Lexus Australia has followed Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Jaguar Land Rover, and Genesis in offering a five-year warranty, unlimited-kilometre warranty in Australia.
Lexus was the luxury warranty leader when it introduced its four-year coverage period in 2001, but was overtaken by Mercedes-Benz and Volvo when they moved to their five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranties in 2020.
Jaguar Land Rover has since followed suit, while luxury Korean brand Genesis launched with a five-year warranty Down Under. BMW and Audi have stood by their three-year warranties.
“From January 1st, 2022, the new Lexus Warranty Experience will apply to all new Lexus vehicles – five years, unlimited kilometres,” Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson told media.
Mr Thompson says the warranty will also be “backdated to cover all Lexus vehicles sold since the start of this year”.
“Similarly, our confidence in reliability allows us to extend the high-voltage battery warranty for all our electrified vehicles to 10 years/unlimited kilometres: that’s hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid-electric and battery-electric,” he said.
Along with its luxury rivals from Germany, Sweden, and Korea, the longer warranty brings Lexus more closely into line with parent company Toyota.
It’s worth noting, however, Toyota extends its five-year coverage to seven years for driveline components on cars serviced within the dealer network – something not mentioned by Lexus Australia.
The UX300e electric SUV will be the first car to be officially sold with the longer warranty in Australia.