Global Automotive Air Filter Market Set to Grow

Dublin, 01 Feb. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The report “Automotive Air Filters Market – Forecast 2021 to 2026” has been added to from offer.

The automotive air filters market was valued at US$4.962 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.92% during the forecast period to reach a market size of US$8.460 billion by 2026.

The growth of automotive air filters market is attributed to rising standard of living, increasing consumer purchasing power and increasing passenger transportation.

Additionally, growing concerns about pollution caused by smoke emitted from vehicles are fueling the growth. One of the major market drivers is the growing demand for automotive products due to government regulations regarding vehicle emissions.

This is partly due to the growth of the automotive sector in the BRIC countries, as well as the implementation of strict emissions laws and the presence of regulatory authorities like the EPA in the United States.

Additionally, the automotive air filter market is expected to grow owing to the trend of increasing passenger transportation in developed countries. Better air intake quality in the engine and cabin will increase passenger comfort, further propelling the market.

Every automotive internal combustion engine should be equipped with a clean air filter to keep more air flowing through the cylinders. To prevent dirt, dust, grit and other debris from damaging the cylinders, these products clean the air before it passes through them.

Due to the aforementioned benefits, the automotive air filter market is expected to grow. In developed regions such as North America and Europe, well-established regulatory frameworks are likely to drive the demand for automotive air filters, as well as the expansion of the automotive industry in regions such as Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Growth trends:

Expansion of the automotive industry:

The main driver for the growth of this market is the expansion of the automotive industry, especially the growing production of passenger cars. Moreover, car consumers have also realized the importance of air filters to prevent dust from entering their cars, which has led to a boom in the market.

These factors explain the growth of the automotive air filters market. With the increase in disposable income of consumers around the world, automobile sales have increased and the passenger car segment has grown rapidly.

  • Majority of the market share is accounted for by economies in the Asia-Pacific region such as China, India, Indonesia, and Japan owing to their rapid economic growth. During the forecast period, cabin air filters are expected to gain popularity due to the growing number of electric and hybrid cars. In the automotive air filter industry, the presence of key players such as Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Chery, Tata, Maruti, Isuzu, and Suzuki is having a significant impact on the growth of the industry in the region.
  • While post-pandemic sales in Asia are not progressing, the Renault group has announced a partnership with a company based in China. To bring hybrid vehicles to China’s fast-growing Asian market, Groupe Renault will share its resources and technology with Geely Holding, China’s largest private automotive group. Together, the two companies will launch a range of Renault-branded hybrid vehicles in China and the pair plan to sell cars in South Korea using fuel-efficient vehicle technology from Geely subsidiary Lynk & Co.

Technological advances:

The most common air filters currently available are made from cellulosic media, which is expensive. Various technological advancements in air filters, including synthetic media, are now gaining popularity due to their improved performance, lower sensitivity to moisture, and more efficient airflow.

This market is expected to grow owing to all these advanced properties of synthetic materials over the forecast period. Demand for automotive air filters is expected to increase as new luxury cars are built, including air filters and intake manifolds designed to improve vehicle efficiency. The need for frequent replacement of air filters on luxury cars is also expected to drive the market growth.

  • As concerns over the Delta variant of the Coronavirus grow, Ford is fitting some of its vehicles with all-new air filters to improve in-car air quality. According to Ford, Ford Refresh95 certified cabin air filters will be rolled out to select Ford models by the end of the year, such as Bronco Sport, Escape, Explorer, Mustang Mach-E, Police Interceptor Utility and Maverick. It plans to introduce the filters to most of its fleet by 2023.
  • Mahindra & Mahindra has unveiled a major new feature for its upcoming XUV700 7-seater premium SUV. A smart air filter system is offered first in its segment for the three-row SUV, claiming to remove 99% of bacteria and 95% of viruses. Besides these features, the upcoming Mahindra XUV700 will have automatic headlight boosters, drowsiness detection, personalized safety alerts, smart door handles and a panoramic roof which is the largest in its class.


Growing adoption of electric vehicles:

Growing consumer interest in plug-in/battery electric vehicles is likely to hamper the growth of the market owing to its characteristics including lack of pollutant emission and absence of fuels such as gasoline and diesel.

Additionally, lower maintenance costs and lower overall expenses may also contribute to the growth of environmentally friendly electric vehicles (EVS). Accordingly, the growing popularity of electric vehicles among consumers is expected to hamper and reduce the automotive air filter market size.

  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution in 2020, which called for a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030. Israel and Singapore also set a similar delay.
  • President Joe Biden has pledged to achieve zero-emission cars for half of all vehicles sold in the United States by 2030. All-electric cars and plug-in hybrids are part of his plan.
  • In a joint statement, General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler’s parent company, Stellantis NV, each said they aim to sell 40-50% of US electric vehicle volumes by 2030.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Automotive Air Filter Market

Decline in growth sustained by the shutdown of automobile production:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the automotive industry, which has halted production everywhere. Considering that this industry growth is directly related to vehicle production, this situation is expected to affect the market. Automotive air filters will likely be affected by a decline in automotive production.

This market is also likely to be affected by the high cost of filters and fluctuations in raw material prices. The impact of COVID-19 on this market has caused the global manufacturing of air filters to stop. As a result, the automakers’ supply chain has been disrupted.

Companies cited

  • Cummins filtration
  • MAHLE GmbH
  • Ahlstrom Corporation
  • Hengst SE & Co. KG
  • Valeo
  • Bosch
  • SOGEFI Group
  • Roki Co., Ltd.

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