A long warranty can be one of the biggest deciding factors when it comes to buying a car. Kia and Hyundai have led the charge for some time, with seven-year/100,000-mile and five-year/unlimited-mileage deals respectively. Now fellow Korean carmaker Ssangyong has upstaged them.
The SsangYong seven-year/150,000-mile warranty
You can now buy any new Ssangyong and have seven years and/or 150,000 miles of warrantied motoring. And that’s not all: the warranty also applies retrospectively. Any new Rexton bought since its launch in October 2017 gets the same cover. For £500, it can also apply to any Ssangyong sold between January and September last year.
The warranty includes most of the oily bits. Wheel bearings, suspension joints, bushes, steering joints and shock absorbers are also covered. Clutch discs and brake discs and pads are warrantied for just one year or 12,500 miles, however, while the battery and paintwork are covered for three years.
“We want our customers to feel that by choosing a SsangYong, they will be looked after the best,” said Nick Laird, MD of Ssangyong UK.
“Well engineered, extremely well-built in South Korea and consequently very reliable, we are backing our faith in the range by introducing the best and longest warranty available to all models.
“No other vehicle on sale today comes with such comprehensive reassurance, and without the small-print of so many other manufacturer warranties.”