South Korean automakers Hyundai, Genesis and Kia top this year’s J.D. Power Initial Quality Study while brand’s like Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo were ranked at the bottom of the list.
The top position of Hyundai’s luxury sub-brand, Genesis, means it had 68 problems recorded for every 100 vehicles while Land Rover had 160 problems for every 100 vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership
The study examines problems experienced by original vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. A vehicle’s ‘initial quality’ is then determined by recording the number of problems a certain model experiences per 100 vehicles (PP100). The lower score, the higher the vehicle’s initial quality is.
J.D. Power’s vice president of global automotive says:
“There’s no question that most automakers are doing a great job of listening to consumers and are producing vehicle quality of the highest caliber,”
“That said, some vehicle owners are still finding problems. As vehicles become more complex and automated, it is critical that consumers have complete confidence in automakers’ ability to deliver fault-free vehicles.”
The Porsche 911’s position as the highest-rated model means they had the lowest number of overall problems this year .
Brands such as Rolls Royce, Bentley,Tesla, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ferrari,Maserati and Smart were not included because of their limited number of customers.
Author: Nairaland Forum
Source : http://www.nairaland.com/4575740/see-2018-best-worst-car