Korean brand SsangYong has boosted the terms of its new car warranty, taking it to seven years and 150,000 miles, the longest in the market.
Kia has provided a seven-year manufacturer warranty on all its models since 2010, however it is valid up to 100,000 miles.
“We want our customers to feel that by choosing a SsangYong, they will be looked after the best,” said Nick Laird, managing director of SsangYong Motor 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,” said Laird.
“We announced a seven-year warranty when launching Musso in the summer for Musso and Rexton - on which the pick-up is based; it was so well received that we have decided to extend the same level of customer protection to all new models. No other vehicle on sale today comes with such comprehensive reassurance, and without the small-print of so many other manufacturer warranties."
The seven-year warranty now applies to all new SsangYong vehicles registered from October 1.
But it can be applied retrospectively to all new Rextons sold since it was launched in October last year - customers wishing to apply the free upgrade can do so at their dealership or at their next service interval.
The seven-year warranty can also be applied to all other models purchased sinceJanuary 1st this year at a cost of £500.
SsangYong said it is designed to be totally transparent and give customers complete peace of mind, as it warranty covers all the major mechanical components including wheel bearings, suspension joints and bushes, steering joints, shock absorbers and even the audio system.
Wearable components such as clutch discs and brake friction materials, which could have their life reduced by poor driving, are covered for one year or 12,500 miles, and the battery and paintwork for three years.