The Growth of 4WD/AWD Vehicles

November 15, 2023 By Kelsey Scherf

The quality of the transfer case can make or break the powertrain in an all-wheel drive (AWD), four-wheel drive (4WD), or multiple powered axle vehicle. Demand for high-quality remanufactured transfer cases is going through the roof for a bunch of reasons, but simply, it parallels the increase in demand for AWD and 4WD vehicles as a whole.

The graph below details forecasted production of OE vehicles by drive type. We expect to see a 138% increase in the production of 4WD vehicles from 2023 to 2030 and continued steady growth for AWD vehicles up until 2028. Either way, these vehicles will be on the road for decades to come, and so will our great, remanned transfer cases.

Consumers are choosing 4WD and AWD vehicles for multiple reasons, most notably:

-Traction and stability

-Off-road capability



-Resale value


When you need transfer cases, thank ETE. With 500 part numbers covering more than 48 million VIO, we are sure to have the fit for you. Learn more about ETE’s transfer cases here!

ETE Transfer Case Information Sheet