In a win for consumers, Skoda has announced an update to its warranty terms.
As of today, all Skoda vehicles will come with a standard five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty. This change applies to all private, general fleet and government vehicle sales.
This is a significant improvement over the former three-year offering and improves the brands competitiveness against the rival manufacturers.
Skoda also offers a five-year/150,000km warranty on all vehicles purchased for commercial use.
Smaller car makers and new brands to the local market have used longer warranty coverage as a means to gain and improve market share. Hyundai and sister brand Kia have used this ploy very effectively.
As Skoda approaches its 10th year of selling cars in Australia, this move is sure to bring new customers to the brand.
Skoda now makes more sense for buyers looking for something different, but also looking for strong value for money.
Skoda Australia Managing Director Michael Irmer also spoke of the brand’s competitive ownership credentials, "A Skoda is not only more economical to run and service than some rival Japanese vehicles, its warranty now exceeds their standard by two years. Our cars require servicing at 12 months/15,000km – not six months/10,000km, and can offer a worry-free Guaranteed Future Value finance option on every car."
Let’s start a Car Conversation, does the increase in Skoda’s warranty period make you more likely to consider one of their cars?