Hyundai plummets in ranking of reliability in the U.S.
The Sonata was responsible for affecting the reputation of Hyundai in the United States. Some problems reported in 2011 models of the sedan made brand plummet to 27th place out of a total of 32 marks in a ranking done by the institute JD Power, which analyzes problems occurred in vehicles sold in the U.S..
The list counts the average number of complaints per 100 vehicles sold three years ago (ie, manufactured in 2011), and Sonata recorded 169 occurrences. The model, moreover, was not solely responsible for harming the performance of Hyundai in research. The Elantra also reported disappointing numbers. Both were launched just in 2011 and are produced in a factory in Alabama, working in three shifts since mid-2012.
In a statement, Hyundai said he was "very disappointed" with the outcome of the research and said he is "in a detailed examination of each component process to determine solutions and improve the quality of our products and processes."
In Brazil, the Sonata is no longer imported by the official representative of the brand in the country, due to the sharp drop in sales CAOA group. The model was losing space inside the Hyundai Azera and Elantra for itself. In addition to the Sonata, Veloster coupe also will not come here.