Hyundai Genesis Received J.D. Power Highest Initial Quality Segment Ranking

 Hyundai Genesis Received J.D. Power Highest Initial Quality Segment Ranking

Hyundai Nameplate Improves in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study; Finishes in
the Top 10 Overall

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 19, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Power announced today
that the Hyundai Genesis received the trophy for the highest initial quality
in the midsize premium car segment. The award comes from the J.D. Power 2013
U.S. Initial Quality Study^SM (IQS). The Initial Quality Study, now in its
27th year, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured
at 90 days of ownership. According to the study Hyundai Genesis owners
reported fewer problems with their vehicles than any premium midsize car.


"Outperforming all of our competitors in the premium midsize car segment is a
reflection of the dedication of all Hyundai team members," said Erwin Raphael,
director of engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America. "Awards like this
demonstrate we're succeeding in connecting with our customers through an
unprecedented combination of premium performance, technology, safety and

In addition to Genesis's victory, the Hyundai brand substantially reduced
problems per 100 vehicles and finished tenth overall, gaining eight rank
positions. The Hyundai overall score was 106 problems per 100 vehicles, seven
problems fewer than the industry average. Accent, Sonata and Azera ranked
second in their respective segments. The all-new Santa Fe ranked third in its

ABOUT THE J.D. Power and Associates 2013 U.S. INITIAL Quality Study
The 2013 U.S. Initial Quality Study is based on responses from more than
83,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2013 model-year cars, trucks and
multi-activity vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study is
based on a 233-question battery designed to provide manufacturers with
information to facilitate identification of problems and drive product
improvement. The study was fielded between February and May 2013. The study is
used by manufacturers worldwide to improve quality and by consumers to help
them make more informed purchasing decisions. Throughout the years, initial
quality has been shown to be a leading indicator of long-term durability,
which directly impacts customer loyalty and purchase decisions.

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance
Connected Care that provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care
services made possible by the Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform,
complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision
Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly
Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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