Kia has announced an all-new 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty for its products in South Africa.
This new warranty is effective from 1 June 2016 and applies to the entire Kia range: from the entry-level Picanto small hatchback to the Sorento premium SUV and Grand Sedona people carrier, and it pertains to the K2500 and K2700 light commercial vehicles as well. There's not a major difference to the previous (already-comprehensive) 5-year/150 000km warranty except for the deletion of the mileage restriction, but Kia Motors South Africa has further upgraded its standard Roadside Assistance programme from 3-years/unlimited mileage to 5-years/unlimited mileage.
“The class-leading global quality of our cars have already been firmly established through our exceptional achievements in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, and the new warranty we offer proves just how reliable Kia vehicles are, regardless of how much driving you do,” says David Sieff, marketing director for Kia Motors South Africa.
“Taxis, sales representatives, long-haul transporters and other drivers who can easily exceed 30 000km a year will see great value in this offering,” adds Gary Scott, the sales director for Kia Motors South Africa. “Second-hand buyers will also benefit from knowing that the first owner’s mileage has not impacted on their warranty cover. We believe this will support even stronger residuals than currently experienced by KIA in South Africa.”