Suzuki has become the last mainstream brand to offer a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty as standard across its range.
The Japanese brand today dumped its standard three-year, 100,000km coverage period in favour of the five-year term now standard across the industry.
Previously, the brand limited its five-year coverage to owners who serviced their vehicles exclusively within the Suzuki dealer network.
Along with the longer standard warranty, Suzuki has moved away from its current six-month service plans in favour of 12 month/15,000km intervals in non-turbo models, and 12 month/10,000km intervals for turbocharged cars. The plans include filters and fluids, which isn't the case with all Suzuki's rivals.
The base, non-turbo Swift now costs $897 to service for its first three years, making it $57 more expensive than a Toyota Yaris.
The new capped-price servicing program covers five year and 100,000km of driving, whichever comes first.
Hyundai was the first brand to offer a five-year warranty across its range, having introduced it in 1999. Mitsubishi followed in 2004, while Kia one-upped its Korean stablemates with a seven-year coverage period in October 2014.
Since then, the full spread of 'mainstream' brands in Australia have dumped their three-year warranties in favour of a five-year coverage period.