News & ReviewsLast 7 days
Car Advice
Haval launches seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty promotion

Most Recent posts

Haval launches seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty promotion

Haval has announced it will offer a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty across its range until December 31. The promotion is part of its 2018 plate clearance, and will apply to private buyers exclusively – business, fleet and rental customers will have to settle for a seven-year, 150,000km coverage period...

Recent Posts
Volkswagen offering five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31
145
Comments

Volkswagen offering five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31

Volkswagen will offer a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty across its range until December 31. Michael Bartsch, Volkswagen Group Australia managing director, said customer reaction to the promotion will be "very informative". Led by Hyundai and Kia, there's been an industry-wide push toward longer warranty coverage over the last 12 months...


Volkswagen to replace faulty vehicles within 60 days of purchase
132
Comments

Volkswagen to replace faulty vehicles within 60 days of purchase

Volkswagen will replace vehicles that are un-drivable due to faults present within 60 days of purchase, as part of a new agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The new plan, inventively dubbed the 60-day policy, means owners won't need to demonstrate a major fault to score a replacement, provided the car isn't driveable...


Subaru to stick with three-year warranty, despite competitor moves
70
Comments

Subaru to stick with three-year warranty, despite competitor moves

Subaru is set to stick with a three-year warranty for the short term, despite a number of its competitors making the move to longer coverage periods. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia managing director, Colin Christie, said he's aware of the competition, but the company is still investigating its options...


Jaguar I-Pace gets five-year warranty - UPDATE
4
Comments

Jaguar I-Pace gets five-year warranty - UPDATE

Jaguar Australia has announced the I-Pace electric SUV will be backed by a five-year/200,000km warranty Down Under when it arrives in local showrooms in November, bolstered by extended servicing and roadside assistance programs. On top of the five-year factory cover, Jaguar says the I-Pace's battery pack is also covered by an eight-year, 160,000 kilometre warranty...


Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension
61
Comments

Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension

With its decision to move to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Mazda has narrowed the pool of 'mainstream' manufacturers offering three years of coverage to just four: Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. We've made clear the CarAdvice position on warranty in the past, but here's a quick recap from Alborz's opinion piece on the issue: It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties...


Mazda moves to five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
223
Comments

Mazda moves to five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

Mazda has joined the likes of Holden and Ford, extending its three-year warranty to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre program. The longer term applies to all vehicles sold from August 1, and brings the company into line with Holden, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda and Citroen...


HSV Colorado SportsCat gets five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
57
Comments

HSV Colorado SportsCat gets five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

HSV has announced it's bringing the Colorado SportsCat warranty into line with that of the wider Holden range, offering five-year unlimited-kilometre coverage for its jacked-up dual-cab. The extended coverage period applies to all cars sold after July 1, 2018, replacing the existing three-year offering, and placing it on a level playing field with the just-launched Ford Ranger Raptor...


Holden announces permanent five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
248
Comments

Holden announces permanent five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

Holden has extended its standard warranty to five years with no kilometre cap, as a show of confidence in its new, imported-only product line. Government, fleet and rental buyers will get the same five years, albeit with a 200,000 kilometre cap. The new coverage period came into force on July 1, 2018, and will apply to all new Holden cars going forward  – unlike previous warranty promotions, which had an end date...


Millions of Australians paying for roadside assist... and not using it
41
Comments

Millions of Australians paying for roadside assist... and not using it

Australian motorists are wasting their money on roadside assistance, with almost a quarter of drivers preferring to call a friend or family member if their car breaks down. According to a report from finder.com.au, three million Australians pay for roadside assistance, at an average annual cost of $133...


Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches
16
Comments

Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches

Peugeot is offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on its SUV models sold before the end of June, as part of a wider sales campaign. The brand's 'delicious' deals campaign will upgrade 208 Active ($21,990 before on-roads) and 308 Active ($26,990 before on-roads) purchases to the Allure grade, representing $3000 and $5000 of extra value respectively...


Ford Australia announces five-year warranty
174
Comments

Ford Australia announces five-year warranty

Ford's local arm has introduced a new five year, unlimited kilometre warranty across its entire range – including commercial vehicles. With the new ownership program, the Blue Oval matches the likes of Hyundai and Mitsubishi in the passenger car market, while also becoming the segment leader in the 4x4 ute class...


Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until June 30
75
Comments

Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until June 30

Honda Australia is advertising a seven year, unlimited kilometre warranty across its range until June 30. In addition to the promotional warranty offer, Honda is also offering seven years of its premium roadside assistance service as well, meaning owners can call for help 24 hours a day, seven days a week...


Renault Australia cuts warranty for RS models
131
Comments

Renault Australia cuts warranty for RS models

Renault Australia has dialled back the ownership program for buyers of its high-performance 'RS' models, with all vehicles purchased from 1 May 2018 now covered for three years, instead of the previous five. The move means Renault Sport (RS) models are no longer covered by the same warranty as their regular counterparts, which continue with the same five-year, unlimited-kilometre program as before...


Kia Australia considering 10-year warranty
67
Comments

Kia Australia considering 10-year warranty

Kia Australia says it'll do what's required to protect its unique selling point (USP) of offering the best warranty in the business, with consideration for a longer warranty already underway. Speaking to CarAdvice in Brisbane this week, Kia Motors Australia chief operating officer, Damien Meredith, said the company believes it already offers the most comprehensive warranty in Australia, but will look at other options if that becomes threatened...


Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty
32
Comments

Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty

Genesis is set to launch as a standalone brand in Australia later this year, and is expected to bring an industry-leading warranty. Speaking to media at the 2018 New York motor show, Genesis senior vice president, Manfred Fitzgerald, told CarAdvice the company plans on offering an best-in-market warranty program when it lands in Australia around May...


Tesla announces eight-year warranty for Model S and Model X
91
Comments

Tesla announces eight-year warranty for Model S and Model X

American electric car maker Tesla has announced an eight-year new car warranty for Australian customers this week, along with eight years of roadside assistance. The company's announcement stipulates all new vehicles are covered for eight years (96 months) or 160,000km, whichever comes first, from the time of purchase...


Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced
203
Comments

Hyundai i30 N track warranty announced

Hyundai Australia has confirmed it will include cover for track use as part of the five-year warranty program on its i30 N hot hatch. The first product to launch under the Korean manufacturer's new N performance sub-brand arrives in Australia from $39,990 before on-road costs, in high-output 202kW/353Nm 'Performance' specification...


Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March
214
Comments

Holden offering seven-year Commodore, Equinox warranty in March

Holden has announced it will be offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on the new Commodore and Equinox until March 31. “We want more and more people to come and take a look at just how good these vehicles are and experience some of the great engineering work from our talented engineers – our new seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox shows just how confident we are," said Mark Harland, Holden executive director of marketing...


Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years
93
Comments

Toyota has no plans to extend warranty beyond three years

Toyota Australia says it currently has no plans to change its warranty period from the current three-year product to match competitors that are offering five or seven in the ever competitive market. With the likes of Hyundai, Kia, Honda, Peugeot and plenty of others offering five or seven-year warranties, the question has come up as to why Toyota, Mazda and others have so far stayed stagnant in their approach to consumer warranties...