Thursday, July 3, 2014

JD Power and Associates Ranks Hyundai amongst the Very Best in their 2014 Initial Quality Study

Hyundai is ranked 4th behind Porsche, Jaguar, and Lexus in the 2014 Initial Quality Study put out by JD Power and Associates. “We are thrilled to be ranked amongst such premium automakers,” says Mark Medinger, owner of Savannah Hyundai. “Hyundai is quickly becoming a premium brand in the eyes of drivers everywhere.” The three vehicles awarded in the study are the 2014 Hyundai Genesis, 2014 Hyundai Accent, and the 2014 Hyundai Elantra. 

About the Cars
Hyundai Motor Company receives an impressive 5 segment awards for the 2014 Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Genesis, Kia Cadenza, and Kia Sportage.

2014 Hyundai Accent. This car took the prize in the Small Car segment of the Initial Quality Study. It may be small, but it packs a lot of oomph. It is ranked amongst the best in overall quality, powertrain, design, features and accessories. Find out more by checking out Savannah Hyundai’s inventory.

2014 Hyundai Elantra. This car was awarded the top spot in the Compact Car segment of the Initial Quality Study. “The Elantra has been one of our best-selling cars for years,” says Medinger. New options include a 7-inch color touch-screen navigation system, Blue Link connectivity and Assurance Connected Care services, Pandora Internet radio, LED running lights and taillights. See what’s on the lot at Savannah Hyundai.

2014 Hyundai Genesis. This car was chosen as the best in the Midsize Premium segment of the study. It competed with the 2014 Lincoln MKS, 2014 BMW 640i Convertible, BMW 650i Coupe, and Lexus GS 350 sedan. The standard features of the Hyundai Genesis include airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability. Check out Savannah Hyundai’ selection of this premium vehicle.

About the JD Power 2014 Initial Quality Study
For 28 years, JD Power and Associates has ranked vehicles based on the first 90 days of ownership.  According to the study, “Initial quality is determined by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower score reflecting higher quality.” Overall, JD Power saw an increase in problems this year over last year. In 2013, the average score was 113 PP100, this year there was a 3% increase to 116 PP100.  The increase in problems among all-new vehicles is found mainly in the areas of voice recognition, Bluetooth pairing and audio systems.

According the press release from JD Power, “the 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study is based on responses from more than 86,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study is based on a 233-question battery designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement.”

About Savannah Hyundai
Savannah Hyundai is Georgia’s Flagship Hyundai dealership. It is located at 7011 Abercorn St Savannah, Ga 31406. Savannah Hyundai is open 7 days a week. Stop by today!

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