Car Market and Consumer Behaviour - A Study of Consumer Perception

46 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2013

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Raghu G

Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies

Date Written: September 20, 2013

Abstract

The automobile industry today is the most lucrative industry. Due to the increase in disposable income in both rural and urban sector and easy finance being provided by all the financial institutes, the passenger car sales have increased at the rate of 38% per annum in June 2005-06 over the corresponding period in the pervious year. Further competition is heating up in the sector with a host of new players coming in and other like Porsche, Bentley, Audi, and BMW all set to venture in the Indian markets. One factor that could help the companies in the marketing of their product is by knowing and creating a personality for their brands.

This report attempts to answer some of the questions regarding brand personality of selected cars in India by conducting the market research. This report is categorized into parts, deals with introduction to brand personality, companies selected, product and the industry.

The automobile industry today is the most lucrative industry. Due to the increase in disposable income in both rural and urban sector and easy finance being provided by all the financial institutes, the passenger car sales have increased at the rate of 25% per annum in June 2005-06 over the corresponding period in the previous year. Further competition is heating up in the sector with a host of new players coming in and others like Porches, Bentley, Audi, and BMW all set to venture in Indian markets. One factor that could help the companies in the marketing of their products is buying Behavior of the consumers. The Buying Behavior of the customers can be studied by knowing their perceptions about the cars in the market and about the possible entrants in the market. One such technique is by knowing and creating a personality for the brands.

Keywords: Consumer Behavior, Consumer Perception, Branding

JEL Classification: M12

Suggested Citation

G, Raghu, Car Market and Consumer Behaviour - A Study of Consumer Perception (September 20, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2328620 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2328620

Raghu G (Contact Author)

Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies ( email )

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Road
Acharya Post Office
Bangalore, 560 107
India

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