And, oddly enough, it's joined in the top ten by more non-luxury automakers than usual
I can certainly echo this trend. My 2020 M3 GT AWD was quite trouble free, there were just a handful of delivery defects. My 2021 M3 GT Turbo had even less, a total of 4 so far. None of the defects affected the operations of the cars. Mostly annoyances and fit and finish issues. They had proved to be the most reliable and trouble free new cars I owned, especially the 2021 Turbo.
Kudos to Mazda Japan, they had done a bang-up jobs on design and manufacturing.