Shoppers considering a new Nissan now have a fresh deal-sweetener on the table, with the company’s local office announcing that all new cars sold to private buyers will be covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre factory warranty.
It’s a sizable boost from Nissan’s previous three year, 100,000km warranty term, and it also comes with roadside assistance as standard for the duration of the warranty period.
It also means all of the top-ten highest selling car brands in Australia now offer at least five years of warranty coverage. Kia goes a step further, offering a seven-year factory warranty on all of its vehicles.
Other manufacturers outside of the top ten also offer competitive after-sales terms, with MG providing up to seven years of coverage and EV specialist Tesla providing the longest warranty of all at eight years, unlimited kilometres.
Even so, there are still a number of hold-outs against increased warranties – principally those automakers in the luxury segment. Among them, Lexus, Infiniti and Rolls-Royce are the most generous, offering four-year terms against the three-years offered by the likes of Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz.
Nissan’s all-electric Leaf (above) will be covered by the new warranty, while its battery also comes with an additional “Health Guarantee” that covers the expensive lithium-ion pack against excessive capacity loss (more than three bars out of twelve) for 8 years or 200,000km.
Nissan Australia will still warrant cars sold to commercial fleets for a five year period however, the kilometre stipulation is limited to 200,000km. The new warranty applies to all new cars sold from April 1, 2019.
“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 it's sales, service or finance, warranty plays an important role in delivering complete customer satisfaction.”