Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size & Share, by Diagnostic Type (Hardware, Software, Repair & Data); Equipment Type (Automotive Paint Inspection Equipment, Vehicle Emission Test System, Digital Battery Tester, Wheel Alignment Tester, Scanners, Code Readers, Digital Pressure Tester); Connectivity (USB, WI-FI, Bluetooth); Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Commercial Vehicle) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 1033
  • Published Date: Feb 07, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market size is anticipated to reach USD 70 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of automotive diagnostic scan tools was over USD 35 Billion.The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the growing demand for automotive diagnostic scan tools amongst transport industries owing to the adoption of various measures & standards to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) worldwide. According to the data, ~40% to 80% of NOX emission reduction from HDVs is projected under Euro VI-equivalent standards by 2040.

With the recent advancements in the automobile sector as well as rising research and development (R&D), the demand for automotive diagnostic scan tools is on the rise amongst mobility service providers, which in turn, is expected to create massive revenue generation opportunities for the key players operating in the global automotive diagnostic scan tools market during the forecast period. For instance, global research and development (R&D) spending in the automobile sector reached more than USD 135 billion in 2020.

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Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing Number of Cars with Rising Spending Capacity of People – and a surge in the use of automotive diagnostic scan tools to quickly and accurately identify problems in a car so that car repair times can be greatly reduced, is expected to boost the automotive diagnostic scan market in the projected period. As it will help reduce labor costs with cars spending less time in the garage and off the road. It was found that there are approximately 1.4 billion cars across the globe as of 2022.
  • Rising Use of Handheld Car Diagnostic Tools Owing to Increasing Complexity of Vehicles – a car-diagnostic test can cost between USD 50 to 400 depending on the region.
  • Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with the Rising Number of Vehicles – it was found that the transport sector was responsible for over 25% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020.
  • Upsurge in the Sale of Commercial Vehicles Owing to The Rising Automotive Sector – in 2021, which was estimated to reach around 12 million in the United States.
  • Rising Adoption of USB Connectivity Among the World Population – The global adoption of USD ports raised from over 405 in 207 to 100% in 2021.


  • Lack of Awareness Regarding the Usability of Automotive Tools and Technologies
  • High Cost of Technology Advancements
  • The newly developed technologies need sophisticated tools to maintain and handle, which many workshops cannot afford. Also, the new technologies are so expensive compared to conventional systems in the market. The high cost of R&D activities reduces investment opportunities decreasing the chances of a new product launch. These factors hinder the market growth during the forecast period.
  • Lacks the Ability to Fully Reprogram Some of the Vehicle Modules

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

USD 35 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

USD 70 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)
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Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Segmentation

Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Commercial Vehicle)

The global automotive diagnostic scan tools market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by vehicle type into passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. Amongst these segments, the passenger vehicle segment is anticipated to garner the largest revenue by the end of 2033, backed by the growing penetration of handheld and connected diagnostic scan tools amongst automobile users along with the surge in the production of passenger vehicles worldwide. For instance, globally, over 57 million passenger cars were produced in 2021. Moreover, the increasing demand for passenger cars among consumers, and rapid globalization are boosting the growth of the market.

Our in-depth analysis of the global automotive diagnostic scan tools market includes the following segments:

      By Product Type

  • Diagnostic Equipment/Hardware
  • Diagnostic Software
  • Repair & Diagnostic Data

      By Equipment Type

  • Automotive Paint Inspection Equipment
  • Vehicle Emission Test System
  • Digital Battery Tester
  • Wheel Alignment Tester
  • Scanners
  • Code Readers
  • Digital Pressure Tester

      By Connectivity

  • USB
  • WI-FI
  • Bluetooth

       By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle

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Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Industry - Regional Synopsis

Asia Pacific Market Forecast

The Asia Pacific region automotive diagnostic scan tools market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The presence of a strong automobile network in the region, the rising demand for diagnostic scanners and other preventive tools in the automobile sector along with the growing production of vehicles. For instance, the total production volume of vehicles in India was recorded to be about 22 million units in 2022. Additionally, the growing manufacturing plants, and addition of value-added supply chains between manufacturers and raw material providers, and increasing disposable income are expected to propel the market growth.

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Companies Dominating the Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Landscape

    • Actia Group SA
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Robert Bosch GmbH
    • Delphi Automotive PLC
    • Denso Corporation
    • Continental AG
    • Volkswagen AG
    • Volvo Group
    • Honda Motor Company
    • Daimler AG
    • Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd.


In The News

  • Continental AG – revealed that it uses live data feeds through its Autodiagnos Pro OBD-II Scan Tool and Automotive Diagnostic System and delivers comprehensive vehicle health reports to technicians and service shops.

  • Actia Group SA - announced that its Multi-Diag- diagnostic and repair tool, can help in unlocking the secure access system of recent FIAT Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicles by providing a quick and guided procedure for it.

Author Credits:  Harshita Srivastava, Saima Khursheed

  • Report ID: 1033
  • Published Date: Feb 07, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing GHG emissions as well as adoption of various measures to reduce NOX emission along with rising use of handheld diagnostic scan tools are some of the major factors anticipated to drive the growth of the market.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

Lack of awareness regarding the usability of automotive tools and technologies are some of the factors estimated to hamper the market growth.

The market in Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Actia Group SA, Robert Bosch GmbH, Autel Intelligent Technology Corp., Ltd., Continental AG, Daimler AG, Delphi Automotive PLC, Denso Corporation, Volkswagen AG, and Volvo Group, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by product type, by equipment type, by connectivity, by vehicle type, and by region.

The passenger vehicle segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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