Up until now, Renault's go-fast models - the Megane RS and Clio RS - had been offered with a three-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, but these models, along with the updated Megane GT 220 wagon and newly added GT220 hatchback, not to mention the Clio GT, have now been increased with an extra 24 months of coverage.
The move brings the performance models into line with the rest of the Renault passenger car range, and along with the extended warranty, all models are covered by five years of roadside assistance. The brand also offers capped price servicing across every one of its models, including its commercial offerings.
Renault Australia says the introduction of these measures is aimed to help buyers be reassured that they won't be let down by their cars in the longer term.
“We are incredibly confident in the exceptional quality of all of our products, including our Renault Sport and GT vehicles, and this change in warranty enables us to demonstrate that confidence to all Australian consumers," said Justin Hocevar, managing director of Renault Australia
“This new five-year new-vehicle warranty on the Australian range of Renault Sport vehicles is a permanent change, not a short-term gimmick. This has two important outcomes: it means our enthusiast customers can now enjoy even greater peace of mind, and it also means the complete range of Renault passenger vehicles is now covered by one of the industry’s best-supported new-vehicle warranty packages," he said.
The extended warranty applies to all vehicles sold from July 1, 2014.
Renault's five-year scheme puts it among the likes of Hyundai and Kia, both of which offer five-year/unlimited kilometre warranties on their vehicles, while rival French brand Citroen Australia recently announced a six-year/unlimited kilometre plan for its range.