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The Ford chairman says higher gas prices and better quality hybrids have led to changes in buyer behavior.

Source: CNNMoney – video report

Date: 7/01/2009

Keys: Marketing, consumer behavior, new product development

Link: http://money.cnn.com

Questions for discussion:

  • What are some of the reasons Bill Ford thinks consumers have avoided buying into “green cars” in the past?
  • Do you believe the green products offered today will be successful in the marketplace? Explain your answer.
  • What product features do you think are of greatest importance to customers? Explain how you think a customer would make their decision.

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