The automotive air intake manifold market is anticipated to grow exponentially by 2027 owing to the adoption of favorable regulatory framework for automobiles in order to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide.

The air intake manifold system plays a critical part in power generation in automobiles. It contributes significantly to the engine's power and torque. Surging demand for eco-friendly and efficient automotive air intake systems, along with stringent regulatory requirements enforced on vehicle manufacturers worldwide, has positively influenced industry growth in recent years.

Moreover, leading industry players are implementing various strategies, such as partnerships, acquisitions, and mergers, to establish a strong foothold in the rapidly transforming business landscape. For instance, in February 2021, MAHLE, the German automotive parts manufacturer, acquired the air conditioning business in Thailand, the US, and Japan from Hitachi Astemo, Ltd, the mobility solutions expert formerly known as Keihin Corporation. This acquisition was intended to help MAHLE strengthen its customer relations in the air conditioning business across North America and Asia.

In another instance, in April 2021, Holley, a leading automotive company, announced the acquisition of majority assets worth USD 52 million of Advanced Engine Management, Inc. (AEM), a motor vehicle parts specialist, to expand its product base by including import and other sport compact cars. Thus, strategies undertaken by enterprises to fortify their market presence and extend their consumer reach have augmented business growth in key regions.

The automotive air intake manifold market has been bifurcated based on vehicle, manifold, material, distribution channel, manufacturing process, and region. On the basis of vehicle, the market has further been categorized into HCV, LCV, sports car, and passenger car.

The sports car sub-segment is projected to showcase modest growth, progressing at a CAGR of over 1.6% through the forecast period. Growing popularity of car racing, coupled with shifting consumer perspective towards purchasing a sports car, is expected to facilitate segmental growth in the forthcoming years.

In terms of material, the market has been segmented into magnesium, iron, aluminum, and plastics/other composites. The iron sub-segment is set to amass a considerable market share over the analysis period. Due to its superior mechanical strength and durability, iron finds extensive usage in the manufacturing of manifold, which is likely to propel segmental adoption over the following years.

With respect to manifold, the market has been divided into EFI, single plane, HI-RAM, dual plane, and supercharger. The automotive air intake manifold market from the supercharger sub-segment is slated to grow at a CAGR of about 3.4% through the assessment timeline. Increasing demand for high power and torque from engine manufacturers is anticipated to fuel segmental uptake in the coming years.

From the regional point of view, Middle East & Africa is estimated to account for a limited portion of the global automotive air intake manifold market by the end of the projected period. The lack of vehicle manufacturing facilities in major countries across MEA as well as increased reliance on imports to meet domestic demand are foreseen to impede regional market growth.