KIA FORTE RANKS NUMBER ONE IN ITS SEGMENT IN J.D. POWER 2022 U.S. INITIAL QUALITY STUDY FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
IRVINE, Calif., June 29, 2022 – A wide cross-section of Kia America’s world-class SUVs and sedans received high marks in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), with the Forte topping the Compact Car segment for the fourth consecutive year. Five other Kia models – Carnival, K5, Rio, Sportage, and Telluride – each took the number two spot in their respective categories.
“With so many Kia models ranking first or second in their respective segments, there’s no doubt that quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail are an integral part of every vehicle Kia builds – no matter the segment,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America and Kia America.
The annual report analyzed responses from 84,165 respondents with regards to 189 vehicle models across 26 segments. Vehicles were evaluated on driving experience, engine and transmission performance and a broad range of quality issues reported by vehicle owners.
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