OFFENBACH, Germany - July 26, 2010 - Leading German motoring magazine Auto Bild has awarded Hyundai the top position in the ‘Auto Bild Qualitätsreport 2010’ [Auto Bild Quality Report 2010]. Beating all other manufacturers, including rival Toyota and renowned German brands such as BMW and Audi, Hyundai took the prestigious honour based on a comprehensive analysis of reliability, long-term quality and customer satisfaction.
Auto Bild's annual list evaluates seven key criteria, each weighted equally, including feedback received from over 9.000 owners; manufacturer warranty; recall information; and data from Germany's Technische Überwachung Verein (TÜV) report, which covers 7,5 million vehicle inspections.
One of the most respected industry quality surveys, the ‘Auto Bild Qualitätsreport 2010’ award further demonstrates the gains Hyundai has made in consistently improving the quality of its products, services and customer support.
The accolade follows other significant honours for Hyundai, coming after its popular i30 took first place in the Auto Express Driver Power customer satisfaction survey in the UK this year. The i30 was also recently named Britain’s most reliable medium-sized car by subscribers to the respected Which? consumer guide.
Allan Rushforth, Vice President at Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “It is a great honour to win such a distinguished title, particularly in a market as competitive as Germany. Once again, Hyundai has triumphed over the brands usually considered to represent the quality benchmark.
“Quality remains a core priority for Hyundai. Under the ‘True Quality Matters’ banner, we have devised a business strategy that supports our goal of leadership in customer satisfaction in Europe by 2015. Innovative customer care programs, such as Five Year Triple Care, bring further advantages to Hyundai drivers, and our ongoing commitment to quality means our vehicles will always be at the top of the class.”
Hyundai’s industry-leading Five Year Triple Care* offer is now available on the new i20, new i30 and ix35. The package comprises a five-year, bumper-to-bumper, unlimited-mileage warranty; five years’ roadside assistance; and a five-year vehicle health-check plan.
*The Five Year Triple Care offer is available through participating distributors.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group which has ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 3.1 million vehicles globally in 2009, posting sales of US$41.8 billion (including overseas plants, using the average currency exchange of 1,276 won per US dollar). Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 6,000 dealerships and showrooms. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products are available at www.hyundai.com