When the Germans think of a quality car, there's only one brand that now springs to mind - Hyundai. Leading German motoring magazine AutoBild, has awarded Hyundai the honour of first-place in its annual AutoBild Quality Report for 2010.
Hyundai eclipsed its rival Toyota and edged out local manufacturers BMW and Audi to take the prestigious award based on a comprehensive analysis of reliability, long-term quality and customer satisfaction.
AutoBild's annual list evaluates seven key criteria, each weighted equally, including feedback received from 9278 owners, manufacturer warranty provisioning, recall information, and data from Germany's Technische Uberwachung Verein report (TUV) based on no less than 7.5 million vehicle inspections.
Considered to be one of the most respected industry quality surveys and endorsed by a fastidious German audience, the award further demonstrates the gains Hyundai has made in consistently improving the quality of its products, service and support available to its owners.
It's not just in Germany that Hyundai's quality has been applauded. Here in Britain, the Hyundai i30 recently took first place in the Driver Power Top 100 survey, a customer satisfaction survey conducted by AutoBild's sister magazine, Auto Express. This confirmed the findings of Which? consumer guide whose subscribers revealed the Hyundai i30 to be Britain's most reliable medium-sized car.Published 22 July 2010