HYUNDAI WINS MOST INITIAL QUALITY AWARDS IN ITS HISTORY
J.D. Power recently presented three Hyundai vehicles - 2014 Genesis, 2014 Elantra and 2014Accent - their highest award for initialquality in their respective segments. Hyundai ranked fourth overall ininitial quality, climbing six spots from last year, and was the highest ranked non-premium brand. In total, Hyundai hadsix vehicles in the Top Three positions in their segments, including twosecond place finishes for Santa Fe and Sonata and a third place finish for Equus. Thisyear’s results mark the third time Hyundai has been the highest ranked non-premium brand in the past 10 years,and the third time it finished among the Top Four brands overall.
The award comes from the J.D. Power2014 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). Now in its 28th consecutive year,IQS is the industry benchmark for newvehiclequality, measured at 90 days of ownership.
The IQS serves as the industrybenchmark for new vehicle qualityand has proven to be an excellent predictor of long term reliability, which maysignificantly impact new vehicle purchasedecisions. The focus of the study is modellevelperformance and comparison of individual models to similar models in respectivesegments, which helps manufacturers worldwide to design and produce higher quality vehicles.
Inaddition to victories in three vehicle segments, the Hyundai brandsubstantially reduced problems per 100 vehicles and finished fourth overall,gaining six rank positions compared with 2013. The Hyundai overall score was 94problems per 100 vehicles, 12 fewer than last year and 22 fewer problems thanthe industry average which actually deteriorated three problems per 100compared with 2013. Also, Genesis scored backto back segment while Accent, with a mere65 problems per100, was the second highestperforming vehicle in the study.
Hyundai as a brand has made significantstrides on the back of sophisticated product design, quality, safety technologyand exceptional value. Hyundai has not only becomeone of the top automotive brands in the world but also has overtaken somerenowned brands in quality. One has to test drive and discover what millions ofsatisfied Hyundai owners already experience and enjoy – Hyundai stands foruncompromising quality.
With this remarkable achievement, Hyundai is moving closer toits ambition of becoming the ‘most-loved automotive brand’.
Hyundai has a strong presence in the passenger vehiclescategory in Oman with its wide range of Sedans and SUVs each in various trimvariants. Hyundai sedanrange in Oman include: Accent, Elantra, Sonata & Azera, apart from thetrendy Veloster. i10, i20, i30, i40 formthe cutting edge ‘i’ series range designed to meet global customer needs.Hyundai SUV range - Tucson, Santa Fe & Veracruz are definitely the pick ofthe lot. Centennial and Genesis in the luxury car segment have been wellreceived and are going forward from strength to strength.
OTEGroup is the exclusive dealer of Hyundai’s range of vehicles in Oman. With anationwide network of showrooms and service centers, OTE Group ensures thatHyundai customers are never far from getting a wide range of high qualityafter-sales service. For more details please contact 800-77007