Today’s issue of The Sun carries a full-cover ad by Proton, the outside back cover of which mentions a seven-year extended warranty. We called Customer Care, who told us that the warranty is offered on every new Saga, Iriz, Preve, Suprima S and Exora. The Satria Neo, Inspira and Persona are not included.

The copy reads “7 Years Worry-Free: Nothing drives us to do better than our commitment to your peace of mind. That’s why, every new Proton now comes with built-in safety features and a 7-year extended warranty to keep your car the way it is meant to be. True value is owning a car without repair worries.”

This is a big upgrade over the existing warranty terms. The Iriz, Preve and Suprima S are previously offered with a five-year coverage, while the Saga offer just three years. The Inspira’s three-year coverage remains, while the Satria Neo and Persona models carry on with the original two-year warranty period.

UPDATE: This seven-year/250,000 km extended warranty package is part of Proton’s new “Even More Value” campaign, and is only valid for the months of May and June. Other than a longer warranty period, Proton is also offering a low 1.99% interest rate for the Saga and Iriz (monthly installments of RM326 for the base Saga SV), 100% financing scheme for government staff, and special deals for graduates and undergraduates.