Renault has broken with mainstream motor manufacturer convention and launched a five-year warranty on all new cars.
Typically, European and most Japanese motor manufacturers have offered three-year new car warranties with only Korean marques Kia and Hyundai breaking convention with seven-year and five-year warranties respectively. However, Mitsubishi an Alliance partner of Renault, offers a five-year/62,500-mile warranty, while fellow Alliance partner Nissan offers a three-year new car warranty.
The new Renault five-year warranty, which will help reduce whole life operating costs for fleets, sees an increase from 36 months to 60 months of cover as standard for all passenger cars with unlimited mileage cover for the first two years and a 100,000-mile limit thereafter.
Introduction of the five-year warranty coincides with the launch of new models to the Renault range, including all-new Clio, all-new Captur, and the new all-electric Zoe.
The new Trafic Passenger and SpaceClass, people-carrying versions of the Trafic light commercial vehicle are covered by a three-year warranty, in line with all Renault LCVs, with unlimited mileage for the first 24 months, then limited to a total of 100,000 miles in the remaining year.
Speaking about the new five-year warranty Vincent Tourette, managing director of Renault UK said: “Renault is deeply committed to the quality and reliability of its products and this extended cover reinforces the confidence that both we and our customers have in our vehicles.”
As before, all new Renault models will be backed by a three-year roadside assistance package with a 100,000 mile limit for zero emission vehicles and new Koleos, and a 60,000 mile limit for all other models.