ect, the study of consumer behaviour is very essential for developing proper marketing strategies and appropriate product lines for automotive products. In general, there are many factors that influence consumer behaviours. Gilligan and Wilson have identified four primary factors that influence consumer behaviour and these are cultural, social, personal and psychological (Gilligan and Wilson, 2003, p.226). However, in automobile industry, the perceptions and preferences of consumers vary according to nature, unity, durability, safety, price and technology of automotive products.
This paper will attempt to discuss consumer behaviour for non commercial automobile products like cars, bikes etc. The automobile products are consumer durable goods with high prices and a large variety of automobile products are available for different consumer groups. The primary objective of this paper is to analyse various consumer behaviour issues related to automobile products and to apply relevant consumer behaviour models in order to resolve them. This paper will deal with two main sections. The first section will present my own thoughts and opinions towards automobile products. The next section will attempt to identify the existing consumer behaviour issues for non-commercial automobile products. Various theories and models will then be applied to resolve these issues. Finally, the conclusion will reflect the major findings of this paper.
Automobile industry has experienced the most frequent changes in the last decade. Development of technology and increase in consumer demand are two vital factors responsible for the growth of this industry. This has also led to the increase in competition among the automobile manufacturers. The companies are trying to introduce latest technologies for developing new motor cars that can match the expectations of existing customers. In this industry, the expectations of consumers vary significantly and the automobile companies are aiming to meet