Hyundai Motor’s Genesis brand topped the yearly ranking of new vehicles by prominent U.S. publication Consumer Reports, while General Motors’s electric Chevrolet Bolt was named leading pick for compact green car.
Millions of potential automobile buyers consult the publication’s rankings, which are based upon road testing, dependability, safety and owner satisfaction ratings.
Hyundai has created a fledgling new luxury brand, Genesis, and the Consumer Reports rankings are based on simply 2 models.
Reuters reported recently that some possible buyers of Tesla’s long-delayed Model 3 sedan are concerned they will miss out on huge federal tax breaks and are looking for options like the Bolt. General Motors sold 23,297 Bolts in last year.
Tesla has informed some holders of Model 3 reservations that they would not get their automobiles till 2019. Disappointed Tesla buyers, afraid that waiting could cost them a $7,500 electric automobile tax credit, have factored into brisk demand for Bolts, as per GM dealerships in California, the leading U.S. market for electric vehicles.
Volkswagen AG’s Audi high-end unit was ranked 2nd amongst brands. The Volkswagen brand name was 16th and its Porsche brand name was 5th.
BMW AG ranked third, with Toyota Motor’s Lexus brand fourth. Kia Motors was 6th, followed by Subaru Corp, Tesla Inc and Honda Motor’s Honda brand. The Toyota brand was in 10th place.
Toyota had four of the top 10 vehicle tease the list, the most of any automaker, with the Corolla, Camry, Highlander and Sienna taking honors. Toyota’s vehicles had the leading ratings for forecasted reliability.