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LDV offering seven-year warranty for one model

The new LDV MIFA will be the first model from the Chinese brand with a seven-year warranty.

Neither the brand nor its local distributor Ateco have announced plans to extend this to other LDV models yet.

The new people mover is backed by a seven-year, 200,000km warranty, which stands in contrast to the warranties offered elsewhere in the LDV range.

The D90 SUV and T60 ute are covered by a five-year, 130,000km warranty, the Deliver 9 range is covered by a three-year, 160,000km warranty, and the G10 and V80 vans bring up the rear with a three-year, 100,000km warranty.

In addition to not offering a standardised warranty across its range, LDV offers capped-price servicing exclusively on Deliver 9 models. LDV hasn’t announced capped-price servicing for any other models.

Seven-year warranties are the new frontier in the mainstream car market, led by Kia’s introduction of one in 2014. The Korean brand covers all its vehicles with a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

GWM, MG, SsangYong, and Skoda have since followed suit with seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranties of their own.

Mitsubishi is the only manufacturer that currently beats these by offering a 10-year warranty, though like LDV it has a mileage limit of 200,000km.

All new Mitsubishi vehicles receive 10 years of warranty coverage and 10 years of capped-price servicing.

There’s a catch though, as these new Mitsubishi vehicles need to be serviced at a certified Mitsubishi dealer for the 10-year warranty period to count.

The warranty period is shortened to five-years/100,000km if you service outside the dealer network.

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