Korean automaker, Hyundai, has added another laurel to its trophy cabinet by winning this year’s J.D. Power Award in the 2016 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.
In its 21st year, the APEAL study examines owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement across 77 attributes ranging from the power they feel when they step on the gas to the sense of comfort and luxury they feel when climbing into the driver’s seat. Vehicles and their brands are measured on a 1,000-point scale.
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The report by J.D. Power reveals that Hyundai Tucson outscored all the other entries in the segment and performed exceptionally well in the seats, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), visibility, driving, exterior, storage, fuel economy, audio/communication /navigation/entertainment and cabin categories to grab the prestigious award.
Receiving the award, the Director of Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America said, “We are thrilled with the recognition of Tucson in this year's J.D.Power APEAL study.
“The new Tucson looks good, has two fuel efficient engines and a roomy interior that satisfies a wide range of SUV buyers. The team did a great job launching the all-new Tucson this year.”
J.D Power conducts various studies and polls to find the best services, best cars in different segments and customer satisfaction.