Alfa Romeo StelvioAlfa Romeo has revealed a surprise five-year warranty package on all new cars sold from 1 July 2018. The five-year warranty matches similarly-long packages from Hyundai and Toyota – and betters the three-year deals offered by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

The Alfa Romeo warranty is limited to 75,000 miles, but it also comes with five years’ roadside assistance included for free. The sporting Italian brand is even combining the new warranty package with three years’ free scheduled servicing.

Alfa says it’s able to extend its warranty because of the quality improvements at its Cassino plant, where the Giulia, Stelvio and Giulietta are built. It was upgraded for the start of Giulia production and boasts “best practices from other FCA plants worldwide”.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

The firm is branding the new deal as the 5-3-5 offer, and is offering it on all retail sales, excluding personal contract hire. Sorry, higher-mileage company car drivers. 

It’s also sorry to potential Mito and 4C customers: they’re not built in Cassino, so are not part of the five-year warranty offer. 

Motoring Research contacted Alfa Romeo to check if the five-year warranty is a time-limited summer special offer – and it seems it is not. There is currently no end date on it,” a spokesperson told us; “It’s running until further notice.”