Strategic Vision has released its annual Total Quality awards, and some of the winners may come as a surprise. To quote Alexander Edwards, President of Strategic Vision, "For the first time in over a decade our comprehensive and complete study of Quality resulted in more domestic winners than imports."
Total Quality Awards
Global marketing and communications firm Strategic Vision has announced the results of its annual Total Quality Index. In the 2012 edition of the study, Volkswagen Group of America achieved the highest rating in Total Quality. This marks the German automaker's second year of achieving the accolade. According to the press release from Strategic Vision, the runner up spot was actually a tie between Chrysler Group and Ford Motor Company.
Strategic Vision has released its results for the 2007 Total Quality Awards, and the final tally is a bit surprising. For the first time ever, Hyundai has risen to share the position of having the most models leading a segment, along with Nissan. Both brands had three models with the top Total Quality Index (TQI) score in their segments, including the Hyundai Azera, Entourage, Santa Fe and Nissan Maxima, Quest, and Titan. The other surprise is that Toyota, long a leader in perceived quality, led
Sebastian Blanco, Editor of AutoblogGreen, joins me on the Autoblog Podcast this week as we talk about the results of the Strategic Vision Total Quality Awards and what they mean (if anything). We also spend time talking about diesel's day in the sun this past week as Audi made history by finishing the 24 Hours of Le Mans ahead of the pack with its oil-burning R10 racer. Sebastian helps us go through how the various automakers are preparing for more stringent diesel emissions standards in the co