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Automotive software market to amass hefty proceeds from autonomous driving software, rising deployment of in-vehicle infotainment systems to define the industry growth

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Growing automobile sales coupled with the increasing penetration of software in vehicles has led to the global automotive software market emerging as a lucrative hotspot worldwide. Today, the incorporation of automotive software components in any given automobile is rather commonplace, providing a positive impetus to the overall automotive software industry outlook.

Canada Automotive Software Market Revenue, By End Use, 2018 & 2025 (USD Million)
Canada Automotive Software Market Revenue, By End Use, 2018 & 2025 (USD Million)

Over the past decade, the automobile has evolved from a mechanical & electrical set-up to a sophisticated software-driven machine. The discipline of automotive software development is further slated to make the vehicle of the future easier & more enjoyable to drive while making the ride safer for the drivers. Moreover, owing to significant advancements in automotive Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT), automobiles of the future are projected to become smarter and more connected.

In fact, according to the World Economic Forum, automotive software development is increasingly moving towards complete connectivity between automobiles, municipal services & traffic through sensor-embedded infrastructure & roads. This will allow for more efficient traffic management or automated driving, paving the way toward proliferating automotive software market trends.

Impact of autonomous driving on automotive software market size

The Potential: Autonomous driving technology holds the potential of completely transforming the global automotive industry. A number of automotive software companies are increasingly making significant inroads in the field of self-driving, wherein vehicle drivers aren’t required to take control of the steering to drive the vehicle, which would be further elevating automotive software market outlook to new heights.

The Projection: While there have been substantial developments in autonomous driving, owing to the unforeseen nature of the technology, there are no laws that dictate & regulate the use of fully-automated vehicles across the world.

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According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the benefits of this novel and rapidly updating technology are still largely undiscovered as it has yet to witness widespread deployment.

However, the technology’s potential, such as significantly improving road safety and making transport more accessible, is estimated to bring in substantial growth opportunities to the global automotive software market contenders. Indeed, the Victoria Transport Policy Institute predicts that automated driving would be replacing most of human driving by 2030. As per estimates, autonomous driving software market is projected to record a CAGR of 17% over 2019-2025.

The MVP: The most prominent automated driving software company is Alphabet Inc’s Waymo. According to Bloomberg Hyperdrive, the Google sibling, through its capabilities which have enabled it to lead the launch of driverless cars, has placed itself in a lucrative position to capitalize on the business opportunities automated driving would be bringing forth in the years to come. In fact, the company in 2018, was valued to be a $175 billion startup.

Role of in-vehicle infotainment technology on automotive software market share

The most glaring noticeable change in newer automobile models as opposed to the older ones is the in-vehicle infotainment system.

The Potential: The automotive infotainment technology has witnessed significant advancements in recent years, wherein it has transformed into the vehicle’s centralized controlling unit which could control several vehicular features such as selecting driving modes, ride suspension and select a radio station or pick up an incoming call on your cellphone.

The Projection: The sub-segment of the in-vehicle infotainment system, owing to growing customer demands, is further slated to become a common feature of a majority of automobiles in the forthcoming years. In fact, according to Intel, driven by the demand for more features the overall share of an in-vehicle infotainment industry is slated to reach a considerable billion-dollar remuneration by 2022.

Additionally, the World Economic Forum estimated that advancements in the infotainment technology would be adding $65 billion worth of operating profits to the global automotive industry value chain.

Fueled by significant technological advancements in the sub-domains of automated driving & in-vehicle infotainment systems, the global automotive software market size is expected to depict substantial growth over 2019-2025. According a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc., automotive software industry size will surpass the $52 billion renumeration mark by 2025.

Author NameAkshay Kedari

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Battery electric vehicles market to gain substantial proceeds from heavy duty vehicles, rising concerns regarding vehicular emissions to augment the industry growth

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The rising concerns pertaining to vehicular emissions are expected to boost the global battery electric vehicle market over the forthcoming years. In 2018, carbon emissions were at an all-time high, with the automotive industry being a major contributor. Emissions from cars and trucks using fossil fuels continue to grow at an alarming rate in all parts of the world. A common factor among both developed and developing economies on these grounds has been the continuous rise in the use of oil in the transport sector.

Brazil Battery Electric Vehicles Market, By Vehicle, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)
Brazil Battery Electric Vehicles Market, By Vehicle, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)

According to the latest forecasts, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is projected to witness an average rise of 2.75 parts per million over 2019. If the world needs to meet the temperature goals of the Paris agreement, global emissions need to plummet by 2020. Unlike conventional vehicles though, battery powered vehicles don’t require fuels and hence don’t release much CO2. The growing number of issues related to vehicular emissions paired with the increasing need to reduce the effects of greenhouse gases will thus propel battery electric vehicles industry share in the future.

Over the last few years, electric vehicles have nearly gone mainstream, at least in the key global markets. Now having accomplished a small but significant share of the passenger-car market, the EV industry has been eying the public transit sector. Companies are now manufacturing battery-electric buses and selling them to cities interested in reducing their carbon footprint. Major manufacturers active in the electric-bus business comprise Canada-based New Flyer, China’s BYD and the US-based startup Proterra.

Recently, Austin became the fifth Texas city to invest in the Proterra battery-electric buses. A complete all-electric fleet is the main goal of the city’s transit agency Capital Metro, that purchased 40 buses along with 4 Proterra-charging systems of 60 kilowatts. Through no tailpipe emission, battery electric buses can help the agency meet its sustainability goals efficiently. The increasing adoption of such vehicles for public transportation will further proliferate the global battery electric vehicle market.

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Recently, Daimler Trucks North America claimed that battery electric vehicles will pave the way for zero-emission commercial transportation. According to the European Federation for Transport and Environment, emissions from heavy-duty vehicles such as trucks and busses grew by 36% between 1990 and 2010 and has continued to grow ever since. By the year 2030, trucks and buses will release around 15% of overall effort sharing or non-ETS emissions. Unless additional measures are taken, heavy-duty vehicle emissions could rise to contributing 40% of overall road transport emission by 2030. This presents BEV industry contenders with a viable growth opportunity, to manufacture batteries for heavy duty vehicles.

Recently, Germany-based Daimler announced the production of Freightliners, the company’s heavy-duty battery electric vehicles, from its manufacturing plant in Portland. According to Global Market Insights, the BEV market share from heavy-duty vehicles segment will exhibit a CAGR of 9% over 2019-2025. The adoption of battery electric heavy-duty vehicles in a bid to reduce emission from commercial transportation will thus propel the global BEV market in the coming years.

The adoption of battery-operated passenger cars, buses or trucks will be further supported by the imposition of stringent vehicular emission standards across the world. For instance, the European Parliament recently agreed to new CO2 emission standards for newly purchased cars and vans with an objective to witness 37.5% reduction in emission from new cars and 31% lower emissions from new vans by the end of 2030.

Such regulatory initiatives along with the increasing need to prevent the severity of global warming would accelerate the adoption of BEVs in the future. For the record, the global battery electric vehicle market is anticipated to surpass $425 billion by 2025, according to a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Author NameKrithika Krishnan

Waterborne automotive paints and coatings market to amass substantial returns by 2025, industry contenders to tap innovative technologies to retain dominance

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The proliferation of positive growth trends in the global automotive paints and coatings market has been rather evident from the recent acquisition of the Germany-based automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath by U.S.-based global supplier of paints and coatings – PPG Industries. Hemmelrath is renowned for manufacturing coatings for automotive OEMS and supplies coating materials to automotive plants across the world with 7 million vehicles being coated with Hemmelrath products every year. Both PPG and Hemmelrath are looking to expand their operations with this acquisition that has been making the headlines recently.

U.S. Automotive Paints & Coatings Market, By Vehicle, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)
U.S. Automotive Paints & Coatings Market, By Vehicle, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)

PPG Industries, one of the most recognized names in the automotive paints and coatings market, also recently announced that it is working on devising a new technology to coat a car’s touchscreen infotainment systems that would reduce smudges and fingerprints. The new PPG coating is seemingly at par with what the latest smartphones like iPhone X use on their screens to remain smudge free and easy to clean. The difference is that the PPG coating is sprayed over the screen surface or the piano black interior finish of the vehicles rather than a coating film being applied. According to PPG, all major car makers will be using such smudge-resistant coatings in the near future.

On the other hand, Hemmelrath has been making further in-roads into the automotive paints and coatings market with plans to invest in expanding its subsidiaries in the U.S. and China. Hemmelrath produces waterborne primers in the USA and China but only in its own plants. However, the company is looking to be able to manufacture the entire range of products in these important automotive regions besides expanding in to the manufacturing of clearcoats, basecoats and primer-less systems.

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Since 2015 Hemmelrath has been producing its products at the Changchun site in China and has made the necessary preparations in 2018 for a much bigger production facility in north-east of China which is twice the size of Hemmelrath’s main production plant in Klingenberg in Germany. Hemmelrath is also expanding its Duncan, South Carolina production facility with the aim of supplying customers in the NAFTA region. A production facility for primerless systems, basecoats and clearcoats is being built in Duncan besides expansion of laboratories, warehousing space and construction of an in-house application center. The move has been planned to make further expansion possible in parallel with customers’ requirements indicating Hemmelrath’s projection for consolidating its stance in the automotive paints and coatings market.

Robust innovation in coatings technologies is yet another driving factor for the automotive paints and coatings market. Rising awareness about the eco-friendliness of various materials has been a transformative factor for several industries and the automotive paints and coatings market has been no exception. Automobile coatings producers and their suppliers have become increasingly versatile innovators in order to stay competitive in a fast-evolving market. Paints have now transformed from being solvent borne to water borne to low volatile organic compounds (VOC). As market leaders move to waterborne and other solutions, the use of new complex molecules that can make thinner coatings, last longer, and need lower temperature to apply at lesser cost has also become more popular. Besides, waterborne, low VOC coatings have been found to be much more productive as they offer better color reproduction and color consistency.

The automobiles themselves are evolving, moving from being driven by fossil fuels to being powered by electricity, thus leading to a change in their paint and coating requirements. For instance, batteries and motors are the two most critical elements in EVs and the batteries have to be efficient for heat dissipation, cooling, longer battery and motor life. Coatings also play a significant part in ensuring that the batteries are able to insulate heat and withstand corrosion. Also, with the advent of autonomous vehicle, the automotive industry will be in the need of new types of paints and coatings that do not interfere with LIDARs or sensors but protect these sensitive devices just as well.

With paints and coatings industry giants like PPG, BASF, AkzoNobel, Nerolac, Axalta, 3M etc. gearing up to be competitive in an evolving automotive market landscape, the automotive paints and coatings market is expected to surpass $27.5 billion 2025.

Author NameParoma Bhattacharya

LATAM automotive EVAP systems market to procure substantial proceeds by 2025, global industry to be governed by a stringent regulatory framework

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The global automotive EVAP systems market is estimated to register a commendable growth rate over the ensuing years, on account of the growing air pollution levels worldwide. Air quality is deteriorating day by day posing a huge risk to the environment, human health, and food security. Fuel evaporative emissions undeniably, are a significant contributor to global air pollution levels. The gasoline in the fuel tank gradually evaporates over time, contaminating the air with VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).

U.S. Automotive Evaporative Emission Control System Market, By Vehicle, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)
U.S. Automotive Evaporative Emission Control System Market, By Vehicle, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are enough cases of such emissions to contribute to air pollution and pose a risk to environmental and human life. The fuel injected in a car consists of over 150 chemicals including toluene, benzenes and even lead, which can cause headaches, breathing issues, and in worst cases result in death. Hence, it is vital for carmakers to install EVAP systems in their models to control fuel evaporation, which would help expand the global automotive EVAP systems market size.

The need for manufacturers to equip their cars with EVAP systems is further encouraged by the imposition of stringent emission control mandates by governments throughout the world. For instance, Euro 5/6 regulations continue the Euro 4 limit of two grams of evaporative emissions each day. Regulation in the United States limits evaporative emissions to 0.5 grams each day over a three-day diurnal temperature profile.

Even though state regulations don’t usually exceed federal regulations, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) permits the imposition of more stringent emission standards. Meanwhile, Japan has jointly developed emission standard by two ministries – The Ministry of Environment and The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. Emission limits in the country are almost similar to Euro 4 standards of two grams of emissions daily.

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It comes as no surprise therefore, that the global automotive EVAP systems industry is heavily governed by regulations. Indeed, according to Global Market Insights, Inc., OEMs presently dominate the global automotive EVAP systems market due to the rising product installations in an effort to conform to government regulations like CARB and Test Procedures to monitor vehicle performance.

One of the most significant reasons for driving the demand for EVAP systems around the world is the increasing rate of passenger vehicle production. In the year 2017, over 80 million passenger cars were produced worldwide, out of which Europe accounted for an appreciable share. Developing nations like India witnessed a significant rise in production from over 3.95 million units in 2017 to nearly 4 million units in 2018.

Recently, Mercedes-Benz Cars announced an investment of over $250 million euros in a passenger car plant in the Moscow region. Through the new plant, Daimler aims to meet the high demand for Mercedes-Benz E-Class SUVs and Sedans in the region. Owing to rising production, automotive EVAP systems market size is expected to witness an upsurge from passenger cars. Rising installation of EVAP systems in passenger cars to enhance fuel economy and reduce fuel losses will drive product demand.

In terms of regional growth, the Latin America market held considerable revenue share owing to rising concerns pertaining to fuel evaporation paired with the imposition of supportive international policies to control air pollution. According to an assessment released by UN Environment and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, poor air quality and climate change are taking a toll on vulnerable population and environment within the Americas, leading to premature deaths, ecosystem damage, and crop yield losses.

Brazil, which is the fourth largest vehicle market in the world differs from larger economies in terms of policies to promote vehicle-efficiencies. However, the government in these nations and other key vehicle markets in Latin America are working to adopt international best practices regarding emission control to the local economic and policy context. Successful implementation of regulatory practices would further augment the Latin America automotive EVAP systems market share in the coming years.

Key factors such as increasing vehicular emissions, rising awareness regarding poor air quality along with a rise in vehicle manufacturing and supportive government regulations will continue to induce considerable possibilities for industry expansion in the coming years. For the record, the global market is also estimated to surpass a valuation of $65 billion by 2025, according to a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

Author NameKrithika Krishnan

UTV market to accumulate hefty proceeds from utility applications, U.S. to emerge as a pivotal revenue pocket over 2019-2025

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The exponential growth map of the global UTV market can be aptly credited to the rising preference for a UTV in numerous in utility activities. In an effort to diversify their product offering, major UTV manufacturers are lately focusing on developing vehicles that can address different requirements from a varied array of application segments, including agriculture, construction & forestry, which serve to further propel the UTV market growth over the forthcoming years. Moreover, to keep these vehicles relevant for a particular application, industry players are also introducing new accessories, machines & attachments, which makes these already popular vehicles a must-have tool, thereby ensuring sustained growth for the UTV market.

U.S. Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) Market, By Application, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)
U.S. Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) Market, By Application, 2018 & 2025, (USD Million)

It is prudent to mention that the industry is also receiving momentum from the improving global economic conditions leading to increasing disposal incomes, that has resulted in the popularity of UTVs growing exponentially for recreational activities, such as fishing, hunting & off-roading.

Global UTV market | Impact of USA’s expanding outdoor recreation market

The United States’ outdoor recreation market is known to be one of the nation’s largest economic sectors. The sector represents a sizable economic growth avenue that supports thousands of communities in America by facilitating millions of job opportunities for workers. The industry is largely supported by the nation’s bountiful waters, inspiring landscapes and iconic natural beauty. Thus, investments in this sector on public waters & lands are capable of earning compounding returns, promoting healthier economies, communities & people. According to the Outdoor Industry Association, the U.S. outdoor recreation industry annually generates over $887 billion in consumer spending that supports more than 7.6 million jobs and rakes in over $124.5 billion in federal, state & local taxes, making it one of the nation’s most lucrative investment ground.

It goes without saying that the UTV market accounts for a sizable chunk of this thriving industry. Unlike other off-road vehicles recreational UTVs are a unique blend of comfort & power, wherein the vehicle operator can perform any of the off-road activities with considerably more comfort. Moreover, UTVs also boast of larger cabin spaces that allow for greater number of passengers and also come with superior safety features such as roll-cages & bucket seats, giving these vehicles an edge over other off-roaders & further supporting market growth by eliminating the customer hesitancy factor in terms of vehicle safety.

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Global UTV market | Impact of increasing UTV adoption in agricultural activities

Traditionally ATVs were used to carry out a majority of agricultural activities, ranging from hauling fertilizer, wire & lumber, however, these practices were quite inefficient in terms of getting work done & lessening physical effort as the vehicle’s small size limited its load bearing & hauling capacity and the lack of power steering made the task very strenuous for the vehicle operator, defeating the purpose of using the vehicle in the first place. These limitations have started to drive individual farmers & other agricultural corporations away from ATVs, and most of them now prefer to invest in well-equipped UTVs, further propelling UTV adoption across the utility landscape in recent years.

Apart from offering these benefits, the UTVs also comfortably sit between a basic quadbikes (ATV) and a fully-fledged tractors or pickup trucks, thus, providing the UTV market with ample growth opportunities from agriculture, without having to compete with others for the position. Moreover, unlike their bigger as well as smaller counterparts, the UTVs, owing to the diverse array of accessories & additional attachments available in the market, can perform different activities ranging from transporting supplies and mowing grass to managing livestock and plowing the fields, ensuring their dominance across the field of agriculture. Thus, powered by their deployment in agriculture and landscaping activities, UTV industry size from the utility sector is slated to depict a CAGR of 6% over 2019-2025.

As is evident from the aforementioned trends, the global UTV market has clearly positioned itself in an extremely lucrative spot and is bound to exhibit sustained growth in the ensuing years. The growth prediction is further supported by a research report from Global Market Insights, Inc., which estimates that the global UTV market size would be surpassing the $9 billion renumeration mark by 2025.

Author NameAkshay Kedari

U.S. off-road vehicles market to accumulate sizable returns from Arizona, industry valuation to cross USD 13.5 billion by 2024

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The U.S. off-road vehicles (ORVs) market size, in recent times, has been the recipient of sizable gains, owing to the proliferation of outdoor activities in conjunction with the improving economic condition. ORVs are becoming increasingly popular especially among the youth across the U.S., as is obvious from the rising sales of SUVs, off-road dirt bikes & motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles.

Arizona Off-Road Vehicles Market, By Vehicle, 2017 & 2024, (USD Million)

Arizona Off-Road Vehicles Market, By Vehicle, 2017 & 2024, (USD Million)

The mounting interest in off-road adventure activities is rather overt from the progress that the ATV industry has registered in the last few years. In 2017, the ATV Safety Institute (ASI) claimed that close to 35 million Americans use ATVs in the U.S., which would prove to majorly impel the U.S. off-road vehicles market size. ATV are bound to be used extensively in the agricultural sector for several tasks performed on farms and ranches such as general transportation, animal handling, weed control and fence mending.

The agricultural sector even now, remains one of the largest occupational arenas in the U.S. As per reliable estimates, 78% of ATVs are used for recreational purposes while 22% are used in occupational settings. In addition, the versatility of ATVs has also resulted in their use in small scale construction, manufacturing, search and rescue operations, police, utilities, mining and land management. The utility, affordability and ease of use associated with these vehicles has led to their massive adoption by the agricultural community, in turn facilitating the growth of U.S. off-road vehicles industry from ATVs.

It is vital to mention that the U.S. off-road vehicles industry has received massive support from the regional regulatory landscape. Organizations like the ATV Safety Institute have been training the youth and providing education regarding safety gears. The surging adoption of safety gears will also lead to the U.S. off-road vehicles market gaining substantial momentum in the years ahead. Even the Texas legal framework permits under-14s to drive ATVs under supervision. The enforcement of norms to enhance driver and passenger safety will boost the demand for ATVs, majorly propelling U.S. off-road vehicles market size from ATVs.

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Regionally speaking, California, Texas, and Arizona stand as the chief revenue pockets for the U.S. off-road vehicles industry. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., in 2017, California held around 10% of the U.S. off-road vehicles market share owing to the presence of several state parks and recreational areas for driving. Organizations such as California Department of Parks and Recreation’s Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) are also introducing Grants & Cooperative Agreements Program to encourage OHV adoption.

Arizona is also anticipated to witness steady growth in the ensuing years, essentially on account of the favorable regulations enforced in the region that now permits the usage of California-registered vehicles in its state parks. Indeed, Arizona, boasting of 365 riding days per year, is likely to emerge as one of hotspots for the expansion of the U.S. off-road vehicles market. The state is home to some of most iconic road trails that attract tourists across the globe, namely, the Harquahala Mountain Byway, Backway to Crown King, Broken Arrow Trail, and Cinder Hills OHV Area, every one of which boasts of being a popular off-roading community. As the popularity of these trails in addition to the many hundreds of trails that the state houses, increases by the day, U.S. off-road vehicles market players are likely to target Arizona as their potential investment hub.

Capable of driving effectively on paved or gravel surfaces, off-road vehicles have increasingly become popular owing to their versatility. The use of such high traction, higher clearance vehicles enables users to access trails and forest roads that define a rough terrain. Aided by a supportive regulatory framework and the robust demand across a slew of end-use domains, U.S. off-road vehicles market will depict a commendable growth graph ahead.

Author NameMateen Dalal

Unveiling Asia Pacific automotive aftermarket trends in terms of the geographical spectrum: India and Vietnam to emerge as bright spots on the industry growth map by 2024

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Owing to a drastic rise in the demand for state-of-the-art and highly-efficient automotive spare parts, the Asia Pacific (APAC) automotive aftermarket share has been registering commendable progress in the last few years. The eventual wear and tear of existing vehicles is invariably leading car owners to replace the car’s internal components and old spare parts for improved safety and enhancement of the vehicle’s appearance. Moreover, the transformational shifts in global mobility policies across various emerging economies in the region is positively favoring the APAC automotive aftermarket, which is slated to garner more than USD 165 billion in terms of remuneration by the year 2024.

China LCV Aftermarket Market, By Sales Outlet, 2017 & 2024, (USD Million)

China LCV Aftermarket Market, By Sales Outlet, 2017 & 2024, (USD Million)

Amidst a gradual slowdown in the global economic activity in the recent times, the developing countries in the Asia Pacific terrain are experiencing unprecedented growth. This has facilitated the expansion of the automotive aftermarket across major Asian nations such as China, India, Japan, Singapore, along with smaller economies like Vietnam and Thailand catching up fast enough.

India

The most prominent factor that has been favoring the India automotive aftermarket is the rapidly growing trend of vehicle ownership in rural and semi-urban regions of the country. The statistics published by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) – is the premier organization representing the nation’s automotive industry – are testament to the humongous rise in the sales of passenger and commercial vehicles over the last few years. Recording a y-o-y growth rate of 14.78 percent, the increase in automotive sales has boosted the demand for auto spare parts and other ancillary components across the country, which has, in turn, proved highly-beneficial for the India automotive aftermarket.

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Speaking along similar lines, the growing adoption of vehicle insurance policies in the nation would further propel the India automotive aftermarket expansion. It is quite prudent to mention that the third-party insurance cover for new cars has been made mandatory for period of three years following a Supreme Court order effective from September 2018.

Vietnam

Following the footsteps of major developing economies of the region like India and China, Vietnam is making ground-breaking progress in the APAC automotive aftermarket in the recent years owing to marked uptick in automobile sales and rise in the disposable income of its residents. As per the Industrial Policies Strategies Institute (IPSI) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the automobiles production in the nation is expected to increase at an average of 18.5 percent each year over 2018 to 2025, essentially boosting the APAC automotive aftermarket.

In line with Vietnam’s ambitious strategy to carve out a profitable growth path for the nation’s automobile industry, the formation of an auto manufacturing center in the vital central economic region is being visualized presently. The proposed Kim Long Motors Hue complex is slated to be set up in the Chan May-Lang Co Economic Zone to not only utilize the port and logistical advantage of the province but also to attract more investors to the local mechanical and spare parts industries in the times to come.

Industry analysts believe that the new auto manufacturing complex and the increasing automobile sales would open up unprecedented opportunities for the major firms operating in the APAC automotive aftermarket and position Vietnam as a significant contributor toward the burgeoning automotive industry in the region. In fact, according to a research report put together by Global Market Insights, Inc., Vietnam automotive aftermarket is forecast to expand at an annual growth rate of more than 9 percent over the estimated time frame.

With the dynamically surging demand for advanced modifications in cars in economies such as India, China, and Japan, the commercialization potential of the Asia Pacific automotive aftermarket industry is anticipated to surge majorly over 2018-2024. Powered by the ever-increasing requirement of advanced replacement parts and the dynamic expansion of the regional automotive market, the APAC automotive aftermarket industry is slated to traverse alongside a highly profitable growth path in the years ahead.

Author NameSaif Ali Bepari