Opel offers lifetime warranties

Opel, the car brand owned by General Motors (GM), will offer lifetime warranties on cars up to 160,000km as the carmaker bids to attract new buyers amidst declining sales. The warranty, which covers the car’s engine, electronic and cooling system, is effective immediately. Opel saw a 40 per cent sales slump last month, despite rolling out a new version of the Astra compact, one of its best selling vehicles. In June, GM raised €3.3bn (£2.7bn) to fund Opel’s restructuring.