GWM C30 Scoops JD Power Quality Award
The highly respected JD Power Asia Pacific Initial Quality Study (IQS) was released late last year, with GWM's compact C30 sedan being voted tops by its owners in the Mid-Size Entry category.
Announcing the results in Beijing, JD Power Asia Pacific's President, Dr Mei Songlin highlighted the fact that China's Independent manufacturers continued to rapidly improve quality levels, as evidenced by the C30's segment victory as well as two more category wins by other Chinese car makers (Changan - Mini Van, and BAW - Compact Car). See table below for all the winners
The very comprehensive report covered 62 brands and 212 models. Data was collected during the period of April to August 2014 in 51 of China's major cities.
"This very prestigious award mirrors feedback from our own C30 customers in South Africa," says GWM SA Brand Manager Hannes Oosthuizen.
Priced at R159 900, the GWM C30 is offered locally with a very comprehensive standard features package that includes air-conditioning, power steering, radio/CD with USB support and Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows all-round, 15-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps front and rear.
"At the price, it is hard to beat the value on offer by the C30", he continues. "However, it's not only about the standard features, but also the spaciousness of the cabin and the peppy and frugal nature of the proven 1,5-litre petrol engine. Now, award-winning quality can officially be added to that list of positive attributes as well," Oosthuizen adds.
|Mini Car||Smart Fortwo|
|Compact Car||BAW E Series|
|Compact Premium Car||Kia K2|
|Mid-Size Entry Car||GWM C30|
|Mid-Size Mid Car||Hyundai Elantra|
|Mid-Size Premium Car||Volkswagen CC|
|Mid-Size Luxury Car||BMW 5 Series |
|Compact SUV||Buick Encore|
|Mid-Size SUV||Subaru Forester|
|Full-Size SUV||Toyota Highlander|
|Mid-Size Luxury SUV||Volvo XC60|
|Full-Size Luxury SUV||Mercedes-Benz ML|
|Mid-Size MPV||Toyota EZ|
|Mini Van||Changan Taurus|