Vehicle Platforms and Fuel Strategies of Car Manufacturers in India

Vehicle Platforms and Fuel Strategies of Car Manufacturers in India

This research service focuses on various modular platform and fuel strategies of car manufacturers including competitive analysis, technology proliferation, and key manufacturer profiling. Car manufacturers in India are currently investing in modular platform development to minimize costs, enhance customer value, and offset the cost impact of emission compliance. Investments of over 21,000 crores in new vehicle platforms are expected to result in a 30% decline in the number of platforms by 2023. Apart from direct material cost reduction through economies of scale, modular platforms are also expected to decrease the product development time and improve the model refresh cycles of car manufacturers. As a result, Frost & Sullivan anticipates that this reduction in product development time will also reduce the product lifecycles and thereby directly affect market dynamics. With regards to fuel strategies, Frost & Sullivan anticipates a decline of conventional powertrain technologies and a rapid adoption of mild hybrid powertrains. This is expected to be a key strategy of car manufacturers to meet emission requirements while facilitating the market demand for high fuel efficiency.


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary—Market Overview
    • Executive Summary—CEO Perspective
    • Segment Model Overview
    • Platform Segment Overview
    • Modularization Strategy Overview
    • Fuel and Segment Trends
    • Fuel Strategies Overview
    • 3 Key Conclusions
  • Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology
    • Research Scope
    • Research Aims and Objectives
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Research Background
    • Research Methodology
    • Key OEMs Compared in This Study
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Platform Architecture and Modular Platform
    • Platform Architecture and Modular Platform—Illustration
    • Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers (SIAM) Vehicle Segmentation
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Vehicle Segmentation, India
    • Indian PV Market by Vehicle Segmentation and Body Type
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Key Platform Architectures, India, 2015–2023
  • Indian Passenger Vehicle (PV) Market Overview
    • Key Findings
    • Indian PV Market Overview—Market Size
    • Indian PV Market Overview—Segment Trends
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Segment Trends, India, FY 2015–FY 2017
    • Indian PV Market Overview—Key OEMs Segment Presence
    • Indian PV Market Overview—Models Trend
    • Indian PV Market Overview—Platform Trends
    • Indian PV Market Overview—Fuel Segment Trends
    • Indian PV Market Overview—Fuel Strategies of Indian OEMs
  • Overview of Key PV OEMs' Platform Strategies
    • Key Findings
    • Trends in Modularization and Standardization
    • Elements of Modular Platforms
    • Modularization Strategy Overview
    • Modular Platforms Segment Proliferation
    • Trends in Platform Capability
    • Modular Platform Competitive Analysis
    • 3 Key Challenges
  • Overview of Key PV OEM's Fuel Strategies
    • Impact of BS6 on Fuel Strategies
    • Trends in Gasoline and Diesel Powertrains
    • Trends in Hybrids and EVs
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • 5 Major Growth Opportunities
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Platform and Fuel Strategies OEM Profiling
    • Maruti Suzuki Group—Platform and Fuel Strategy Overview
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Maruti Suzuki Platform and Fuel Strategy, India, FY2017
    • Maruti Suzuki Group—Platform Strategy Overview
    • Maruti Suzuki Group—Modularization Strategy
    • Maruti Suzuki Group—Fuel Strategy
    • Hyundai Group—Platform and Fuel Strategy Overview
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Hyundai Platform and Fuel Strategy, India, FY2017
    • Hyundai Group—Platform Strategy Overview
    • Hyundai Group—Modularization Strategy
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Hyundai Platform Strategy, India, FY2016–FY2023
    • Hyundai Group—Fuel Strategy
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Hyundai Fuel Strategy, India, 2016
    • Tata Motors Group—Platform and Fuel Strategy Overview
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Tata Motors Platform and Fuel Strategy, India, FY2017
    • Tata Motors Group—Platform Strategy Overview
    • Tata Motors Group—Modularization Strategy
      • Table PV Platform and Fuel Strategies: Tata Motors Platform Strategy, India, 2016
  • Conclusion
    • 5 Big Opportunities
    • 3 Key Conclusions
  • Appendix
    • Acronyms Used
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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