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Once dominating Japanese brands such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda have suffered a sharp fall in quality charts, down by carefully following the JD Power Quality Review of two of the Big Three in Detroit, as well as the best automotive brands in the South Korea.
Broadly regarded as a quality car arbitrator, JD Power's report on IQS released on Wednesday delivered several for 201
Korean car makers Genesis, Kia and Hyundai are leading in the industry with the three highest ratings and expand its omission in the ranking brands like Toyota and Lexus, who have long been the lead in the annual survey. No European brand, including the Mercedes-Benz and BMWs, have boosted over the industry average this year. Ford, the Lincoln brand and the Chevrolet General Chevrolet are ranked at 4, 5 and 6 Following the last decade of quality improvements, which was interrupted last year, according to JD Power. While most manufacturers managed to solve infotainment problems that had reduced their results in recent years, there was an unexpected leap in classic, mechanical problems with engines, brakes, suspension and paint. Korean carmakers have made significant improvements over the past few years, according to Dave Sargent, head of JD Power Automotive Research. This was evident not only in the overall results for the three brands, but also in the fact that the Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Genesis and Kia, as well as Hyundai, had six winners in each segment, more than any other manufacturer.
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This includes Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Forte, Kia Rio, Kia Sedona and Kia Sportage.
This has helped the Koreans improve their individual images, translating into increased sales of Hyundai and Kia, although the high-tech Genesis, which has just been separated from Hyundai, fights on the market mainly due to the lack of SUV. Mainstream Ford and its Lincoln subsidiary emerged just behind the three Korean brands. This reflects a significant turnaround for Ford. Earlier in the last decade he went into the survey because of transmission problems and problems with General Sync's high-tech information and entertainment system. And GM had five segment winners, more than any company, except the Hyundai Motor Group: Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Silverado HD and Chevrolet Tahoe.
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