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Interior and Engine/Trans Problems Negatively Affect New-Vehicle Appeal in Mexico, J.D. Power Finds

Audi Ranks Highest among Luxury Brands; Mazda Ranks Highest among Mass Market Brands

MEXICO CITY: 15 Nov. 2019 — Interior and engine/transmission are the most influential categories affecting customer satisfaction among vehicle owners in Mexico, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Mexico Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM released today. Other problem categories examined in the study include exterior; driving experience; features/controls/displays; audio/communication/entertainment/navigation; seats; and heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

"This year’s results dipped slightly from 2018, mostly because of owners' viewpoints on important areas in automotive design," said Gerardo Gomez, General Manager and Country Manager, J.D. Power de Mexico. "Creating a problem-free experience will help increase customer satisfaction, as well as brand promotion and repurchase intent."

Net Promoter Score® (NPS)  measures customers’ likelihood to recommend both their vehicle make and model on a 0-10 scale. Customers are segmented into three groups: detractor (0-6), passive (7-8) or promoter (9-10). NPS is calculated by subtracting the percentage of detractors from the percentage of promoters. NPS decreases by 14 points overall within the Mexico market when the owner experiences two or more problems compared with the owners that don’t indicate any problems. Promoters are 61% more likely to repurchase the same brand than detractors. 

Highest Ranked Brands
Audi ranks highest in APEAL with among luxury brands, with a score of 918 (on a 1,000-point scale). BMW (915) and GMC (915) rank second in a tie.

Mazda ranks highest in APEAL among mass market brands, with a score of 892. Honda (877) ranks second and Toyota (876) ranks third. 

The 2019 Mexico APEAL study is based on responses from 8,186 original owners of 2016 to 2018 model-year vehicles. The study was fielded from March through August 2019. 

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power has offices serving North America, South America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Media Relations Contacts
Silvia Mosqueda; Mexico City; +52 1 55 5368 2177;
Brais Álvarez; Mexico City; +52 1 55 7474 4074;
Geno Effler; U.S.A.; 714-621-6224;

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