Thing is, to scale back your main vehicle brands’ powertrain warranty to 60,000 miles/5 years from the current 100,000 miles/5 years oozes “Know what? Say goodbye to two free service visits and two years of free maintenance too.” In addition to 2016 MY onwards Chevys and GMC vehicles, Buick will drop two free service visits as well, but it’ll keep its current 70,000-mile/6-year warranty.
In addition to the previously mentioned, here’s a not-that-convincing explanation on this change of heart: “As a result, we have benchmarked our competitors, reviewed our current offerings and have concluded the following modifications to align closely with our customers’ needs and expectations.” Do you smell that? Yeah, it’s that familiar smell of an LLC pocketing a few bucks.
On an ending note, a GM spokesperson told the previously mentioned publication that “We [GM] will reinvest the savings we will realize into other retail programs that our customers have told us they value more than these.” Yeah, right. Dear General Motors, you didn’t think this through the customer’s point of view, huh? By default, all of this means that the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will have a 60,000-mile/5-year warranty.