Tuesday, 19th February 2013
In General Japan News,
Toyota Lexus tops reliable car poll
Japanese car giant Toyota will no doubt be pleased to hear that it has once again topped a poll of most reliable cars.
The company's Lexus luxury brand came first in JD Power and Associates' survey of owners of cars which are three years old.
Some 37,000 owners of 2010 cars and trucks were questioned for the so-called vehicle dependability study.
It was not only the Lexus brand which performed well, the Scion xB; Scion xD, Toyota Prius, Toyota Sienna, and Toyota RAV4 all proved reliable cars.
Overall, the manufacturer topped seven segments of the survey, compared to General Motors which were ranked highest in just four sections of the questionnaire.
It seems that new car sales, at least in Europe, are not performing so well for the company. According to figures released by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, Toyota posted a 16 per cent fall in new car sales in January 2013.
Written by Mark Smith
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