Vehicle interiors leading driver of satisfaction: JD Power
The study also puts Maruti Suzuki in the top category with three awards, followed Toyota models with two awards.
Significantly, the domestic market is still driven by fuel efficiency, which is second to visibility and driving safety that top the charts.
"New-vehicle satisfaction is increasingly being driven by the vehicle interiors and this has been consistently rising in the past four years, with the interior factor seeing a 28-point improvement compared with 2009, and an 8-point improvement over 2011," says the JD Power Asia Pacific 2012 India automotive performance, execution and layout (Apeal) study released today.
The report, however is quick to add that "visibility and driving safety, followed by fuel economy, continue to be the leading drivers of satisfaction among new-vehicle owners in the country."
"To improve the quality and aesthetics of their models, automakers have made significant efforts and investments to enhance the overall design and quality of the interiors, even in the small car segment," notes JD Power Asia Pacific executive director Mohit Arora.
He further says the importance of interiors is evident both in new as well as refreshed models launched this year with both of them performing 17 points higher in the interior factor compared with other models.
Despite the recent 13 per cent hike in
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