Automotive Charge Air Cooler Market

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> Automotive Charge Air Cooler Market Expected to reach a high CAGR of 7.03% By 2029: DataM Intelligence

Automotive Charge Air Cooler (CAC) Market is Segmented by Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, LCV, and M&HCV), Product Type (Air-Cooled Charge Air Cooler and Liquid-Cooled Charge Air Cooler), Position Type (Standalone CAC and Integrated CAC), by Fuel Type (Gasoline and Diesel), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2029.


Market Overview

[150 Pages Report] The global automotive charge air cooler market was valued at USD YY million in 2021 and is estimated to reach USD YY million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.03%.

Automotive charge air cooler market - Strategic Insights



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Vehicle Type, By Product Type, By Position Type, By Fuel Type, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other vital insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America

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Automotive Charge Air Cooler (CAC) has been used on turbocharged and supercharged engines. They are designed to cool down the heated intake air that comes from the compressor or turbocharger. It is also used in various applications such as HVAC, automotive, and several other industrial coolers. The turbocharged engine in automotive produces hot air which on entry into the combustor reduces engine efficiency. CAC is used before and after the turbocharger to reduce the air inlet temperature thereby increasing air density and higher engine efficiency. CAC evolved as an integral part of any turbocharged automotive engine across cars, LCVs, and HCVs.

Market Dynamics

The rise in demand for fuel-efficient vehicles

The rise in demand for fuel-efficient vehicles coupled with an increase in emphasis on emission standards to minimize carbon emission is projected to boost the demand for automotive charge air coolers during the forecast period. At present, small and compact cars constitute over 61 percent of the total monthly sales of passenger vehicles. It is expected that this could go up to 70 percent over the next two years as fuel prices go up further. Moreover, the current growth trend of vehicles has been prominently influenced by the increasing air pollution due to fuel emissions across all the regions of the globe. Advancements in autonomous technology amalgamate innovations in the automotive charge air cooler, and NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles) have become a tool for a consumer as well as a marketer to reduce and suppress fuel emissions which is likely to boost the market growth. As crude prices tend to go upward in the long term, there will be a greater movement of car buyers to more fuel-efficient cars. That was primarily on account of several new launches in the recent past.

Furthermore, an increase in the production of passenger vehicles in developing countries, such as India and Brazil, owing to the enhanced spending power of consumers in these countries, along with better availability of car loans is anticipated to drive the automotive charge air cooler market during the forecast period. 

However, the rising demand for Electric vehicles (EVs) at a fast pace reduces the dependence of consumers on gasoline/diesel-based automobiles resulting in low demand for automotive charge air coolers.

Market Segmentation

Air to Air CAC is dominating the market with compact design and economic operation

The global automotive charge air cooler market has been segmented by product type into air-to-air CAC and air-to-liquid CAC. Air-to-air type is leading in the global automotive industry owing to its simple design and engine installation over its counterpart. This system uses forced air to cool the hot turbocharged air before it enters the combustion chamber. It usually uses ambient air sucked through the front grill of the automotive and is designed to be front-mounted for this reason

The air-to-air charge air cooler market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.55% during the forecast period (2020-2027) to reach a market value of USD XX million by 2027. Air to air charge air cooler segment is holding a share of over 70% in the global automotive charge air cooler market in 2019

Geographical Penetration

Asia Pacific is all set to top the CAC market by 2023

By geography, Europe is dominating the global automotive CAC market, accounting for over 40% of the global sales revenue in 2019. Europe has been the production hub for premium cars with the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and several other automakers having major production activities in the region. Europe has been at the forefront of integrating the latest engine-boosting technologies into some of the world's most advanced and fuel-efficient powertrains. In Europe, where more than 50 percent of all new passenger cars already benefit from engine boosting, turbodiesels will remain the overriding powertrain of choice.

The Asia Pacific is estimated to witness the highest growth of 11% over the forecast period and evolve as the largest market for automotive CACs owing to increasing automotive production and growing penetration of turbo engine technology in light vehicles.

Competitive Landscape

The global automotive charge air cooler market is highly fragmented with a large number of players operating in the production of CACs for automotive applications. The market competition is intense owing to high growth potential and technological advancements. The rising use of turbo engines and twin-turbo technology is likely to surge the need for CACs in automotives. The leading manufacturers of CACs are focusing on new products launched and product differentiation to gain a competitive edge in the market.

The major players operating in the industry are Bell Intercoolers, Forge Motorsport Inc., Garrett Motion Inc., Kale Oto Radiator, Mishimoto, Modine Manufacturing, MAHLE Gmbh, Valeo Group, and Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd among others. These companies are increasing research and development (R&D) projects to introduce innovative CAC technologies with improved functionality.

COVID-19 Impact Halted automotive production and low aftermarket market led to a decline in the CAC market

The global automotive charge air cooler market has hard hit by the spread of the novel coronavirus in 2020. Lockdowns imposed in most of the major economies led to a decrease in the sales of CACs significantly. Halt in automotive production, supply chain disruptions with freight challenges, and lowered demand from aftermarket services all resulted in a decline in the market. Europe's automotive CAC market is likely to decline by nearly 12% in terms of sales revenue. Leading German manufacturers shut down the majority of their products in Europe for at least two weeks with other OEMs closing for longer. Also, the closure of social activities led to reduced traveling, thereby declining aftermarket demand for CACs

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  • Market Share Analysis covering business revenues ($) and revenue share (%) of key market players


What is the Automotive Charge Air Cooler Market growth?

The market is growing at a CAGR of 7.03%.

What is the Automotive Charge Air Cooler Market size in 2021?

The Market size was valued at USD YY million in 2021.

Who are the key players in Automotive Charge Air Cooler Market?

Bell Intercoolers, Forge Motorsport Inc., Garrett Motion Inc., Kale Oto Radiator, Mishimoto, Modine Manufacturing, MAHLE Gmbh, Valeo Group, and Marelli Holdings Co., Ltd among others.

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