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For the first time since the inception of the study in 2004, BMW ranks highest in initial quality among passenger vehicle nameplates in South Africa, according to the JD Power and Associates 2007 South Africa Initial Quality Study.

Nameplate Ranking: Passenger Vehicles

  • BMW 142
  • Honda 145
  • Subaru 147
  • Mercedes-Benz 163
  • Volvo 174
  • Lexus 184
  • Audi 186
  • Hyundai 201
  • Land Rover 204
  • Kia 207
  • Chevrolet 211
  • Toyota 217
  • Mazda 225
  • Citroen 239
  • Nissan 240
  • Peugeot 250
  • Daihatsu 251
  • Ford 252
  • Renault 266
  • Opel 291
  • Fiat 332
  • Volkswagen 343
  • Tata 567
    (Passenger Vehicle Segment Average 245)
    NOTE: The passenger vehicle segment includes car and SUV models only.
    Included in the study, but not ranked due to small sample size are: Dodge, Jaguar, Jeep, Mahindra, MINI, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Proton and Seat.

    Nameplate Ranking: Pickup Trucks

  • Toyota 227
  • Opel 231
  • Isuzu 272
  • Ford 323
  • Nissan 365
    (Pickup Truck Segment Average 312)
    Included in the study, but not ranked due to small sample size are: Chana, Fiat, Great Wall Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Mahindra, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Proton, Tata and Volkswagen.

    Top Vehicles per Segment in Initial Quality

    Lower Compact Car

  • Kia Picanto 169
  • Hyundai Atoz 206

    Lower Small Car

  • Honda Jazz 99
  • Toyota Yaris 169
  • Hyundai Getz 171

    Upper Small Car

  • Audi A3 177
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class 185
  • Hyundai Accent 193

    Medium Car

  • BMW 3 Series 134
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class 170

    Compact SUV

  • Honda CR-V 138
  • Subaru Forester 158
  • Toyota RAV4 191

    Compact Pickup

  • Opel Corsa Utility 231
  • Ford Bantam 315
  • Fiat Strada 321

    One-Ton Single Cab Pickup

  • Toyota Hilux Single Cab 225
  • Isuzu KB Single Cab 285

    One-Ton Double Cab Pickup

  • Toyota Hilux Double Cab 231
  • Isuzu KB Double Cab 253

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