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In what is likely to be an eye opener, an annual ranking exercise by researcher J.D. Power revealed that South Korean brands have once again demonstrated their best initial quality among 32 automotive brands sold in the United States.
According to the results of the survey, around half of the domestic brands have fared better than average while all European brands below average.
Genesis, Kia and Hyundai, all part of the Hyundai Group, were the top three brands in the 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), which measures problems in the first 90 days of vehicle ownership.
Among the brands scoring below the industry average of 93 problems per 100 vehicles were Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s Jeep, Japanese automaker Honda, General Motors’ Cadillac and German luxury maker Mercedes-Benz.
Tesla was not included in the latest IQS because its sample size was “unrepresentative” said J.D. Power.
The 2019 IQS brand rankings and scores are as follows:
Alfa Romeo, 118
Land Rover, 123