Automotive Engine Market (By Placement Type: In-line, V-type, W Engine; By Fuel Type: Diesel, Gasoline; By Vehicle Type) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook and Forecast 2022-2030.

The global automotive engine market size was estimated at around USD 94.9 billion in 2021 and it is projected to hit around USD 118.4 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 2.49% from 2022 to 2030.

Automotive Engine Market Size 2021 to 2030

The consumer inclination for high-performing automobiles in the mid and high-end segment vehicles is prompting the manufacturers to develop prototypes of engines that are fuel-efficient and have higher torque. Regulatory standards for fuel efficiency and the development of technologically advanced powered engines for improved automobile performance are the major factors driving the demand in the market. The increasing sales of commercial and passenger cars in developing countries are propelling the demand for automobile engines in the region.

Several companies, such as Ford Motor Corporation, Fiat Automobiles S.p.A., Honda Motor Company, Ltd., and General Motors, are developing compact engines with higher torque and lower emissions. The demand for improved engine performance and higher fuel efficiency to comply with government regulations to reduce vehicle emissions has led to the development of engines producing lesser carbon emissions. These developments are further impacting the market growth. Automobile manufacturers' competitive pricing of cars offering the different features in the same segment has boosted demand for passenger cars in emerging countries leading to more refined engine technology development.

Asia Pacific is projected to grow substantially over the forecast period owing to the technological advancements in automotive, rising ownership of automobiles, and an increase in the per capita income of people. The improved living standards in the Asia Pacific region prompt car manufacturers to launch mid and high-end segment cars with powerful engines and budget-friendly prices. Stringent government regulations and emission norms have been implemented in this region. All these factors bode well for the growth of the market.

Scope of The Report

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2021 USD 94.9 billion
Revenue Forecast by 2030 USD 118.4 billion
Growth rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 2.49%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segmentation Placement type, fuel type, vehicle type, region
Companies Covered AB Volvo; Cummins Inc.; Fiat Automobiles S.p.A; Volkswagen AG; Ford Motor Company; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.; General Motors; Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Mercedes-Benz; Renault Group


Placement Type Insights

The in-line segment held the highest market share of 45.04% in 2021. In-line engines are the most common type of engine for passenger cars. These engines can be seen in family-level hatchbacks cars to luxury sedans like BMW and Mercedes due to their easy and inexpensive manufacturing along with their easy installation process. Thus, making it a preferred choice for OEM.

The W-engine segment is expected to register a CAGR of 3.3% from 2022 to 2030. In W-engine, three or four sets of cylinders can be coupled to one or two crankshafts. Because W-engines take up less space and produce greater power, they are employed in heavy-duty trucks and luxury cars. The V-type engine is the most used in all high-performance vehicles. Almost all high-performance car manufacturers such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Mercedes Benz opt for the V-engine layout.

The in-line engines are the most common engines used in passenger cars, mostly seen in family-level hatchbacks cars to luxury sedans like BMW and Mercedes due to their easy and inexpensive manufacturing along with their easy installation process. Thus, making them a preferred choice for OEM.

Fuel Type Insights

Gasoline held the highest market share of over 35% in 2021, attributed to the benefits offered by gasoline engines, such as less noise and vibration, as well as low fuel prices. Gasoline engines are most commonly used in passenger vehicles due to their advantages, such as efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and lightweight. High in acceleration, gasoline engines are less noisy. Thus, these are the major growth drivers for the adoption of gasoline engines.

Diesel is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.1% over the forecast period. Diesel engines are used in various equipment and vehicles, from medium-duty trucks to overseas cruise ships and power generators. Factors such as high fuel efficiency resulting in low operating costs and reliability have made diesel engines a preferred option. As diesel engines run at a much slower Revolution per Minute (RPM), less wear and tear results in a longer engine life cycle. These technical advantages have made diesel engines a preferred choice among manufacturers; driving the growth of the segment.

Vehicle Type Insights

Passenger car held the highest market share of more than 65% in 2021. As the ownership of vehicles increases around the world, OEMs are developing various engines based on different kinds of passenger car segments. Multi-fuel engines, Variable Valve Technology (VVT), turbocharger technology, and Common Rail Direct Injection (CRDI) are examples of technological breakthroughs in automobile engines that deliver the high power and torque necessary for luxury category vehicles.

OEMs are developing engines that are lightweight and capable of producing high power. Deployment of advanced engines in passenger cars and growing demand for passenger car sales are among the factors propelling the market growth of the vehicle type segment.

Commercial vehicle segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 3.0% over the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the rising demand for trucks across the logistics sectors. Logistics is one of the key industries which is used to transport goods. The use of trucks and trailers to transport goods has increased significantly. With changing lifestyles and growing urbanization, people are more inclined to get the goods and products delivered to them. All these factors bode well for the market growth.

Additionally, the potential implementation of a vehicle scrappage program, increased budgetary allocation towards the development of infrastructure in rural sectors, stringent implementation of regulatory norms, particularly related to vehicle length & overloading, and recommencement of mining activities in certain areas leading to increasing demand for a commercial vehicle. The developing infrastructure sector, coupled with the rising disposable incomes of consumers, is propelling the demand for commercial vehicles.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for a revenue share of more than 30% in 2021. North America is home to developed economies, such as the U.S. and Canada. The growth in the market is majorly driven by of existence of long-established original equipment manufacturers, providing a firm foundation for the region's robust development and expansion of the market.Rising infrastructure investment, innovation in terms of drive technologies, and the ongoing expansion from local to global supply chain networks are anticipated to drive the demand for commercial vehicles in North America.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.2% over the forecast period. The evolving automotive industry in emerging economies such as China and India will drive market growth. The Make In India campaign is expected to draw substantial investment in the automotive sector, as there are several benefits in India, such as cheaper raw materials and low-cost labor. Furthermore, countries such as China and India comprise large logistics networks & supply chains and are among the fastest-growing economies globally. All these factors will bode the demand for an automotive engine. 

Key Players

  • AB Volvo
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Fiat Automobiles S.p.A
  • Volkswagen AG
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • General Motors
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Renault Group

Market Segmentation

  • By Placement Type Outlook
    • In-line Engine
    • V-type Engine
    • W Engine
  • By Fuel Type Outlook
    • Gasoline
    • Diesel
    • Other Fuel
  • By Vehicle Type Outlook
    • Passengers Car
    • Commercial Vehicle
  • By Regional Outlook
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • France
      • Italy
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
    • Middle East and Africa

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