on payload due to a larger fuel tank in CNG trucks and batteries in hybrid/fully electric powertrains. However, over the next 10 years, the penetration of telematics technology is expected to grow rapidly to more than 31% of VIO. By 2025, NA, EU and China are expected to account for 62% of telematics installed in trucks in operation, rising from 72% in 2015, indicating greater proliferation in other markets.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Top 5 Insights
    • Market Engineering Measurement
    • Executive Summary-Volume growth MD truck Market
    • Executive Summary-Rise of Asian OEMs in Medium-duty Truck Market
    • Executive Summary-MD Truck Price-positioning Forecast
    • Executive Summary-Medium-Duty Truck Global Platforms
    • Executive Summary-Vision of 2025 MD Truck Design Boundaries
    • Executive Summary-Key Findings and Future Outlook
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEMs Compared in This Study
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Definitions and Vehicle Segmentation
  • Mega Trend Implications and Transformational Shifts
    • Impact of Top Mega Trends on the Medium-Duty Truck Market
    • Influence of Urbanization on Medium-Duty trucks
    • Impact of Urban Logistics on Medium-Duty Truck Design
    • Alternative Mobility Implication for Medium-Duty Trucks
    • Digital Transformation Implication for Medium-Duty Trucks
    • Rising Relevance of Connectivity in Medium-Duty Trucks
    • Connectivity Value Stream for Medium-Duty truck operations
    • Rise of Asian OEMs in Medium-duty Truck Market
  • Global Medium-Duty Truck Overview
    • Market Engineering Measurement
      • Table Medium-Duty Truck Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2015
    • Global MD-HD Truck Market Forecast
    • Price Segments in Medium-Duty Trucks by Region
    • Global Product-Price Segment Specifications in Medium-duty trucks
    • Dominance of Cab-over-engine type
    • MD Truck Price-positioning Forecast
    • OEM Platform-Price Positioning
    • MD Truck Powertrain Forecast
    • MD Truck Transmission Segment Forecast
    • Prime Movers & Services in Global Medium-Duty Truck Telematics
    • OEMs offering Telematics Services in Medium-Duty trucks
    • MD Truck Telematics Penetration Forecast
  • Special Focus-Japan and South Korea
    • Japan & South Korea Commercial Truck Market Overview
    • Japan and South Korea Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in Japan
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in South Korea
  • Global Platforms of Select Medium-Duty OEMs
    • Global Medium-Duty Truck Platforms of Select OEMs
    • Global Medium-Duty Truck Platforms
    • Medium-Duty Truck Global Platforms
    • Regional vs, Global Platforms-Comparative Analysis
    • Vision of Future MD Truck Design Boundaries 2025
  • Market Share Analysis of Key Regions
    • Medium Trucks Regional Sales-Global OEM Performance
    • North America Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in North America
    • South America Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in South America
    • Europe Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in Europe
    • India Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in India
    • China Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in China
    • Russia Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in Russia
    • ASEAN Market Share Analysis
    • Example of Medium-Duty Trucks in ASEAN
  • OEM Comparison in Key Regions
    • North America MD Top 3 Truck OEM Comparison
    • South America MD Top 3 Truck OEM Comparison
    • European MD Top 3 Truck OEM Comparison
    • India MD Top 3 Truck OEM Comparison
    • ASEAN MD Top 3 Truck OEM Comparison
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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