What Is the Warranty Coverage for 2018 VW Models?

October 9th, 2017 by

2018 Volkswagen People First Warranty

2018 Volkswagen People First Warranty

Virtually every time you buy a new electronic or appliance, you’re now asked if you’d like to add a one-year warranty. If you’re anything like us, your thought is probably, “Wait, shouldn’t this last a year without having to buy extra coverage?” It only makes sense that you should feel that way about a new car, except your expectations are much higher. We’re happy to say that Volkswagen has now doubled its new car warranty coverage starting in 2018, with the new People First Warranty.

How long is the VW new car warranty coverage?

A traditional warranty coverage has been 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, plus a 5-year or 60,000 miles for the powertrain. The difference being, or course, that the powertrain includes the engine and transmission, while the new car warranty covers other unusual repairs that are due to manufacturer defect. This warranty is a standard one that you’ll see is typically similar across brands.

Why be standard, when you can be exceptional? Volkswagen has introduced its new People First Warranty, a name given as a reference to the name Volkswagen Itself. “Volks” means people and “wagen” means car. The brand has always been loosely translated as “the people’s car,” as the initial thought was automobiles should be readily available to everyone. That’s why the original VW Beetle became so popular.

So how do you put the people first? By offering better warranty coverage. This new warranty is standard with most new, 2018 models and is a 6 years/72,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty. It’s bumper-to-bumper, which means it’s the same warranty for the powertrain and everything else, and it’s completely transferable. What that means for you is that if you decide to sell your 2018 model three years after buying it, the resale value will be higher because you are transferring three more years of coverage to the next owner.

Do you have any questions about the VW People First Warranty? Leave us a comment here at the Kuhn Volkswagen Blog.

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