KANEGASAKI, Japan – It may be the best untold success story in the auto industry: Kanto Auto Works Ltd., a subsidiary of giant Toyota Motor Corp., won the top two plant honors in last June’s Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power & Associates. Kanto’s Higashi-Fuji plant, home of the SC 430, a luxury coupe sold through Toyota’s Lexus channel, had finished second the year before and was gunning for the top spot in 2006. But it was Kanto’s Iwate plant that zoomed past all contenders to win ...

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