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Automobile production worldwide - transmission type share

Global light vehicle production by transmission type in 2012 and 2017

by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 10, 2013
Automobile production worldwide - transmission type share This graph illustrates global light vehicle production by transmission type in 2012 and 2017. Light vehicles with automatic transmission are expected to account for some 32 percent of total automobile production by 2017. The evolution of transmission modes is largely driven by vehicle performance requirements and changes in fuel economy targets.
Global light vehicle production by transmission type

As of 2012, about every second light vehicle on roads worldwide was equipped with manual transmission, while automatic cars represented around 36 percent of the global share. In the European Union, vehicles with manual transmission are the most commonly produced at 11.2 million units in 2012, compared to 2.6 million automatic transmission vehicles that were assembled in the same year. The majority of U.S.-assembled vehicles are fitted with automatic transmission and continuously variable transmission. In 2012, over 12 million automatic transmission and 1.3 million continuously variable transmission units were built in the United States. Here, the automobile transmission manufacturing sector generated 36 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2013.

General Motors created the first automatic transmission vehicle in 1939/1940. The Hydramatic became a regular production option in Oldsmobiles, Cadillacs, Rolls-Royce vehicles and Pontiacs. By 1957, over 80 percent of the U.S. automobile market consisted of automatic transmission automobiles. Since then, there has been indecision on whether or not manual cars are increasing in popularity, although, it is certain that there will always be a niche market in the U.S. for manual cars. A benefit to driving manual cars is that it is often more fuel efficient than automatics; however, improved technology may change this.
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Oct 10, 2013
This graph illustrates global light vehicle production by transmission type in 2012 and 2017. Light vehicles with automatic transmission are expected to account for some 32 percent of total automobile production by 2017. The evolution of transmission modes is largely driven by vehicle performance requirements and changes in fuel economy targets.
Global light vehicle production by transmission type

As of 2012, about every second light vehicle on roads worldwide was equipped with manual transmission, while automatic cars represented around 36 percent of the global share. In the European Union, vehicles with manual transmission are the most commonly produced at 11.2 million units in 2012, compared to 2.6 million automatic transmission vehicles that were assembled in the same year. The majority of U.S.-assembled vehicles are fitted with automatic transmission and continuously variable transmission. In 2012, over 12 million automatic transmission and 1.3 million continuously variable transmission units were built in the United States. Here, the automobile transmission manufacturing sector generated 36 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2013.

General Motors created the first automatic transmission vehicle in 1939/1940. The Hydramatic became a regular production option in Oldsmobiles, Cadillacs, Rolls-Royce vehicles and Pontiacs. By 1957, over 80 percent of the U.S. automobile market consisted of automatic transmission automobiles. Since then, there has been indecision on whether or not manual cars are increasing in popularity, although, it is certain that there will always be a niche market in the U.S. for manual cars. A benefit to driving manual cars is that it is often more fuel efficient than automatics; however, improved technology may change this.
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