The process of buying a new car can be a vigorous one, with endless options available and various factors to consider.
There's no doubting that a car's warranty is imperative and could be a deciding factor when it comes to purchasing a new car. The basic proposition is much the same across the board – however, they vary significantly depending on the manufacturer.
New-car warranties start from three years and generally go up to seven.
It's worth noting that warranty terms may be conditional, and some commercial applications may limit warranty. Individual components like electric-vehicle batteries may also be covered by separate warranties.
Here is a ranking of manufacturer's warranties in ascending order:
Alfa Romeo: Three-years/150,000km
Alpine: Three-years/unlimited-kilometre for the first two years, limited to 100,000km for the third year.
Aston Martin: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre
Jaguar: Three-year/100,000km (Vehicles sold prior to April 1 2021 will have a three-year unlimited-kilometre warranty).
Land Rover: Five-year/100,000km (Vehicles sold prior to April 1 2021 will have a three-year unlimited-kilometre warranty).
Mercedes-Benz vans: Five-year/250,000km
Renault: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty for passenger vehicles, five-year/200,000km for vans
GWM: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre (excluding Great Wall Steed, with a five-year/150,000km warranty)
MG: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre for ICE vehicles, EV & hybrids have a Five-year/unlimited-kilometre
Mitsubishi: 10-year/200,000km when serviced exclusively within the Mitsubishi dealer network. Details here. Or five-year/100,000kms as standard.