The warranty covers all new and “selected” demonstrator vehicles, and will include the imminent Civic Type-R hot hatch.
Note that Honda vehicles used for “commercial purposes” will instead receive a five-year/140,000 km warranty – a sure indication that most private buyers will not do 140k inside that term.
“In the competitive Australia market, customers expect brands to be innovative and Honda Australia is aiming to do this right across the business,” said Honda Australia director Stephen Collins.
Underlining the importance of the warranty in the Australian market, the extra two years coverage is be paid by Honda Australia, instead of the Japanese head office. However, Collins said the local operation had the full support of the company.
The move to the extended warranty comes amid a period of strong activity for Honda Australia, which recently launched the Civic hatch, will soon launch the new generation CR-V medium SUV and will have the hotly-anticipated Civic Type R on-sale in October.
Honda sales are up 11 per cent so far in 2017 and the company is targeting to beat 48,000 sales in the calendar year.