PRODUCT in the Marketing Mix of Honda Motors :
|Available Car Models|
|Honda Jazz||Honda City 2008|| Honda Civic
|Honda Accord 2008||Honda Civic Hybrid||Honda CR-V
Looks and Design:
The looks of the Honda cars is stunning or in other words we can say that it is an outstanding design among its competitors.
Interiors are brilliantly designed, Multidimensional dash, Steering wheel with audio controls, I pod connective music system, comfortable Seat, safety features like Airbags etc
Engine, Gearbox and Performance:
I-VTEC engine, Smoothest engine widely spaced gear ratios, Paddle shift, Ride and Handling, Independent suspension on the front, Wheel base ,ABS, Dual air bags and EBD are standard feature of this car.
PRICE in the Marketing Mix of Honda Motors:
|Ex Showroom Mumbai|
|Honda Jazz Jazz basic Rs. 743000Jazz ModeRs. 773786Jazz Active
|Honda City 2008 Honda City 1.5 EMTRs. 825100Honda City 1.5 SMTRs. 879000Honda City 1.5 SAT
| Honda Civic Honda Civic 1.8 E MTRs. 1102300Honda Civic 1.8 S MTRs. 1274300Honda Civic 1.8 V MT
Honda Civic 1.8 V AT
| Honda Accord 2008 Honda Accord Elegance ATRs. 1833700Honda Accord 2.4 (Base Model)Rs. 1833700Honda Accord Inspire MT
Honda Accord Elegance MT
Honda Accord Inspire AT
Honda Accord V 6 3.5
Honda Accord V 6 3.5 Inspire
|Honda Civic Hybrid Rs. 22,23,401|| Honda CR-V Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD(MT)Rs. 2203000Honda CR-V 2.4 CR-V(M/T)Rs. 2357200Honda CR-V 2.4 CR-V(A/T)
PLACE in the Marketing Mix of Honda Motors :
The Honda City, its first offering introduced in 1997, revolutionized the Indian passenger car market and has ever since been recognized as an engineering marvel in the Indian automobile industry. The company has a capacity of manufacturing 100,000 cars.
HSCI’s manufacturing unit : Noida, U.P, and coming second plant in Rajasthan.
Capacity: 1,00,000 units annually (2008).
HSCI currently produces the All-New City, Civic and Accord models in India and the premium SUV, CR-V is sold as a fully imported unit from Japan.
Standards: ISO 9001(Quality management) & ISO 14001(Environment management)
Sales and Distribution Network:
Strong sales and distribution network : 94 facilities and in 57 cities and 51 Exclusive Dealership. HSCI dealerships are based on the “3S Facility” (Sales, Service, Spares) format, offering complete range of services to its customers. Having established itself as a leading brand in the metros, the company is now focusing on increasing its presence in tier-II towns and cities and plans to increase its dealership network to more than 100 by the end of 2008-09 fiscal year.
The company is targeting 100 dealer outlets across India by 2009, as per their expansion strategy which is based on the ‘1 dealer per 1000 cars’ formula
PROMOTIONS in the Marketing Mix of Honda Motors:
Honda is a brand known for its quality and innovation. Honda was never into an aggressive promotional activities but the company always tried to maintain the quality and created a brand image by providing better customer service. Honda car like Honda city is the largest seller in the segment and ranked fourth position in passenger car segment.
Considering the advertisement, Honda has been very careful and precise in their advertisements. Honda always projected their image as most reliable brand, advanced technology, eco friendly cars. Even considering the television commercials, Honda promoted their hybrid car that runs without gasoline and emits water as the bye product rather than advertising the specific brands existing in the market. The ad was more concentrated to the company’s technological advancements and eco friendly image which differentiated Honda from the competitors.
Honda promoted their products in majority print media (Majority advertisements come in magazines and national news papers). The customers were always aware of the company policies of providing latest technology and upgrading when ever necessary and also remodeling the entire model after certain period of time. Considering the pilot model in India, Honda City the company had remodeled it thrice till the inception. Honda always tried to create a surprise element during the launch of every model.The company plans to stage road shows, to display vehicles in the pavilions during various college festivals and exhibition.
12 January 2009 Honda Motors emerged a winner at the second edition of the India Best Brand Survey Awards, bagging eight prizes – three in the four wheeler segment including Very Reliable Brand, Good Advertising and Environment Friendly.
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