Hyundai Automotive South Africa has again set a benchmark in the local car industry with a manufacturer’s warranty that lasts for 7 years or 200 000 km. This bold and confident new feature will ensure even greater resale value of Hyundai products and more peace of mind for its customers.
The new, extended warranty will cover a wide array of engine and transmission components of any Hyundai passenger car and light commercial vehicle sold by Hyundai Automotive SA with entry from 1 February 2016.
“We are proud to be a leader once again in the South Africa automotive industry with a manufacturer’s warranty that really bears testimony of the trust that we place in our products. Our cars’ quality and reliability have established excellent resale values over the years, and many thousands of Hyundai customers and drivers can vouch for the peace of mind that our products bring to the consumer,” says Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa.
“Hyundai introduced the 5-year/150 000 km manufacturer’s warranty at the end of 2007, and it caught our competitors by surprise. It was a feature of a Hyundai buyer’s package that quickly became a promise of our cars quality and reliability.
“The new, extended warranty fits in with Hyundai’s mission, which is to become a trusted lifetime partner to our customers by bringing a new perspective to automobiles through innovation,” says Anderson.
In the engine, items such as the timing chain, cylinder block, head gasket, cylinder head and crank case, to name a few, are covered by the extended warranty. The turbo-charger, water pump, flywheel and engine mountings also fall under the warranty, while the pressure plate and the torque converter are also covered in the manual and automatic gearboxes.
Several other components in the transmission – front wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive – are also covered by the warranty, including the transfer case, universal joint, prop shaft, axle shafts, constant velocity joints and front and rear differentials. Front and rear hub bearings are also on the list of parts that enjoy the warranty cover.
The Hyundai passenger models covered by the 7-year/200 000 km warranty range from the entry-model, the i10, to the range-topping Santa Fe SUV and the 9-seater H-1 Bus. The light commercial vehicles enjoying the new warranty cover are the H-1 Panel Van and H-1 Multicab, as well as the popular H100, also known as the “Bakkie”.