The plans are 5 or 10 per cent cheaper than the existing offerings, depending on how long you select.

Volkswagen has announced new three- and five-year service plans across its range, helping lower costs by five and 10 per cent respectively.

The new program, inventively dubbed Volkswagen Service Plan, sits alongside the Assured Service Price program. Where the new plans are paid for upfront, the Assured Service Price quotes are what it'll cost for owners without a pre-paid service program.

It's available across the brand's entire range, and is transferable between owners.

Prices are laid out in the table below.

ModelThree-service planFive-service plan
Amarok$1609$2650
Arteon$1609$2206
Caddy$1186$2175
Caravelle$1619$3031
Crafter$1744$3117
Golf$1137$1931
Multivan$1619$3030
Passat$1403$2683
Polo$1152$2164
Tiguan$1304$2246
Touareg$1716$2889
Transporter$1481$2553

Although it's cheaper than before, Volkswagen hasn't repositioned itself too far down the service affordability scale.

The Golf is still $360 more expensive than a Hyundai i30 to service over three years, and a meaningful $612 costlier than a Corolla for the same period. It does, however, undercut the Subaru Impreza.

Moving to the Polo, $2164 over five years is $664 more expensive than a Mazda 2, while $1152 over three years is $312 more than it'll cost you to maintain a Yaris over the same period.

Along with the less expensive servicing plans, Volkswagen recently announced a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty promotion, running until the end of December.

UPDATE: An earlier version of this story said the new capped-price plans replace the 'Assured Service Price' program. The copy has been amended to reflect the fact the plans sit alongside each other.