FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai followed up last year's No. 1 ranking by finishing second among non-premium automakers in the J.D. Power 2015 Automotive Performance, Execution and LayoutSM (APEAL) Study released today. 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. Furthermore, five Hyundai models (Elantra, Genesis, Santa Fe, Tucson and Veloster) increased their scores in this year's study.
"Finishing among the top two non-premium brands in this year's J.D. Power APEAL Study shows Hyundai takes design, technology, features and performance seriously across the entire lineup," said Mike O'Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. "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."
Additionally, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata finished second in the midsize car segment by just two points – 817 v. 819.
Recently, Hyundai ranked second among non-premium automakers and fourth among all brands in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). The 2015 Hyundai Tucson was awarded for the highest initial quality in the small SUV segment and the 2015 Hyundai Accent earned the highest IQS honor in the small car segment for the second year in a row.
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 more than 830 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 limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.
For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com
SOURCE Hyundai Motor America