Kia Rio, Kia Stinger Take Home Top Honors
One of the best ways to determine the value of a vehicle is to see what other owners have to say. That is why many consumers take the J.D. APEAL Study to heart. Reviewing products based on aggregate data, the company informs shoppers where products stand in contrast to their competitors. For 2018, the results put the Kia Rio and Kia Stinger at the top of their respective segments.
A Brief Overview of the APEAL Study
J.D. Power is an information services company that provides clear statistics based on the global market. It deals with various industries and evaluates the value of products from consumer-backed surveys. One example is the Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study which rates vehicles. This particular study looks at how cars stand up after 90 days of ownership by looking at any issues that are reported in 10 different categories including efficiency, powertrain, storage, and more. In other words, the less problems recorded for these areas, the better the overall score.
Winners in Two Segments: The New Kia Rio and Kia Stinger
Understanding what the APEAL Study entails, you can therefore see how it speaks to the quality of a vehicle. That is why the Kia brand was thrilled to announce that its new Kia Rio and all-new Kia Stinger took home the top titles for their subcompact and fastback sports sedan segments. This double-win effectively pushed the brand’s overall score up eight points from last year and placed the automaker among the top 10 most sought-after non-premium companies. This achievement in 2018 therefore demonstrates the exceptionalism with which new Kia models are made.
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