Toyota To Offer 7 Years Of Extended Warranty
Published On Jun 21, 2016 02:25 PM By Khan Mohd.
Toyota India has come up with extended warranty plans of up to seven years on its cars. Up until now, the Japanese automaker had refrained itself from offering any extended warranty above its standard one -- three years/1,00,000km. The proposal of the warranty extension will provide relief to the buyers and would be applicable on its entire range including the Etios, the Etios Liva, the Innova, the Corolla Altis, the Camry and the Fortuner.
In a nutshell, Toyota will offer two types of extended warranties – the Toyota True Warranty and the Toyota Timeless Warranty. The former can be opted for when the car is within the standard warranty period (three years/1,00,000km), while the latter can be bought once this period expires.
Toyota has been smart while categorising the extended warranty periods. In its True Warranty package, one gets five years of coverage, but the company has classified this according to the type of running the vehicle does – average running, high running, and very high running. The car with average running will get five years of warranty for 1,00,000km, while a car with a very high running tag will be covered for 1,80,000km for the same period.
The Toyota Timeless Warranty will begin after the expiration of the standard warranty and will have a yearly extension provision for 20,000km. However, the maximum time period for which one will be able to avail the same is seven years or 1,40,000km. Here too, Toyota has sorted owners according to their car servicing habits. The maintenance cost would be more for owners who are irregular while servicing their cars, while it would be less for the regular ones.
Apart from the extended warranties, the additional benefits will include Toyota Roadside Assistance, Toyota Genuine Parts and PAN India Dealer Acceptance.
Since buyers are usually hunting for hassle free ownership experience, it’s a welcome move by Toyota.
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