Dual Clutch Transmissions, Global Strategic Development Roadmap to 2022

Propelled by Transmission Efficiency Improvement Efforts, DCTs to Grow by 7%–8% Globally; Reflecting a Strong Growth Trajectory in North America and C

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This study on the future of dual clutch transmission technology investigates the strategies of key original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to improve fuel efficiency and vehicle drivability. Starting off with a brief background of transmission and DCT technologies, this compares the advancement of dry and wet DCT technologies. Segment-wise applications, current and future trends, are discussed in detail. Key industry participants, applicable segments, technology innovation, and growth of high-speed DCTs have also been studied. Key drivers of DCTs, including the need for better fuel efficiency, faster gear shifts, and higher driver engagement are also discussed in detail. The growth outlook for DCTs until 2022 in North America, the European Union, Asia-Pacific, and other regions have been presented in this research.

Key Questions Answered:
• What are the factors impacting the growth of different transmission types across different markets?
• What will lead to rapid adoption of dual clutch transmissions in light duty vehicles?
• In which segments will the adoption of dual clutch transmissions be faster toward 2022?
• What are the regional differences in the adoption of dual clutch transmission?
• What is the growth outlook of dual clutch transmissions with the advent of large volumes of Plug-in hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) and other
• What levels of priority have various OEMs accorded to dual clutch transmissions as they try to improve the gear shifting experience and reduce
their average fleet emissions?

Key Opportunities and Growth Drivers for Dual Clutch Transmission Technologies:
• Strict regulations of CO2 emission and fuel efficiency norms in key regions of the world will require OEMs to make DCTs more fuel efficient.
• The added benefit of lesser CO2 emission and more fuel efficiency will make Hybrid Dual Clutch Transmission (HDCT) a common transmission.
• The use of plastics and advanced steels for construction of transmission will help OEMs reduce CO2 emissions, making the vehicle more fuel

By 2022, the CO2 emissions standards in Europe and CAFÉ targets in the US and APAC will lead to DCTs being used by several OEMs as a more fuel efficient transmission variant. Smaller downsized engines with displacement of not more than 2L will also increasingly use DCTs with 8 and 9 speed ratios.

DCTs will be used in plug-in hybrid applications for mid-size vehicles, large cars, and Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs).

China, one of the biggest markets in the future for DCT, will have a mix of dry and wet dual clutch transmissions. Suppliers will focus on the development of advanced iterations of low torque, wet clutch transmissions, making them cost effective. The adoption of DCTs in the Western European market will be higher, as the lower maximum temperatures do not affect heat dissipation in DCT when under high load.

Table of Contents

Dual Clutch Transmissions, Global Strategic Development Roadmap to 2022Executive SummaryKey FindingsBackground, Technical Segmentation, and Types of DCTs Background—Transmission TechnologiesTechnology Insight—Overview of DCT SubsystemsDry Versus Wet Dual Clutch TransmissionDual Clutch Transmission Market—Dry DCT Versus Wet DCTDCT Segment ApplicationApplicable Segment—Explanation of the Current ScenarioApplicable Segment–Explanation of Future Scenarios Dual Clutch Transmissions—Speed RatioPresent and the Future Scenario of High-speed DCTsMarket Trends Affecting Dual Clutch TransmissionsCO2 Emission and Fuel Efficiency Norms Engine Downsizing and Dual Clutch TransmissionsElectrification and Dual Clutch TransmissionsLight Weight Construction and Dual Clutch TransmissionsOEMs Global ScenariosProcurement Strategies—Dual Clutch TransmissionsKey Industry Participants in Dual Clutch TransmissionsTechnology Strategies—DCTGrowth Opportunities and Companies to ActionGrowth Opportunity—Trends and Call to ActionStrategic ImperativesCompanies to Watch—DCT TechnologiesThe Last WordConclusion—Predictions and So-what AnalysisLegal DisclaimerAppendixExpansion of AbbreviationsThe Frost & Sullivan StoryThe Frost & Sullivan StoryValue Proposition—Future of Your Company & CareerGlobal PerspectiveIndustry Convergence360º Research PerspectiveImplementation ExcellenceOur Blue Ocean Strategy




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