Volkswagen America Launches Best SUV Warranty on Volkswagen Atlas Crossover SUV Warrantyr WarrantyWhen the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and Volkswagen Tiguan arrive in dealerships during the next few months, they will carry the best transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty among SUVs in America, Volkswagen said today.

It is offering a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty, with coverage that’s transferable beyond the first owner. This is an expensive – post Dieselgate – image building program.

Barring a competitive response (unlikely, given the financial risk?), the six-year/72,000-mile coverage includes the powertrain for engines, transmissions and the optional 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. Major competitors to Atlas, namely Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder, have a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain coverage.

Competitors to the Tiguan also offer a three-year/36,000-mile coverage with a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain coverage, the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4.

“We specifically designed and built the all-new Atlas and Tiguan for American customers. This warranty further addresses the needs of American buyers head-on,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Group of America.

The coverage allows all its sections to be transferred to subsequent owners up to 6 years or 72,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Hyundai and Kia offer five-year/60,000-mile coverage and a higher time and mileage limit on powertrain coverage, but if the vehicle is sold to a second owner, powertrain coverage is not transferable beyond five years or 60,000 miles from the date it was first sold new.

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