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From: john on 18 Jul 2010 00:59
"Just as in the 2009 APEAL study, all three Japanese mass market
brands Toyota, Honda and Nissan -- scored below the industry
average. In this years study, Toyota also ranked next to last, just
ahead of Jeep.
The "report card showed the Detroit Three automakers catching and, in
some cases, surpassing Asian and Europe competitors as the domestic
brands, on average, outscored import brands for the first time in 13
The Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study
received 76,000 consumers assessments on about 80 criteria after
driving their 2010 model vehicles for three months. Power researchers
collected responses between February and May of this year, added the
scores and ranked 33 brands on a 1,000-point scale.
From: ACAR on 26 Jul 2010 12:09
On Jul 18, 12:59 am, john <johngd...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> "Just as in the 2009 APEAL study, all three Japanese mass market
> brands Toyota, Honda and Nissan -- scored below the industry
> average. In this years study, Toyota also ranked next to last, just
> ahead of Jeep.
TOKYO Toyota cruised back to profit in the latest quarter as the
world's top carmaker cut costs and hitched a ride on the global auto
sales recovery while fighting to salvage its reputation for quality.
But the automaker's top executive and analysts alike said Toyota is
still far from a full recovery while another potential blow to its
image looms after U.S. federal authorities launched a fresh
investigation into a steering recall.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday that January-March profit totaled 112
billion yen ($1.2 billion) compared with a 766 billion yen loss the
Quarterly revenue jumped to 5.28 trillion yen ($57 billion) from 3.54
trillion yen a year earlier, when purchases of cars and other vehicles
were slumping amid the global financial crisis.
Toyota, which makes the Prius hybrid and Camry sedan, is forecasting
even better results for the fiscal year through March 2011, projecting
annual profit to rise 48 percent to 310 billion yen ($3.3 billion).