Subaru Southern Africa has launched an extended five-year/120 000 km maintenance plan that will be available for new vehicles for a “limited time only”.

The Japanese firm’s wares generally ship standard with a three-year/75 000 km maintenance plan, but the automaker’s local arm has opted to extend this arrangement at no cost to the buyer.

“Maintenance Plans afford our customers additional peace of mind and confidence in owning a new Subaru,” said Subaru SA marketing lead, Nteo Nkoli.

“We’re constantly assessing how we can further our customer’s ‘Confidence in Motion’ and this is yet another way we can do that.”

The maintenance plan covers all routine servicing as well as maintenance and mechanical repairs required as a result of “normal wear and tear”. In addition to the five-year/120 000 km maintenance plan, all new Subaru models sold features a warranty spanning five years or 150 000 km.

Subaru SA says the nationwide maintenance plan extension is a “limited-time offer” available on “selected new Subaru models”.