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Global Automotive Multi-wheel Drive Systems Market 2015-2019

About automotive multi-wheel drive

The global automotive industry is focusing on the usage of technologically advanced drivetrain and safety systems to minimize accidents and mitigate the impact of accidents on both passengers and pedestrians. Subsequently, to ensure enhanced control and stability of the vehicle, OEMs developed multi-wheel drive systems to achieve the aforementioned objectives.

A drivetrain is a group of components that delivers power to the driving wheels. 4WD and AWD are the systems used in vehicles to allow four or all wheels of a vehicle to receive necessary torque from the engine. The AWD system has a differential, whereas the 4WD system does not have it.

The growing demand for SUVs, especially in the emerging markets such as Mexico, India, and China, is booting the growth of the market. Also, the acceptance of AWD systems in hybrid EVs and the growing awareness among consumers regarding the active safety features are propelling the growth of the market.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global automotive multi-wheel drive market to grow at a CAGR of 6.52% during 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

The global automotive multi-wheel drive market can be segmented into two divisions on the basis of wheel drive type: All-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD). In addition, the market can also be segmented into two divisions on the basis of transmission type: manual multi-wheel drive (manual MWD) and automatic multi-wheel drive (automatic MWD).

Technavio's report, Global Automotive Multi-wheel Drive Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Key vendors
  • BorgWarner
  • Continental
  • JTEKT
  • Magna International
  • ZF Friedrichshafen
Other prominent vendors
  • American Axle Manufacturing
  • Dana Holding
  • GKN (GKN Driveline)
  • Oerlikon AG (Oerlikon Fairfield)
Key market driver
  • Rising demand for SUVs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key market challenge
  • High ownership cost
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key market trend
  • Adoption of AWD in hybrid EVs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Multi-wheel Drive Systems Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Automotive Multi-wheel Drive Systems Market: BorgWarner, Continental, JTEKT, Magna International and ZF Friedrichshafen
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: American Axle Manufacturing, Dana Holding, GKN (GKN Driveline) and Oerlikon AG (Oerlikon Fairfield)
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The various benefits offered by hybrid EVs such as reduced carbon emissions, better fuel efficiency, reduced dependence on natural resources for fuel, and better performance have increased their adoption in the recent years. As a result, the automotive MWD system manufacturers are focusing and launching new MWD systems such as AWD, especially for hybrid EVs.”
According to the report, with sluggish demand for automobiles in mature markets such as North America and Europe, automobile manufacturers are now shifting their focus toward expanding in emerging countries such as India, China, Mexico, Russia, and Brazil. The demand for SUVs and mini SUVs equipped with MWD systems is steadily increasing. For instance, in the automotive market in China, SUVs are the fastest-growing vehicle segment, owing to the growing demand for these vehicles among the emerging middle class, because of the increasing disposable income.
Further, the report states that the cost of automobiles equipped with AWD and 4WD systems is high compared to the automobiles equipped with two-wheel drive (2WD).

Companies Mentioned

BorgWarner, Continental, JTEKT, Magna International, ZF Friedrichshafen, American Axle Manufacturing, Dana Holding, GKN (GKN Driveline), Oerlikon AG (Oerlikon Fairfield)

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market Research Methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Global automotive market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Automotive industry segmentation by vehicle type
  • Global automotive market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Table Global automotive market 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Table Global automotive market segmentation by vehicle type 2014
    • Table Global automotive market by vehicle type 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Global passenger car market
      • Table Global passenger car market 2014-2019 (millions of units)
      • Table Key passenger car manufacturers
    • Global LCV market
      • Table Global LCV market 2014-2019 (millions of units)
      • Table LCV manufacturers
    • Global HCV market
      • Table Global HCV market 2014-2019 (millions of units)
      • Table Key HCV manufacturers
  • Global automotive market segmentation by geography
    • Table Global automotive market production by geography 2014
    • Table Global automotive market segmentation by geography 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Automotive market in APAC
      • Table Automotive market in APAC 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Automotive market in Americas
      • Table Automotive market in Americas 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Automotive market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive market in EMEA 2014-2019 (millions of units)
  • Supply chain analysis of the automotive industry
    • Backward supply chain
    • Forward supply chain
  • Global automotive MWD market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Advantages of AWD
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive MWD market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive MWD market 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by transmission type
    • Global automotive MWD market by transmission type
      • Table Global automotive MWD market by transmission type 2014
      • Table Global automotive MWD market by transmission type 2019
    • Global automotive MWD market by manual transmission
      • Table Global automotive MWD market by manual transmission 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Global automotive MWD market by automatic transmission
      • Table Global automotive MWD market by automatic transmission 2014-2019 (millions of units)
  • Geographical Segmentation
    • Global automotive MWD market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive MWD market by geography 2014
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive MWD market by geography 2019
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive MWD market by geography 2014-2019 (millions of units)
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive MWD market by geography 2014-2019
  • Market drivers
    • Table Major drivers for global automotive MWD market
    • Table MWD for improved comfort and safety
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Challenges of global automotive MWD market
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Market trends of global automotive MWD market
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors 2014
    • Key news
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BorgWarner
    • Continental
    • JTEKT
    • Magna International
    • ZF Friedrichshafen
      • Table Product segmentation
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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