Volkswagen’s local capped-price service program is set to expand in 2013, moving beyond the current Up!-only offer.
Speaking with TMR this week, Volkswagen Australia Managing Director Anke Koeckler confirmed the move would come in the next 12 months, although specific timing and models are still to be confirmed.
“We are working on it, but cannot confirm details yet. It will be somewhere in 2013,” Ms Koeckler said.
The Up is the first local Volkswagen product to offer a capped-service pricing plan, which includes all scheduled servicing within the first six years or 90,000km of ownership.
Several other manufacturers are offering capped, or fixed-price servicing on Australian models, with respective schemes covering varying of periods of time, kilometres travelled, or services accrued.
Such offers can improve the transparency of new vehicle maintenance costs, making it easier for buyers to calculate a vehicle’s ownership costs.