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Hyundai continues to score high ranking

POSTED BY Ayisy Yusof ON 27 July 2015

HYUNDAI has finished second among non-premium automakers in the J.D. Power 2015 Automotive Performance, Execution and LayoutSM (APEAL) Study.

In its 20th year, the APEAL study examines owners’ assessments of the design, content, layout and performance of their new vehicle.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata ranked second in the midsize car segment, with five Hyundai models (Elantra, Genesis, Santa Fe, Tucson and Veloster) increasing their scores in this year’s study.

Hyundai Motor America vice president of corporate and product planning, Mike O’Brien, said: “Finishing among the top two non-premium brands in this year’s J.D. Power APEAL Study shows that Hyundai takes design, technology, features and performance seriously across the entire line-up.

“Having the best selling Sonata ranking among the top two in its class is a tremendous achievement and we are committed to delivering the highest customer experience possible to our owners.”

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata finished second in the midsize car segment by just two points – 817 vs. 819.

Recently, Hyundai ranked second among non-premium automakers and fourth among all brands in the J.D. Power 2015 US Initial Quality StudySM (IQS).

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson was also awarded for the highest initial quality in the small SUV segment while the 2015 Hyundai Accent garnered the highest IQS honour in the small car segment for the second year in a row.