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  1. 1. PROJECT ON MARUTI SUZUKI SEGMENTATION AND SALES TREND Submitted to: S I B A R By: Abhishek Gautam Abinash Rath Ajay Sinha Amit kumar Amit Kumar Pathak Anirvan Sarkar PGDM (MARKETING)SINHGAD INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & RESEARCH S.NO 40/4A 1, Near PMC Octri Post, Kondwha – Saswad road, Kondwha(Bk), Pune-411048 1
  2. 2. SINHGAD INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND RESEARCH, KONDHWA (BK) DECLARATIONWe hereby declare that the project titled “Maruti Suzuki Segmentation and SalesTrend ” is an original piece of research work carried out by us under the guidance andsupervision of Mr. Pankaj Nandurkar. The information has been collected fromgenuine & authentic sources. The work has been submitted in partial fulfillment of therequirement of PGDM (MRKT).Place: Signature:Date: Name of the student 2
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  4. 4. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT It gives us pleasure to express our most profound regard and sense of greatindebtedness and sincere gratitude to Mr. Pankaj Nandurkar for his superb and painstakingguidance, untiring help, keen interest and constant encouragement thought the period of project . We would also like to express our thanks to the faculty Members who helped us.Especially library members, Computer lab staffs, without whose help the project could not becompleted. We would like to express my sincere thanks to Vishal Bhole sir and my colleagues whohelped us thought the period of project. We also like to thanks VIRAT computers whose help make us to convert our project intopaper mode. And at last but not the least, we would express our hearty gratitude to the ALMIGHTYwho gave us tremendous energy and power to complete this whole project. 4
  5. 5. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In this project we are trying to find the segmentation of cars done by Maruti Suzuki andits effect on customer we are also trying to study the sales trend followed by Maruti Suzuki.In our study we had followed different method to find and analyze the data we are usingprimary data as well as secondary data. Before our study lots of study is being done but noone had tried to research on Maruti Suzuki segmentation and its effect on sales trend. We hadused the questionnaire method to study the Maruti sales trend we had asked question todealers. In pune Maruti has six showroom we visited them and tried to know that what arethe cars which they are selling more what is the sales trend of Maruti which kind of carscustomer is demanding and why. What modification should Maruti make in its cars to take anedge over competitors? We are also using secondary data to analyze the sales trend ofMaruti Suzuki. In which we had studied the Maruti shares condition in the market. Its profitand lose its market share and many more. We had analyzed where Maruti having an edgeover competitor and where it is lacking behind. How it would improve its sales trend. Whatare analyzing the future prospects of Maruti in Indian cars market. 5
  6. 6. TABLE OF CONTENT1. Introduction …………………………. 62. Objectives ………………………….. 73. Methodology …………………………… 94. Company Profile …………………………….. 125. Literature survey ……………………………... 176. Data Presentation …………………………….. 29 6.1.Data Collection 6.2.Data analysis7. Conclusion ……………………………. 488. Recommendation …………………………….. 509. Bibliography …………………………….. 5310.Annexure ……………………………… 5511. 6
  7. 7. INTRODUCTION The Indian Automobile Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.5 percentamounting to Rs. 13,008 million by 2010. The Commercial Vehicle Segment has beencontributing to the automobile market to a great extent. Many foreign companies have been investing in the Indian Automobile Market invarious ways such as technology transfers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, exports, andfinancial collaborations. The auto market in India can boast of attractive finance schemes,increasing purchasing power, and launch of the latest products. Total sales of major car manufacturers in India registered a figure of 0.674 million unitsat the end of March, 2007. The number of car exports in India was 39,295 units. GeneralMotors, Maruti, and Honda accounted for 60 percent of the market sales at the end of April,2007. There has been an increase in the purchase of motorcycles and cars both, in the rural aswell as urban areas. Maruti Suzuki is India’s No. 1 customer satisfaction car company. Its sale is more than50% of care of Indian car market. But now it is getting a good competition with other newcar company and foreign companies and its sales is going down because other car companiesare trying to present different types of new car in different segment. So in our study in wehad tried to study Maruti Suzuki segmentation of cars and its sales trend and its effect oncustomer. This project is all about segmentation and sales trend study of Maruti Suzuki.Through our study we are trying to analyze the customer demand in different segments andadvancement required in Maruti’s segmentation. We are also analyzing Maruti Suzuki salestrend. We had visited different dealers of Maruti Suzuki in pune and asked some questionand based on that we are tying to analyze the data and sales trend of Maruti Suzuki. We hadalso collected some secondary data of different study done on Maruti Suzuki and based onthat we are trying to present the sales trend analysis of Maruti Suzuki. 7
  8. 8. OBJECTIVESThe main objective of the study is to recognize the sales trend and segmentation of MarutiSuzuki .Special challenges that must be identified and addressed: • To know the segmentation and sales trend of Maruti Suzuki.Along with this we are trying to assess company’s performance compared with that of thecompetition.. • To know the way Maruti has segmented its cars • To know the areas in which the dealers satisfy their customer and the areas that they do not satisfy. • To come out with the conclusion and recommendations based on the analysis and interpretation. 8
  10. 10. METHODOLOGYIn our market research process we had followed different steps of marketing research, suchas :-There are six steps involve in effective marketing research process:Step 1:- Define the problem and research objectives It is extremely important to define theproblem very clearly. The Objectives of the research have to be very clearly defined. No amountof Vagueness is acceptable here. More specifically defined the objectives would be to find outthe kind of accounts being closed down and the objective would be stated as “To study thereasons for closure of savings accounts in urban and metro areas”.Step 2:- Develop the research plan The second stage of marketing research calls for developingthe most efficient plan For gathering the needed information. The marketing manager needs toknow the Cost of the research plan before approving it. Designing a research plan calls forDecisions on the data sources, research approaches, research instruments, Sampling plan, andcontact methods.  Data sources: - The researcher can gather secondary data, primary data, or both. Secondary data are data that were collected for another purpose and already exist somewhere. Primary data are data freshly gathered for a specific research Project.  Research approaches: - Primary data can be collected in five main ways: through Observation, focus groups, surveys, behavioral data, and experiments.  Research instruments:- Marketing researchers have a choice of three main research Instruments in collecting primary data: a) Questionnaires: - A questionnaire consists of questions presented to respondents for their answers. Because of its flexibility, the questionnaire 10
  11. 11. is by far the most common Instrument used to collect primary data. Questions can be open-ended or closed-Ended. b) Qualitative measures: - Some marketers prefer more qualitative methods for gauging consumer opinion because consumer actions do not always match their answers to survey questions. Qualitative research techniques are relatively unstructured measurement approaches that permit a range of possible responses, and they are a creative means of ascertaining consumer perceptions that may other-Wise be difficult to uncover. c) Mechanical devices: -Mechanical devices are occasionally used in marketing research .Mechanical devices like galvanometers measure the respondent’s interest or emotions aroused by exposure to a specific ad or picture. Sampling plan: - After deciding on the research approach and instruments, the marketing researcher must design a sampling plan. This calls for three decisions: a) Sampling unit: - Who is to be surveyed? The marketing researcher must define the target population that will be sampled. b) Sample size: - How many people should be surveyed? Large samples give more reliable results than small samples. However, it is not necessary to sample the entire target population or even a substantial portion to achieve reliable results c) Sampling procedure: - How should the respondents be chosen? To obtain a representative sample of the population should be drawn. Probability sampling allows the calculation of confidence limits for sampling error. Some marketing researchers feel that no probability 11
  12. 12. samples are very useful in many circumstances, even though they do not allow sampling error to be measured.  Contact methods:- Once the sampling plan has been determined, the marketing researcher must decide how the subject should be contact: a) Mail questionnaire: - The mail questionnaire is the best way to reach people who would not give personal interviews or whose responses might be biased or distorted by the interviewers. Mail questionnaires require simple and clearly worded questions. b) Telephone interview: - Telephone interviewing is the best method for gathering information quickly; the interviewer is also able to clarify questions if respondents do not understand them. The response rate is typically higher than in the case of mailed questionnaires. c) Personal interview: - Personal interviewing is the most versatile method. The interviewer can ask more questions and record additional observations about the respondent, such as dress and body language. Personal interviewing takes two forms. In arranged interviews, respondents are contacted for an appointment, and often a small payment or incentive is offered. Intercept interviews involve stopping people at a shopping mall or busy street corner and requesting an interview. d) Online interviews: - There is increased use of online methods. There are so many ways to use the Net to do research. In this method, researcher can include a questionnaire on its Web site and offer a people to answer the questionnaire.Step 3:-Collect the informationThe data collection phase of marketing research is generally the most expensive and the mostprone to error. In this case of surveys, four major problems arise. Some respondents will not beat home and must be contacted again or replaced. Other respondents will refuse to cooperate.Still others will give biased or dishonest answers. Finally, some interviewers will be biased or 12
  13. 13. dishonest. Getting the right respondents is critical. It is important to recognize that not everyonein the sample population will be online.Step 4:-Analyze the informationThe next-to-last step in the process is to extract findings from the collected data. The researchertabulates the data and develops frequency distributions. Averages and measures of dispersion arecomputed for the major variables. The researcher will also apply some advanced statisticaltechniques and decision models in the hope of discovering additional findings.Step 5:-Present the findingsAs the last step in marketing research, the researcher presents his or her findings to the relevantparties. The researcher should not overwhelm management with lots of numbers and fancystatistical techniques, but rather should present major findings that are pertinent to the majormarketing decisions facing management.Step 6:-make the decisionThe managers who commissioned the research need to weigh the evidence. If their confidence inthe findings is low, they may decide against introducing the in-flight internet service. If they arepredisposed to launching the service, the findings support their inclination. They may evendecide to study the issues further and do more research. The decision is theirs, but hopefully theresearch provided them with insight into the problem. Along with this there may be 3 type of research methodology these are :- They are – 13
  14. 14. • Exploratory Research • Descriptive Research • Casual Research Our research is based on the exploratory research. Exploratory Research “ the objective of this research is to gather preliminary information that will help us todefine the problem and to suggest any hypothesis.” Which means first we have to define the problem and research objective . then we haveto develop the research plan for collecting information. Now after collection data we have tointerpret those data for any suggestion, COMAPANY PROFILE 14
  15. 15. Maruti Suzuki- at a glanceMaruti Suzuki India Limited is a Maruti Suzuki India Ltdpublicly listed automaker in India. It isa leading four-wheeler automobilemanufacturer in South Asia. Suzuki Type Public (BSE MARUTI, NSE MARUTI) Founded 1981[1]Motor Corporation of Japan holds a Headquarters Gurgaon, Haryana, Indiamajority stake in the company. It was R C Bhargav , Chairmanthe first company in India to mass- Key people Shinzo Nakanishi, Managing Directorproduce and sell more than a million Industry Automotivecars. It is largely credited for having Products Carsbrought in an automobile revolution to Revenue ▲US$2.5 billion (2005)India. It is the market leader in India. Employees 6,903[2]On 17 September 2007, Maruti Udyog Parent Suzukiwas renamed to Maruti Suzuki India Website www.marutisuzuki.comLimited. The companys headquarters remain in Gurgaon, near Delhi. Profile 15
  16. 16. Maruti Suzuki is one of Indias leading automobile manufacturers and the market leaderin the car segment, both in terms of volume of vehicles sold and revenue earned. Until recently,18.28% of the company was owned by the Indian government, and 54.2% by Suzuki of Japan.The Indian government held an initial public offering of 25% of the company in June 2003. Asof May 10, 2007, Govt. of India sold its complete share to Indian financial institutions. With this,Govt. of India no longer has stake in Maruti Udyog. Maruti Udyog Limited (MUL) was established in February 1981, though the actualproduction commenced in 1983. Through 2004, Maruti has produced over 5 Million vehicles.Marutis are sold in India and various several other countries, depending upon export orders. Carssimilar to Marutis (but not manufactured by Maruti Udyog) are sold by Suzuki in Pakistan andother South Asian countries. The company annually exports more than 30,000 cars and has an extremely largedomestic market in India selling over 500,000 cars annually. Maruti 800, till 2004, was theIndias largest selling compact car ever since it was launched in 1983. More than a million unitsof this car have been sold worldwide so far. Currently, Maruti Alto tops the sales charts. Due to the large number of Maruti 800s sold in the Indian market, the term "Maruti" iscommonly used to refer to this compact car model. Till recently the term "Maruti", in popularIndian culture, was associated to the Maruti 800 model. Maruti Suzuki India Limited, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan, hasbeen the leader of the Indian car market for over two decades. It’s manufacturing facilities are located at two facilities Gurgaon and Manesar south ofNew Delhi. Maruti’s Gurgaon facility has an installed capacity of 350,000 units per annum. TheManesar facilities, launched in February 2007 comprise a vehicle assembly plant with a capacityof 100,000 units per year and a Diesel Engine plant with an annual capacity of 100,000 enginesand transmissions. Manesar and Gurgaon facilities have a combined capability to produce over 700,000 unitsannually. More than half the cars sold in India are Maruti cars. The company is a subsidiary ofSuzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, which owns 54.2 per cent of Maruti. The rest is owned by the 16
  17. 17. public and financial institutions. It is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National StockExchange in India. During 2007-08, Maruti Suzuki sold 764,842 cars, of which 53,024 were exported. In all,over six million Maruti cars are on Indian roads since the first car was rolled out on December14, 1983. Maruti Suzuki offers 10 models, ranging from the people’s car, Maruti 800, for less thanRs 200,000 ($ 5000) ex-showroom to the premium sedan SX 4 and luxury SUV, Grand Vitara. Suzuki Motor Corporation, the parent company, is a global leader in mini and compactcars for three decades. Suzuki’s technical superiority lies in its ability to pack power andperformance into a compact, lightweight engine that is clean and fuel efficient. Maruti is clearly an “employer of choice” for automotive engineers and young managersfrom across the country. Nearly 75,000 people are employed directly by Maruti and its partners. The company vouches for customer satisfaction. For its sincere efforts it has been rated(by customers)first in customer satisfaction among all car makers in India for seven years in arow in annual survey by J D Power Asia Pacific. Maruti Suzuki was born as a government company, with Suzuki as a minor partner, tomake a people’s car for middle class India. Over the years, the product range has widened,ownership has changed hands and the customer has evolved. What remains unchanged, then andnow, is Maruti’s mission to motorize India. 17
  18. 18. SERVICES OFFEREDThe following products are offered by Maruti Suzuki:- 1. Maruti 800: Launched 1983. Largest selling car in India, until 2004. Cheapest car in India. 3 Face-Lifts.(P) 2. Maruti Omni: Launched 1984. 2 Face-Lifts.(P) 3. Maruti Gypsy: Launched 1985.(P) 4. Maruti Wagon-R:Launched 1999, 2 Face-Lifts.(P) 5. Maruti Alto: Launched 2000. Currently the largest selling car in India. 1 Face-Lift. ({{Tooltip|P|Petrol 6. Maruti Versa(2003-) (P) 7. Maruti Zen Estilo(2005-) (P) 8. Maruti Suzuki Swift 1 very small face-lift(2006- ) (P & D) 9. Maruti Suzuki SX4 (May 2007- ) (P & D) 10. Maruti Grand Vitara Sports Utility Vehicle Launched in (July 2007- ). Imported(P) 11. Maruti DZiRE Sedan Version of swift launched in (March 2008- ) (P)Upcoming models in 2008 1. Suzuki Splash 2. Suzuki A-StarFuture Maruti Suzuki Plans 1. Maruti Omni Face-Lift in 2009 2. New Mini-SUV in 2010 Likely to be a four-door Jimny. 3. New Luxury Sedan in 2010 Likely to be a production version of the Kizashi. 4. New Swift in 2011 5. New Alto 18
  19. 19. (Price wise product segmentation by Maruti Suzuki) GENERAL DISCRIPTION OF MODELSMARUTI 800:- Maruti 800 is a city car manufactured by Maruti Udyog in India .It used to be the largest selling car in India until the Maruti Alto recently took that title. It is also exported to a number of countries in southeastern Asia including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and to some South Americanmarkets (as Chile, sold as Suzuki Maruti), and was available in selected European marketsbetween 1988 and 1992, sold as the Suzuki Maruti. In Morocco it is currently sold as SuzukiMaruti (as of March 2008). The car comes in different versions including one with airconditioning and one without. It was launched in December 1984 with almost 100% importedcomponents. 19
  20. 20. MARUTI OMNI : The Maruti Omni is a microvan manufactured by Indian automaker Maruti Udyog Limited. The first version of Maruti Omni had the same 796 cc engine as the Maruti 800 city car. This was the second vehicle to be launched by Maruti, one year after the 800, in 1984. Later version of theOmni includes the • Omni (E), released in 1996, 796 cc engine, 8 seater capacity vehicle • Omni XL - 1999, same engine, modified with a higher roof. • Omni Cargo LPG - 2004, created to answer the growing popularity of this car being used as an inter-city cargo vehicle.Omni LPG - 2003, same 796 cc engine, added with a factory fitted LPG Kit, authorised by theIndian RTOs (Regional Transport Offices). This makes it the most economic 4 wheeler in India,as far as the driving costs are concerned MARUTI GYPSY The Maruti Gypsy is a four wheel drive SUV based on the Suzuki SJ long wheel base.Produced in India, it is also a common sight in Chile and Kenya. Within Europe, it is most often found in Malta and Hungary. In contrast to the Suzuki, the Maruti is available with 4seats and a sizeable trunk. The Maruti Gypsy is available as a "soft top", "hard top " and as an"ambulance car". In India, it is widely used by the police and defense forces. In civilian use, theGypsy is a popular choice as a low-cost SUV and is a common sight at rally events. MARUTI WAGON-R The Maruti Wagon-R is a made for India version of Suzuki Wagon R. The Wagon-R was born out of Japanese kei-jido-sha restrictions which dictated a limited length and engine size. Thisboxy, tall-boy design has now completed five years of presence on Indian roads. Now the car hasfound a market for itself, especially among young Indian urban professionals who dont mind its 20
  21. 21. boxy slab-sided looks, but value its Maruti lineage. The car is currently among Indias top fivebest-selling cars. MARUTI ALTO The Maruti Alto is a city car manufactured by Maruti Udyog in India. It is the best-selling car in India.It is Indias largest selling car and has recently crossed the 1 million production figure.It is exported to a number of countries including Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and toChile. Alto has crossed the 150,000 export target. The popularity of the Alto has increased overthe past few years, mainly due to the reduction in prices. This reduction in prices has mainlycome in due to the reduction in excise duty over time. It has now become the first choice ofyoung car buyers intending to upgrade from a 2 wheeler. Some of its appeal is from stylishlooks, attractive features, and impressive fuel economy at very affordable prices compared to theother cars in the Indian market.MARUTI VERSA The Maruti Versa is a micro van produced by Maruti Udyog Limited and sold in India since October 2001. The Versa is a clone of the now discontinued Suzuki Carry. Itis the second van released by Maruti Udyog since the Maruti Omni was released in 1984. There are two basic versions of this car in production; the two 8-seater DX/DX2versions, and the 5-seater STD version. The DX2 version of the Versa is equipped with twin airconditioners for front and rear. MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT 21
  22. 22. The MARUTI Suzuki Swift is name plate marketed by Suzuki carried by vehicles of three distinct derivations: • Generations I, II, III: a super mini that began as an export nameplate of the Japanese domestic market of suzuki . • Generation IV: the current JDM, Europe and Oceana generation, a significant departure from the previous models, marketed solely under the nameplate "Swift". (this article) Canadian Swift+: the current Canada-only generation marketed under the Suzuki swift. Currently this varient is hot seller in India in the mini car segment.MARUTI SUZUKI SX4 In an attempt to strengthen its position in the of Sedan cars market, Maruti Udyog Ltd. has launched its premium model bearing name SX4. After Maruti Suzuki Swift, SX4 is the second international model being launched in India. Suzuki SX4, is an A3 segment sedan car, with a perfect combination of style, performance, safety and comfort. There are two versions of SuzukiSX4: Vxi and Zxi that gets power from latest and efficient 1.6-litre M-Series engine deliveringimpressive 102 BHP of power. Having the price tag of between Rs. 6-6.5 Lacs, Maruti SuzukiSX4 will provide tough competition to its rivalry models like Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Verna,Honda City, and Indigo XL.MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE 22
  23. 23. Maruti Swift Dzire is the new entry level sedan from Indian automaker Maruti Suzuki. Launched on March 26 2008, Maruti DZiRE is based on the popular Maruti Swift platform. The DZire replaces Maruti Suzuki’s popular entry level sedan, Maruti Suzuki Esteem, production of which was discontinued in late2007. Maruti Suzuki has introduced DZire only in the Indian market. The car is pitted against theother entry level sedans in the Indian market, such as the Mahindra Renault Logan and the TataIndigo.MARUTI SUZUKI ESTEEM Sophisticated big structured Maruti Suzuki esteem is one of the old car of the Maruti Udyog group. To run this huge car its engine is made of lightweight all-aluminum. This contemporary engine has capacity of 65 bhp at 6000 rpm . According to *Mileage (Auto India , Nov 2005),Esteem holds the topmost position on mileage among the other category of cars including thesmall cars. The Esteem was introduced in the global market in 1995 as Suzukis first attempt inthe compact segment, at the time dominated by European cars such as the VolkswagenBora/Jetta and Opel Astra, and Japanese models such as the Nissan Sunny/Sentra and ToyotaCorolla. As a North American replacement for the Suzuki Swift sedan (the 3-door hatchbackremained after it was redesigned in 1995), it was built on a slightly stretched Suzuki Cultusplatform for improved cabin room, but otherwise sharing most of internal components with thesmaller model — and marketed as a distinct modelMARUTI SUZUKI BALENOThe Baleno has the looks and feel of a winner. This was Maruti Udyogs first D-segment carlaunched in India to compete with the Mitsubishi Lancer and the Honda City. This is alsoSuzukis biggest passenger car and in Japan and other markets. The Baleno is called the Cultus inJapan. Suzuki restyled the Baleno in 1999. The car was given a new front end, with a rounder 23
  24. 24. grille and new headlights, and the engine lineup was expanded. MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARAThe Suzuki Grand Vitara is a compact SUV, namely a long-wheelbase version of the Vitara,produced by the Japanese automaker Suzuki since 1999. It was face lifted in 2002 and 2004, andredesigned in 2006. A rebadged version was sold in North America by General Motors as theChevrolet Tracker. The Tracker is sold in Latin America, but Mexico, as Chevrolet GrandVitara. In Mexico, Grand Vitara and Tracker are different vehicles, sold by Suzuki andChevrolet respectively The 2006 model has had a structural redesign with a new ladder-boxedchassis integrated into a unibody construction. In India, it is sold as a Maruti.MARUTI SUZUKI ZEN-ESTILO Estilo has got Wagon Rs engine and chassis and Suzuki MR Wagons shape. Whatever remains is taken from Zen, well does anything remain actually? This is the mixture of zen and wagon -R . Zen Estilo. In essence its stylish Wagon R, Japans MR Wagon, combination of the two or anything but Zen. It seems Maruti wants to exploitZen brand-image hence named this car after Zen. With this model MSL has given it’s B segmenta new variant by which it may compete with the models of other company. 24
  25. 25. SEGMENTATION 25
  26. 26. CAR MARKET CLASSIFICATIONIt is necessary to understand the Indian car market classification and the segments in whichMUL operates.There are two principal systems of classification in the Indian passenger car industry:A. Price Based ClassificationPrice based classification is the widely accepted classification basis in the Indian passenger carindustry.The different price segments used by Maruti were as follows:1. Segment A – cars priced lower than Rs. 300,0002. Segment B – cars priced between Rs. 300,000 and Rs. 500,0003. Segment C – cars priced between Rs. 500,000 and Rs. 1,000,0004. Segment D – cars priced between Rs. 1,000,000 and Rs. 2,500,0005. Segment E – cars priced above Rs. 2,500,000B. Length & weight Based Classification:In April 2002, SIAM introduced a new segmentation of cars on the basis of the length of thecars, in order to establish a uniform industry standard. The new segmentation of passengervehicles is as follows:1. Passenger cars Segment A1 (Mini) – cars having a length up to 3,400mm Segment A2 (Compact) – cars having a length of 3,401- 4,000mm Segment A3 (Mid-size) – cars having a length of 4,001- 4,500mm Segment A4 (Executive)– cars having a length of 4,501- 4,700mm Segment A5 (Premium) – cars having a length of 4,701- 5,000mm Segment A6 (Luxury) – cars having a length of more than 5,000mm 3. Utility vehicles Weight up to 3.5 tonnesa) Seating capacity not exceeding 7 (including driver)b) Seating capacity between 7 and 9 (including driver) Weight up to 5 tonnesa) Seating capacity not exceeding 13 (including driver) Multi-purpose vehicles (Weight up to 3.5 tonnes). 26
  27. 27. Maruti’s Offering and Competitors in Different Segments: Manufacturer Name of the Segment as Segment as per Model per price-based length-based classification classification1. Daimler C Class A4: Executive E` Chrysler India A6: Luxury Pvt. Ltd. E 250 A5: Premium E S Class S Class E2. Fiat India Fiat Palio A2: Compact B Automobiles Pvt. Ltd. Fiat Siena A3: Mid-size C Fiat Uno A2: Compact B Palio A3: Mid-size C Adventure3. Ford India Ltd. Escort A3: Mid-size C Ikon A3: Mid-size C Mondeo A5: Premium D4. General Motors Opel Astra A3: Mid-size C India Ltd. Opel Corsa A3: Mid-size C Opel Swing A3: Mid-size C5. Hindustan Ambassador A3: Mid-size B Motors Contessa A4: Executive C Lancer A3: Mid-size C6. Honda SIEL Accord A5: Premium D Cars India Ltd. City A3: Mid-size C7. Hyundai Motor Accent A3: Mid-size C Company Ltd. Santro A2: Compact B Sonata A5: Premium D 27
  28. 28. Maruti Udyog Maruti 1000 A3: Mid-size C Ltd. Maruti 800 A1: Mini A Maruti Swift A2 : Mid size Alto A2: Compact B8. Baleno A3: Mid-size C Esteem A3: Mid-size C WagonR A2: Compact B Zen A2: Compact B Versa Utility vehicles C Omni Utility vehicles A9. PAL-Peugeot 118NE A3: Mid-size B Ltd.10. Tata Indica A2: Compact B Engineering & Locomotive Company Ltd SECTOR OUTLOOK Between fiscal 2002 and fiscal 2007, the entire Indian passenger car market had a growthof approximately 9.5%, largely as a result of increasing demand for segment B cars .Segment A This is the entry-level and the most price sensitive segment. Maruti is the solemanufacturer in this segment since fiscal 2000. Models like Maruti 800 are the ruler in thissegment anybody who is economic wants to buy this model so during the period of 2000-05 thiswas the hot selling product from Maruti.Segment B This segment is shining with a growth of approximately 57.6% of the Indian passengercar market. Due to the present low per capita income in India, the price and cost of ownership ofcars are significant factors that affect demand for cars in this segment. Alto, Zen , Swift, Wagon-R , Gypsy etc are the models that anyone can find them in any corner of this country. This 28
  29. 29. segment comprise of 69% from the whole sale of Maruti Suzuki. This segment is always focusedby Maruti and it is still improving this segment.Segment C, D, and E There are 11 manufacturers with approximately 20 models in these segments. Thesesegments typically have low sales volumes; therefore, high growth rates of 11%, 19% and 35%,respectively . But in this segment Maruti has lesser number of product . SX4 , Dzire and GrandVitara is the few models in this segment. New model launches, growth in per capita incomelevels, high aspirations and status associated with larger cars, are the key factors affectingdemand for cars in these segments. Maruti has to improve this segment to fight with others. THE PRE-OWNED CAR MARKETThe size of the pre-owned car market in India has been estimated to be more then the size of thenew car market. The A and B segments account for between 70 and 80% of the total salesvolumes in the pre-owned passenger car market in India. The proportion of pre-owned cars fromsegment B is increasing and is expected to form the largest portion of the pre owned passengercar market. Mid-size and large cars are less popular in the pre-owned passenger car market.Here also Maruti Suzuki started its own market known as TRUE VALUE. Here the companysell all kind of cars without altering their specification, 29
  30. 30. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MODELS OF MARUTI AND ITS COMPITATORS IN DIFFERENT SEGMENTS MARUTI TATA HYUNDAI HONDA GM TOYOTA FORD SKODAA M-800 INDIC SPARK OMNI A ------------- ----------- ------------ ----------------- -----------B GYPSI INDIG SANTRO AVEO-UAV IKON ZEN O GETZ ------------ ------------ WAGON ------------- ALTO SWIFTC SX4 SAFA ACCENT CITY AVEO INNOVA FIESTA FABIA DZIRE RI VERNA OPTRA COROLLA FUSION SOMO TRAVERAD VITRA -------- CIVIC CAPTIVE CAMRY ENDEAVOUR OCTAVIA CRV ALTISE SONATA ACCORD PRADO LAURA ---------- --------- TUCSON SUPERB This table shows that the Maruti Suzuki has larger number of variety in the segment A&B so the sales must be good in this segments. But it is lacking behind its competitors in segment C,D & E 30
  31. 31. DATA ANALYSIS 31
  32. 32. DATA COLLECTION For the data collection regarding our project we are using questionnaire method. We had pre pared a set of question which are being asked from different dealers present in pune. And according to there answer we are tiring to analyze the segmentation and sales trend of Maruti Suzuki. For the data we visited the following dealers of Maruti Suzuki in pune city and based on their view and talk we try to interpret on our own. So the primary data is collected in the form of questionnaire and their data analysis and interpretation is given afterward. DELEARS OF MARUTI SUZUKINAME OF THE DEALER ADDRESSSAI SERVICE STATION LTD FUGEWADI,BOMBAY-PUNE ROADSAI SERVICE STATION LTD DECCAN GYMKHANAWONDER CARS (P) LTD. MIDC AREA,CHINCHWADTHE KOTHARI WHEELS MIRA-BHAYNADER ROAD, NEAR ZENSAR ,MY CAR (PUNE) PVT LTD NEAR WAKAD POLICE CHOWKY,MILLENNIUM MOBILITY PVT. LTD. SHIVAJINAGAR,JAY-VIJAY MOTORS PVT. LTD. 110/7-8, SHIVAJINAGAR,CHOWGULE INDUSTRIES PVT LTD OFF PUNE SATARA ROAD,PUNE , 32
  33. 33. From how many years you are selling Maruti Suzuki cars. YEARS OF SELLING 70% 65% 60% 50% 40% 30%% RESPONSE 30% 20% 10% 5% 0% No of years More than 2 years More then 5 years More than 10 years DATA TABLE 33
  34. 34. NO OF YEARS % of Response. More than 2 years 65 More than 5 years 30 More than 10 years 5 DATA ANALYSIS From the above table it is clear that the most of dealers i.e 65% of them are having more than 2 years experience , 30 % of them are having more than 5 years experience and only 5 % have more than 10 years of experience with them. DATA INTERPRETATION: So the above query clears that all the dealers are experienced enough to understand the trend of SALES IN DIFFERENT SEGMENTS sales and segmentation of Maruti Suzuki . And they can also add valuable suggestion to us for the recommendation part. 69 70 60 50 40% OF SALES 30 20 13 12 10 5 1 0 Which segments of cars you are selling more? SEGMENTS 34 A B C D E
  36. 36. B 69 C 13 D 5 E 1DATA ANALYSISFrom the table we can conclude that % of sale of Segment is 12, segment B is 69, segment Cis 13 , Segment D is 5 and segment E is only 1 %.DATA INTERPRETATIONHere we see that Maruti Suzuki is market leader in B-segment car , So the models LikeWagon –R, Alto, Zen Estilo, Swift are the hot selling product of It. However, it is lacking inthe segments like D and E. Cars like Dzire , SX4 and Grand Vitara should be improved inaccordance with the customer’s need.Is customer is price sensitive? 36
  38. 38. DATA ANALYSIS The above data table shows that 62% of customers are price sensitive and rest 38% are not price sensitive. DATA INTERPRITATION:- We can conclude that most of Maruti’s customer is price sensitive. They buy its cars care fully in accordance of their budget. And they also like some discount or festive offers. But the rest people are not price sensitive. They buy the models like SX4, Dzire and grand Vitara , they buy according their choice and specification. COMPITATIVE ADVENTAGE 40 38 35 30 What is competitive advantage of Maruti Suzuki over other cars companies. 22 % OFLOYALITY 20 10 5 0 FEATURES 38 price quality service others
  40. 40. DATA ANALYSISThe above table shows that according to the dealers the 38 % of customers are buying the MarutiSuzuki product for its price, 22 % buy them due to their quality. 35% think that after sale serviceis beautifully provided by Maruti . And 5% people buy them due to other reasons like style , looketc.DATA INTERPRETATION:We can conclude that most of the people think that Maruti Suzuki pricing are economical so theyare loyal to his brand. While other people give emphasis to the after sale service . Quality andother features are also a trait for the buyers. Version which customer want 19Which version of the models are mostly demanded by the customerversion 45 36 0 10 20 30 40 50 % of demand 40 petrol disel LPG
  42. 42. From the above table we can conclude that according to the dealers 45 % of the customer ask forthe diesel variants while 36 support the petrol variants and 19 % wants the LPG variants ofdifferent models.DATA INTERPRETATIONThe demand for the diesel variant is more for most of the models but the firm has limitednumber of the models having diesel variants. The customers are also looking for the gas modelswhich will suitable for LPG and CNG. So the firm should think for the diesel and gas variants. Sales Positions 3% What is its sales position of Maruti Suzuki? 32% 65% 42 going up going down remnins constant
  44. 44. The above table shows that 65% of the dealers told that Maruti Suzuki’s sales position is goingup while 32% of the dealers said that it is going down and 3% of dealers said that the salesposition is remaining the same.DATA INTERPRITATIONSHere we can conclude that the sales position of Maruti Suzuki is going up and up . So MarutiSuzuki should always maintain this. But the reason why it is lacking behind than its competitorsshould be corrected. In this way MSL can maintain its growth rate. 44
  45. 45. SALES TREND SALES TREND STUDY OF MARUTI SUZUKI Since inception, Maruti Suzuki has produced and sold over 7 million vehicles including500,000 units in exports markets. The company sold a record 764,842 vehicles in 2007-08including 53,024 units of exports. Marutis revenue has grown consistently over the years. In 2006-07, it recorded turnover ofINR 145,922 million which rose to INR 178,603 million in 2007-08, displaying a growth of over20% vis-à-vis the previous year. At the end of fiscal 2007-08, it had a market share of over 50% ofthe Indian passenger car market. 45
  47. 47. ( G RAPH SH O WI NG TH E O VER ALL M ARK ET SH ARE OF M ARUTI SUZUK I ) Maruti Suzuki is marinating its reputation among the customer since itcome to India. If we analyze the total market share of Maruti Suzuki then wewill come to know that it captures 51.4% of passenger segment while the totalshare of this segment is 78% , it captures 89% of multi purpose vehicle whilethe total share for this segment in Indian market is 6% , It also capture 1.6% ofutility vehicles from the total of 16% for this segment. Hence Maruti Suzuki is capturing a over all share of 46% of car marketin India. 47
  48. 48. OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF MARUTI SUZUKI IN 2007-08 (Fig. showing overall performance of Maruti Suzuki)The figure shows that in the year 2007 -08 Maruti has sold around 711,818 carsand exported 53,024 numbers of cars. It also gains a total income of INR188,238 Mn maintains a profit of INR 17,308 Mn. Maruti Suzuki’s large sales outlets (600 in 393 towns) with a largernumber of employees (7090) are responsible for Maruti Suzuki’s success. 48
  49. 49. SALE’S STRATEGY OF MARUTI SUZUKIMaruti’s marketing objective is to continually offer the customer new products and services that: •reduce the customer’s cost of ownership of cars; and • Anticipate and address the customer’s needs and preferences in all aspects and stages of car ownership, to provide what Maruti Suzuki refer to as the “360 degree customer experience.”Maruti Suzuki has been aggressively cutting prices of its models since the beginning of the year.It began the year by slashing the price of Esteems diesel version followed by a by the reductionon the premium segment Baleno. Then the mid sized Versas price was slashed, Altos price tagwas then pruned putting its base variant at par with the AC version of M800.The rationale behind the price cuts is the focus on offering new upgraded vehicles at a low price.Warranty and Extended Warranty Program Maruti Suzuki offers a two-year warranty on all the vehicles at the time of sale. Thedealers are required to address any claim made by a customer, in accordance with practices andprocedures prescribed by Maruti Suzuki, under the provisions of the warranty in force at thattime. The dealers subsequently claim the warranty cost from Maruti Suzuki. Maruti Suzukianalyze warranty claims from dealers and either claim the cost from the vendors, in the case ofdefective components, or bear the cost ourselves, in the case of manufacturing defects. Maruti Suzuki also offers an extended paid-warranty program marketed under the brand,“Forever Yours” for the third and fourth year after purchase. The extended warranty program isintended to maintain the dealer’s contact with the customer and increase the revenue generatedfrom sale of spares, accessories and automobile-related services. An effort is made during theperiod of the extended warranty to encourage the customer to exchange his existing Maruti carfor a new Maruti car, or upgrade to a new Maruti car. 49
  50. 50. CONCLUSION 50
  51. 51. CONCLUSION FROM THE STUDYThe research work was successfully identifying the different segmentation of MarutiSuzuki and also the sales trend. The conclusion can be drawn from this study may be:- • Maruti Suzuki is India’s one of the leading auto mobile manufactures and also the leader of the market both in terms of volume and revenue generated. • MSL (Maruti Suzuki Limited) has segmented the market in to A, B, C, D and Eon the basis of price and length and weight. Between fiscal year 2002 and 2007 the market of automobile grew at rate of 9.5%. • In segment A price always plays a vital role MSL was the sole manufacture till 2000, Maruti 800 was the hot seller till 2005. • In segment B growth of automobile was 57.6% where Maruti captures a share of 69%. Its products like alto and Zen are two role models with these segments. • In C,D and E segment Maruti has number of competitors and has a less growth . In this segment also MSL lack of more models than other company. • Taking the sale trend in to account MSL sold a record number of vehicle 7, 14,842 in 2007-08 including 53,024 units of export. In 2007-08 it record a turnover of INR 145,922 million which rose to 178,603 million in 2007-08 showing a growth of 20%. • MSL has also captured 51.4% of passenger car segment while the total share of this segment is 78%. It also captures 89% of multi –purpose vehicles. And 1.6 % in sports utility vehicle segments. So in every segment Maruti Suzuki has shown its presence. • Hence Maruti Suzuki Limited has captured over all share of 46% in the Indian car market. 51
  53. 53. RECOMONDATIONS• Initially Maruti was operating in the market which was a part of closed economy but with opening of market, the scenario has changed dramatically and at an international juncture where both challenges and opportunity are immense.• With such immense growth Indian auto mobile sector attracts the global players, who want to make their name a house hold name in Indian auto mobile sectors.• Hence Maruti has a tough competition from the companies like Hyundai, GM, Honda, Telco, ford etc.• So Maruti should improve its segments like :- 1. Segment B whose maximum market share is captured by Maruti Suzuki is facing a tough competition from players like Hyundai; it lunched its SANTRO Xing and I10 to give more excitement in this segment. So Maruti should improve this segment by lunching newer models with better facilities. 2. Almost 18 years the 800 is on its last stage. So Maruti should think a replacement of this model or should improve this model, otherwise it will face a tough competition from the TATA NANO. 3. Over the years MSL brand value had begun to erode as it is known as the market leader of small car segments but as the market is open now and the purchase power of people is increased MSL should look in the segments such as D and E. In this segment players like Honda, Toyota and Ford has more models than Maruti. So Maruti should lunch more vehicles in this segment. 53
  54. 54. 4. A industry where the models are given numbers of features every year Maruti is still lacking of the features in its models such as Maruti Zen did not changed o from its date of lunch . So Maruti should renew its models.5. Maruti is still has problems in its mid size variants as the products like Esteem, Versa and Baleno is no more a favorite by the customers. So MSL should think to re lunch these products with higher features.6. Maruti is offering the diesel variant in a less numbers of models. As this variant is more demanded by the customer MSL should look into this matter. It should also offer the CNG enable models to take newer market share.7. By taking these recommendations MSL should improve its image and market share. 54
  55. 55. BIBLIOGRAPHY 55
  56. 56. BIBILIOGRAPHYTITLEMarket ResearchMarket ManagementAUTHORSPhilip KotlerLeon G. Schiffman & Lesilazar KanarAditya SaxsenaMAGAZINESAuto WorldOver DriveBusiness TodayAuto IndiaWEB SEARCH:www.marutisuzuki.co.inwww.google.comwww.wikipedia.comwww.yahoosearch.com 56
  57. 57. ANNEXURE 57
  58. 58. SAMPLE QUESTIONNAIRE(As a part of our management program project we have taken the initiative ofconducting a survey to know the Market segmentation and sales trend of MarutiSuzuki. Your unbiased and sincere feed back would add value to this survey.) {Please take your time to fill this form} NAME OF THE DEALER: ADDRESS: 1. From how many years you are selling Maruti Suzuki cars ? a)More then 2 years b) More then 5 Years c) More than 10 Years 2. Which segments of cars you are selling more? a)A b) B c) C d) D e) E3. What is reason behind it. 4. Is customer is price sensitive. a) Yes b) No 5. What is competitive advantage of Maruti Suzuki over other cars companies. A) Price b) Quality c) After sales service d) Other 58
  59. 59. 6. Which version is the customer prefer more. a) Petrol b) diesel c) LPG or GAS7. Why customer does not prefer other segments?8. What is its sales position of Maruti Suzuki? a) going up b) going down c) remains constant9. What is the reason Maruti has less models in the segment D and E.?10. Any suggestion or recommendations for MSL Thank you 59