Holden announces permanent five-year warranty for new cars sold in Australia
Holden has today announced a five-year warranty on all new cars sold in Australia, with unlimited kilometres for all private and ABN buyers – Government, fleet, and rental customer cars are limited to 200,000km.
This new warranty program follows on from the recent announcement that General Motors’s global captive finance company, GM Financial, will enter into the Australian market as Holden Financial Services.
Along with the new five-year warranty program comes what the GM-owned company calls ‘complete care package’, which includes services such as ‘take your time test drive’ where potential buyers can take any Holden vehicle for up to 24-hours, five-year roadside assistance for buyers who service their vehicles through Holden dealers, and complete service cost transparency so buyers are aware what the costs of each service will be during ownership.
This move by Holden sets them apart from brands such as Toyota and Mazda, who only offer buyers three-year warranty programs. Kia is still ahead in terms of the warranty stakes, with Hyundai, Honda, and Ford sitting just behind them with similar five-year offers.
Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, said:
“At Holden, we’re focused on offering the right products in the right segments and providing exceptional customer service. Holden’s product portfolio is the best line-up and quality we’ve ever had, especially in the key growth segments of SUVs and utes.”
“Buying a new car is a huge financial and emotional commitment and this 5-year warranty is rounding out our market-leading portfolio of care for our customers.”
Holden has has a bit of a slow start to 2018, clocking up less sales than previous years and seeing the Commodore nameplate drop out of the top 10 best selling cars. No doubt Holden will be looking forward its new seven-seat SUV Acadia joining vehicles such as the Equinox, ZB Commodore, Astra, and Trax later this year.