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India Passenger Car Market - Size, Share, COVID-19 Impact & Forecasts up to 2028

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  • 166 Pages
  • January 2023
  • Region: India
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5716929
The India Passenger Car Market is projected to register a CAGR of -1.17%

Key Highlights

  • Largest Segment by Fuel Type - Gasoline: The Indian passenger car market has gasoline as the largest fuel type, due to the traditional fuel choice has an advantage over other fuel sources due to its easy availability, makes Olectra the 3rd leading player.
  • Fastest-growing Segment by Fuel Type - HEV: The governmental subsidies for BEV along with norms, continued encouragement of BEV adoption among private auto owners which is making BEV the fastest growing segment in passenger car sales in India.
  • Largest Segment by Body Type - Passenger Vehicles: Hatchback vehicles dominated the market primarily due to the launch of new models and the growing emphasis on the increased fuel efficiency and parking space.

Key Market Trends

Sports Utility Vehicle is the largest segment by Sub Body Type.

  • Passenger car sales have been growing significantly over the past few years. However, the market witnessed its worst fall of 21.07% in 2020 over 2019. Relaxation in the COVID-19 pandemic-induced restraints and the resuming of business operations revived the passenger cars market with a slight growth of 4.77% in 2021 over 2020. While the demand for fossil fuel vehicles is declining gradually, the share of electric passenger cars grew to 4.86% in 2021 from 3.33% in 2020. An increase in the electrification of vehicles and the banning of fossil fuel vehicles by 2035 is expected to boost the Indian passenger cars market in the future.
  • Various international auto manufacturers are developing new models to capture customer attention in the Indian automobile market. In August 2022, Korean automobile producer Hyundai unveiled its new SUV, Tucson. The vehicle is offered in 2.0-liter petrol and diesel engine variants with 156 PS for petrol and 186 for diesel. Such new launches are expected to attract customers, further enhancing the passenger cars market across India during the forecast period.
  • The government's numerous incentives and rebate programs are increasing the demand for battery electric cars nationwide. The governments of several states have updated the policies and amount levels on battery electric car subsidies. Most states often provide road tax discounts of up to 75% and car price reimbursements of up to INR 10,000. These factors are expected to increase demand for electric passenger cars in India during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The India Passenger Car Market is fairly consolidated, with the top five companies occupying 82.54%. The major players in this market are Hyundai Motor Company, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Maruti Suzuki, Tata motors and Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (sorted alphabetically).

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
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Table of Contents



3.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition
3.2 Scope of the Study​
3.3 Research Methodology

4.1 Population
4.2 GDP
4.3 CVP
4.4 Inflation Rate
4.5 Interest Rate For Auto Loans
4.6 Battery Price (per Kwh)
4.7 Electrification Impact
4.8 Shared Mobility
4.9 New XEV Models Announced
4.10 Charging Stations Deployment
4.11 Regulatory Framework
4.12 Value Chain & Distribution Channel Analysis

5.1 Body Type
5.1.1 Passenger Cars Hatchback Multi-purpose Vehicle Sedan Sports Utility Vehicle
5.2 Engine Type
5.2.1 Hybrid And Electric Vehicles By Fuel Type BEV FCEV HEV PHEV
5.2.2 ICE By Fuel Type CNG Diesel Gasoline LPG

6.1 Key Strategic Moves
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Landscape
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
6.4.2 Hyundai Motor Company
6.4.3 Jaguar Land Rover Limited
6.4.4 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
6.4.5 Maruti Suzuki
6.4.6 Mercedes-Benz AG
6.4.7 MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
6.4.8 Tata motors
6.4.9 Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.
6.4.10 Volvo Car Corporation


8.1 Global Overview
8.1.1 Overview
8.1.2 Porter’s Five Forces Framework
8.1.3 Global Value Chain Analysis
8.1.4 Market Dynamics (DROs)
8.2 Sources & References
8.3 List of Tables & Figures
8.4 Primary Insights
8.5 Data Pack
8.6 Glossary of Terms

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Honda Motor Co. Ltd.
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • Jaguar Land Rover Limited
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
  • Maruti Suzuki
  • Mercedes-Benz AG
  • MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Tata motors
  • Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.
  • Volvo Car Corporation