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Global Automotive Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2017-2021

About Automotive Four-wheel Drive Vehicle

An automotive 4WD system is typically used in off-road vehicles and involves the distribution of power and torque to all the four wheels. The system may be fitted as a full-time or an on-demand functionality. This distribution of power to all the four wheels helps in attaining better driving characteristics in low-traction conditions. 4WD is a standard component in most pickup trucks, SUVs, and crossovers. The history of automotive 4WD technology dates to the inception of automobiles. The earliest evidence of the four-wheel design was found in the late 1890s when an English engineer patented the technology for traction engines.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive four-wheel drive vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of 11.34% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive four-wheel drive vehicle market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Four-wheel Drive Vehicle 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
  • BorgWarner
  • GKN
  • Linamar
  • Magna
  • ZF Friedrichshafen
Other prominent vendors
  • American Axle & Manufacturing
  • Dana
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems
  • JTEKT
Market driver
  • Booming global SUV market with growing volume sales
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Advanced 4WD increasing the overall vehicle cost
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of intelligent torque vectoring for AWD
  • 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Four-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive four-wheel drive vehicle market: BorgWarner, GKN, Linamar, Magna, and ZF Friedrichshafen.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: American Axle & Manufacturing, Dana, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and JTEKT.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is development of intelligent torque vectoring for AWD. The advent of technological innovations is enabling the integration of advanced systems in automotive 4WD. Torque vectoring is one such system that helps the vehicle have control over the power and torque distribution to individual wheels. This provides better vehicle stability, improved performance, and superior handling characteristics.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is booming global SUV market with growing volume sales. In 2016, sales in the global automotive industry skyrocketed in almost every class of vehicles. Of all the vehicle categories and segments, SUVs and crossovers exhibited the highest sales growth. Pickup trucks also form one of the fastest growing segments with their growing popularity and increased usage for personal purposes. In the US, the sales of SUVs and crossovers increased by about 10% in the overall passenger car market in 2015.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is advanced 4WD increasing the overall vehicle cost. The automotive 4WD system involves the use of advanced materials, parts, and components for its development and manufacturing. The basic setup involves differentials, transfer case, rear-drive shaft, rear axle, and advanced electronics. The other important components, such as the torque vectoring system and limited-slip differentials, are some of the advanced functionalities that are used in premium and luxury segment of SUVs and sedans.

Companies Mentioned

BorgWarner, GKN, Linamar, Magna, ZF Friedrichshafen, American Axle & Manufacturing, Dana, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and JTEKT.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
    • Introduction
    • Market outline
    • Popular 4WD/AWD systems
      • Table Popular SUVs/crossovers with 4WD/AWD in different price categories 2016
      • Table Positioning of sample differentials in 4WD vehicle
    • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive 4WD vehicle market
      • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market segmentation by vehicle type 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market segmentation by vehicle type 2016-2021 (%)
    • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market for SUVs and crossovers 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Table Popular SUVs and crossovers in medium-size segment 2016
    • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market for pickup trucks 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Table US pickup truck market 2016 (%)
    • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market for premium and luxury sedans 2016-2021 (units in million)
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market segmentation by geography 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Table Global automotive 4WD vehicle market segmentation by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Table Automotive 4WD vehicle market in the Americas 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Table Automotive 4WD vehicle market in APAC 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Table Automotive 4WD vehicle market in EMEA 2016-2021 (units in million)
    • Table Leading SUVs in European automotive market 2016
    • Table Percentage growth of SUV sales in Europe 2015-2016
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Adoption rate of electronic content per vehicle 2016-2021 (%)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Global automotive market share 2016 and 2025 (%)
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Benchmarking of vendors in global automotive 4WD vehicle market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors in global automotive 4WD vehicle market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BorgWarner
      • Table BorgWarner product portfolio
      • Table BorgWarner business segmentation by region 2016 (% share)
      • Table BorgWarner business segmentation by segment 2016 (% share)
      • Table BorgWarner business revenue in 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Borg Warner: Recent developments
    • GKN
      • Table GKN product portfolio
      • Table GKN business segmentation by region 2016 (% share)
      • Table GKN business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table GKN business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table GKN: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • Linamar
      • Table Linamar product portfolio
      • Table Linamar business segmentation by divisions and business units 2016
      • Table Linamar business revenue in 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Linamar: Recent developments
    • Magna
      • Table Magna product portfolio
      • Table Magna business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Magna business segmentation by region 2016 (% share)
      • Table Magna business revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table Magna: Recent developments
    • ZF Friedrichshafen
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen product portfolio
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen business segmentation by divisions and business units 2016 (% share)
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen business segmentation by geographic region 2016 (% share)
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen business revenue in 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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