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AutoBlog: Lexus leads, Hyundai improves, while Infiniti drops in J.D. Power 2009 Initial Quality Study

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Filed under: Trends, Etc., Plants/Manufacturing, Cadillac, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Porsche, Suzuki

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J.D. Power and Associates has released its 2009 Initial Quality Study (IQS) and Lexus has taken the top spot away from Porsche, the initial quality leader for the past three years. The annual J.D. Power study measures IQS based on problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100) -- a lower score means a lower rate of problem incidences and higher quality.

This year, the industry average is 108 PP100, demonstrating a steady improvement from 118 PP100 in 2008, and 125 PP100 in 2007.

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Summary of GM positioning:

3. Cadillac

9. Chevrolet

18. GMC

19. Buick

21. Pontiac

24. Saturn


24. Saab


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