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Drive Shaft Market Segmentation By Design Type (Hollow Drive Shafts, Solid Drive Shafts), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle), By Position (Front Drive Shaft, Rear Drive Shaft) and Region - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2021-2026.

Pulished: February, 2021
ID: 11129
Pages: 175

Drive Shaft Market Size, Trends & Growth (2021 - 2026)

A driveshaft or propeller shaft is a part of a vehicle or car that normally takes power from the engine and carries it to the wheels. The driveshaft must be strong enough to absorb engine torque and not substantial enough to decrease the overall weight of the vehicle. A driveshaft must be absolutely balanced and must rotate equal to the torque coming out of the engine and driving for smooth transmission performance. In present times, most of the cars are generally front-wheel drive. Smooth driveshafts are part of the transaxle and each front wheel. In cars with rear wheels, the propeller shaft is part of the rear axle and all the rear wheels. The driveshaft must be strong and firm, as it must withstand the enormous torque created by the motor. Drive shafts are used to drive the engine to the wheels using mechanical links.

The global driveshaft market is expected to reach $ 8.76.1 billion by 2026, after increasing at a CAGR of 7.12% between 2021 and 2026. Market growth is attributed to rising concern for fuel efficiency coupled with strict government emission control regulations, which has prompted the launch of new BS-6 vehicles. The massive adoption of environmentally friendly vehicles in developed countries and the consequent increase in the production of these vehicles has allowed a high deployment of the drive shaft in new vehicles, promoting the developments in the market. Another important reason supporting the growth of the global driveshaft market is the increasing demand and consequent sales of four-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles, as two driveshafts are implemented in each vehicle. Demand for these advanced vehicles coupled with strict regulations and emissions control is expected to boost drive shaft market growth over the forecast period.

Recent Developments:

  • Hyundai Wia has developed an innovative automotive driveshaft that simplifies the process of transmitting power from the transmission to the wheel bearings of an automobile.
  • Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) unveiled new drivetrain technologies for material handling vehicles, including a high-efficiency low-voltage motor for electrical applications, as well as a new series of high-performance modular driven axles for industrial forklift trucks of class I, IV and V.
  • Dana Inc. announced the signing of definitive agreements to join forces with the transmission division of GKN plc, based in the United Kingdom, to create Dana Plc, a global transmission systems company.


Coronavirus is an unrivaled global public health emergency that has affected nearly every industry, hence the long-term effects that are expected to impact industry growth during the forecast period. Our ongoing research amplifies our framework to ensure that the underlying issues of coronavirus and possible future pathways. The report provides insights on COVID-19 taking into account changes in consumer behavior and demand, purchasing patterns, supply chain deviation, the dynamics of current market forces, and significant interventions of governments.

Drivers and Restraints of Drive Shaft Market:


Increasingly concerned with fuel efficiency, manufacturers are focusing more on developing a lightweight driveshaft without compromising performance and stiffness. As the growth of the automotive industry in the world increases, it is indirectly driving the growth of the driveshaft market as all cars require drive shafts to drive the wheels. With the rise of four-wheel drive vehicles, the market demand for drive shafts is also increasing. Drive shafts are also used in motorcycles as they require no maintenance and have a longer service life compared to a chain drive. With the expanding interest for vehicle solace and execution offered by new lightweight driveshaft’s, OEMs are likewise grasping the new lightweight driveshaft’s. The increasing number of vehicles being produced, an improved driving experience, stringent carbon emissions regulations and standards, and increased fuel efficiency through the use of new lightweight driveshaft’s primarily drive the call for global market.


Some of the main constraints in the global driveshaft market are sharp fluctuations in material prices that hamper the manufacture of lightweight driveshafts.

Drive Shaft Market Segmentation:

By design type:

  • Hollow Drive Shafts
  • Rigid Drive Shafts

Research on weight reduction in the automotive industry has been a major driver for the automotive hollow driveshaft industry, allowing automakers to lose a large portion of the overall vehicle weight. Most passenger cars use the hollow shaft as a drive shaft, due to the advantages these shafts offer over solid drive shafts. Hollow driveshafts of mass equal to that of a solid driveshaft produced without encountering a fault. They showed superior torsional strength, making them an obvious choice over solid driveshafts. Previously, most vehicles were equipped with hollow steel drive shafts.

By Vehicle type:

  • Passenger Car
  • Hatchback
  • Sedan
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

The rising demand for heavy and light commercial vehicles in several countries such as the United States, Japan, Germany, China, is among the main factors supplementing growth in the respective market segments.

By Position:

  • Front Drive Shaft
  • Rear Drive Shaft

Drive Shaft Market Region wise analysis:

Marked Segmentation based on the region:

  1. North America
    1. U.S
    2. Canada
  2. Europe
    1. Norway
    2. Germany
    3. Sweden
  3. Asia Pacific
    1. China
    2. India
    3. Japan
  4. Latin America
    1. Brazil
    2. Mexico
    3. Argentina
  5. Middle East and Africa

a. Middle East

b. Africa

North America is assessed to rule the driveshaft market with an expected 37.23% portion of the overall industry, trailed by APAC, in 2018. The solid development of the driveshaft market in North America is essentially ascribed to the developing interest for light business vehicles and electric vehicles. The increasing production of vehicles and the consequent increase in the deployment of the driveshaft in these vehicles are contributing significantly to the growth of the market. Europe dominated as the second largest market for the driveshaft industry, following North America. Asia-Pacific is the leading vehicle maker in the world and also has the largest market in the driveshaft industry. Moreover, the expanding interest for eco-friendly vehicles in locales, for example, India, China, Japan and South Korea has prompted the improvement of a lightweight driveshaft to decrease the general load of the vehicle, along these lines making it more miles.

Key Players of Market:

Some of the major players, like GKN PLC (Melrose Industries PLC), JTEKT Corporation, Dana Incorporated, Hyundai Wia Corporation, and Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd, have captured significant shares in the driveshaft market.

1. Introduction                            

          1.1 Market Definition                  

          1.2 Scope of the report               

          1.3 Study Assumptions               

          1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods              

2. Research Methodology                      

          2.1 Analysis Design          

          2.2 Research Phases                   

                    2.2.1 Secondary Research 

                    2.2.2 Primary Research     

                    2.2.3 Data Modelling        

                    2.2.4 Expert Validation     

          2.3 Study Timeline            

3. Report Overview                     

          3.1 Executive Summary               

          3.2 Key Inferencees          

4. Market Dynamics                    

          4.1 Impact Analysis           

                    4.1.1 Drivers

                    4.1.2 Restaints       

                    4.1.3 Opportunities 

          4.2 Regulatory Environment                  

          4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                  

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                        

          5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                 

                    5.1.1 Market share analysis         

                    5.1.2 Products/Service      

                    5.1.3 Regional Presence    

          5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape               

          5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                 

6. Market Segmentation                        

          6.1 Drive Shaft Market, By Deisgn Type            

                    6.1.1 Hollow Drive Shafts  

                    6.1.2 Solid Drive Shafts    

                    6.1.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)        

                    6.1.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis         

                    6.1.5 Market Attractiveness Index         

          6.2 Drive Shaft Market, By Vehicle Type           

                    6.2.1 Passenger Car

                    6.2.2 Light Commercial Vehicle   

                    6.2.3 Heavy Commercial Vehicle  

                    6.2.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)        

                    6.2.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis         

                    6.2.6 Market Attractiveness Index         

          6.3 Drive Shaft Market, By Position                  

                    6.3.1 Front Drive Shaft     

                    6.3.2 Rear Drive Shaft       

                    6.3.3 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)        

                    6.3.4 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis         

                    6.3.5 Market Attractiveness Index         

7. Geographical Landscape                    

          7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                   

          7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)             

                    7.2.1 By Country     



                    7.2.2 By Deisgn Type        

                    7.2.3 By Vehicle Type        

                    7.2.4 By Position     

          7.3 Europe             

                    7.3.1 By Country     






                     Rest of Europe

                    7.3.2 By Deisgn Type        

                    7.3.3 By Vehicle Type        

                    7.3.4 By Position     

          7.4 Asia Pacific                 

                    7.4.1 By Country     




                     South Korea

                     South East Asia

                     Australia & NZ

                     Rest of Asia-Pacific

                    7.4.2 By Deisgn Type        

                    7.4.3 By Vehicle Type        

                    7.4.4 By Position     

          7.5 Latin America             

                    7.5.1 By Country     




                     Rest of Latin America

                    7.5.2 By Deisgn Type        

                    7.5.3 By Vehicle Type        

                    7.5.4 By Position     

          7.6 Middle East and Africa          

                    7.6.1 By Country     

                     Middle East


                    7.6.2 By Deisgn Type        

                    7.6.3 By Vehicle Type        

                    7.6.4 By Position     

8. Key Player Analysis                           

          8.1 GKN PLC          

                    8.1.1 Business Description

                    8.1.2 Products/Service      

                    8.1.3 Financials      

                    8.1.4 SWOT Analysis         

                    8.1.5 Recent Developments         

                    8.1.6 Analyst Overview      

          8.2 JTEKT Corporation                 

          8.3 Dana Incorporated                

          8.4 Hyundai Wia Corporation                 

          8.5 Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd                  

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                     


          List of Tables          

          List of Figures                  

  • Global, Regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • The segment-level analysis in terms of by type, by application, by end-user, along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographics, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the microenvironment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analyzing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis, and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
  1. Global Drive Shaft Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global Drive Shaft Market By Design Type, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Hollow Drive Shafts Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Solid Drive Shafts Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Drive Shaft Market By Vehicle Type, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global Passenger Car Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Light Commercial Vehicle Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Heavy Commercial Vehicle Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Drive Shaft Market By Position, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Front Drive Shaft Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Rear Drive Shaft Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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