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Skoda Australia matches Kia's seven-year warranty, but only for a limited time and with the purchase of a service pack

For an additional $2400, you can pre-pay for seven years of servicing on a 2021 Skoda Octavia.

Skoda Australia has rolled out seven-year service packs for its new car line-up, which will also add another two years of coverage onto the five-year warranty if bought in 2021.

Prices vary depending on model, but Skoda has segmented its line-up into small (Fabia, Rapid, Kamiq and Scala), medium (Octavia and Karoq), large (Superb and Kodiaq) and performance (Octavia RS, Superb Sport/Scout and Kodiaq RS) categories to make things a bit easier to understand.

The full pricing for five- and seven-year packs are as follows:

ModelSeven-year packFive-year pack
Fabia$2100$1500
Rapid$2100$1500
Kamiq$2100$1500
Scala$2100$1500
Octavia$2400$1550
Karoq$2400$1550
Superb$2700$1800
Kodiaq$2700$1800
Octavia RS$2900$2000
Superb Sport/Scout$2900$2000
Kodiaq RS$2900$2000

The seven-year service pack will give customers more transparency into the ongoing maintenance cost of their Skoda vehicles, while the extended seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty matches that offered by Kia Australia.

Service packs for used cars will also continue to be offered, which covers four years, can be bought from any Skoda service centre and will pass onto new owners if the car is sold.

The used-car service pack pricing is as follows:

ModelFour-year pack
Fabia$1300
Rapid$1300
Kamiq$1300
Scala$1300
Octavia$1400
Karoq$1400
Superb$1600
Kodiaq$1600
Octavia RS$1800
Superb Sport/Scout$1800
Kodiaq RS$1800

Skoda Australia claims the take-up rate for its service packs is 60 per cent of customers purchasing a new vehicle this year, with the total number surpassing 15,000 so far since its introduction in 2017.

Skoda Australia boss Michael Irmer said the brand has worked hard to shed its ‘cheap and cheerful’ image to deliver good value to its customers.

“We remain intent on becoming a leading brand in the sphere of lifetime ownership experience, with service and maintenance subscription being a no commitment, ‘pay as you go’ offer complemented by the popular service packs,” he said.

“I think we have shown that value does not have to be built on a budget price sticker. Our customers have typically selected highly specified variants, which we make easy for them by bundling a wide array of options into attractive packages.”