Toyota Plant in Canada rated World's Best to produce fewest defects


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For the period under review, the Canadian Cambridge North Plant of Toyota Motor Corporation received the Platinum Plant Quality Award for producing cars with the fewest cases of issues and defects. Check details of the ranking below!

JD Power recently released its report 2019 Initial Quality study for 2019 model year cars. The study is based on a survey distributed to over 76 thousand owners of new cars after 90 days of purchase or lease starting from February 2019 through to May 2019. The 233-question survey is comprehensive enough, covering 8 different vehicle categories. The study is made detailed and comprehensive to help automobile makers identify issues reported on their cars by their customers and thus find solutions to these issues.

1. Plant Quality Awards: Toyota Plant ranked Platinum

This award is given as an award of excellence to vehicle manufacturing plants for building cars with the lowest cases of defects and malfunctions.

The Plant quality award does not take into consideration design related issues. For the period under review, the Canadian Cambridge North Plant of Toyota Motor Corporation received the Platinum Plant Quality Award for producing cars with the fewest cases of issues and defects. The Cambridge North Plant carted away the away for the production of the Toyota Corolla built in the plant.

For the Gold Plant Quality Award Africa and Europe region, BMG’s Regensburg Plant in Germany took the price for in production of BMW cars like the BMW X1, BMW 4 Series and the BMW X2. The Gold Award for Asia went to Toyota Motors Tsutsumi plant in Japan for its production of Toyota Prius.

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Toyota Motors Corporation Cambridge Plant Canada took the Platinum Plant Quality Award

Speaking on this award, J. D. Power’s Vice President of Global Automotive Mr. Dave Sargent stated and I quote:

“The Cambridge plants have historically performed extremely well, and the data would support the view that they are among the most consistent in North America,” He added, “Everyone at the plants should be very proud.”

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Below is a table showing the Full Ranking of the 2019 Plant Quality Award, brought to you by!

2019 Plant Quality Award by regions
Africa and Europe               

   BMW Regensburg Plant, Germany (Gold)   


BMW X1, X2 and BMW 4 Series

BMW Leipzig 01 Plant, Germany (Silver) 19 BMW 2 Series
BMW Dingolfing 01 Plant, Germany (Bronze) 22 BMW 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series and 6 Series.
Porsche Stutgart Plant, Germany (Bronze) 22 Porsche 718 and Porsche 911
North and South America Toyota Motor Corporation Plant, Cambridge North, Canada (Platinum) 17 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Motor Corporation Plant, Goergetown (Silver) 20 Toyota Camry
Toyota Motor Corporation Plant, Cambridge South, Canada (Bronze) 21 Lexus RX
Diamler AG, Vance (Bronze) 21 Mercedes Benz GLE and Mercedes Benz GLS
Asia Pacific Toyota Motor Corporation Plant, Tsutsumi, Japan (Gold) 18 Toyota Prius
Toyota Motor Corporation Plant, Kyushu, Japan (Silver) 21 Lexus NX and Lexus UX
Toyota Motor Corporation Plant, Tahara Lexus, Japan 21 Lexus IS, Lexus LS, Lexus RC
General Motors Corporation, Yantai, Dongyue, China (Silver)  21 Buick Envision

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2. More on the Initial Quality Study by J.D.Power

As mentioned earlier, the purpose of the survey is to assist car makers the world over, design and build top quality automobiles. The study focuses on Performance of car models across board, as well as a comparison of these models too. The 8 categories vehicle issues were classified under include:

  • Interior
  • Engine and transmission
  • Exterior
  • Entertainment, Audio, Navigation and Communication
  • Seats
  • HVAC ( Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning)
  • Displays, Controls and Features
  • Driving Experience

The best car models for each year is selected based on the number of reported Problems Per 100 cars. For 2019, the Porsche 911 retains its position from 2018 as the top Model of J.D Power Initial Quality study. Below is a table that shows the best models by Auto segment for 2019;


Nissan Maxima ranks top in Large Car segment

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Large Cars
  1. Nissan Maxima
  2. Toyota Avalon
  3. Chrysler 300
Compact Cars
  1. Kia Forte
  2. Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla (Tie)
Small Cars
  1. Kia Rio
  2. Hyundai Accent 
  3. Nissan Versa
Mid Size cars
  1. Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion (Tie)
  2. Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima (Tie)
Mid Size Premium Cars
  1. Mercedes Benz CLS
  2. Genesis G80
  3. Audi A7
Compact Premium Cars
  1. Genesis G70
  2. BMW 4 Series
  3. Kia Stinger
Small Premium Cars
  1. BMW 2 Series
Mid Size Sporty Cars 
  1. Dodge Challenger
Compact Sporty Cars
  1. Mini Cooper
  2. Hyundai Veloster
Compact SUV
  1. Chevrolet Equinox
  2. Ford Escape
  3. Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue (Tie)
Large SUV
  1. Chevrolet Tahoe
  2. Toyota Sequoia
  3. Ford Expedition
Small SUV
  1. Kia Sportage
  2. Hyundai Tucson
  3. Hyundai Kona
Mid Size SUV
  1. Hyundai Santa Fe
  2. Ford Flex
  3. Jeep Grand Cherokee and Kia Sorento and Nissan Murano (Tie)
Mid Size Pickup trucks
  1. Ford Ranger
  2. Nissan Frontier
  3. Toyota Tacoma
  1. Kia Sedona
  2. Dodge Grand Caravan
  3. Toyota Sienna
Large Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks
  1. Chevrolet Silverdaro HD
  2. Ford Super Duty
Large Light Duty Pickup Trucks
  1. Nissan Titan 
  2. Ford F-150
  3. Toyota Tundra
Large Premium SUV
  1. Cadillac Escalade
  2. Lincoln Navigator
Compact Premium SUV
  1. BMW X4
  2. Lincoln MKC
  3. Mercedes Benz GLC
Mid Size Premium SUV
  1. Lexus RX
  2. Mercedes BenZ GLE
  3. Lincoln Nautilus

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Henry Egan a poet, essayist, content writer, blogger and technical writer who is willing to read just that last material to develop the best content possible. Henry feels he is more of a new generation writer with a sassy and swanky style. You can be sure you'll get all the facts in and never get bored with his articles.

He has got a flair for technical reviews on automobile and cars. He studied Mechanical Engineering but his first love remains Literary Art.

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