Automotive Performance Parts Market

2019 Analysis and Review of Automotive Performance Parts Market by Product - Exhaust Systems, Suspension Parts, Brakes, Fuel & Air Intake Systems, Power Adders, and Transmission Parts for 2019 - 2029


Average Vehicle Age at All-time High

Advancements in technology have led to improvements in the quality of materials used for automobile manufacturing. The average age and reliability of light vehicles such as pickup trucks and light vans has increased over the years. Moreover, customers are increasingly keeping their old cars as second hand vehicles rather than reselling or scrapping them. As a result of this, significant need for repair and maintenance is expected, bolstering demand for performance parts.

For instance, parts such as brake pads, suspension bushings, spark plugs, and air filters need to be replaced at regular intervals. Longer-lasting cars present a lucrative opportunity for aftermarket performance part manufacturers, as older vehicles require more repairs and maintenance, thereby necessitating more aftermarket performance parts.

Expanding Automotive Production in Developing Regions

East Asia will be highly lucrative for the leading manufacturers in automotive performance parts market, as the region is a global hub for automotive production. In terms of growth, South Asia and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) will particularly reflect a relatively high growth potential in the automotive performance parts landscape. This growth has been attributed to the expanding automobile production across these regions, particularly in Indonesia, Algeria, Morocco, UAE, and Thailand.

Surge in Fleet Aggregators

In order to ensure maximum fuel economy, fleet owners get their vehicles serviced regularly. Surge in fleet aggregators is anticipated to be one of the key factors fueling the demand for automotive performance parts. Booming fleet aggregators particularly in developing countries are expected to disrupt the transportation industry in the coming years.

Fleet owners including taxi operators like Ola, Uber, SheTaxi, Baxi and AutonCabs, shuttle bus operators like Shuttl, Cityflo and Zipgo, and on-demand transport companies like Quikhop, Rivigo, Trukky, LetsTransport, ThePorter, Blackbuck and Truckola are creating significant opportunities in the promising India market. Large fleet owners project significant demand for features such as improved vehicle power, ease of handling, and optimum fuel economy, which in turn, is creating lucrative growth opportunities for automotive performance parts market.


  • The global automotive performance parts market is fairly fragmented where the unorganized sector, which includes tier-2 and tier- 3 players, holds significant market share. The market consists of a large number of local and unorganized players serving mainly in the aftermarket.
  • Robert Bosch Gmbh, Denso Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Delphi Automotive, Continental AG, and Honeywell International Inc. are identified as some of the key participants in the global automotive performance parts market.

Power Adders and Brakes Top Selling, with Collective Share of 50%

Accounting for revenues worth over US$ 100 Bn, power adders continue to influence the growth tactics of market players. This study reveals that power adder manufacturers would reap substantial profits by 2022. Demand for brakes is also witnessing a significant upsurge, with major contribution from brake calipers and brake master cylinders. On the other hand, transmission parts are reflecting lucrative prospects. Torque converters hold about half of revenues under transmission parts and clutch pressure plates are gaining modest traction.

Manufacturers to Target Europe and East Asia

The automotive performance parts market in Europe continues to reflect significant opportunistic potential, primarily attributing to increasing production of passenger vehicles (PVs). While sales will be majorly concentrated in Germany, Russia’s growth as a potential market will be steadfast, positioning the country ahead of Spain by 2029 end.

Asia Pacific (APAC) also accounts for a noteworthy market share, banking on massive production volumes of compact PVs and heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) in China. Growing automotive industry in India, and ASEAN countries would also be crucial in shaping demand for automotive performance parts across APAC.

Customization and E-tailing Hold Key to Winning over Competition

The E-commerce ecosystem has been expanding rapidly, particularly in developing regions. This has influenced manufacturers of automotive performance parts to strategize on online retail channels. For instance, Donaldson Company Inc. has launched its E-commerce platform for selling air and fuel filters.

Customization is another differentiating strategy trending among prominent market players. Manufacturers are developing customized automotive performance parts that offer operational benefits as well as comply with existing regulatory framework.

How Growth will Unfold

Adoption of automotive performance parts in PVs currently generates significant revenues and employment of automotive performance parts in PVs would remain prominent across most regional markets. Application in light commercial vehicles (LCVs) is however set to surpass the US$ 100 Bn mark by 2029 end. Automotive performance parts are also finding application in HCVs.


The global automotive performance parts market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.


  • Exhaust System
    • Headers
    • Mufflers
    • Oxygen Sensors
    • Exhaust Pipes
    • Catalytic Converters
  • Suspension Parts
    • Suspension Bushing
    • Sway Bars 
    • Shock Absorbers
  • Brakes
    • Brake Pads
    • Brake Rotors
    • Brake Calipers
    • Brake Lines
    • Brake Master Cylinders
    • Vacuum Pumps
  • Transmission Parts
    • Clutch Pressure Plates
    • Flywheels
    • Torque Converters
    • Clutch Linkage
  • Fuel Air & Intake Systems
    • Air Filters
    • MAF Sensors
    • Intake Manifolds
    • Throttle Bodies
    • Fuel Filters
    • Spark Plugs
    • Fuel Injectors
    • Fuel Pumps
  • Power Adders
    • Turbochargers
    • Nitrous Oxide Systems
    • Intercooler
    • Superchargers


  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Sales Channel

  • OEMs
  • Aftermarket


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific 
  • Middle East & Africa

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