Every Kia gets a seven-year warranty

Monday, 4 January 2010

Kia is kicking off 2010 by extending its unique seven-year warranty to all its cars - delivering Europe's best manufacturer-backed protection for new car buyers.

Previously available on Kia's European-built products such as cee'd and Sportage, the seven-year warranty will now apply to every vehicle in the Kia range from the Picanto city car to the range-topping Sorento.

"We have already declared our intention to become the world's No1 car maker for customer satisfaction and our new 7-Year Kia Warranty on all models is a major step towards achieving that goal," commented Paul Philpott, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motors Europe.

The new "7-Year Kia Warranty" will apply to all vehicles sold and registered in more than 20 European countries after 1 January 2010.

Michael Cole, Managing Director of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd., explained: "The warranty covers every vehicle in our line-up for up to seven years - and no-one in the business can boast that. Even better, the warranty is transferable to subsequent owners bringing a big boost for used values."

"The new 7-Year Kia Warranty is simply the ‘longest and best' warranty available on any car, anywhere in Europe.  Clearly, a longer warranty is a better warranty and this move will give every Kia owner not just enjoyable motoring but genuine long-term peace of mind."

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Notes to editors

New 7-Year Kia Warranty

There is no mileage limit to the warranty for the first three years, except for vehicles used as a Taxi, when coverage is limited to 100,000 miles.  Over the full period of the warranty, the overall mileage limit is 100,000 miles.

Qualifications that will apply to the new warranty include: paintwork is covered for 5 years (depending on model), audio for 3 years and 60,000 miles and service parts, accessories and batteries for 2 years. 

Normal ‘wear & tear' on items such as tyres, brake pads and clutch linings, is excluded from cover. 

For further information on Kia, please visit www.kia-media.co.uk or please contact:

Stephen Kitson                     Communications Director
Direct dial                              01932 832075
E-mail                                     skitson@kia.co.uk

Sue Mulcaster                       Senior Press Officer
Direct dial                              01932 832073
E-mail                                     smulcaster@kia.co.uk

Jon Walsh                              Senior Press Officer
Direct dial                              01932 832071
E-mail                                     jwalsh@kia.co.uk

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