Mahindra & Mahindra tops sales satisfaction index by JD Power

Monday, 23 October 2017 03:20

Ideal Motors (Pvt) Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary company of the Ideal Group, which has been representing Mahindra & Mahindra since 2009, with core business interests in Motor Franchise Imports and Motor Spare Parts in Sri Lanka, announced the fact that Mahindra has topped the sales satisfaction index among mass market brands followed by Toyota and Ford, as per global market research firm JD Power.

The 2017 India Sales Satisfaction Index (Mass Market) Study is based on responses from 7,831 new-vehicle owners, who purchased vehicles between September 2016 and April 2017ETAuto | October 14, 2017, 20:02 IST. Mahindra & Mahindra ranked highest in the sales satisfaction index, followed by Toyota and Ford.


The 2017 India Sales Satisfaction Index (Mass Market) Study is based on responses from 7,831 new-vehicle owners, who purchased vehicles between September 2016 and April 2017.

The study examined six factors that contributed to overall customer satisfaction with their new-vehicle purchase experience in the mass market segment.


In order of impact on overall sales satisfaction, those factors are sales initiation (17 per cent); dealer facility (17 per cent); deal and paperwork (17 per cent); delivery timing (17 per cent); salesperson (16 per cent); and delivery process (16 per cent).

According to the press statement issued by JD Power, the overall sales satisfaction index for the industry improves significantly: Overall satisfaction increases by 31 points (on a 1,000-point scale) from 2016.

Key factors contributing to this improvement include a higher implementation rate on process standards; an increase in the number of amenities made available at dealer facilities; and a drop in pressures and problems experienced by customers during the shopping experience.

“Our Vision at Ideal Motors is to strive to be the most trusted, innovative, and respected brand in the industry, focusing on total commitment to our customers and employees right from the start and it gives us enormous satisfaction and pride to represent a brand such as Mahindra”, said Chairman Ideal Group, Nalin Welgama.

Ideal Motors the trusted Sri Lankan partner of Mahindra and Mahindra recently won two prestigious awards, namely that of the “Largest Overseas Market” as well as the “Best Network Coverage” in sales, service and spare parts beating 72 global distributors, and has gone on to establish a market share in excess of 40% for Mahindra in all the motor segments represented by them in Sri Lanka !

“As the sole authorized distributor of Mahindra we are committed to establishing the Mahindra brand in Sri Lanka with particular emphasis on island-wide vehicle display showrooms, service, repair and spare parts availability”, said Welgama.

Ideal Motors has it’s main vehicle display showroom located in the heart of Colombo city’s commercial district at No.271, Galle Road, Colombo-03, while country-wide Ideal has 32 Partner locations with 18 showrooms fully owned by the Ideal Group.

A fully equipped central workshop and central spare parts store with trained personnel and the ability to carry out General Service, Mechanical & Electrical Repair and Accident Repair has been established in close proximity to Colombo City limits at No. 75, Kandawala Road, Rathmalana.

The country-wide service and spare parts dealer network extends to 14 partner locations with a further 8 IDEAL Motors owned Regional Repair Centers functioning as localized service and repair facilities.

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