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Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences
Vol 48, No 3 (2016)
Consumer Behavior towards Safer Car Purchasing Decisions
Abu Kassim, Khairil Anwar ( ASEAN NCAP, Lot 125-135, Jalan TKS 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor)
Md Isa, Mohd Hafzi ( ASEAN NCAP, Lot 125-135, Jalan TKS 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor)
Ahmad, Yahaya ( ASEAN NCAP, Lot 125-135, Jalan TKS 1, Taman Kajang Sentral, 43000 Kajang, Selangor)
Osman, Intan ( Faculty of Business & Information Science, UCSI University, No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights, 56000 Cheras, Selangor,)
Arokiasamy, Lawrence ( Faculty of Business & Information Science, UCSI University, No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading, UCSI Heights, 56000 Cheras, Selangor,)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
30 Aug 2016
 
In Malaysia, the car safety level has been elevated through regulations and a consumer-based approach, i.e. the New Car Assessment Program in Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP). Nevertheless, the availability of information on consumers’ car purchasing decisions towards safety is still limited in Malaysia. Thus, this study was aimed at evaluating consumers’ purchasing decisions of their present cars and investigating their awareness of ASEAN NCAP. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed among consumers visiting different car showrooms and dealer shops. The findings suggest that safety was considered as one of the top three factors by the respondents when purchasing their present cars. Awareness of ASEAN NCAP has increased as compared to a previous study. This information is essential for policy makers, manufacturers and other stakeholders to assist in setting priorities with regard to the promotion of car safety in the country.
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