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Automotive Wheel Cap Market

Automotive Wheel Cap Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Product Type, by Vehicle type and, by Sales Channel : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Automotive Wheel Cap Market Outlook - 2028

Automotive wheel cap is used on steel wheels to change the aesthetic appearance of the vehicle. The wheel cap is made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic which is fitted on the wheel rim and are light in weight & less expensive. The steel wheel rim is prone to rust and damage which might affect the looks of the vehicle along with future resale value. The wheel cap acts as a shield for the wheel rims protecting it from outside damage and changing the overall look of the vehicle. The wheel cap is available in various designs and low price so the vehicle owner can change them as per their wish from time to time. Thus, this is one of the advantages over alloy rims since, changing alloy rims can prove to be costly and not feasible. The rise in vehicle demand is going to boost the growth of automotive wheel cap market.

Market scope and structure analysis:

Report Metric


  Market size available for years


  Base year considered


  Forecast period


  Forecast units

  Value (USD)

  Segments covered

  Product Type, Industry, Sales Channel Types, and Region

  Regions covered

North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, and Africa)

  Companies covered

Cangzhou Xinyou Auto Parts Co. Ltd., CIE Automotive S.A., FALTEC Co. Ltd., KUAN HSINGS, Marui Industrial, Flex-N-Gate Corporation, Molten Corp., ZANINI AUTO GRUP, Suburban Wheel Cover, Swell Marui Automobile


COVID-19 Impact Analysis:

The vendors in automotive wheel cap industry across the globe has been affected severely due to the restrictions on producers as well as the declared lockdowns which in turn is affecting the automotive wheel cap manufacturers worldwide. Since, the governments across the world have declared lockdowns over the past few months, the demand and supply cycle of many automotive wheel cap manufacturers has been disrupted. Automotive wheel cap market is an evolving sector but since, the automobile manufacturing in major countries got halted the demand for automotive wheel cap got hampered due to an ongoing pandemic. Majority of automotive wheel cap manufacturers are facing major issues such as closure of factories and unavailability of workforce due to the lockdowns which further affects the production of cars as well.

Top Impacting Factors

  • Rise in competition in automotive wheel cap market, cheaper than alloy wheels,  and provides good protection to steel rims of the wheel thus all the factors drive growth of the market.
  • Rise in alloy wheels market and fluctuating raw materials price for manufacturing automotive wheel cap is expected to hamper growth of the market.
  • Moreover, variety of automotive wheel cap designs, increase in automotive production & sales and rise in e-commerce preference acts as an opportunity for growth in the market.  

Market Trends

Cheaper than alloy wheels

The price of alloy wheels is very high compared to normal steel wheel since, the alloy wheels are made of forged aluminium alloys. Moreover, the manufacturing cost of alloy wheels are very high compared to normal steel wheel. The alloy wheels also increase the price of vehicle so, they are mostly used in the high-end models and the low-end models uses steel wheels to reduce the price of the car. For instance, a particular consumer wants to give an aesthetic look, protect the steel rims of the wheel, and also wants to spend less amount, then the customer can go for automotive wheel cap. The starting price of automotive wheel cap is $2 whereas, starting price of alloy wheel is $20. The lower price of automotive wheel cap is expected to drive the growth of automotive wheel cap market.

Rise in alloy wheels market

Alloy wheels are made from alloys of aluminium and magnesium along with other elements. Alloys wheels have better strength, heat conduction, better appearance, antirust & corrosion resistant and reduce the of weight vehicle to limit the amount of exhaust emission. Since, light weight increases the fuel economy and energy required to move & steer the vehicle thus, saving fuel. For instance, the change in customer preferences for style and aesthetic appearance of vehicle, low maintenance cost of alloy rims and increasing buying power are going to boost the market growth. The rise in passenger vehicle manufacturing and the increasing demand for electric vehicles is also driving the growth of the alloy wheels market thus hampering the growth of automotive wheel-cap market.

Key Segments Covered:



  Product Type

  • Wheel Shrouds
  • Static Wheel Fairing
  • Metal Alloy Wheel Cover
  • Plastic Wheel Cover


  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle

  Sales Channel Types

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Aftermarket


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Key Benefits of the Report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the automotive wheel cap market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with challenges of the automotive wheel cap market.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2020 to 2028 to highlight the automotive wheel cap market growth scenario.
  • The report provides detailed automotive wheel cap market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Questions answered in the automotive wheel cap market research report:

  • Which are the leading market players active in the automotive wheel cap market?
  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the market?
  • What current trends would influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities in the automotive wheel cap market?
  • What are the projections for the future that would help in taking further strategic steps?

Automotive Wheel Cap Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Product Type
  • Wheel Shrouds
  • Static Wheel Fairing
  • Metal Alloy Wheel Cover
  • Plastic Wheel Cover
By Vehicle type
  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle
By Sales Channel
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Aftermarket
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Flex-N-Gate Corporation, Molten Corp., ZANINI AUTO GRUP, Swell Marui Automobile, Cangzhou Xinyou Auto Parts Co. Ltd., Marui Industrial, Suburban Wheel Cover, CIE Automotive S.A., KUAN HSINGS, FALTEC Co. Ltd.

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Automotive Wheel Cap Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032