Nissan Australia has announced it will offer a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty as standard on all new vehicles sold from April 1, 2019.
The move means all of the top 10 selling brands in Australia now offer a minimum warranty period of five years. Kia still leads the way with a seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
Nissan’s new ownership package also includes complimentary roadside assistance during the warranty period.
The five-year warranty will also cover the new version of the Leaf electric car when it arrives in August.
“Five-year warranty provides our customers with both confidence in the Nissan Brand and our vehicles,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.
“Nissan is committed to delivering the best total ownership experience, and whether its sales, service or finance, warranty plays an important role in delivering complete customer satisfaction.”
In recent years, Honda, Volkswagen, Holden, Ford, Mazda and Toyota have all made the move to longer warranty coverage as standard. It’s simply a sign of changing customer expectations.
Attention is likely to now turn to premium brands where the draconian three-year coverage is still the norm. There are some exceptions such as Lexus which offers buyers a four-year warranty on all its cars. Jaguar is dipping its toe in the water by providing a five-year warranty on its fully-electric I-Pace.
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