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Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) Market Size By Clutches (Dry, Wet), By Vehicle (Passenger Car, Commercial Vehicle, Sports Car), By Transmission (ICE, Hybrid), By Distribution Channel (OEM, Aftermarket), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4523
  • Published Date: Jun 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Dual Clutch Transmission Market size crossed USD 30.98 billion in 2020 and is projected to expand at 4.9% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Increasing investments from companies to make this technology accessible is likely to drive industry demand.

The benefits of the DCT system typically include faster transmission, lower power loss, and greater fuel economy compared to other transmission types. The previous technology had limited use in race cars and sports cars later transitioning into passenger vehicles. The technology has also been subjected to extensive research by established automakers to develop DCT systems such as PDK from Porsche and DSG in Volkswagen.

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Consumers are increasingly interested in vehicle specifications & on-road performance, which are becoming increasingly important to manufacturers to keep their vehicles interesting. Pushed by consumer demand coupled with a reduction in the cost of technology, the industry is witnessing an increasing penetration from sports cars to passenger vehicles.

COVID-19 had a devastating impact on the dual clutch transmission (DCT) market owing to a massive dip in commercial activities and retail spending. The contagious spread of the disease has mandated countries across the globe to formulate new rules and regulations, resulting in strict countrywide lockdown and the formation of micro-containment zones to stop the virus from spreading. Suspending economic activities was the earliest move taken by several governments to reduce the risk of virus spread, resulting in a massive fall in automobile sales followed by a dip in consumer confidence.

Many consumers have also delayed their automotive purchase, and some canceled their existing orders owing to changing proprieties to essential buying. With the establishment of government SOPs and guidelines, trade & travel are expected to resume in a limited capacity, providing a positive outlook for the automobile sector.

Dry clutch to remain dominant in the clutches segment

Dry clutch segment is set to hold more than 80% of dual clutch transmission market revenue share by 2027. Increasing popularity in passenger vehicles is boosting the market growth in terms of volume. The system is superior in terms of providing fuel efficiency and strikes an ideal balance of performance & efficiency, which is due to the absence of hydraulic equipment that is present in its wet counterpart.

High vehicle adoption to support passenger cars penetration

The passenger cars segment is anticipated to generate USD 40 billion in revenue by 2027. These vehicles contribute to the majority of retail four-wheeler automotive sales, as these transmission systems are increasingly incorporated into passenger vehicles as technology becomes increasingly commercialized and widely available. The increasing inclination of consumers toward automatic transmission solutions is boosting the market demand.

ICE transmission to dominate global sales

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In 2020, the segment captured about USD 30 billion in dual clutch transmission market impelled by the developing technology of combustion engine systems and its adoption in hybrid vehicles. Currently, the internal combustion engines segment is dominant in terms of existing vehicles and new vehicle sales.

OEM to stay prime distribution channel

The OEM subsegment is poised to account for around 90% of the dual clutch transmission share by 2027 led by OEMs having long-term supply agreements and contracts with existing automobile manufacturers to ensure a smooth supply of spares. The other factors include the nature and complexity of the solution as the component is not frequently replaced & requires low maintenance compared to other vehicle components. Therefore, distribution in aftermarket is limited to replacement of accidental, and mechanically damaged transmission components.

North America is estimated to experience a consistent high growth rate


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North America dual clutch transmission market size surpassed USD 600 million in 2020 and is slated to observe significant growth through 2027 driven by increasing consumer preference toward automatic vehicles. The region is witnessing a consistent decline in stick shift systems, thus resulting in limited penetration of automatic dual clutch transmission systems. Governments across the region are also increasing their share of interest in incorporating fuel-efficient technologies into their vehicles to meet tight climate deadlines and obligations. The presence of major manufacturers also contributes to the increasing product demand.

Europe market is predicted to show significant growth from 2021 to 2027. The region is home to several large-scale and big-name manufacturers, such as Volvo, ZF, Daimler, Magna International, Continental AG, etc., engaged in the development and deployment of these systems. Furthermore, the region is also home to extensive research operations with many companies having research operations in countries such as Germany, France, and the Netherlands.

Technological advancements to play a major role in industry growth

The dual clutch transmission industry is highly competitive. The improvement in component technology coupled with reducing costs plays an important role in increasing market share. The major players operating in the dual clutch transmission market include Magna International Inc., Continental AG, Valeo, BorgWarner Inc., Gkn Automotive, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Eaton, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co., KG, Magneti Marelli S.p.A., Punch Powertrain Nanjing, and others.

This market research report on dual clutch transmission includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Units and revenue in USD Million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments:

Market, By Clutches

  • Dry
  • Wet

Market, By Vehicle

  • Passenger Car
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Sports Car

Market, By Transmission

  • ICE
  • Hybrid

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
    • Norway
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Iran
    • South Africa
Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Sayan Mukherjee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The dual clutch transmission industry size surpassed 30.98 billion in 2020 and will grow at a CAGR of 4.9% between 2021 and 2027.
Dry clutch will record over 80% of the dual clutch transmission market revenue through 2027 due to surging popularity of the product in passenger vehicles.
Passenger cars will register a value of USD 40 billion through 2027 owing to increasing incorporation into passenger vehicles as the technology becomes extensively available and increasingly commercialized.
The North America dual clutch transmission industry share exceeded USD 600 million in 2020 and will register commendable growth propelled by the rising consumer preference towards automatic vehicles.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 265
  • Countries covered: 21
  • Pages: 220
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