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Global Automotive Rotary (Wankel) Engine Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Rotary (Wankel) Engine Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Rotary (Wankel) Engines

Rotary engines are one of the earliest types of internal combustion engines (ICEs). These engines had an odd number of cylinders arranged in a radial configuration. In this type of engines, the crankshaft remains stationary during operation along with the crankcase, and the cylinders attached within the crankcase rotate as a single unit. In automotive applications, rotary engine, also referred as Wankel engine, has been used by many automakers. It has an eccentric rotary design that converts the pressure created by the combustion of the of the fuel-air mixture into rotating motion of the rotor.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive rotary (Wankel) engines market to grow at a CAGR of 15.50% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive rotary (Wankel) engines market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the OEM or automaker fitment of rotary engines in automobiles.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Rotary Engines(Wankel) Market 2017-2021, 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 over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Ferrari
  • Mazda Motor
  • Porsche
Other prominent vendors
  • Daimler Group
  • Koenigsegg
  • McLaren
  • Pagani Automobili
  • Zenvo Automotive
Market driver
  • Decreasing prices of retail gasoline driving ICE market
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Leakage of fuel-air mixture through rotor seals: Serious threat to combustion process
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of next-generation rotary engine: Mazda RX-9
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Rotary (Wankel) Engine Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive rotary (Wankel) engines market: Ferrari, Mazda Motor, and Porsche.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Daimler Group, Koenigsegg, McLaren, Pagani Automobili, and Zenvo Automotive.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Development of next-generation rotary engine: Mazda RX-9. The global automotive powertrain industry is witnessing rapid developments and enhancements in the field of engine technology. Leading automakers have been developing energy-efficient engine technologies for both diesel and gasoline, which promise higher performance and greater fuel efficiency. Similarly, rotary engine market is witnessing few developments that are expected to increase the operation and functionality of rotary engines.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Decreasing prices of retail gasoline driving ICE market. Gasoline is a crucial source of energy for the global automotive industry as most vehicles worldwide use gasoline as fuel. The retail prices of gasoline have always played a crucial role in determining the dynamics of the automotive industry as the cost of gasoline plays a significant role in determining the running cost of an automobile. The recent decline in the price of oil had a notable impact on the global economy. The prices of gasoline have dropped from around $3.34 per gallon in 2014 to around $2.4 per gallon in 2015. The average prices of gasoline further declined in 2016; the average prices fell by nearly 11.2% to $2.13 per gallon when compared with 2015.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Leakage of fuel-air mixture through rotor seals: Serious threat to combustion process. The automotive rotary engine exhibits many advantages and benefits over traditional reciprocating piston engines. The integration of minimum moving parts is paving the way for simplistic design, and compact shape and size are one of the biggest takeaways of the engine that are gaining popularity in the global automotive industry. The various stakeholders involved in development and testing of the rotary engine are finding ways to make the rotary engine more useful for mass applications.

Companies Mentioned

Ferrari, Mazda Motor, Porsche, Daimler Group, Koenigsegg, McLaren, Pagani Automobili, and Zenvo Automotive.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • What is a rotary (Wankel) engine?
      • Table Schematic representation of an automotive rotary (Wankel) engine
      • Table China emission standards
      • Table India emission standards
      • Table European Union emission standards and limits
      • Table US emission standards
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market 2017-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market 2016-2021 (units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Global automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market by geography
      • Table Global automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market by geography 2020 and 2021 (% share)
    • Automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market in Americas
      • Table Automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market in Americas 2016-2021 (units)
    • Automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market in EMEA 2016-2021 (units)
    • Automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market in APAC
      • Table Automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market in APAC 2016-2021 (units)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Comparison of Mazda RX-8, Mercedes-Benz GLA 45, and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
      • Table Share of global automotive market by revenue 2016-2025 (% share)
  • Market trends
    • Development of next-generation rotary engine: Mazda RX-9
    • Turbocharged rotary engine under development phase
    • Automakers working on their camless engine prototypes for commercial production
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Benchmarking of potential automotive suppliers in global automotive rotary (Wankel) engine market
    • Other prominent vendors (potential)
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Ferrari
      • Table Ferrari: Product portfolio
    • Mazda Motor
      • Table Mazda Motor: Revenue segmentation by geography 2016
      • Table Mazda Motor: Product portfolio
    • Porsche
      • Table Porsche: Business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Porsche: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Porsche: Product portfolio
      • Table Porsche: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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