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Holden Commodore and Equinox get seven-year warranty

Holden is offering a seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox while all 2017-plated vehicles will be offered with a five-year warranty.

AFTER AN ODD start to its more-than-year warranty at the end of last year (remember, Holden offered a five-year warranty for vehicles sold within a set three-month period), the importer has now offered a seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox. But it’s still confusing, as the brand is offering multiple warranties.

Strap in. While the new Commodore and Equinox get a seven-year/unlimited kilometres warranty, 2018-plated Colorado and Trailblazer will get a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty. More than that, all 2018 and 2017 plated vehicles (including new and demonstrator) will also be offered a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.

So, while Holden said the new seven-year warranty shows its confidence in Commodore and Equinox, does that mean it’s not quite as confident in the other vehicles, but I’m editorializing.

Holden’s Executive Director – Marketing, Mark Harland, said: “We want more and more people to come and take a look at just how good these vehicles are and experience some of the great engineering work from our talented engineers – our new seven-year warranty on Commodore and Equinox shows just how confident we are.”

2018 plate Colorado and Trailblazer models also come with three years free scheduled servicing, based on service intervals of nine months/15,000km. The same applies to 2017-plated stock but not 2018 stock.

“We‘ve got a laser-like focus on providing our customers with peace of mind when they buy a Holden, and with extended warranties across the range and world-class new products, now is a great time to buy a Holden,” said Harland.

Question(s): Should Holden cut the confusion and just make its five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty standard on all 2017 and 2018 stock? Is this longer warranty more likely to attract buyers?

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.