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Toyota Case Study: the Power of Excellence in Product Innovation and Marketing

The Toyota Prius was in the market introduction stage then it matured into the market growth stage. In the Product life cycle there are four different phases. There is market introduction, market growth, market maturity, and sales decline. The Toyota Prius as explained by the book was a new experimental technology that Toyota wanted to…

General Motors

I first want to start out with the bailout in 2009 where the government gave General Motors money ($40 million) to help get them out the situation with their creditors and took over most of the company. According to reports all of the outstanding stock has been sold and now the company is out of…

Suzuki Samurai

Suzuki Samuri In June 1985, Leonard Pearlstein, president and CEO of keye/donna/pearlstein advertising agency, and his colleagues were finalizing the presentation that they would make the next day to Douglas Mazza, vice president and general manager of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC). Pearlstein’s agency was competing with a half-dozen other advertising firms to represent Suzuki’s…



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Ford vs Chevy

Fords are characterized by slightly higher displacement V8 engines (Ford 302 vs. Chevy 300, Ford 351 vs. Chevy 350, Ford 402 vs. Chevy 400). Ford is also a more economy minded producer in more modern times, while Chevy is less so because of the use of the Buick and Olds brands. In performance, Chevy engines…

Pest totyoooota

Situation being analysed: TOYOTA  PEST analysis (political, economical, social, technological) assesses a market, including competitors, from the standpoint of a particular proposition or a business. PoliticalEconomic •Toyota had a lot of help from japan government, including tax breaks (4) •The most flexible labor markets in the world (5) •Widening Income gaps (4)••Increase on Japan’s Interest…

Ford vs Chevrolet

Ford and Chevrolet (Chevy) are in the automotive industry and have been in completion for many years start back in 1908, both companies started in the state of Michigan and have been battling it out for profits, market share and hometown bragging rights. Ford was founded in the suburb of Dearborn, Michigan and Chevy was…

Hybrid electric vehicle

What microenvironmental factors affected both the first generation and second generation models of the Toyota Prius? How well has Toyota dealt with these factors? When the Prius was introduced in the US, it was quite shocking that it became such a big hit. The US auto market had been dominated by SUV’s for quite some…

Dennis Gioia “The Ford Pinto Fire”

In 1968, Ford Motor Company made plans for a car that would be inexpensive, small, and appeal to all car buyers. The planned project was to meet the 2000/2000 rule, meaning that the Pinto could weigh no more than 2,000 pounds, and cost no more than $2,000. This rule was instituted because of the extreme…

Porter’s 5-Force Analysis of Toyota

Threat of New Entrants – Low Entering a car manufacturing market is very costly and risky. The initial capital investment is extremely high, while the competition between the companies is very intense and dominated by the well established companies. The well-known brand, unshakable market presence in various segments, and large size gives Toyota a competitive…

Chrysler-Fiat Strategic Alliance Case Study

A strategic alliance links two or more companies operations by combining manufacturing resources and knowledge. These tie-ups combine R&D, product development, distribution networks, and other areas in knowledge allocation. With that said, Chrysler was ordered by the U.S. government to form an alliance and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in-order to acquire government bailout. So,…

Planning for the Chevy Volt

1. What does the Chevy Volt case tell you about the nature of strategic decision-making at a large complex organization like GM? The Chevy Volt case indicates that strategic decision making at a large company like General Motors often does not take time to consider all the angles or facts that may influence the decision….

The best Laid Plans-Chrysler Hits the wall

In this case study it is shown that the German automobile company Daimler-Benz acquired an US automobile company named Chrysler. Though both were the car manufacturing company the Daimler-Benz was the producer of luxurious cars and the Chrysler was a mass-market manufacturer. So it took years to redesign Chrysler cars so that they could use…

Chevy vs. Ford

We have all heard the argument concerning vehicles and their brands, whether you are a Chevy, Ford, or even Dodge fan it really doesn’t matter. We all seem to stick to one side and if nothing else is ever said about either company, they both have very loyal customers and very similar beginnings. Not to…

Market segmentation for Passenger Motor Vehicles

Passenger Motor Vehicles can be segmented in various ways according to five major segmentation variables including geographical, demographical, psychological, benefit and behaviourial. The traditional way of segment the car industry is shown below: Mini (e.g. Nissan Micra, Seat Marbella) Small (e.g. Fiat Uno, Opel Corsa, VW Polo, Rover Metro) Medium (e.g. Fiat Tipo, VW Golf,…

The Global Car Industry

The car industry environment is very complex due to the large number of product markets, buyers, suppliers and customers, which spread across the globe. As such, it has often been described as “the industry of all industries”. There are various forces that influence this environment. Hence, this report analyzes some of the political, economic, socio-cultural…

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