Published on July 25th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Kia Sportage Wins J.D.Power Vehicle Dependability Study
The Kia Sportage has picked up another award for its quality and reliability, securing first place in the 2016 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. The result comes only six weeks after the Sportage completed a 100,000-kilometre endurance test conducted by German car magazine, Auto Motor und Sport, where it became the first car in the publication’s history to complete the test without a single fault.
In J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability Study, a long-term product quality survey, the third-generation Sportage stood out with an extremely low number of faults, measured by J.D. Power in problems per 100 cars (PP100). The Sportage’s result of 45 PP100 not only resulted in victory in the Compact SUV segment, but also placed the car first among 68 models from 24 manufacturers in the overall ranking. The Sportage, which is Kia’s European bestselling model, recorded a 13-point lead over the second-place car.
The Kia Sportage displayed no weaknesses in any of the disciplines and in categories for Exterior, Interior and Air Conditioning achieved the best ratings of any car in the survey. The Vehicle Dependability Study is conducted annually and is the largest long-term satisfaction survey of German car owners.