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2016-02-01 09:11

WARRANTY UPGRADE: Hyundai South Africa has announced it's introducing a seven-year/200 000km warranty on its models. Image: Quickpic

Cape Town - Hyundai South Africa gives local customers added peace of mind with an industry-first seven-year or 200 000km warranty.

The new, extended warranty will cover a wide range of engine and transmission components of, "any Hyundai passenger car and light commercial vehicle sold by Hyundai SA, with entry from February 1 2016."

'Proud to be a leader'

Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa, said: "We are proud to be a leader once again in the South Africa automotive industry with a manufacturer's warranty that really bears testimony of the trust that we place in our products.

"Our cars' quality and reliability have established excellent resale values over the years, and many thousands of Hyundai customers and drivers can vouch for the peace of mind that our products bring to the consumer.

"Hyundai introduced the five-year/150 000km manufacturer's warranty at the end of 2007, and it caught our competitors by surprise. It was a feature of a Hyundai buyer's package that quickly became a promise of our cars quality and reliability.

"The new, extended warranty fits in with Hyundai's mission, which is to become a trusted lifetime partner to our customers by bringing a new perspective to automobiles through innovation."

Which models are covered?

The Hyundai passenger models covered by the seven-year/200 000 km warranty range from the entry-model,the i10, to the range-topping Santa Fe SUV and the nine-seat H-1 Bus.

The light commercial vehicles enjoying the new warranty cover are the H-1 Panel Van and H-1 Multicab, as well as the popular H100, also known as the "bakkie".

What's covered?

In the engine, items covered include:
Timing chain
Cylinder block
Head gasket
Cylinder head
Crank case, are covered
Water pump
Engine mountings

Transmission components: For manual and auto units
Pressure plate
Torque converter

other components covered

Transfer case
Universal joint
Prop shaft
Axle shafts
Constant velocity joints
Front and rear differentials
Front and rear hub bearings

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