Internal documents floated on the Internet reveal that Nasim will soon offer a warranty extension for Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles. The Warranty Enhancement Programme, which sources say kicks off in September, covers all models powered by the ubiquitous Prince 1.6 litre naturally-aspirated and turbocharged petrol engines, registered from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015.

This includes pretty much every Peugeot and Citroën model sold locally during that period, with only the Peugeot 207 Sedan and 407 as well as the diesel-powered Citroën Grand C4 Picasso BlueHDi and Peugeot 508 GT being excluded from the list. In Citroën and DS’ case, it also includes vehicles sold under the brands’ previous distributor Brooklands Motors.

The extension brings the warranty coverage up to seven years or a mileage of 250,000 km from the registration date, whichever comes first – this includes vehicles that are outside the initial five-year warranty coverage provided by Nasim when new. Vehicles maintained outside of an official Peugeot or Citroën service centre after the warranty period has ended are also eligible, subject to an inspection.

Among the components covered are the engine, gearbox and components linked to their operation, such as driveshafts and fuel and cooling circuits. The battery and anti-lock braking system sensors are also included.

Once notified, owners will have to set up an appointment with the nearest service centre, where the warranty extension will be enabled. Once the process is completed, vehicles will have to be maintained at an authorised service centre during the extension period in order for owners to continue benefitting from it.

The aforementioned documents state that the warranty extension is meant to address technical concerns regarding Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles, as well as to rebuild customer confidence in the brands. Meanwhile, all new Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles will continue to be offered with the same five-year/120,000 km manufacturer warranty coverage as before.