China Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)

Long-term quality performance

The study, which focuses on problems experienced in the last 6 months of 37-48 months old vehicles, ranks vehicles in segments and examines eight categories: Exterior, Driving Experience, Features/ Controls/ Displays, Audio/ Entertainment/ Navigation, Seats, HVAC, Interior, and Engine/ Transmission. Overall dependability is based on the number of problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100), with lower scores indicating a lower rate of problem incidence and higher long-term vehicle quality.