As automobile buyer continue to seek better performance, efficiency and productivity, automakers are constantly working to offer high performing vehicles. A turbocharger plays crucial role in enhancing the overall performance of the vehicle, hence there is a need for continuous improvement of turbocharger. Automotive turbocharger market players are focused on increasing the capabilities of next-gen turbochargers.

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  • Europe
  • US
  • China
  • India
  • Asia (Ex China & India)



  • Single
  • Twin
  • VGT
  • E-VGT



  • Gasoline
  • Diesel



The continued growth of turbocharging technologies will be driven by requirements for manufacturers to meet End users towing requirement and not global environment regulations. The downsizing of engines in the industry has been going on for past 11 years. This results in shift from large naturally aspirated engines to smaller turbocharged ones in less than 3L engine segment.

Many V6 and V8 engines powering pickups continue to remain naturally aspirated though.

Ford with 56% turbo penetration leads the market in US. GM has about 40% penetration. FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) with 10% penetration is the least among the leading OEMs in the American market.



Europe still remains the global leaders in the turbo market. Turbo penetration of Europe is close to 75%. Major European OEMs like BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen use turbocharged engines in more than 85% of their vehicles. Since a typical engine in Europe has 1.2-1.5L engine, the customers feel the urge to improve the performance of the vehicle and this boosts the turbo sales in the European market.

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Emission regulations in China are getting stringent and the need for the turbo charged engines to tackle this situation has become significant. Due to smaller engines, usually < 1.6L capacity, turbo penetration in China is above 40% significant increase when compared to last few years.

China is termed as fastest growing turbo market globally. Honeywell Turbo Technologies has been supplying turbochargers to leading manufacturers such as Yuchai, NAVECO and Jiangling Motor.


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One important point worth noting is that the market leader in China, VW offers two best-selling vehicles with naturally aspirated MPFI engines i.e Lavida and Sagitar.

Among domestic OEMs Haval and Changan have equipped most of their top-selling vehicles with turbocharged gasoline engines.




Due to low excise duty on small cars with engine <1.2 petrol and <1.5L diesel is also pushing the turbo penetration, as OEMs can deliver higher power with the smaller engine.

As difference between gasoline and Diesel retail prices continue to shrink, there is asignificant shift towards gasoline engines resulting in higher demand for gasoline turbochargers. The fast growing sub-4 metre SUV segment now has a Diesel: Petrol split of 65:35 (2019) as compared to 75:25 in 2018.

Turbochargers in petrol vehicles is gaining prominence thanks to  improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.



The most commonly used turbochargers are Single, Twin, VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) and E-VGT (Electric VGT). Usually lesser powered engines such as 1.0L engine are fitted with Single Turbo. The VGT charged engine gives performance at lower engine rpm, unlike single and twin turbochargers. VGT is limited to passenger vehicles and light duty vehicles. Nowadays almost every vehicle released is attached with E-VGT. E-VGT helps to eliminate the turbo lag and offers a smooth power delivery.

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  • BorgWarner has secured contract with a major European OEM to supply its high performing eTurbo for a passenger vehicle. This paved way to company’s first serial production of eTurbo slated to begin in 2022.
  • Continental German automotive manufacturing company expands turbocharger manufacturing to China. Continental’s RAAX turbo charger to be built in Shanghai.
  • BorgWarner has recently opened turbocharger production plant in Thailand.




  • BorgWarner has launched world’s first regulated 2 stage (R2S) turbocharging system with 4 turbo chargers. It has been incorporated with BMW’s new 3.0L diesel engine.
  • BorgWarner delivers its twin scroll turbochargers to BMW group for its 3.0L inline 6 cylinder petrol engine.



In US market, Turbocharged diesel engines will continue to be in demand on light duty trucks. By the ongoing trend further downsizing of the engines can be expected.

Due to strict emission norms and gradual increase in turbo powered petrol engines, higher turbo penetration in Indian market can be expected.

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COVID-19 is already having a serious impact on global Auto production and sales and it is no different in case of Automotive turbocharger market. Garrett`s two production plants remained shut for the duration of the lockdown and re-started production in Late March 2020.

The global Automotive turbocharger market is estimated at $XX Billion in 2019, will decline by ~18% in 2020 but grow at 4% CAGR till 2025. Gasoline turbochargers segment expected to grow at double digits till 2025



The global  Automotive turbocharger market is extremely consolidated. Due to high complexity and Robust R&D requirement in close so-operation, the threat of new entrants has always been low. There are six major Tier-1 manufacturers who supply turbochargers to the OEMs. The market is dominated by US manufacturers.

Garrett Advancing Motion formerly known as Honeywell Turbo Technologies is the leading the turbo market. Closely competing is the BorgWarner from US. These 2 manufacturers hold about 65% market share globally.

In 2019, Garrett grew its gasoline turbocharger business by more than 25% YOY due to higher uptake of gasoline engines and decline in Diesel engines. To counter the possible decline in ICE vehicle sales, Garret has already developed a Fuel cell compressor which can be supplied to multiple Fuel cell based transport applications. 

BorgWarner has consolidated its EGR and Turbo business for cost reduction and Product differentiation. It has also developed an E-turbo which will enter mass production in 2022-23.

As OEMs continue to increase the electrification due to the ongoing vehicle electrification trend, turbocharger suppliers will  have to expand their offering to include E-Boosting technology.

IHI Corporation formerly known as Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd from Japan is another turbocharger manufacturer completing the top 3. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Cummins Turbo Technologies are also other major suppliers in this industry.

South Korea based Hyundai-WIA supplies turbocharger fitted on various Hyundai models.


  1. BorgWarner
  2. Garrett Advancing Motion
  3. IHI turbo
  4. Continental
  5. Mitsubishi
  6. Cummins


Sl noTopic
1Market Segmentation
2Scope of the report
4Research Methodology
5Executive Summary
7Insights from Industry stakeholders
8Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10Technology trends in the Industry
11Consumer trends in the industry
12Recent Production Milestones
13Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14COVID-19 impact on overall market
15COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2020-2025
18Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2020-2025
19Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2020-2025
20Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2020-2025
21Product installation rate by OEM, 2020
22Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23Competition from substitute products
24Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25New product development in past 12 months
26M&A in past 12 months
27Growth strategy of leading players
28Market share of vendors, 2020
29Company Profiles
30Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers


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