Hyundai Named a Top Brand in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS)

06/20/2018, Fountain Valley, CA

  • Ranked Second-Highest Non-Premium Brand
  • Improved to Third Overall with Hyundai Owners Reporting 14 Fewer Problems per 100 Vehicles Than in 2017
  • Hyundai Tucson Is a Highest-Ranked Small SUV in Initial Quality
  • Hyundai Santa Fe Finishes Second in a Midsize SUV Segment
  • Hyundai’s Ulsan Plant 52 Wins Bronze Plant Quality Award

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jun 20, 2018
– Hyundai’s new-vehicle peculiarity was among a best in a industry, as a association ranked as a second-highest non-premium code in J.D. Power’s 2018 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). Hyundai was one of a many softened brands, relocating from sixth to third altogether and shortening problems per 100 vehicles by 14.

In a indication segments, a Hyundai Tucson was a highest-ranked tiny SUV and a fourth-best indication overall, while a Santa Fe ranked second in a midsize SUV segment. Hyundai’s cutting-edge Ulsan Plant, that produces Tucson, was awarded a Bronze Plant Assembly Line Quality Award for a Asia Pacific region.

“Customers of a Hyundai code can feel assured that they are selecting a new car that has one of a best initial and long-term peculiarity rankings in a whole automotive industry,” pronounced Omar Rivera, director, Quality and Service Engineering, Hyundai Motor America. “J.D. Power’s IQS is a attention benchmark for new-vehicle quality, and a 2018 ranking is a outcome of an enterprise-wide joining to producing vehicles of a top peculiarity and educating business on how to use their car’s technologies and features.”

Hyundai’s clever display in J.D. Power IQS follows a third place non-premium ranking in J.D. Power’s 2018 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS). Hyundai’s formula in both of these studies denote a peculiarity care over time. Tucson also ranked top in a category in that study.

J.D. Power measures initial peculiarity by a series of problems owners knowledge per 100 vehicles (PP100) during a initial 90 days of ownership, with a reduce measure reflecting aloft quality. Hyundai had 74 PP100, outpacing a attention normal of 93 PP100.

The 2018 U.S. IQS is formed on responses from 75,712 purchasers and lessees of new 2018 model-year vehicles who were surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The investigate is formed on a 233-question battery orderly into 8 car categories designed to yield manufacturers with information to promote a marker of problems and expostulate product improvement. The investigate was fielded from Feb by May 2018. For some-more information about a 2018 U.S. IQS, revisit