Maruti Ertiga SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Maruti Ertiga with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Maruti Ertiga

Parent Company

Maruti Udyog Limited MUL

Category

MUV

Sector

Automobiles

Tagline/ Slogan

“A Feeling called LUV” – Life Utility Vehicle

USP

Large size, comfortable family car that handles like a hatchback

STP

Segment

Growing urban middle class

Target Group

Price-sensitive families with 2 or more children

Positioning

An MUV which offers lots of seating space without compromising on price

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Hard to beat value for money for a 7-seater MUV.
2. Interior design picks up best features from the Maruti Swift and the new Maruti Dzire to create an overall premium feel.
3. High on practicality, for example - individual air vents for each back seat instead of at the center, legroom in rear seats can be adjusted.

4. Handling is smooth, like a car and is a breeze to drive.

5. Maruti has a strong after-sales service and extensive dealer network.

6.Strong parent brand means good advertising and branding

Weaknesses

1. Several features missing even in top model which are present similar offerings by competitors.
2.  Limited geographically as compared to global automobile brands in this segment

Opportunities

1. Early mover in a relatively nascent MUV sector
2. Only MUV apart from the Toyota Innova to have a petrol variant. Strong 
3. Increasing number of middle class families in India with higher purchasing powers.

Threats

1. Almost all manufacturers have MUV of their own in the pipeline which can undercut Ertiga on price or may offer better features.
2. Saturated market for automobiles with dozens of models for all types of customers.

3. Higher fuel costs and fluctuating economic conditions

Competition

Competitors

1. Honda Mobilio
2. Toyota Innova
3. Mahindra Xylo




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