In-car Audio System Market Research Report – Forecast till 2032

In-car Audio System Market Research Report Information by Component (Speaker, Amplifier, Subwoofer, Head Unit and Others), By Manufacturer (Branded and Non-Branded), By Vehicle Type (ICE and EV), By Sales Channel (OEM and Aftermarket) and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) – Industry Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/AM/10724-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Garvit Vyas | February 2024         

Global In-car Audio System Market Overview:


The In-car audio system market industry is projected to grow from USD 10.9 Billion in 2023 to USD 26.3 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.60% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). In-car Audio System Market Size was valued at USD 9.8 Billion in 2022. The rising acceptance of linked vehicles, the expanding desire for excellent audio experiences, and the expanding market for SUVs and pickup trucks are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


In-car Audio System Market


 Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


In-car Audio System Market Trends


Rising acceptance of linked vehicles is driving the market growth


The market for automobile audio systems is being significantly impacted by the growing acceptance of linked vehicles in the automotive sector. The term "connected" or "smart" automobiles refers to vehicles that have advanced communication systems that enable them to interact with other vehicles, infrastructure, and outside data sources. These vehicles are also referred to as "linked" or "smart" cars. The driving experience is being revolutionized by connectivity, which has multiple effects on the car audio system industry.


Audio systems may be seamlessly integrated with a variety of external data sources and services thanks to linked automobiles. Drivers and passengers can now access streaming music services, podcasts, audiobooks, and even customized playlists from their cars thanks to integration that goes beyond conventional radio and CD players. Drivers may easily connect their cellphones to the in-car entertainment system using technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which provide them access to their favorite audio material through a recognizable and user-friendly interface. The capabilities and demand for advanced automobile audio systems have substantially increased as a result of this enhanced availability to digital audio information. Additionally, over-the-air (OTA) upgrades for software and firmware, including audio system software, are made possible by connected automobiles. This implies that even after a vehicle has been sold, automakers and suppliers of audio systems can continue to enhance and increase the audio experience. This ability guarantees that customers have access to the most recent audio features and technology, further encouraging them to invest in more modern audio systems.


The integration of audio systems with other smart features is another driver boosting the market for linked automobile audio systems. For instance, voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant are frequently included in connected automobiles, enabling users to conduct hands-free calls, control audio playing, and even operate other vehicle functions using voice commands. Car audio systems become an essential component of the connected vehicle ecosystem and improve the overall driving experience thanks to this level of connectivity. Thus, driving the In-car audio system market revenue.


In-car Audio System Market Segment Insights:


In-car audio system Component Insights


The In-car Audio System Market segmentation, based on component, includes speaker, amplifier, subwoofer, head unit and others. The speaker segment dominated the market in 2022. Customers have high standards for the audio quality of their cars. In order to improve the whole in-car entertainment experience, there is an increasing demand for high-fidelity speaker systems that can reproduce clear, crisp, and immersive audio.


In-car audio system Manufacturer Insights


The In-car Audio System Market segmentation, based on manufacturer, includes branded and non-branded. The branded segment dominated the market in 2022. Branded audio systems are frequently linked to premium parts, cutting-edge engineering, and strict quality control procedures. Customers pick branded systems over generic or aftermarket alternatives because they know these brands will provide higher sound quality, durability, and reliability.


In-car audio system Vehicle Type Insights


The In-car Audio System Market segmentation, based on vehicle type, includes ICE and EV. The ICE segment dominated the market in 2022. Globally, there are a lot of ICE vehicles on the road. There is still a sizable market for aftermarket audio system upgrades or replacements among people who still drive conventional gasoline or diesel-powered cars.


In-car audio system Sales channel Insights


The In-car Audio System Market segmentation, based on sales channel, includes OEM and aftermarket. The OEM category generated the most income in 2022. OEMs are constantly seeking innovative audio solutions to enhance the overall in-car experience. Technological advancements, including improved sound quality, connectivity options, and advanced audio processing, drive OEMs to incorporate cutting-edge audio systems into their vehicles to stay competitive.


Figure 1: In-car Audio System Market by sale channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


In-car Audio System Market by sale channel, 2022 & 2032


 Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


In-car audio system Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America In-car Audio System Market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). North American consumers often prioritize premium audio systems with excellent sound quality and immersive experiences. This preference for high-quality audio drives demand for advanced car audio systems. Further, the U.S. In-car audio system market held the largest market share, and the Canada In-car audio system market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: In-Car Audio System Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)


In-Car Audio System Market Share By Region 2022


 Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe In-car audio system market accounts for the second-largest market share. Aesthetics and car design are frequently prioritized by European buyers. European automakers place a strong emphasis on the integration of audio systems that enhance the interior design of the car. Further, the German In-car audio system market held the largest market share, and the UK In-car audio system market was the fastest growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific In-car Audio System Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. While the premium market is expanding, there is a substantial demand for reasonably priced entry-level cars in the Asia-Pacific area. OEMs in this region frequently provide rudimentary audio systems, but consumer demand for aftermarket improvements fuels category growth. Moreover, China’s In-car audio system market held the largest market share, and the Indian In-car audio system market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


In-car audio system Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the In-car audio system market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, In-car audio system industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global In-car audio system industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the In-car audio system industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the In-car audio system market, including HARMAN International, FORVIA Faurecia, Pioneer Corporation, Bang & Olufsen, Panasonic Industry Co., Ltd., JLAudio, Sony group corporation, ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., JVCKENWOOD Corporation, Blaupunkt and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Forvia SE (Forvia) is a manufacturer of automotive equipment. The company designs develops and supplies seat components such as frames, adjustment mechanisms, motors, padding, seat covers, electronic and pneumatic systems and accessories and foams. It also provides vehicle interior products such as instrument panels, modules and door panels, and acoustic products. It manufactures automotive exteriors such as front-end carriers, bumpers, and engine cooling systems. The company develops emission control technologies for light and commercial vehicles. The company operates through manufacturing sites and research and development centers in countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Forvia is headquartered in Nanterre, Ile-de-France, France.


Pioneer Corp. (Pioneer) manufactures, develops, and sells products, including automotive electronics. Dashcams, vehicle audio/video systems, navigation systems, car speakers, organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays, electronic devices, and parts are among the company's product offerings. Also offers top-notch speakers, audio/video systems, and navigation systems for cars, and also provides services to several automakers across the world. It provides high-precision Blu-ray/DVD drives for computers that can read and write discs. Through its Vehicle Assist service, which connects to navigation systems and dash cams in commercial fleets of vehicles, the company offers advanced fleet management services, such as vehicle monitoring and dispatching as well as the observation of driver behavior. Pioneer manages and operates a facility in Japan. The company has activities in the Americas, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Pioneer is based in Japan's Bunkyo district of Tokyo.


Key Companies in the in-car audio system market include



In-car Audio System Industry Developments


January 2021: Harman's design branch Huemen, based in New York, strengthened its strategic cooperation with Iptor for technological development and substantial user experience work. The future Iptor DC1 v12 will be developed in large part thanks to this relationship because Iptor places the user interface and experience at the core of all future solution development.


In-car Audio System Market Segmentation


In-car Audio System Component Outlook



  • Speaker

  • Amplifier

  • Subwoofer

  • Head Unit

  • Others


In-car Audio System Manufacturer Outlook



  • Branded

  • Non-Branded


In-car Audio System Vehicle Type Outlook



  • ICE

  • EV


In-car Audio System Sales Channel Outlook



  • OEM

  • Aftermarket


In-car Audio System Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 9.8 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 10.9 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 26.3 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 11.60% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Component, Manufacturer, Vehicle Type, Sales Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled HARMAN International, FORVIA Faurecia, Pioneer Corporation, Bang & Olufsen, Panasonic Industry Co., Ltd., JLAudio, Sony group corporation, ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., JVCKENWOOD Corporation, Blaupunkt.
Key Market Opportunities The rising cost-effectiveness of in-car audio systems.
Key Market Dynamics The rising acceptance of aftermarket audio equipment.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The In-car Audio System Market size was valued at USD 9.8 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.60% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are HARMAN International, FORVIA Faurecia, Pioneer Corporation, Bang & Olufsen, Panasonic Industry Co., Ltd., JLAudio, Sony Group Corporation, ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., JVCKENWOOD Corporation, and Blaupunkt.

The Speaker category dominated the market in 2022.

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