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Genesis could offer industry leading-warranty
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...


Peugeot, Citroen introduce five-year warranty
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Peugeot, Citroen introduce five-year warranty

Peugeot and Citroen Australia (PCA) has announced it will introduce a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assistance across its passenger car range. Effective immediately, the French company's program will also be retroactively applied to all 2018 model-year vehicles already sold, and completely transferable between owners...


Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31
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Honda offering seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty until December 31

Honda is offering a free upgrade to a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty across selected models until December 31. The Japanese manufacturer only recently announced its standard five-year/unlimited kilometre factory warranty, though this latest promotion - launched in early November - takes it one step further to match current industry leader, Kia...


Citroen six-year warranty discontinued
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Citroen six-year warranty discontinued

Citroen's local division has canned its six-year warranty program, reverting to the previous three-year factory warranty. The decision comes after local representation of the French brand shifted from Sime Darby to Inchcape earlier this year. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, Jemma White, corporate communications manager for Citroen Australia, said the six-year program was merely a promotional offer...


Volkswagen Australia doesn't plan on extending its warranty
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Volkswagen Australia doesn't plan on extending its warranty

Volkswagen Australia has no present plan to extend its standard factory warranty beyond three years — yet — largely because it doesn’t see itself losing sales to other middle market brands with longer terms of coverage...


Subaru five-year warranty offer available through September
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Subaru five-year warranty offer available through September

Japanese manufacturer Subaru is currently offering a five year, unlimited kilometre warranty on certain models for the month of September. Until September 30, buyers will not only get the aforementioned warranty cover, but also five years of roadside assistance on selected Forester, Outback, Liberty, Levorg, BRZ, WRX, and WRX STI models...


Ferrari announces 15-year extended factory warranty program - UPDATE
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Ferrari announces 15-year extended factory warranty program - UPDATE

UPDATE, August 1: Australian pricing now confirmed. See bottom of article. Italian supercar specialist Ferrari has announced a new extended warranty program, which covers owners for up to a class-leading 15 years from the date the vehicle is first registered...


Five-year warranties should be standard
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Five-year warranties should be standard

It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties . There is simply no good reason a Kia Sportage should have a seven-year warranty while a Toyota RAV4 is offered with only three. Is Toyota suggesting its product is not as good as a Kia? Is that the reality, in 2017? No, Toyota has it easy, knowing it can sell the RAV4 in high numbers through its reputation for quality, durability and reliability...


Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty
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Honda Australia introduces five-year warranty

Honda Australia will roll out a self-funded five-year and unlimited kilometre warranty on all vehicles it sells from July 1 this year. Capitalising on what it calls its reputation for reliability, the company becomes the first Japanese manufacturer to offer such coverage in Australia (Mitsubishi does five years/100,000km)...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Peugeot Australia in talks with French HQ to expand eight-year warranty
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Peugeot Australia in talks with French HQ to expand eight-year warranty

Peugeot Australia could soon become the brand with the most extensive new-car warranty in the country - an eight-year, unlimited-kilometre plan. Back in 2016 the company announced it would back certain models in its range with the benchmark eight-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, and now the local branch of Peugeot is in talks with its French headquarters, Groupe PSA, to implement a longer warranty as a permanent fixture...


Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist
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Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia, Steve Zanlunghi, has made his mark today with the launch of an improved 'Jeep There and Back' warranty and service deal. All new MY17 Jeep models sold in Australia will now be offered with a transferrable five-year warranty, lifetime roadside assistance and a capped-price servicing schedule as standard, the brand's parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed today...


Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE
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Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE

Skoda has upgraded its warranty offering today from three to five years on private, general fleet and government vehicles, while carrying over the already strong unlimited-kilometre coverage. Vehicles purchased for commercial use also get a five year warranty, but with a 150,000-kilometre limit...


Peugeot Australia offers 8-year warranty on MY15 models for limited time
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Peugeot Australia offers 8-year warranty on MY15 models for limited time

Peugeot has rolled out a big eight-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and roadside assistance deal across its entire range for private buyers, besting the already impressive seven years offered by Kia. There's a catch, however: while Kia's seven-year offer is a permanent program for all models, Peugeot's new warranty is strictly limited to existing stocks of model-year 2015 vehicles that have not yet been sold...


Citroen Confidence program adds six-year capped-price servicing and roadside assist
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Citroen Confidence program adds six-year capped-price servicing and roadside assist

French brand Citroen has announced it will back up its strong six-year unlimited kilometre warranty with a new capped-price and roadside assist program known as Citroen Confidence. The company’s new ownership program ranks Citroen among the strongest ownership programs on offer, only bettered by the seven-year capped-price servicing/roadside assistance/warranty program offered by Kia...


Kia Australia introduces seven-year warranty, capped-price servicing and roadside assist
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Kia Australia introduces seven-year warranty, capped-price servicing and roadside assist

Kia Australia has confirmed the introduction of a new seven-year warranty, capped-price servicing and roadside assistance program that positions the South Korean brand as the industry leader for ownership. The company claims the seven-year program - dubbed 7-7-7, "sets a new standard for customer care in the Australian automotive landscape", with the warranty for Kia vehicles now extended from five years to seven - with unlimited kilometres...