Hyundai quality: J.D. Power certified!

Hyundai achieved an important milestone recently, when JD Power and Associates, one of the most influential vehicle reviewers on the industry, gave Hyundai the title of best non premium brand on two different studies.

The first one is the Initial Quality Survey (IQS), the industry benchmark for initial vehicle quality, and measures vehicle satisfaction measured at 90 days of ownership. On the IQS three Hyundai vehicles were given the highrest award on their respective segments: The Hyundai Genesis, Elantra and Accent all got to the top, while Santa Fe, Sonata an Eqqus also finished within the top 3 positions.

The second annual study produced by J.D. Power is the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout study (APEAL). Published a month after the IQS, this study saw once again the Hyundai Accent rise to the top as the most appealing car of the Sub-compact Sedan category, along with seond place positions for the Sonata and the Veloster. Hyundai also got the titl of best non premium brand on the APEAL study, replicating ther success of the IQS study a month before.

"We are so pleased to see the recognition that Accent received on this years' APEAL study" said Mike O'Brien, Hyundai Motor America vice president of corporate and product planning. It replicates a statement made by Dave Zuchowsky, president and CEO, which indicated the awards "acknowledges Hyndai's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction accross our entire lineup, not just our luxury vehicles"

For Garage Centraal is a pleasure to offer such high quality vehicles, and invites anyone looking for a new car to visit our showroom to see up close the amazing lineup Hynbudai have to offer.

Hyundai named Most Reliable Manufacturer in CarMd’s 2013 Vehicle Health Index Report

Hyundai Garage Centraal ArubaHyundai beat out every competitor to earn the distinction of “Most Reliable Manufacturer” in the 2013 CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™ Manufacturer & Vehicle Reliability Ranking. Released today, the annual report provides a ranking of manufacturers and vehicles with the lowest combined “check engine” repair incidents and costs. The Index ranks the top 10 manufacturers, top 100 vehicles overall, top vehicles by category and the most common repairs by make. After two consecutive years of finishing second Hyundai overtook Toyota and drove to the top of the list with its low repair frequency.

“The 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index Manufacturer and Vehicle Reliability Ranking looked at data that applies to more than 119 million vehicles, so to earn this ranking is no small feat,” said Leon C. Chen, CEO, Corporation. “We commend Hyundai for its commitment to quality and to its efforts to minimize vehicle operating costs.”

Hyundai’s 2013 Index rating was .80 with an average repair cost of $312.67, the lowest Index rating of all parent manufactures studied and the second lowest overall repair cost. This year’s Index is based on more than 151,000 specific repairs performed on model year 2003 to 2013 vehicles from Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013. The Index is determined by the manufacturers whose vehicles had the fewest percentage of CarMD repair incidents combined with the lowest cost per repair, per number of registered vehicles on the road. For more information on CarMD including the complete index, visit


“Hyundai strives to provide our customers with a worry-free car ownership experience by offering a lineup of vehicles that deliver on both quality and reliability, backed by the most competitive protection program in the business,” said Erwin Raphael, director, Engineering and Quality, Hyundai Motor America. “Earning the first place title in CarMD’s Vehicle Health Index Report proves that our recipe for combining high value vehicles with long-term vehicle protection is a success.”