In 2019, Europe witnessed an annual sale of 15.8 million units of passenger vehicles. The only region to witness a significant rise in car sales in the year in 2019. In 2020, post COVID, the sales volume is expected to come down to ~12-12.2 M units down by at least 23%.



Unlike US and China, Europe’s major chunk of new car sales are acquired by hatchback vehicles and this resulted in comparatively less penetration of LED in headlights segment. However, the tail lamp’s LED fitment in the region was one of the highest than most other regions.


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In Europe the top selling models had comparatively higher adoption of adaptive headlights than other markets.



Halogen headlights among the top selling cars were mostly Halogen Reflectors and only about 1/3 of Halogen headlamps were Projector type.

In the EVs segment almost every top selling EVs were equipped with the LED headlights regardless the car segment.

In ultra-premium segment, BMW in 7 of its models is offering Laser headlights and in coming years more OEMs are bound to provide this feature.

Among the top selling OEMs VW Group, Renault, PSA Group and Toyota, Volkswagen vehicles had highest penetration of LED headlights in the region. Budget cars from FCA, Renault had sub-par LED headlights fitment in the region.

In contrast to poor LED fitment in headlight segment in budget cars, the same car models had rear tail lamp equipped boosting the regions LED volume.



In the headlights segment the region had the highest penetration for Halogen headlamps than any other major market. In premium segment few of the Audi models were equipped with HID headlights in few of those variants, which was absent in the top selling cars.

In rear tail lamp segment, VW group cars such as VW Passat, Skoda Fabia and Seat Leon were equipped with rear LED combination lamp.

Many models of premium and ultra-premium cars from Mercedes Benz are equipped with OLED tail lamps increasing the market value of rear lighting segment.


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Europe had the highest penetration of LED DRLs among the top selling vehicles, than any other region contributing to high LED volume.

Although Europe had higher penetration of front fog lamps in the top sellers, the LED adoption in this segment has been comparatively less.

Europe region one of the lowest penetration in LED in interior and signalling segment.



In the coming years the increased adoption of LEDs in headlamps and miscellaneous (fog lamps, signalling) segment is estimated.

At the end of 2025, the overall LED volume in the country is estimated to be on par with US’s volume. It is estimated it requires at least 4 years to reach the pre COVID volume of LEDs.



The top global automotive lighting manufacturers are Koito (Japan), Stanley (Japan), Hella (Germany), ZKW (Austria), Valeo (France) and Calsonic Kansei [Formerly Magneti Marelli] (Japan). On Global front, ZKW and Hella acquired close to 30% of market share. Some of the other European lighting companies are Valeo (France), OSRAM (Germany).



  1. Hella GmbH
  2. Koito
  3. Stanley
  4. Varroc
  5. Calsonic Kansei Corporation
  6. Sanden Corporation
  7. ZKW
  8. Valeo
  9. OSRAM


Sl noTopic
1Market Segmentation
2Scope of the report
4Research Methodology
5Executive Summary
7Insights from Industry stakeholders
8Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10Technology trends in the Industry
11Consumer trends in the industry
12Recent Production Milestones
13Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14COVID-19 impact on overall market
15COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2020-2025
18Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2020-2025
19Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2020-2025
20Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2020-2025
21Product installation rate by OEM, 2020
22Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23Competition from substitute products
24Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25New product development in past 12 months
26M&A in past 12 months
27Growth strategy of leading players
28Market share of vendors, 2020
29Company Profiles
30Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers


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