Will Indian Automobile Industry Expects a Smooth Ride ahead?

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The present Scenario

  1. The Indian auto industry has the potential to emerge as one of the largest in the world. Presently, India is :
  2. The largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the world.
  3. The largest three-wheeler market in the world.
  4. The second-largest two-wheeler market in the world.
  5. The fourth-largest commercial vehicle market in the world.

The Impact of Covid-19

The pandemic-induced lockdown resulted in the shutting down of production at original equipment manufacturers (OEM). It also led to disruption of the entire value chain of major industries in India, and therefore negatively affected the production of auto spare parts in micro, small and medium-sized industries. In addition, the reduction in consumer demand for passenger vehicles contributed to a loss in revenue and a severe liquidity crisis in the sector.

According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the sector registered negative growth in sales of all vehicle categories in the year 2021

Also, production cuts due to a slump in demand negatively impacted employment growth. According to the Parliamentary Panel report submitted to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, the estimated job loss in the Indian automobile sector stood at 3.45 lakh. The largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki cut the temporary workforce by 6%, following the drop in car sales. The auto sector, which contributed more than 7% to India’s GDP, is now facing a severe contraction, with some automakers facing the year-on-year decline of more than 30% in recent months.

The pandemic-induced lockdown resulted in the shutting down of production at original equipment manufacturers (OEM). It also led to disruption of the entire value chain of major industries in India, and therefore negatively affected the production of auto spare parts in micro, small and medium-sized industries. In addition, the reduction in consumer demand for passenger vehicles contributed to a loss in revenue and a severe liquidity crisis in the sector.

According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the sector registered negative growth in sales of all vehicle categories in year 2021

Also, production cuts due to a slump in demand negatively impacted employment growth. According to the Parliamentary Panel report submitted to Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, the estimated job loss in the Indian automobile sector stood at 3.45 lakh. The largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki cut the temporary workforce by 6%, following the drop in car sales. The auto sector, which contributed more than 7% to India’s GDP, is now facing a severe contraction, with some automakers facing a year-on-year decline of more than 30% in recent months.

Union Budget; Impact on Indian Automobile Industry

In an attempt to boost the opportunities and strategies planned for the Indian auto industry in the future, our Finance Minister introduced a certain measure in the Union Budget 2022. A majority of the measures introduced are for increasing the pace of adoption and strengthening electric mobility in India which was expected as quoted by the experts. Here are some of the key announcements made for the Indian automobile industry

  • Introduction of electric vehicles in public transport
  • No policies for making cars, bikes and scooters more affordable
  • Open to inputs from private players in defence R&D
  • Introduction of MSP payment of Rs 2.73 lakh crore
  • Allotment of Rs 20,000 crore for infrastructure projects

The Future…Evolution & Growth

India is expected to be the world’s third-largest automotive market in terms of volume by 2026. The Automobile industry of India, currently manufactures 22.7 mn vehicles including Passenger Vehicles, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers, and quadricycles in April-March 2020, of which 4.1 mn are exported

The automobile sector has seen a drastic change over the past few years with electrified, autonomous, shared, and connected cars. Technological advancement has changed our perspective of visualizing things. The transformation of this sector will be driven largely by the youngsters and technically savvy generations. They would play an important role in driving the transformation of the automotive industry. These are some of the trends that we will witness in the coming next few years

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Autonomous/ Driverless Cars
  • Connected cars (with intranet, Apps)
  • Car sharing (carpool, car rentals )

Also Read: Role of Instrumentation in Automobile Industry

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Conclusion

The automobile industry is one of the most important drivers of the economic growth of India and one with high participation in global value chains. The growth of this sector has been on the back of strong government support which has helped it carve a unique path among the manufacturing sectors of India. The automobiles produced in the country uniquely cater to the demands of low- and middle-income groups of the population which makes this sector stand out among the other automobile-producing countries.

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