About the Report
New developments in the automotive sector have bolstered interest in the concept of engines powered through gasoline direct injection. The technology is rapidly gaining traction in SI engines in terms of fuel economy standards.
Sustained production in the automotive industry and frequent changes to increasingly strict regulations in the industry are key factors that will support demand in the long term. Comprising components such as sensors, electronic control units, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and more, gasoline direct injection will find higher degree of interest, especially for high performance vehicles, creating lucrative opportunities in the market.
In its latest study, ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm, Future Market Insights (FMI), offers insights about key factors fueling the demand for gasoline direct injection (GDI). The report tracks the global sales of gasoline direct injection in 20+ high-growth markets, along with analyzing the impact COVID-19 has had on the automotive industry in general, and GDI production and distribution in particular.
How Does Historical Data Compare to the Future Outlook?
Gasoline direct injection are key components in modern engines in the automotive industry. GDI systems provide improvements to performance and fuel efficiency, in line with emission control regulations. As pet the analysis by FMI, sales of gasoline direct injection (GDI) have risen at more than 14% between 2016 and 2020.
The covid-19 pandemic caused significant challenges to market players with lockdown regulations disrupting the automotive and transportation sector, affecting short term demand for GDI systems. Weakened global economies, reduction in production and distribution in automotive and aftermarket sales has also affected market prospects.
With reduced sales and production activity in the global automotive sector, the supply shortage and slump in demand is likely to result in a short-term drop in growth. However, FMI expects the market to recover while gradually reaching pre-pandemic, exponential levels from 2021 to 2031 as the pandemic continues to subside.
How Are Emission Regulations Influencing the Gasoline Direct Injection Market?
Around the world, emission regulations are influencing technology developments in the automotive industry. For instance, the European Union’s commitment as per the Paris Agreement has set a target of 40% green house gas emission by 2030 as compared to 1990 levels. The EU has also set a net-zero greenhouse gas emission target to reach by 2050. The European council also mandated type approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles starting from September 2020.
On a similar note, in the United States, the EPA has joined hands with the NHTSA to propose the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks. This will set new standards for tailpipe greenhouse gas and corporate average fuel economy standards.
Across the key automotive hubs of Asia, China, Japan, South Korea, and India have witnessed the implementation of Stage 6 emission regulations, which have resulted in major developments in automotive production and design. Consequently, emission regulation changes will play major roles in development and sales of gasoline direct injection systems throughout the forecast period.
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What are the Leading Obstacles Facing Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Manufacturers?
While the gasoline direct injection market is projected to rise at an exponential rate, market players are likely to find a number of key challenges that could impact operations and growth prospects through the end of 2031.
The requirement of high-pressure components in GDI systems increases production and purchase costs. Also, a number of existing gasoline direct injection systems are prone to issues in terms of particulate emissions. Efforts and investments towards research and development will prove to be important in the near future.
Furthermore, the global automotive industry is facing an influx of electric vehicle offerings, which is likely to continue growing for the foreseeable future. The consequent reduction in demand for internal combustion engines will hinder sales and revenue in the long-term, hurting growth prospects in the gasoline direct injection market.
How are Gasoline Direct Injection Systems Set to Fare in the United States?
The United States is expected to remain one of the more lucrative markets for gasoline direct injection system manufacturers and distributors. Some of the primary factors supporting growth in the market include increasing adoption of electronic control units in automobiles, in addition to strict implementation of emission regulations in the country’s automotive sector.
Also, steady levels of vehicle sales and on-road vehicle numbers will drive a surge in demand for the foreseeable future. As one of the global leaders in the automotive industry, the United States is also home to major automotive OEMs and aftermarket players. Easy access to new technologies will aid in consolidating the presence of the United States market for GDI solutions in the world.
What are the Factors Boosting Sales in China?
China is a major contributor to the global automotive industry, displaying strong growth in the number of its automotive fleet. This has generated strong demand for gasoline direct injection systems. China is home to a number of leading third-party raw material and component suppliers, which are essential for GDI production.
The Chinese aftermarket sector is also expected to display steady growth owing to the large number of aged vehicles in the country, and disposable incomes resulting in Chinese car ownership rates. China implemented its final version of the 6 Emission Standard for light-duty vehicles from July 2020. The standard is largely based on the Euro 6 regulation. For medium and heavy-duty engines, the country has implemented China V emission standards.
The Chinese government has also proposed new energy vehicle credit schemes, which will create key growth opportunities for market players through the assessment period.
How are Automotive Sales Influencing Developments in India?
India has emerged in the global market as a major automotive production hub. Consequently, the demand for internal combustion technologies to meet evolving fuel economy and emission standards will drive demand for gasoline direct injection systems.
With a growing focus in vehicle performance, the Indian automotive industry will generate a favorable environment for the growth of the GDI market in the country. Retail automotive sales can be affected by the resurgence in covid-19 cases through the first half of 2021.
The government of India changes vehicular emission standards from BS-IV to BS-VI in April 2020. The government has also set the Faster Adoption & Manufacturing of Electric Vehicle Policy, which will influence the demand for GDI systems here.
What the Prospects of GDI Systems in Germany?
As a leading center for automotive production in the European Union, Germany is a major contributor to the gasoline direct injection market. Efforts towards reducing carbon emissions, while improving fuel economy are key factors that are supporting the adoption of gasoline direct injection systems in the country.
Also, increasing levels of disposable incomes and vehicle ownership rates have generated major opportunities for manufacturers. Strict emission laws implemented across the European Union is expected to generate interest in the market bolstering long-term growth prospects. Companies such as BMW and Volkswagen have introduced next-gen, turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engines which will generate sales and revenue opportunities in the near future.
What GDI System Configuration is Key to Revenue Generation?
Gasoline direct injection technologies find use in both 2 stroke and 4 stroke engine configurations. As per the FMI report, applications in 4 stroke engines are estimated to account for major market share throughout the projection period.
The demand and application of four stroke engines across automotive industries around the world is the key factor supporting demand. The application of GDI systems in 4 stroke engines is expected to rise exponentially through the end of 2031 with a CAGR of approximately 15%.
What Vehicle Types Drive the Adoption of Gasoline Direct Injection Systems?
All kinds of automobiles including compact, mid-sized, premium, and luxury passenger vehicles in addition to LCV and HCV offerings are witnessing an influx of gasoline direct injection systems. Compact and mid-sized passenger cars are displaying relatively higher rates of adoption, which is expected to continue through the forecast period.
Higher volumes of passenger car sales in addition to implementation of strict emission regulations for these vehicles, along with increased consumer awareness about the environment and fuel efficiency are expected to support sales and revenue in the near future.
Why are OEMs Dominating Product Sales Channels?
Sales through OEMs will account for a significantly larger share as compared to aftermarket sales. Benefits in terms of reduced production costs, and increased scope for customization in performance through engine load and power supply for automotive manufacturers will support sales of gasoline direct injection through OEMs.
Growing interest in compact and mid-sized vehicles and increased focus on the environmental impact of commercial vehicles will generate key opportunities for growth through the end of the assessment period in 2031.
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) – Competitive Landscape
Leading participants in the moderately fragmented gasoline direct injection market are increasingly displaying interest towards investing in research & development activities, with the aim of improving product functionality in line with frequently evolving fuel efficiency and emission standards. In addition, collaborations and acquisitions for knowledge and technology sharing are expected to gain traction.
For instance, In May 2019, Delphi Technologies unveiled a new 500-bar gasoline direct injection system, which provided an increase of over 40% of pressure, while reducing particulate emissions by up to 50%. The system comprises a smaller plunger diameter to reduce loads of drive mechanisms.
In may 2021, Ferrari revealed a revamped V12 engine for its 812 model for its limited-edition range of Competizione A and Competizione vehicle versions, with a direct fuel injection management strategy in line with increasingly strict emission regulations, with recalibrated injection volume and timing.
In September 2020, Bosch unveiled a new EVO spark plug aimed for applications with newer variants of turbocharged gasoline direct injection engines. The product displays design improvements and a higher 45 kV dielectric strength to minimize the risk of irregular combustion which occur in modern engines.
Future Market Insights has also analyzed the following market players in the gasoline direct injection market in its comprehensive report:
- Continental AG
- Delphi Automotive Plc
- Magneti Marelli S.p.A.
- Renesas Electronics Corporation
- Robert Bosch GmbH
- Denso Corporation
- Eaton Corporation Plc.
- Infineon Technologies AG
- STMicroelectronics NV
- TI Group Automotive Systems, LLC
*This list is indicative - full details about the gasoline direct injection market players are available upon request.
Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Market - Report Scope
Historical Data Available for
USD Million for Value
Key Regions Covered
North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan, and Middle East & Africa
Key Countries Covered
United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Nordic, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand Singapore, Australia, GCC Countries, Turkey, Israel, and South Africa
Key Segments Covered
Stroke Type, Vehicle Type, Sales Channel, and Region
Key Companies Profiled
Market Overview, Key Market Trends, COVID-19’s Impact, Demand Analysis, Market Background, Segmental Analysis, Regional Profiling, Market Structure Analysis and Competition Analysis
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Key questions answered in the report
How will the gasoline direct injection (GDI) market expand through 2031?
According to Future Market Insights (FMI), the global gasoline direct injection (GDI) market is expected to gain impetus from stringent fuel efficiency and emission regulations, expanding exponentially at a CAGR of more than 14% through 2031.
Which is the dominant gasoline direct injection (GDI) market?
Europe is currently the leading regional market for gasoline direct injection (GDI), accounting for major market share through the end of the assessment period. Growth in this region is largely attributed to implementation of strict emission standards within the European Union.
How is COVID-19 impacting the gasoline direct injection (GDI) growth projections?
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the prospects of gasoline direct injection (GDI) application in the short term. Reduced sales and production owing to lockdown restrictions imposed by governments on the automotive industry hindered the demand for gasoline direct injection (GDI). Moreover, the disruptions in component supply chains during the crisis have also hurt market players. However, demand is expected to recover steadily through 2021.
Which are the prominent gasoline direct injection (GDI) market players?
Prominent gasoline direct injection (GDI) market players include TI Automotive (Heidelberg), STMicroelectronics, Stanadyne Holdings, Keihin, Infineon Technologies, GP Performance, Eaton, Denso, Bosch, Renesas Electronics, Magneti Marelli, Delphi Automotive, and Continental
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- 2 Stroke
- 4 Stroke
- Compact Vehicle
- Mid-Sized Vehicle
- Premium Vehicle
- Luxury Vehicle
- Commercial Vehicle
- Heavy Commercial Vehicle
- North America (U.S. & Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, & Rest of LATAM)
- Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, BENELUX, Nordic, Russia, Poland, CIS Countries & Rest of Europe)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, Turkey, South Africa, Israel, & Rest of MEA)
- Asia Pacific excluding Japan (China, India, ASEAN, South Korea, Australia, & Rest of APEJ)