Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today launched NEXA, its new premium sales channel. Nearly 100 NEXA showrooms will come up across India over the next 6-8 months.
To attain its medium term goal of two million annual sales by 2020, the Company is taking new initiatives in all areas of business. It is reaching out to new segments of customers emerging in a changing India.
Over the years, MSIL has relied on customer feedback to introduce new products and create new categories. It was also the first to offer a bouquet of “solutions” to customers (insurance, finance, trade-in of pre-owned cars) at its dealerships. The next step is taking the lead in offering customers “experience”, through NEXA.
Customer feedback and surveys have shown there is a growing segment of car buying Indians who desire and value personal care, warmth and attention in their car buying and ownership experience. NEXA is aimed at this segment of customers.
MSIL Managing Director & CEO, Kenichi Ayukawa said, “NEXA provides a new experience of hospitality from Maruti Suzuki. Indian market and Indian society are rapidly changing and new segments of customers are emerging. We have to take new initiatives to meet diversifying expectations from our customers”.
Ayukawa added, “The mission of NEXA is to offer innovative value and direction so that we can adequately respond to the new segments of Indian customers and offer them the experience which they value. While we will of course continue to enhance customer satisfaction in our current network, with NEXA, I am confident Maruti Suzuki will be able to cater to a broader range of customers who value pampering, innovation and a personal touch in their car owning experience”.
S-Cross, India’s first premium crossover that debuts in August 2015 will be the first car to be sold under NEXA. Several new models will be added to both channels as part of the Company’s medium term goal of 2 million annual sales by 2020.