India’s automotive electronics market is likely to cross $18 billion by 2027 — from $6 billion in 2020 — with a CAGR of 17 percent, a new report said on Tuesday.

Automotive electronics sales will triple during the period, driven by rising income levels and increasing customer preference for in-vehicle digital experience, according to Counterpoint Research’s Smart Automotive Service.

“Passenger vehicles are expected to capture nearly two-thirds of the Indian automotive electronics market driven by the rising usage of telematics control unit (TCU), infotainment and other electronic components such as on-board diagnostics (OBD), electronic control unit (ECU), and anti-lock braking systems (ABS),” said research analyst Soumen Mandal.

Telematics penetration in India remains low compared to global standards.

“However, rising awareness among people about advanced safety and communication services, coupled with more embedded connectivity service offerings by automakers, will drive this market in the future,” Mandal added.

Head-up display (HUD), blind-spot monitoring system, auto-dimming mirror, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and automatic transmission features remain mainstream features for premium segment cars (cars with an ex-showroom price of more than Rs 1,100,000).

The country’s overall automotive sales declined 26 percent (on-year) in 2020 owing to the pandemic.

“But we estimate that the next six years through 2027 will see a strong boost in automotive sales from this low point,” the report noted.

The average electronic component cost per passenger vehicle is projected to reach nearly Rs 200,000 ($2,685) by 2027.
India’s two-wheeler market will also see growing adoption of automotive electronics.

Electric vehicle (EV) penetration in the two-wheeler segment was 1 percent in 2020 but is estimated to climb to 15 percent by 2027, the report said.

The electronics market in the commercial vehicle segment is projected to cross $530 million by 2027 due to the rising adoption of telematics and other new technologies like exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), selective catalytic reduction (SCR), and on-board diagnostics II (OBD II).

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