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Kia’s seven year warranty hits its seventh anniversary

The first Kia models are starting to reach the end of their seven year warranty following the brand’s launch of the European designed Cee’d in 2007.

There are now more than 82,000 Cee’d models in the UK with the seven year/100,000 mile warranty.

In 2010 Kia extended the seven year warranty protection to its entire range and now almost 290,000 cars have been sold to UK buyers with the warranty protection.

Paul Philpott, president and chief executive of Kia Motors (UK), said: "When we announced the warranty on Cee'ds built at our new factory in Slovakia there were many cynics and doubters who claimed it would be a short-term measure.

"Well, it is still here and remains the most easily understood and extensive warranty in the new car business.
"It is transferable from owner to owner and only requires regular servicing according to our schedule and the use of genuine Kia parts.

"The seven year warranty is a statement of confidence in our quality and manufacturing back in 2004 and it remains that today.”

The average claim count during the seven year cover has been just over three per vehicle with 411 vehicles having exceeded the mileage restriction of 100,000 miles and only 648 vehicles having had no claims whatsoever during the seven year period.

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