Product life cycle of maruti 800
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SDM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES MBA
Product Life Cycle Of Maruti 800
Mrs. Shilpa Arakeri
( Lecturer, Department Of Management Studies, SDMCET)
Sagar Singh Rajput ( 2SD15MBA41 )
Rahul V Gulaganji ( 2SD15MBA32 )
Product Life Cycle
The idea that products, like people, have a birth, a life and a death, and that they
should be financed and marketed with this in mind.
This is the idea that products, like people, have a birth, a life and a death, and that
they should be financed and marketed with this in mind. Even as a new product is
being launched, its manufacturer should be preparing for the day when it has to be
killed off. Its sales and profits start at a low level, rise (it is hoped) to a high level
and then decline again to a low level. This cycle is sometimes referred to simply as
Philip Kotler Breaks The Product Life Cycle Into 5 Distinct Phases
Stages Of Product Life Cycle
1 Product development. The phase when a company looks for a new product.
New products do not have to be out-of-the-blue new (like the video-cassette
recorder or the compact disc). They may be merely additions to existing product
lines (the first cigarette with a filter tip, for instance) or improvements to existing
products (a new whiter-than-white washing powder).
2 Introduction. The product's costs rise sharply as the heavy expense of
advertising and marketing any new product begins to take its toll.
3 Growth. As the product begins to be accepted by the market, the company starts
to recoup the costs of the first two phases.
4 Maturity. By now the product is widely accepted and growth slows down.
Before long, however, a successful product in this phase will come under pressure
from competitors. The producer will have to start spending again in order to defend
the product's market position.
5 Decline. A company will no longer be able to fend off the competition, or a
change in consumer tastes or lifestyle will render the product redundant. At this
point the company has to decide how to bring the product's life to an endwhat is
the best end-game that it can play?.
Advertising Appeal In Various Stages Of Product Life Cycle With
An Example Of Maruti 800
Maruti Suzuki India Limited, formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited, is an
automobile manufacturer in India. It is a 54.2%-owned subsidiary of Japanese
automobile and motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation. As of
January 2017, it had a market share of 51% of the Indian passenger car market.
Maruti Suzuki manufactures and sells popular cars such as the Ciaz, Ertiga, Wagon
R, Alto, Swift, Celerio, Swift Dzire and Omni. The company is headquartered
at New Delhi. In February 2012, the company sold its ten millionth (ten million =
one crore) vehicle in India.
Maruti was established in February 1981, though the actual production commenced
only in 1983. It started with the Maruti 800, based on the Suzuki Alto kei
car which at the time was the only modern car available in India. Its only
competitors were the Hindustan Ambassador and Premier Padmini. Originally,
74% of the company was owned by the Indian government, and 26% by Suzuki of
Japan. As of May 2007, the government of India sold its complete share to Indian
financial institutions and no longer has any stake in Maruti Udyog.
About Maruti 800
Maruti 800 is a small city car that was manufactured by Maruti Suzuki in India
from 1983 to 18 January 2014. The first generation (SS80) was based on the
1979 Suzuki Fronte and had an 800 cc F8B engine, hence the moniker. Widely
regarded as the most influential automobile in India, about 2.87 million 800s were
produced during its course of which 2.66 million were sold in India itself.
With over 30 years of production, Maruti 800 remains the second longest
production car in India, next only to Hindustan Ambassador. It is Fondly called
as," The Car that put India on Wheels".
In the 1980s and early 1990s, the name "Maruti" was synonymous with the Maruti
800. It remained the best-selling car in India until 2004, when the Maruti Alto took
the title. It was also exported to a number of countries in South
Asia including Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and was also available in
Morocco and selected European markets, sold as the Suzuki Maruti. In an
elaborate ceremony held in New Delhi on 14 December 1983, then Prime
Minister Indira Gandhi handed over keys of the very first car to Mr. Harpal Singh,
who won the ownership rights through a lucky draw. The original 800 was based
on the Suzuki Fronte SS80, but a modernized aerodynamic version using the body
of the second-generation Alto (SB308) was presented in late 1986. The
introduction of this car did revolutionize the automotive industry in India. Right
from its inception, it was considered as the first affordable people's car, the first
modern era front wheel drive and high speed contemporary vehicle. The delivery
was against bookings done directly with Maruti Udyog Limited (A Govt. of India
Technical Specifications of Maruti 800
Dimensions and weights
Overall length: 3,335 mm (131.3 in)
Overall width: 1,440 mm (56.7 in)
Overall height: 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Wheelbase: 2,175 mm (85.6 in)
Ground clearance: 160 mm (6.3 in)
Curb weight: 650 kg (1,433 lb)
Gross vehicle weight: 2,000 kg (4,409 lb)
Seating capacity: 5 people maximum
Fuel tank capacity: 28 L (7.4 US gal)
Engine oil : ~2.7 Lt including oil filter
Transmission oil: ~2 Lt
Coolant: 3.6 Lt
Windscreen Washer Fluid: 1.75 Lt
Maximum speed: 145 km/h (90 mph)
0100 km/h (062 mph): 20 seconds
Mileage highway: 19.1 km/l (5.2 l/100 km; 45 mpg-US)
Mileage city: 18.1 km/l (5.5 l/100 km; 43 mpg-US)
Engine model: F8B MPFI
Displacement: 796 cc (49 cu in)
Valves per cylinder: 2
Number of cylinders: 3 inline
Fuel type: Petrol
Power: 37 BHP at 5500 rpm
Transmission type: Manual
Gears: four-speed gearbox, 5-speed gearbox (limited edition)
Front suspension: MacPherson strut and coil spring
Rear suspension: Coil spring with gas-filled shock absorbers
Steering type: Rack and pinion
Minimum turning radius: 4.42 m (14.5 ft)
Front brakes: Disk
Rear brakes: Drum
Brake mechanism: Hydraulic
Wheels and tyres
Tyres (radial optional): 145/70 R12.
1) Introduction Stage (1983-1986)
MARUTI UDYOG LIMITED Launched first MARUTI 800, in Indian
market on December 1983. Its a collaboration between INDIAN STATE
owned MARUTI and SUZUKI MOTOR JAPAN. Cheapest car in the Indian
market. Also exported to countries like South Asia and South American market.
First car was presented to Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Venkateswara
temple. First car was sold to Harpal Singh for Rs.48,000/- as a lucky owner and
received keys from Prime Minister of India INDIRA GANDHI.
2)Growth Stage (1987-1996)
MARUTI 800 comes up with new features like , AC version and Music System
in the car. Sales increased by 852 units to 20,269 units and
reached up to 31,314 units. First export began in 1987. Sales soared from about
63,763 units to about 1,89,061 units in 1996.
Customer care has became a key element for Maruti,
Increased Maruti service stations every 25 kms on a highway,
For increasing its market share it launched new car models.
3) Maturity Stage (1997-2002) In 1997,MARUTI introduced a new car with Jelly Bean shape . However it
was not so successful