The benefits of vehicle dependability are enormous. This helps the car manufacturers to improve the quality of their car models as well their overall business potential. The study also helps car manufacturers to track the performance of their models and spare parts over period of time. In addition to improving quality, cars that rank higher in the VDS have higher levels of recommendation from the respective car owners. These car models even have a better repurchase intent along with increased sales volumes as compared to car models with poor dependability ratings.
Additionally, cars with low rankings and high levels of reported problems have higher rates of spare parts failure including brake failure and weak batteries. The benefits of providing qualitative, durable and reliable spare parts are manifold for the automotive industry. Quality and reliability are the tow essential keys to gain word praises, appreciation and accolades.
The study not only holds benefits for the automotive industry but also for the car consumers. Awareness about car dependability or reliability has an incredible and tremendous impact on the car owners as well as the car buyers. For car owners, the ratings give a high degree of satisfaction with the car they own. For car buyers the survey is a good way to analyze the most reliable car and make a firm purchase decision.
The 2008 India Vehicle Dependability Study is completely based on feedbacks from nearly 4,700 car owners who purchased a new car
somewhere between July 2004 and September 2005.
According to the 2008 survey done by J.D. Power Asia exclusively for Indian cars, the firm ranked eight Indian cars to be most reliable. The listings include Maruti Suzuki
Swift, Maruti Esteem, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Innova, Hyundai Santro, Honda City ZX, Ford Endeavour, and Mercedes-Benz C Class.
The Maruti Suzuki receives two awards, one for the Swift in the premium compact car segment and another for Esteem in entry midsize segment. Toyota also receives two awards for the Corolla in premium midsize market segment and for Innova in the MUV/MPV segment.
Hyundai Santro wins the award for the best compact car, while the Honda City ZX gets appreciation for leading the midsize car segment. Ford Endeavour gets the highest rank in the SUV segment and the great Mercedes-Benz C Class wins accolades for leading the entry luxury segment.