Peugeot South Africa has upgraded its standard warranty and service plan, offering the extended items across its local range.

Dubbed “Peugeot Pride” (and standard on all models sold from 1 September 2019), the upgraded warranty and service plan each span five years or 100 000 km.

Previously, the local arm of the French automaker offered a three-year warranty on its passenger vehicle line-up, while service plans ranged from three years or 45 000 km (in the case of the 208 hatchback and 2008 crossover) to four years or 60 000 km (for the larger 308 and 3008).

From what we understand, the upgraded warranty and service plan will extend to the soon-to-launch 108 and 5008, too.

The extended arrangements furthermore include a “complimentary vehicle health check”, access to a courtesy car (although the terms and conditions are not yet clear), a licence renewal reminder system, roadside assistance and use of the My Peugeot App.

“We are putting the customer at the centre of our key priority to build loyalty and create strong brand value,” Peugeot SA says on its website.

The company adds its upgraded warranty and service plan “will allow Peugeot new car owners to plan their motoring budget accurately with no hidden costs to worry about during the plan period”.