Honda offers extended warranty and roadside assistance – with a catch

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Until the end of March, Australian buyers of the Honda CR-V, ZR-V and HR-V can benefit from an additional two years of warranty and roadside assistance coverage.

2024 Honda CR-V

Honda Australia will offer an extended seven-year warranty – plus seven years of roadside assistance – on its three best-selling models until the end of March 2024, while temporarily cutting the price of its HR-V SUV.

From January 16 to March 31, new-car buyers who purchase a Model Year 2024 CR-V, ZR-V or HR-V will benefit from a seven-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and roadside assistance package – up on Honda’s standard five-year coverage.

The seven-year warranty and roadside assistance offer also applies to run-out stock of the Model Year 2023 Honda CR-V, which was superseded by the current-generation model late last year.

2024 Honda ZR-V

The offer will not be applied to the Civic and Accord, which are Honda’s slowest-selling models in Australia – having totalled just 1462 sales in 2023, down on the CR-V (7808), ZR-V (2282) and HR-V (2182).

It’s understood Honda will continue with its five-year warranty and roadside assistance coverage in Australia, despite rival brands from South Korea and China – such as Kia, GWM, MG and LDV – providing seven-year coverage.

In an effort to boost sales of the HR-V, Honda has also discounted the price of the small SUV by $1800 until March 31, with the entry-level Vi X variant now priced from $34,900 drive-away, while the hybrid e:HEV L drops to $44,779 drive-away.

2024 Honda HR-V

After switching to a fixed-price ‘agency’ model in July 2021, Honda Australia has posted its lowest sales on record in back-to-back years.

In 2022 – its first full year since moving to non-negotiable prices – Honda reported 14,215 new cars sold in Australia, its lowest figure since data was collected in the late 1990s.

The sales slide continued in 2023, with just 13,734 cars reported as sold, a 3 per cent decrease on the year prior and well down on its record year in 2007 when the Japanese car maker sold 60,529 vehicles in Australia.

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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