The Truth About Cars » APEAL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:13:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » APEAL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Are Chinese Cars Catching Up With The World? Cast Your Vote http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/are-chinese-cars-catching-up-with-the-world-cast-your-vote/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/are-chinese-cars-catching-up-with-the-world-cast-your-vote/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:08:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468561 Of course Chinese cars are all craptastic patent violations on wobbly wheels. But then, the same had been said about Japanese and later Korean cars. Can Chinese carmakers repeat what Japan and Korea have done? J.D. Power thinks they are rapidly improving.  “Chinese domestic brands have substantially narrowed the gap with international brands in overall […]

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Of course Chinese cars are all craptastic patent violations on wobbly wheels. But then, the same had been said about Japanese and later Korean cars. Can Chinese carmakers repeat what Japan and Korea have done? J.D. Power thinks they are rapidly improving. 

“Chinese domestic brands have substantially narrowed the gap with international brands in overall vehicle appeal,” J.D. Power found in its 2012 China APEAL study.

However, if you look at the ranking supplied by J.D. Power, all you see is foreign joint ventures. China’s indigenous brands have an average APEAL score of 781 points, which is “an historic high for brands of Chinese automakers,” but not good enough to be listed. The industry average stands at 822 ;points, and all Chinese brands were found to be way below average. To spare the Chinese the embarrassment (and possibly to entice the Chinese brands to finally pay for the study,) the identities of the folks below average are not being disclosed by J.D. Power.

What’s above the line is vintage J.D Power: #1 Audi is a mere 6.2 percent better than #21 placed FAW-Mazda. If we are lucky, both are within the margin of error of the survey, especially of one conducted in China.

If J.D. Power tells us nothing, let’s consult the experts: You.

When will Chinese Cars catch up with the world?
 
 
 
 
 
  
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