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Nissan adds five-year warranty and roadside assist across the range

Anyone who buys a new car from a Top 10 brand will get at least five years factory-backed warranty from today. Nissan – the last of the Top 10 to offer extended coverage – has finally added a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty across the range and included five-year roadside assistance for good measure...

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Kia Australia ready to push for 10-year warranty
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Kia Australia ready to push for 10-year warranty

If the chief operating officer of Kia Australia gets his way, it’s just a matter of time before the company extends its mainstream-market-leading warranty – EV maker Tesla has an eight-year plan – to a whopping 10 years in duration...


Renault adds seven-year warranty
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Renault adds seven-year warranty

Yet another manufacturer is extending its warranty. French brand Renault is offering seven-year coverage across its Koleos SUV range until the end of March. Renault has also managed to hold its sharp $29,990 drive-away starting price for base Koleos, while the range-topper has been cut by $3000 to $42,990 drive-away, and also includes the seven-year warranty deal...


When will luxury cars get five-year warranty?
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When will luxury cars get five-year warranty?

Pressure is mounting on luxury car brands to boost their warranties to five years or more, now that nine of the Top 10 brands offer extended coverage as standard. In particular the decision by car giants Toyota and Volkswagen to increase their warranties from three to five years from January 1, 2019 has made it increasingly difficult for their respective luxury affiliates Lexus and Audi to hold out...


Toyota announces five-year warranty
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Toyota announces five-year warranty

Market leader Toyota has finally bowed to public pressure and will boost warranty coverage from three years to five on every new model sold from January 1, 2019. The warranty will extend to seven years on the engine and drivetrain on “properly maintained vehicles” that are equipped with genuine Toyota parts...


Subaru adds five-year warranty
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Subaru adds five-year warranty

And then there were two. Market leader Toyota and fellow Japanese brand Nissan are now the only two in the Top 10 with a below average three-year warranty after Subaru boosted its coverage to five years from January 1, 2019. Subaru introduced its five-year warranty on certain models in December – and had increased its standard three-year coverage during monthly sales promotions in recent years – but the new deal is permanent...


Ssangyong confirms seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
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Ssangyong confirms seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

That's right folks, there's another member of the seven-year warranty gang. And, it's another Korean. While spilling some details about its upcoming new range of vehicles, including the Musso, Rexton and Tivoli, Ssangyong has confirmed it will offer a seven-year warranty across its range. But wait, there's more: it's unlimited kilometres...


Renault boosts LCV warranty to unlimited kilometres
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Renault boosts LCV warranty to unlimited kilometres

Renault has extended its light-commercial vehicle warranty to unlimited kilometres, instead of the existing 200,000km cap. The new warranty term applies to all new vehicles sold after November 1, 2018. Although the kilometre cap has been lifted, the three-year term remains. It applies to the compact Kangoo, the mid-size Trafic, and the large Master...


Haval launches seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty promotion
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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...


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