Automotive Steering System Market Size & Share, by Technology (Manual Steering, Electronic Steering, Hydraulic Steering, Electro-Hydraulic Steering); Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4638
  • Published Date: Feb 17, 2023
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Global Automotive Steering System Market Definition

Automatic steering systems are regarded as important since they provide complete control over the movement of the vehicle and convert circular motion into an angular turn. An automobile steering system is made up of a number of parts that work together to control the direction in which a car is travelling and to let the driver maneuver the car in the way they choose. The steering column, universal joints, rack and pinion system, and hand-driven steering wheel are all parts of the vehicle steering system that can be handled manually. The steering system has been changed from manual steering to a power assist steering system as a result of this modification. Parts of the steering system and its function includes kingpin assembly, pitman arm, tie rod, ball joints, steering arm, drag links, and others. The main function of the automotive steering system is to turn vehicles according to the will of the driver. It also provides wheel swinging, self-righting effect, directional stability, and controlled damage to tires and others.

There are mainly three types of steering systems used that are fully electric power steering (EPS), hydraulic power steering (HPS), and electric power hydraulic steering (EPHS). In HPS, hydraulic pressure is used by an engine-driven pump (power steering pump) to control steering wheel motion.

Electric power hydraulic steering (EPHS) is a hybrid steering wheel system where a hydraulic pump is driven by an electric motor and a brushless motor is used to replace the power steering pump. Additionally, in the automotive steering system, 4 types of manual steering gears are installed that are rack and pinion, worm and roller, worm and sector, and recirculating ball steering. The gearbox is connected to the steering shaft directly with help of a U-joint/rag joint.

Global Automotive Steering System Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 22 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

~ USD 35 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)

Global Automotive Steering System Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2033

The global automotive steering market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~USD 35 Billion by the end of 2033 by growing at a CAGR of ~4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~USD 22 Billion in the year 2022. The growth of the market can be attributed to the growing number of autonomous cars along with the rising demand for power steering systems amongst automobile users worldwide. Autonomous cars are driven by themselves by using in-vehicle technologies and sensors. Nowadays, key manufacturers are investing huge amounts of money to enhance the features of such cars and the trend of owning autonomous cars is notably prevalent in the global population. For instance, it was found that there were more than 30 million autonomous cars being driven on road globally in 2019 globally.


Global automotive steering system market trends such as recent advancements in power steering technology and electronic control units (ECUs), the demand for power steering systems is on the rise amongst automotive users, which in turn, is expected to create massive revenue generation opportunities for the key players operating in the global automotive steering system market during the forecast period. It is estimated that some modern motor vehicles have up to 150 ECUs. Also, the electric power steering electronic control unit (ECU) calculates the need for assisting power based on the torque being applied to the steering wheel, the steering wheel position, and the vehicle's speed. Hence, such factors are anticipated to boost market growth over the forecast period.

Global Automotive Steering System Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Steering Wheels – It is estimated that by 2025, the revenue of steering wheels, bars, or boxes for motor vehicles in Brazil will account for more than ~USD 1 billion across the globe.  

A motor vehicle's steering system comprises some basic parts such as the steering wheel, steering shaft, column, and others. In modern times, where automated technology is spreading in every industry, the automotive industry isn’t left untouched. Investors and key manufacturers are spending large capital in the development of more enhanced autonomous cars to win over their competitors in the market. The rising demand for the steering wheel is expected to boost the growth of the automotive steering system market in the forecasted period.

  • Increasing Demand for Fuel-Efficient Cars owing to High Carbon Emission – as the transport sector accounts for more than 20% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2020. Autonomous cars are fuel efficient and beneficial to decrease the utilization of fuel that makes more popular among the global population. Furthermore, it is also observed that nearly 23% of the fuel-efficient vehicles cost approximately 6% less compared to the other type of vehicles.

  • Surge in the Penetration of Electromechanical Steering Systems – In 2022, electromechanical steering systems were estimated to be used in around 70% of the cars globally, as it consumes less fuel and provides new comfort and safety features. Furthermore, over 28% of the cars were observed to be using electromechanical steering systems currently, since is electrically controlled and required only when driver needs it. 

  • Rising Sales of Passenger Cars – For instance, it is forecasted that India will touch approximately 5 million car sales in 2023.

  • Higher Utilization of Automated Steering System in Electric Vehicle (EVs) – For instance, in 2022, approximately 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs) were sold out across the globe which was estimated to witness significant growth of sales volume of around 500% from 2019.


  • Possibility of Failing Steering Rack Mount - Steering rack mount failure can be very dangerous since in this situation, the driver may lose control over car steering wheel that can lead to severe accidents. Furthermore, it takes excessive effort to move the steering wheel and a sound of clicking and clunking can be heard every time. Therefore, this factor may limit the growth of the market over the forecast period.
  • Concern about Power Steering Fluid Leaks
  • High-Cost Expenditure on Research & Development (R&D)

Global Automotive Steering System Market Segmentation

The global automotive steering system market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by technology into manual steering, electronic steering, hydraulic steering, and electro-hydraulic steering. Out of these types of technologies, the electronic steering segment is estimated to gain the largest market share over the projected time frame. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the growing demand for electronic power steering (EPS) along with the surge in the implementation in passenger cars worldwide. For instance, over 30% of passenger cars had EPS technology in India in 2020. Electronic steering system is becoming more common in the cars and replacing traditional power steering system. By installing electronic steering system, manufactures can save the cost of fluid drive belt, pump, pulley, hoses, and others. In modern cars, electric power steering (EPS) is almost mandatory.

The global automotive steering system market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by vehicle type into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. Amongst these segments, the heavy commercial vehicles segment is expected to garner a significant share. The segment is expected to grow on the back of higher utilization of automotive steering system in trucks and utility vehicles globally. Automotive steering system in trucks and utility vehicles provides additional energy weather its electric or hydraulic. It decreases the manual effort in maneuvering and parking. Hence, growth in the industrialization coupled with remarkable demand for transportation within countries is projected to hike the growth of the segment over the forecast period. For instance, in 2021, approximately 4 million units of heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs) were sold out across the globe.

Our in-depth analysis of the global automotive steering system market includes the following segments:   

              By Technology

  • Manual Steering
  • Electronic Steering
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Electro-Hydraulic Steering

               By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles

Global Automotive Steering System Market Regional Synopsis

The Asia Pacific automotive steering system market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the growing number of vehicles, as well as the increasing demand for driving-assist functions amongst vehicle users. For instance, it is projected that by 2025, nearly 70% of all new vehicles sold in China will have smart high-level driving-assist functions. Furthermore, growth in the regional automotive industry is baked by the higher manufacturing of automotive components and parts and escalating inclination of population to own luxury cars are further anticipated to expand the market size during the forecast period. For instance, nearly 34 million passenger cars were sold out in Asia Pacific in 2021 and around 6 million passenger cars were sold out in Japan alone in the similar year.

Furthermore, the global automotive steering system market is anticipated to witness significant growth in North America region as well. The growth of the market in this region can be ascribes to the higher production volume of electric vehicles and presence of many key manufacturers. For instance, approximately 15 million units of light electric vehicle were sold out in the United States in 2021. Therefore, all these factors are anticipated to boost the market growth in the region over the forecast period.


Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Automotive Steering System Market

  • JTEKT Corporation
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
  • Nexteer Automotive Corporation
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • NSK Steering Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Mando Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • China Automotive Systems, Inc.
  • ThyssenKrupp AG



In the News

  • JTEKT Corporation has developed "Pairdriver", a human-centered automated steering control system, that realizes safe driving by sharing the steering of the vehicle between the driver and automation. Pairdriver is a remarkable response to the upcoming expansion of automated driving by making it seamless and providing an enhanced steering collaboration between driver and automation along with automated lane tracing.

  • Nexteer Automotive Corporation expanded the output capabilities of its pinion electric power steering (EPS) systems for meeting the needs of heavier electric vehicles (EVs) in segments B through D. The Dual Pinion-Assist EPS and Single Pinon-Assist EPS are new high output options that also joins the High-Out Rack Assist EPS system that was launched by the company before.

Author Credits:  Harshita Srivastava, Saima Khursheed

  • Report ID: 4638
  • Published Date: Feb 17, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the automotive steering market?

Ans: Surge in the penetration of electromechanical steering systems and growing demand for steering wheel are the major factors driving the market growth.

2) What would be the CAGR of automotive steering market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~4% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2033.

3) What are the challenges affecting the automotive steering market growth?

Ans: Lack of awareness regarding IBS treatment and the side effects of IBS drugs are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of automotive steering market in future?

Ans: The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the automotive steering market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Nexteer Automotive Corporation, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, NSK Steering Systems Co., Ltd., Mando Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, China Automotive Systems, Inc., and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the automotive steering system market?

Ans: The market is segmented by technology, vehicle type, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in technology segment in the automotive steering system market?

Ans: The electronic steering segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.


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