SUSONO, Japan – Several months ago when J.D. Power and Associates announced its plant quality award winners, it came as no surprise that Toyota Motor Corp.'s Tahara facility, home to three luxury Lexus sedans, was top of the list for the fourth-consecutive year. What did come as a surprise was the second-place finisher. It was not Jaguar Cars’ Halewood, U.K., plant, which makes the X-Type and came in third, or BMW AG's Regensburg, Germany, facility, production site for the 3-Series and ...

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