Genesis Is Top Brand For Second Consecutive Year In J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study

June 30,2019


·         Genesis leads the overall industry as top-ranked nameplate

·         Genesis scores 21 points better than the #2 ranked premium brand

·         In its first year, the all-new G70 luxury sport sedan scores best in compact premium car segment

June 30, 2019 – For the second year in a row, Genesis placed first in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) among all automotive brands. With a score of 63 problems experienced per 100 vehicles (PP100), Genesis led both the premium segment as well as the industry overall in initial quality. Skyline Automotive W.L.L., a Jaidah Group company is the official distributor of Genesis in the State of Qatar.

“We are extremely thrilled to be recognized for highest quality by J.D. Power for two consecutive years – particularly considering we are a relatively young brand,” said Manfred Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Global Head of the Genesis Brand. “This is a testament toward our promise to deliver the most desirable products for our customers. We will continue to hold our products, brand and customer experience to the highest standard in all facets.”

Commenting on the brand’s success and recognition, Altar Yilmaz, Genesis General Manager for Africa and Middle East Region, said this reinstates Genesis’ approach to innovating luxury automobiles in parallel with consumers’ needs.

“We believe and trust in our products and services to achieve our vision for mindful innovation and refined performance. Great products will always prevail, which is why Genesis continues to go from strength to strength as a formidable player in the luxury automotive segment,” said Altar Yilmaz.

The Genesis brand’s score of 63 PP100 represents a year-over-year improvement of five points. G70, which scored 60 PP100 in its first sales year—more than 30 points better than the average for its segment—was recognized for its infotainment system, interior and exterior design, and features and displays.

“Our customers are number one—period—so it is extremely gratifying to receive recognition from them and, in turn, from industry leader J.D. Power,” said Erwin Raphael, COO, Genesis Motor America.

The IQS study, now in its fourth decade, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. The 2019 survey is based on responses from purchasers and lessees of new, 2019 model-year vehicles, which is designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement.



Skyline Automotive W.L.L.

Skyline Automotive W.L.L., a Jaidah Group company and Official distribution partner of Hyundai Motor Company and its luxury brand Genesis for the state of Qatar, is setting new standards for auto dealers in Qatar with a personalized approach to customer service excellence and aftersales care. As the official distributor for the Hyundai Motor Company in the State of Qatar, we’re bringing cars of superior quality, design and value to the country, designed and built to the highest standards and specifications by one of the world’s leading manufacturers.



About Genesis

Genesis, the luxury automotive brand, strives to make a positive difference in the lives of discerning customers, thus becoming an important element of their lifestyle. As a design-focused brand, Genesis has introduced fascinating models that embody athletic elegance, starting from the brand’s flagship model G90, mid-size luxury sedan G80 and its derivative G80 Sport. The brand’s G70 sport sedan made its world debut in September 2017, completing the brand’s sedan line-up. Experience more at


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