A certain automaker aims to increase its market share by deeply discounting its vehicles' prices for the next several months. The discounts will cut into profits, but because they will be heavily advertised the manufacturer hopes that they will attract buyers away from rival manufacturers' cars. In the longer term, the automaker envisions that customers initially attracted by the discounts may become loyal customers.
In assessing the plan's chances of achieving its aim, it would be most useful to know which of the following?
Whether the automaker's competitors are likely to respond by offering deep discounts on their own products
Whether the advertisements will be created by the manufacturer's current advertising agency
Whether some of the automaker's models will be more deeply discounted than others
Whether the automaker will be able to cut costs sufficiently to maintain profit margins even when the discounts are in effect
Whether an alternative strategy might enable the automaker to enhance its profitability while holding a constant or diminishing share of the market
A选项： Correct. 竞争对手是否也会通过给自己的产品打很大的折扣来回应这个汽车制造商？如果竞争对手会这么做，那么这个方案显然无法达成目的。属于CQ1：方案的可行性问题。