HYUNDAI EARNS TOP RANKING IN AUTO BILD QUALITY REPORT
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 5, 2010– Leading German automotive magazine Auto Bild has awarded Hyundai the top position in the Auto Bild Quality Report 2010. Beating all other manufacturers, including Toyota and renowned German brands BMW and Audi, Hyundai took the prestigious honor based on a comprehensive analysis of reliability, long-term quality and customer satisfaction. As one of the world’s most respected industry quality surveys, the Auto Bild Quality Report 2010 award further demonstrates the gains Hyundai has made in consistently improving the quality of its products, services and customer support.
Auto Bild's annual list evaluates seven key criteria, each weighted equally, and feedback from more than 9,000 vehicle owners. The criteria include: manufacturer warranty, recall information, and data from Germany's Technische Überwachung Verein (TÜV) report, which covers 7.5 million vehicle inspections.
“Hyundai is a leader in vehicle quality around the world and topping BMW and Audi in their domestic market is a testament to Hyundai’s global commitment to quality,” said John Krafcik, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Achieving industry-leading quality is Hyundai’s number one goal and in the U.S. we look forward to improving upon two straight years of being a top three non-premium brand in J.D. Power and Associates’ Initial Quality Study.”
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, 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 about 800 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 warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.