It’s war as Honda ups the warranty on its new cars from 3 to 5 years, with unlimited kilometres across the entire range.
The new, longer warranty matches that of Hyundai but falls short of Kia’s benchmark 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty.
It will apply to all new and selected demonstrator vehicles sold from July 1 this year.
Honda Australia director Stephen Collins said in the competitive Australia market customers expected brands to be innovative and Honda Australia is aiming to do this right across the business.
“Honda has an envied reputation for quality and reliability, the depth of engineering inherent in our vehicles is something our customers can trust. So we’re taking things a big step further with this 5-year warranty announcement,” he said.
The new 5-year, unlimited warranty does not affect other Honda factory backed warranties – its existing 6-year rust and three-year paint warranties carry over.
Vehicles used for commercial purposes will also receive a 5-year warranty but it will be limited to 140,000km.
Mr Collins said the the 5-year warranty applies to the entire Honda range, from the fuel-efficient Jazz city car right through to the all-new CR-V, Civic hatch and sedan – even the high performance Civic Type R.
“Our new 5-year, unlimited kilometre Honda warranty, combined with Honda Tailored Servicing, reinforces Honda as a superior ownership proposition ahead of some key rivals,” he said.
“Given the quality of Honda vehicles they can sometimes be perceived as more expensive, when this is simply not the case. We encourage new car buyers to take a look at our pricing, our ownership costs and our new 5-year warranty against the competition. Honda is very competitive.”