Holden is looking to put its poor February sales behind it, by offering extended warranties on all its 2018 plate models, including seven years for its new Commodore, and Equinox SUV.
All other models, including Astra, Barina, Spark and Trax get a five-year warranty instead of the usual three years, with all warranty periods coming with roadside assist coverage.
Colorado and Trailblazer also get five-year warranty and roadside assist plus three-years’ free scheduled servicing, based on nine months/15,000km intervals.
2017 plate Holdens – new and demonstrator – also get the five-year warranty with roadside assist and the three years free scheduled servicing.
While the cynics among us would say extending the warranty is a way to discount slow-selling models, Holden’s executive director of marketing, Mark Holland says it reflects the brand’s self-assurance.
“We want more and more people to come and take a look at just how good these vehicles are and experience some of the great engineering work from our talented engineers – our new seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox shows just how confident we are.
“With extended warranties across the range and world-class new products, now is a great time to buy a Holden,”
The offer, which applies to vehicles purchased before March 31, sees Commodore and Equinox become the only non-Kia vehicles to be covered for seven years, and follows a similar offer at the end of last year, which proved successful.