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Date şi interpretări: Piaţa auto

Industria auto globală se confruntă în momentul de faţă cu schimbări majore pe două fronturi: pe de-o parte, modificarea peisajului industrial din pieţele emergente şi creşterea exigenţelor de mediu, iar pe de altă parte, modificarea comportamentului şi aşteptărilor consumatorilor.

Astfel, pentru a rămâne competitivi, producătorii şi distribuitorii de pe piaţa auto au nevoie de informaţii corecte despre piaţă, pe baza cărora să îşi fundamenteze deciziile. Au nevoie de date corect interpretate, care să le arate direcţia de urmat pe piaţa de astăzi şi să le permită să prevadă nevoile consumatorilor de mâine. 

Experţii noştri oferă date şi interpretări din toate zonele pieţei auto, începând cu optimizarea noilor concepte şi proiecte de produse, continuând cu identificarea unor acţiuni precise pentru îmbunătăţirea percepţiei mărcii şi experienţei de utilizare şi încheind cu urmărirea tendinţelor din domeniul serviciilor post-vânzare. 

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    • 07/01/19
    • Technology
    • Automotive
    • Global
    • English

    Smart car technology and the evolution of brand loyalty

    Summer is upon us and the chance to enjoy a road trip with car technology glory is here. What are today’s consumers looking for when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle? Are car brands meeting their expectations? It had been a while since I bought my last car – and, as someone who follows the auto industry closely, I was keenly aware of all the smart gadgets and services I could choose from. From self-driving capabilities to Wi-Fi to safety features, today’s cars are essentially smart homes on wheels; the options are extraordinary, and every choice comes with a price.

    Tech upgrades become a priority

    I had a number of luxury wagon models in mind – and when it came to car technology, I also had some clear “wants.” As mobile tech has grown, I have watched what were once gee-whiz gizmos and functions transform into mainstream “must haves.” So, apart from all-wheel drive, a sunroof, and curb appeal, I wanted my new wagon to have Bluetooth, standard connectivity features and Apple CarPlay. It is true—the other car in my household is just fine and would serve my transit needs; but I was looking for some upgrades to my connectivity suite, so I would feel safer on the road. But when I decided on a vehicle and looked up the trim/package that included Apple CarPlay, I was aghast to find that it would cost me nearly $10,000 to get this simple feature. The manufacturer was holding CarPlay hostage within wheel upgrades and other frivolous nonsense – on the assumption that spoiled, tech-loving folks like me would bite the bullet. My reaction was immediate and surprising, even to myself – I decided to find another “first choice” model. Forget about heated and cooled 10+way power-adjustable front seats or any semi-conscious investment I had in the iconic badge; getting Apple CarPlay into my vehicle at a reasonable price became my top priority.

    Smart car technology is the new normal

    Recent research for GfK’s Auto Tech study in the US shows that my decision was actually somewhat predictable. We found that 50% of auto intenders will switch brands or models if a vehicle does not have most-wanted technologies. Car purchases are no longer about the car brand that your mom or dad insisted on, but whether you can link your latest playlist to the car stereo. Luxury intenders are most likely to choose smart tech over brand loyalty. Over one-third (35%) said they would definitely consider switching brands to get cutting-edge, in-car technology – compared to 23% of non-luxury intenders. Another 55% in the luxury crowd said they would probably think about switching – essentially the same as non-luxury (57%). Luxury intenders are also more likely to say that specific technologies are “must haves” for them; for example, almost two-thirds feel this way about active safety technology, versus 46% of non-lux intenders. Not surprisingly, Luxury intenders overall hold  significantly higher interest, demand and willingness to pay for, a range of technologies from autonomous driving to infotainment systems and continue to be a driving force in the adoption of new technologies. In my strong but pragmatic desire for advanced car tech, I reflect the intersection of Gen X and Gen Y perspectives—drawn to tech’s perceived ability to improve the driving experience (Gen Y optimism), yet keenly aware that new technologies will be leveraged to command a premium (Gen X cynicism). In this case, the democratization of iOS coupled with Bluetooth might serve my purposes just as well, and I could save the scratch and enjoy a great family vacation or look for a vehicle that doesn’t extort me for this feature. A major car maker recently added Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality after years as a holdout, with some backwards compatibility to shore up recent models. And other brands have built the capacity for future flash updates into their vehicles to keep them relevant.

    The bottom line

    One thing the car industry has learned – the customer always wins. Overall consumer attitudes are changing especially when it comes to mobility and independence. When auto buyers want something badly, they will not let a little thing like brand loyalty stand in their way. If one manufacturer does not build it, consumers will leave for one that will. And as smart technology becomes more mainstream in other areas of people’s lives, the pressure on auto makers to provide the same devices and access at reasonable prices will only grow.  

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    • 06/06/19
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Industrial Goods
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • Energy
    • Geomarketing
    • RegioGraph
    • Digital Maps
    • Digital Maps
    • Regional Market Data
    • Global
    • English

    RegioGraph LocationAdvice: On-the-go business site analyses

    GfK's newly released online tool RegioGraph LocationAdvice allows expansion and location planners to carry out location and competitor analyses on digital maps while traveling or away from the office.
    • 05/10/19
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Industrial Goods
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • Energy
    • Geomarketing
    • Geodata
    • Digital Maps
    • Digital Maps
    • Global
    • English

    New digital maps available for Germany, Austria and Switzerland

    GfK has released updated map editions for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with coverage of hundreds of changes to administrative and postcode regions. Up-to-date digital maps are the basis for carrying out accurate geographic analyses in geomarketing software and BI systems. 
    • 05/08/19
    • Fashion and Lifestyle
    • Financial Services
    • Industrial Goods
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Travel and Hospitality
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • Energy
    • Geomarketing
    • Geodata
    • Global
    • English

    GfK releases 2019 purchasing power for Austria and Switzerland

    According to GfK's latest study, the Swiss have a 2019 per capita purchasing power of €42,067, significantly outpacing the Austrians (€24,067) and Germans (€23,779). 
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  • Tendințe și prognoze

    Tendințe și prognoze

    În prezent, viteza de intrare pe piaţă a noilor oferte şi scurtarea ciclului de viaţă al produselor pun o presiune enormă pe companii. Comportamentul de cumpărare evoluează mai rapid ca niciodată. 

  • Monitorizarea punctelor de vânzare

    Monitorizarea punctelor de vânzare

    Retailerii şi producătorii se află sub o presiune constantă de a dezvolta produse şi servicii care să le maximizeze vânzările şi profitul și de a-şi loializa clienţii.

    Succesul se bazează pe accesul la cele mai noi date de vânzări în retail, îmbinate cu înţelegerea produselor şi serviciilor care obţin cele mai ridicate și  sau mai scăzute performanţe pe piaţă. Având aceste date, companiile îşi pot seta strategii clare de dezvoltare și să își  eficientizeze investiţiile.

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