Automotive Morphing Controls: Introduction

  • The automotive transfer case is a unit of gears that distributes the power between front and rear axle of an all-wheel drive (AWD) or a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. In the all-wheel drive mode, the transfer case distributes torque among all the four wheels of a vehicle and if one wheel loses traction, higher torque goes to the wheel with less traction.
  • The power transfer unit is usually made of cast iron or cast aluminum, and the assembly consists of a planetary gear unit. The gear unit transfers power from the transmission to the front and rear axles of vehicles through drive shafts.

Key drivers of automotive power transfer unit market

  • Increased penetration of utility vehicles across the globe is anticipated to offer significant opportunity to the automotive power transfer unit market. Increasing consumer trends toward luxury and comfort vehicles has prompted automakers to develop vehicles with large cabin space, enhanced ride handling, and better fuel economy, which has led to an increase in sale of the utility vehicles across the globe. Majority of utility vehicle manufacturers focus on increasing power delivery and maintaining vehicle efficiency of vehicles, which in turn offers sizable opportunity for players operating in the automotive power transfer unit market.
  • Stringent regulations pertaining to vehicle emissions are expected to propel the global automotive power transfer unit market. Automakers are continuously investing in vehicle technologies to reduce the amount of fuel consumption, leading to higher efficiency and lesser vehicle emissions. For instance, in March 2017, American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM) announced the launch of QUANTUM driveline technology. This technology is can be adopted in a wide range of vehicles types such as passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. Additionally, the new technology is lightweight, possesses enhanced power density, improved noise vibration and harshness (NVH) resistance, and improves fuel efficiency. This technology can enhance fuel efficiency by 1% to 1.5%.

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Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market: Restraint

  • Automotive power transfer cases are not utilized in two-wheel drive vehicles. Therefore, the automotive transfer case witnesses low adoption in two-wheel drive vehicles including entry level segments, hatchbacks, and compact vehicles. This, in turn, is anticipated to hinder the global automotive power transfer unit market.

Asia Pacific to account for major share of global automotive power transfer unit market

  • In terms of region, the global automotive power transfer unit market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa
  • Asia Pacific is estimated to lead the of the automotive power transfer unit market during the forecast period owing to increase in focus of automakers on producing high performance SUVs, which are equipped with 4WD or AWD to enhance safety and comfort. Additionally, high demand for passenger vehicles and rise in demand for SUVs (sport utility vehicles) is further propelling the global automotive power transfer unit market in Asia Pacific.

Key Players Operating in Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market

The global automotive power transfer unit market is highly concentrated due to the presence of top manufacturers. A few players operating in the automotive power transfer unit market are:

  • American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
  • GKN Automotive (GKN Plc)
  • Eaton
  • ZF Friedrichshafen
  • Magna International
  • BorgWarner
  • Schaeffler AG
  • Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems LLC
  • Marmon Group
  • Hyundai Dymos Inc.
  • Fabco Automotive Corporation
  • Univance Corporation

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Global Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market: Research Scope

Global Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market, by Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicles
    • Hatchback
    • Luxury Vehicles
    • Mini Vehicles
    • Sedan
    • Utility Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicles
    • Light Commercial Vehicles
    • Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Global Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market, by Vehicle Drive Type

  • All-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel drive

Global Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market, by Engine Drive Type

  • Chain Drive
  • Gear Drive

Global Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market, by Transmission

  • Automatic Transmission
  • Manual Transmission

Global Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market, by Sales Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

Global Automotive Power Transfer Unit Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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  • Asia Pacific
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