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Hyundai Grandeur Ranks Number One

3 July 2006
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Hyundai Grandeur Ranks Number One

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Caption: The Hyundai Grandeur has been named the best large car in recent APEAL study by top ranking agency J D. Power.

A stunning new ranking for Hyundai: its flagship sedan Grandeur has been named best large car in the world by J.D. Power, considered the top ranking agency.

The annual J.D. Power and Associates Automotive, Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, surveyed 63,000 US owners of new cars measuring customer satisfaction with design, performance and comfort.

Meanwhile, the Hyundai Tucson small SUV ranked second in the compact sporty car category, following a Toyota called Scion. In addition to this, the Tiburon was named second in the sports category behind Mazda MX5.

There was more good news for the fast-rising South Korean brand. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Initial Quality Study - the annual ranking of car brands, individual models and automotive plants - Hyundai is now the third-leading brand in the business, behind only Lexus and Porsche.

Last year the company ranked 11th; now it is ranked ahead of quality leaders such as Toyota and Honda.

Hyundai says the high rankings will help continue the brand’s rise in public perceptions and sales.

“Our drive for quality is now recognised throughout the automotive world and the respect we continue to gain is translating to ongoing growth in sales here in New Zealand,” said Philip Eustace, Managing Director of Hyundai Automotive NZ.


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