The Genesis GV80 is the recipient of the J.D. Power Engineering Award for Highest-Rated All-New Vehicle. The award, which debuted in 2018, is presented to the team responsible for engineering the highest-rated new entry into the market for the 2021 model year. It's based on J.D. Power consumer evaluations of Initial Quality and Appeal and signifies the vehicle that's the furthest ahead of its direct competitors.
"Genesis is committed to designing and engineering world class-products for consumers around the globe," said Claudia Marquez, chief operating officer of Genesis Motor North America. "We are pleased to receive this recognition from J.D. Power. With its refined performance, bold design, leading technologies, and exceptional comfort, it is no surprise that GV80 continues to be a favorite of our customers and industry observers alike."
The award combines the results of the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) which measures new-vehicle quality by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100) as reported by consumers during the first 90 days of ownership; and the J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, which measures new-vehicle owners' overall satisfaction with their vehicles within the first 90 days of ownership. The IQS score and the APEAL score of every new vehicle is calculated and compared to the average for vehicles in each segment ("Premium Upper Middle SUV" for GV80). The two studies carry equal weight.
I am reviewing the 2022 G80 this week, review and video will be in next week’s Car Pro newsletter.
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