GMC Yukon Tops Premium SUV Segment in J.D. Power Mexico Vehicle Dependability Study; Brand Finishes Second Overall
In J.D. Power’s 2017 Mexico Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), GMC is head and shoulders above (almost) all the rest. The brand took the No. 2 spot in the third Mexico VDS with a score of 62 PP100—well under half of the industry average of 147 PP100.
The PP100 metric for dependability represents the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles over the past 12 months by vehicle owners in the first 12-36 months of ownership. Problems taken into account in the VDS include engine and transmission; exterior; interior; seats; HVAC; features/controls/displays; audio/communication/entertainment/navigation (ACEN); and driving experience.
GMC’s score of 62 PP100 was behind only Acura, who scored 59 PP100.
In terms of accolades for individual models, the GMC Yukon topped the Premium SUV segment, beating the Audi Q3 and Acura RX.
“GMC has been the pioneer brand in the manufacture and sale of commercial vehicles in the world, with more than one hundred years of experience,” said Pamela Arteaga, Marketing Manager, GMC. “Yukon has been a faithful representative of GMC’s philosophy, providing key characteristics of the brand’s DNA such as strength, precision, and innovation.”
The revamped 2018 GMC Yukon, available in Mexico now, expands on that character with features including a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter engine, Magnetic Ride Control, Active Noise Cancellation, tri-zone climate control, and OnStar 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot.
“With all the features that 2018 GMC Yukon includes, in addition to GMC’s ‘Professional Grade’ DNA, we are confident that we will remain positioned as the best luxury SUV in the Mexican market,” Arteaga added.