Jeep has announced that all its UK models – Wrangler, Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee – will come with a five year warranty.
Jeep is an iconic brand – just like its UK rival Land Rover – and it’s been building appealing four-wheel drive cars for a very, very long time.
But, just has Land Rover has had (still has?), Jeep has a bit of a reputation for being unreliable, and in a world of rock solid warranties from, in particular, companies like Kia, Hyundai and Toyota, buyers in the UK are a bit wary of jumping in to a Jeep which might prove troublesome.
With sales down by more than half in 2017, Jeep has decided it’s time to put their money where their mouth is, and they’re introducing a five year warranty for all Jeep models – Wrangler, Renegade, Compass, Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.
The warranty is limited to 75,000 miles, but that’s comfortably over the sort of average mileage in the UK, so it’s pretty solid.
Not only that, but they’re also throwing in three years of free servicing and five years of roadside assistance too, making the Jeep warranty one of the best on the market. Jeep are calling it their 5-35 programme. And it’s just the sort of warranty buyers need.
Andrew Tracey, Jeep UK, said:
I am delighted to announce that Jeep UK is launching this attractive 5-3-5 programme, which makes an already very good Jeep range even more appealing. The offer of a five-year manufacturer’s warranty especially gives customers real peace of mind.
Jeep hasn’t said the new warranty is here to stay, but they do say it will run until further notice. A cynic might say it will run until Jeep find out they can’t afford it, but let’s hope it’s here to stay for good. Jeep has some terrific product, at sensible prices, and the peace of mind the new warranty will bring should help recover sales.