Toyota rules out Mitsubishi-matching 10-year warranty

Toyota won't offer a 10-year warranty on its new cars in Australia, despite its counterpart in the United Kingdom doing just that.

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Toyota Australia won’t follow its United Kingdom counterpart and improve its warranty coverage to 10 years.

Customers who service their new Toyota at an authorised dealership in the United Kingdom get a 10-year/100,000mi (160,935km) warranty, up from the standard three-year/100,000mi

Toyota Australia vehicles are currently backed by a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty, with seven-year coverage on the powertrain, and 10-year hybrid battery coverage.

“Toyota Australia currently has no plans to change its comprehensive warranty coverage offered under its Toyota Warranty Advantage program,” a spokesperson told CarExpert.

The company didn’t rule out making changes in the future, saying it’s “always open to considering additional offerings and will study the latest updates for suitability for our market”.

Mitsubishi Australia is currently the only brand in Australia with a 10-year warranty.

Announced in 2020, the coverage is capped at 200,000km and only applies to vehicles serviced at authorised Mitsubishi dealers using the brand’s capped-price service program.

Toyota was recently part of a wider industry movement to longer warranties, having previously offered only three years of coverage.

Kia has had its seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty since 2014, while Hyundai Australia has offered a five-year plan since 1999.

Mitsubishi moved to five-year coverage in 2004, while Honda, Jeep, and Skoda launched five-year warranties in 2017.

Holden, Ford, Mazda, and Volkswagen announced the move from three- to five-year warranties in 2018, followed by Subaru and Toyota early in 2019.

Luxury carmakers Mercedes-Benz, Genesis, Jaguar Land Rover, and Volvo also have five-year warranties in the luxury world, although BMW and Audi are standing by their three-year coverage.


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