Kia Motors South Africa has announced that it will upgrade select vehicles in its range to full maintenance plans … for a limited period.
The local arm of the Korean automaker says certain Cerato, Soul and Rio sedan derivatives will be upgraded from a service plan to a maintenance plan should they be purchased by 31 March 2018.
So, which variants qualify for the offer? Well, Kia says the free maintenance plan upgrade will be applicable to the Cerato 1,6 EX hatch or sedan (in manual or automatic), the Cerato 2,0 EX hatch or sedan (again, in manual or auto), the Cerato 1,6 SX manual hatch and the Cerato 1,6 SX automatic sedan.
The Soul 1,6 Start (manual or auto), Soul 1,6 CRDi Start (in manual), Soul 2,0 and 1,6 CRDi Street (manual), Soul 2,0 Smart (automatic) and Soul 1,6 CRDi Smart (in seven-speed dual-clutch guise) all also qualify, as does the Rio Sedan 1,2 (manual), Rio Sedan 1,4 (manual) and Rio Sedan 1,4 automatic.
Kia Motors SA says the upgrade to a maintenance plan adds “significant peace of mind” as it covers specified wear-and-tear items, such as the vehicle’s clutch, exhaust, globes, fuses, brake pads, brake discs, shock absorbers, v-belts and wiper blades (the list will vary between models).
The applicable Cerato models purchased by the end of March will have their standard five-year/90 000 km service plans upgraded to five-year/90 000 km maintenance plans, while all qualifying Soul variants will have their four-year/90 000 km service plans bumped up to four-year/90 000 km maintenance plans. Similarly, all Rio Sedan derivatives listed above will move from a four-year/60 000 km service plan to a four-year/60 000 km maintenance plan.