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#4465758 - 07/21/17 05:26 AM Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty
hpb Offline


Registered: 08/28/14
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Loc: Tasmania, Australia
From July 1, 2017, all new Honda cars sold in Australia will come with a 5 year/unlimited kilometer warranty, up from the previous 3 year/100,000km. This is bumper to bumper, not just powertrain.

I imagine this move is intended to drive more sales - it might surprise the US guys that Honda is not even in the top 10 in Oz. Accords and Civics are not a common sight on the road, although the Jazz (Fit) is reasonably popular. Given their sales success, I doubt Honda USA has any need to implement a longer warranty?


Edited by hpb (07/21/17 05:27 AM)
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#4465800 - 07/21/17 06:35 AM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: hpb]
Silk Offline


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Honda are hardly a blip here either. The old Odyssey was pretty popular as an import though.
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#4465822 - 07/21/17 07:18 AM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: Silk]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Please post the Top 10 (or 20) cars in Oz if you can.

Is Ford and Holden 1 and 2?
Toyota HAS to be in the top 5.
Are Mitsubishi cars / trucks well represented?

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#4465897 - 07/21/17 08:49 AM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: hpb]
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Registered: 05/12/03
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Loc: Oklahoma
All about competition. Look back 30 years and see how far the auto industry has had to come to get your business. Good for the consumer though....who would have thought about getting free oil changes and/or tires for life?
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#4466212 - 07/21/17 01:49 PM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: hpb]
PeterPolyol Offline


Registered: 03/06/16
Posts: 1345
Loc: toronto
Bringing up a paltry warranty term up to basic industry standards. Yep, agreed, it's PR.

Cadogan has a good take on Honda's presence in Australia in this vid.
Discretion Advised. Language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsusmVVgIqQ

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#4466324 - 07/21/17 03:39 PM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: Kira]
hpb Offline


Registered: 08/28/14
Posts: 1212
Loc: Tasmania, Australia
Originally Posted By: Kira
Please post the Top 10 (or 20) cars in Oz if you can.


No problem. Sales for June 2017, as published in the Melbourne Herald Sun July 7:

1. Toyota HiLux
2. Ford Ranger
3. Toyota Corolla
4. Hyundai Tucson
5. Mazda 3
6. Hyundai i30
7. Toyota Camry
8. Mitsubishi Triton
9. Mazda CX-5
10. Toyota RAV4

Top 10 by manufacturer year to date:

1. Toyota
2. Mazda
3. Hyundai
4. Holden
5. Ford
6. Mitsubishi
7. Nissan
8. VW
9. Kia
10. Subaru


To put into perspective how many vehicles Toyota sell here, their sales almost match the combined total of Mazda and Hyundai!
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#4466328 - 07/21/17 03:41 PM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: hpb]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: best selling vehicles in Aus recently in 2017

1. Toyota HiLux
2. Ford Ranger

Why do these manufacturers insist on giving us in the USA these bloated land barges like the Tundra and F150 instead? Profits, yeah? I demand more choices! I don't WANT a truck that's as big as a Freightliner. I don't NEED the load carrying capacity of a Cummins ISX OTR motor!
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#4466599 - 07/21/17 07:58 PM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: PeterPolyol]
hpb Offline


Registered: 08/28/14
Posts: 1212
Loc: Tasmania, Australia
Originally Posted By: PeterPolyol
Bringing up a paltry warranty term up to basic industry standards. Yep, agreed, it's PR.

Cadogan has a good take on Honda's presence in Australia in this vid.
Discretion Advised. Language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsusmVVgIqQ



Ah yes, good ol' Cadogan...love him or hate him, he always says what he thinks! His take on Honda in Oz is spot on though. Very different perception of the brand here versus the US market.
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#4466680 - 07/21/17 09:02 PM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: hpb]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4566
Loc: New Zealand
Toyota are top here too, have been for years, and Honda are 11th, with 3% share of the market...Mitsubishi are 5th with a 7% share of the market. Our sales are a bit distorted with so many used imports coming in - top selling import is the Nissan Tiida.

This article appeared the other day, only one car in our top 10 sellers...the Corolla of course.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/trends-...-almost-carless
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#4466828 - 07/22/17 01:05 AM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: hpb]
hpb Offline


Registered: 08/28/14
Posts: 1212
Loc: Tasmania, Australia
NZ sales are overall pretty similar to Oz by the looks of it - except maybe for the mighty HiAce! Here, the tradies and couriers tend to go for Vito, Transit or Renault vans. Shannow would be chuffed to see how well the Colorado does in your neck of the woods smile

Oh and nice to see New Zealanders are still calling them utes, not trucks...

Anyway, looks like Honda has some work to do in the Southern Hemisphere. They offering the 5yr/unlimited warranty in NZ too?
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#4466842 - 07/22/17 02:17 AM Re: Honda Australia introduces 5 year warranty [Re: hpb]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4566
Loc: New Zealand
You need a special license to drive a truck, anyone can drive a ute.

I don't know why the Hi Ace still sells, but the iLoad is gaining ground, a much better van. Thank Dog the L300 has finally gone. Toyota have discounted the Hi Lux $4,000...do you think they are a bit worried by the Ranger ? I serviced a 2016 Hi Lux a few weeks ago - not impressed, more of a facelift than a new ute.

Yes, Honda are doing the 5 year unlimited km warranty, and 24 hr 7 days a week roadside assist. They don't have anything special, just Hondas.
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