By August 6, 2014

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Celebrates J.D. Power Platinum Plant Quality Award

Performance Lexus (St. Catharines, Ontario) – In J.D. Power’s 2014. Initial Quality StudySM released, the Lexus ES was awarded as the highest-ranked in its category.

In addition, 2 other Lexus vehicles ranked amongst the top three models within their respective categories. These include:

  • Lexus LS (second place, large premium cars)
  • Lexus GS (third place tie, midsize premium cars)

Among manufacturing plants, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) Cambridge South plant, which produces the Lexus RX, received a Platinum Plant Quality Award for producing models that yield the fewest defects or malfunctions. Two sister plants received the Gold Plant Quality Award in the Asia Pacific region. Toyota Motor Corporation’s Kyushu 1, Japan (TMK) plant produces the Lexus CT and RX. Across the road, the same company’s Kyushu 2 plant produces the Lexus ES, IS and RX.

“We are very proud to receive these accolades, which reaffirm the quality, reliability and dependability of our [Lexus] vehicles,” said Seiji Ichii, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc.

“This award recognizes the dedication and skill of our Canadian Team Members,” said Brian Krinock, President, TMMC. “It’s a testament to their craftsmanship and pride.”

The J.D. Power and Associates study, which is in its 28th year, examined problems experienced by vehicle owners during the first 90 days of ownership. It is based on responses from more than 86,000 purchasers and leasees of new 2014 model-year vehicles. They were surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study is based on a 233-question battery designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement. The study was fielded between February and May 2014.

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