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Lexus resets BEV ownership benchmarks with UX 300e

LEXUS will this month launch the UX 300e luxury compact battery electric vehicle (BEV), with its Encore Platinum owner benefits program, along with complimentary home charger installation and complimentary on-road recharging, to be included.

This means UX 300e customers will be able to borrow another Lexus when travelling interstate or to New Zealand, or if another Lexus best suits their requirements – and they can access complimentary valet parking passes.

JetCharge will install a complimentary charger in their home, and they will enjoy three years of fast charging via the Chargefox public recharging network. These announcements will be complemented by a further ownership element set to be announced at launch.

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Pricing will also be announced at the same event, later this month. With these announcements, Lexus believes it is setting the benchmarks for BEV ownership in Australia, and will exceed the expectations of customers.

The Lexus UX 300e joins the flagship LX, LC and LS with a three-year membership to the exclusive Encore Platinum owner benefits program, which includes Lexus on Demand, the loan vehicle program already highlighted.

The UX 300e will also be added as an available Lexus on Demand vehicle, ensuring that all Encore Platinum members are able to borrow the first Lexus BEV.

Members will also be able to take their UX 300e to participating Westfield shopping centres nationwide or Chadstone shopping centre in Melbourne, where they can enjoy complimentary valet parking on eight occasions in their membership period.

UX 300e owners benefit even further with a Lexus-exclusive upgrade to five years of capped-price servicing. It’s also been confirmed that each capped-price service for the UX 300e will cost just $295 (including GST).

As with every Lexus vehicle incorporating the Lexus Service Experience, the UX 300e can be collected from an owner’s home or work, with a complimentary loan vehicle delivered to their door for complete ease and peace of mind.

Five years of coverage is also offered on the above-and-beyond DriveCare roadside assistance for a truly comprehensive ownership package.

DriveCare can provide owners with around-the-clock breakdown assistance, towing, entry assistance, coverage for one-way metropolitan taxi fares up to $150 and more.

All Lexus Encore members also have access to an expansive array of luxurious event experiences for up to three years, including golf days, dinners, track events and money-can’t-buy experiences with ambassadors.

JetCharge home charging stations will include a 6-year warranty, and from empty, the high-capacity lithium-ion battery in the UX 300e fully charges in about 6.5 hours using an AC charger, and can deliver a 360km driving range in certain driving conditions.

Lexus will also include two complimentary charging cables for AC charging, so owners are never far from a full charge. UX 300e owners also have the option to upgrade to a home charger featuring additional functionality.

On a high-speed DC charger (like those found on the ChargeFox network, the UX 300e takes about 80 minutes to charge from empty. Public recharging locations can now also be found in the Lexus app.

The expansion of Encore Platinum owner benefits for the UX 300e is the third expansion of the program in fewer than three years.

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