The French are starting to get serious with news a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty will be applied to all Peugeot and Citroën cars sold in Australia.
The new warranty accompanied by five years roadside assistance kicks in immediately and will be applied retrospectively to any MY18 vehicles already sold, as well as being completely transferable between owners.
It’s not the first, or even the second time the company has offered an extended warranty — nor will it be a first if the offer is later withdrawn.
Back in 2014 Citroens were covered by a six-year warranty.
But with Inchcape now at the wheel, the same company that imports and distributes Subaru — the five-year pitch has to be taken seriously.
Managing Director of Peugeot and Citroën Australia, Anouk Poelmann, said the new warranty would give Australian’s confidence in purchasing a Peugeot or Citroën and reinforced the commitment both PCA and Groupe PSA in France have for the Australian market.
“When Peugeot and Citroën arrived in Australia – almost 80 and 100 years ago respectively, reliability and durability was the key to the brand’s early success and today that focus has not changed,” she said.
“From design to engineering and manufacture, efforts at all levels of the business have focused on quality, durability and reliability – and this new five-year warranty underscores our confidence in the new-generation of Peugeot and Citroën product.
“Peugeot and Citroën are some of the oldest and most storied marques in Australia and we at PCA and Groupe PSA are determined to make the next chapter one full of confidence and growth,” said Poelmann.
Read the fine print and you will find the first three years are covered Groupe PSA , that is the company itself, while the remaining two years are underwritten by newly formed Peugeot Citroën Australia.
Light commercial vehicles, however, are excluded from the deal and will continue to be covered by a standard three year/100,00km warranty — the same as Subarus.