BYD Ranks at Top of J.D. Power's Quality Study

Nov 13, 2015, 19:44 ET from BYD

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2015 JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) Auto Study has been released and BYD Auto Co. Ltd. has been placed in top rankings in the Midsize Economy Segment again.  BYD Qin, the world's most popular electric vehicle model (out-selling other global brand models for the last 4 months) received a score of 75 placing it in second place just behind the Hyundai Mistra at 73, but beating out Honda, Mazda, KIA and Volkswagen models.   

 

2015 Ranking


















1

Hyuandai Mistra















73

2

 --- BYD QIN















75

3

Mazda 6














80

4

Honda Jade












90

5

FAW Besturn B70











97


Average









103

6

Citroen C4L









113

7

Peugeot 408








114

8

KIA K4







117

9

Volkswagen  Sagitar






126


















Source: J.D. Power 2015 China Initial Quality Study (IQS)SM


 

CHART: BYD Qin rank in the top 2 of the Midsize Upper Economy Vehicle segment

J.D. Power serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality by examining problems experienced by new-vehicle owners within the first two to six months of ownership in two distinct categories: design-related problems and defects and malfunctions.  For 2015, the China IQS has been expanded to include more specific diagnostic questions around eight areas: interior; exterior; engine/ transmission; driving experience; features/ controls/ displays; seats; audio/ communication/ entertainment/ navigation; and heating/ ventilation/ air conditioning.  The overall initial quality score is determined by problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower number of problems indicating higher quality.

In addition, media and Qin owners have expressed positive feedback on BYD Qin's performance.  "The comprehensive performance is beyond my expectations," one Qin owner offered. "If you charge the Qin every day, you can save a lot of money on fuel."  Extremely strong power performance and fuel efficiency have wowed most consumers.

BYD Qin has an EV Industry leading warranty of 6 years or 150,000 km greatly enhancing consumer satisfaction.  The life-time guaranteed battery has set a benchmark in new energy vehicle industry.  Another Qin owner stated, "in the beginning, we worried about the maintenance cost, but now the life-time guarantee for the battery has eliminated my doubts and worries.  We really appreciate that."

About BYD
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China's largest companies successfully expanding into global markets. Specializing in battery technologies, our green mission is to "solve the whole problem".  We are industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.

As the world's largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, our mission is to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies which has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery.  This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of our clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future, please visit www.byd.com or www.facebook.com/bydcompany.

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