Volvo Cars Australia has confirmed it will offer a permanent five-year warranty from 1 April 2020.
While the move is yet to be officially announced, all new Volvo models delivered from the start of April will be covered by the new warranty.
When the official press release goes out, it’s expected private buyers will enjoy unlimited kilometre coverage during the five-year warranty.
The new warranty term replaces the three-year structure and matches the move recently made by Mercedes-Benz.
Amongst other premium rivals, Lexus offers four-years with a 100,000km cap, while newcomer Genesis offers five years.
Those shopping in the premium segments should note Jaguar Land Rover is currently offering a promotional five-year warranty. It’s expected this move will become permanent at the end of the month.
Volvo’s move leaves German pair BMW and Audi anchored to three-year warranty coverage. No doubt both brands will be contemplating the move.
As it currently stands, the majority of mainstream manufacturers operating in Australia now offer a minimum five-year warranty. Only Kia goes further with a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Smaller brands, SsangYong and MG, have matched Kia’s seven-year coverage.
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