What The Impact Of COVID-19 Means For Hyundai Warranties

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Hyundai Extends New Vehicle Warranties Due To COVID-19

Hyundai is known for its exceptional warranties but what happens if they expire during the lockdown? As COVID-19 continues to impact the global economy, industries across the world are coming up with ways to help their loyal consumers. As part of the company’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, they have announced a Hyundai Warranty extension plan.

Hyundai Warranty Extensions

The Hyundai Warranty extensions cover more than 1.21 million Hyundai vehicles around the world covering 175 countries. This move from the Korean automaker has been welcomed as very few people are driving around due to the ban on non-essential travel. They have extended all warranties set to expire during the coronavirus pandemic so new warranties will last until 31 May 2020 for Group 1 Hyundai customers.

In America, this includes both the 5-year/100 000 km new vehicle limited warranty and 10-year/160 000 km e-powertrain warranty. Across the globe, Hyundai vehicles with original warranties that expire between March and June 2020 will get an extension for up to three months. Please note that the Hyundai warranty extensions will vary between countries.

The Hyundai warranty extensions aim at addressing customers’ concerns about being unable to visit a Hyundai service centre for vehicle maintenance or warranty repairs during the lockdown. Considering all the social distancing guidelines, this initiative will certainly help put everyone’s mind at ease.

“We are pleased to inform Hyundai owners in South Africa that the COVID-19 lockdown measures will not have an impact on your car’s service and maintenance plan and warranty,” said Michael Rohde, after-sales director at Hyundai Automotive South Africa.

Hyundai’s Response To The Coronavirus

Since the start of the pandemic, Hyundai has taken steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 while providing aid to those who desperately need it. Over and above extending any warranties that are expiring, Hyundai has done the following:

  • Donated $2.2 million to children’s hospitals with drive-thru testing centres
  • Launched Assurance Job Loss Protection for new vehicle owners who have lost their jobs
  • Started a First Responders Program that gives a discount to healthcare and hospital workers

While the global infection rate continues on an upward curve, a few countries are showing good results from forced lockdowns and social distancing. As of 5 May 2020, there are 3.58 million cases worldwide with 1.17 million recoveries while South Africa is yet to reach its peak.

If you consider how the virus is spreading, people need to understand the importance of social distancing, quarantine and lockdown protocols. Nobody is safe and while the lockdown has had a massive impact on our economy, it’s a necessary precaution that has saved countless lives.

The well-being of Hyundai customers and employees remains the company’s highest priority. They continue to closely monitor COVID-19 developments while complying with measures to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

Is Group 1 Hyundai Open For Business?

Car companies like Group 1 Hyundai understand the risk which is why most of them have closed their showrooms. However, Group1Hyundai is now officially open but rest assured we are taking all the necessary precautions to keep you and our employees safe. This includes daily temperature checks, advanced sanitation practices with everyone wearing facemasks and visors.

Browse our virtual showroom for a new or quality pre-owned vehicle while arranging a zero-contact test drive in a sanitised vehicle. Better yet, you can buy and finance your car 100% online. For more information, visit our website or call your nearest branch.


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