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Haval offers Seven-year Unlimited Warranty

The industry standard warranty used to be three years, 100,000km. And that’s what many manufacturers still offer, for example Toyota and Nissan.

However, slowly but surely, some of the lesser-known brands in particular have increased warranty lengths in order to demonstrate their reliability; this has been followed by certain bigger brands.

For example, Ford just introduced a five-year warranty from May 2018, and Kia has had a seven-year unlimited kilometre warranty for some time. Other brands have the three-year standard, but offer a two-year extension for which you have to pay. This is all factory warranty, as distinct from the dealer-only or third-party warranties which are much more limited in scope and much harder to claim from.

And now Haval is offering a seven-year unlimited kilometre warranty on all cars from October 1 to December 31, which is important for a couple of reasons – firstly, the Australian public has a deep and mostly unwarranted (hah) distrust of Chinese cars, and secondly it demonstrates Haval intends to be in Australia for the long-term. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Haval H9s and they’re pretty decent cars that offer great value, so this is a good move from Haval. Hopefully the warranty extension will become permanent.

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