New car quality has risen three percent over the last year, with Korean brands leading the industry and Japanese makes struggling.
While new cars are dramatically higher in quality than years ago, the number of problems experienced by new car owners has increased recently. J.D. Power’s 2014 Initial Quality Study found a 3 percent increase in problems experienced by new car owners in the first 90 days of ownership, averaging 116 problems per 100 vehicles. The
Domestic-branded car makers won more individual categories in the latest quality awards than import brands.
Check out this egg-shaped, stand-up car from Hyundai.
With the approaching debut of its Equus model, Hyundai is headed farther down a path taken by many foreign automakers with varying levels of success: creating a luxury line of cars to compete in the U.S. premium market. The Korean automaker is betting big — it spent $260 million just developing the all-aluminum V-8 that