Rare car models to be excluded from comprehensive insurance cover

Occidental Insurance has excluded some car models from underwriting due to unavailability of their spare parts.

The insurer, through a notice to all business partners dated February 14, 2019, states that spare parts of these vehicles have become rare and obsolete posing a challenge when settling claims.

According to the insurer, all vehicles covered on a comprehensive basis shall be converted to Third Party only upon renewals.

The statement by Senior Underwriting officer David Mankone further says all Comprehensive vehicles must be up to 15 years of age for private vehicles and 12 years for commercial vehicles.

The vehicles listed as rare include: 

Honda HRV

Honda Crossroad

Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda CR-Z

Suzuki Alto EX Japan

Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Escudo

Mazda Axella

Mazda Premacy

Mazda Tribute

Mazda CX7

Mazda Verisa

Mazda Familia

Daihatsu all models

Subaru Exiga

Renault all models

Toyota Gaia

Toyota BB

Toyota OPA

Toyota Vios

Toyota Voltz

Toyota Prius Hybrid

Toyota Lexus Saloon

Hyundai all models

Ford Escape