Lexus UK and Drover Introduce Lexus One Vehicle Subscription
Lexus is offering motorists a new way to access its range of self-charging hybrid luxury cars with the launch of Lexus One, a subscription service with a monthly payment scheme. Every month, customers can choose to keep the car they have, choose a different model, or, if they wish, end their agreement.
The scheme is being operated in collaboration with specialist service provider Drover.
The monthly charge provides complete peace of mind, covering the cost of vehicle delivery and collection (to home or place of work to suit the customer), comprehensive insurance (underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE), routine servicing and maintenance when required and a weekly wash at a Lexus Centre. All vehicles come with Lexus Roadside Assistance, should breakdown help be needed. Fees start at £619 per month for the Lexus CT 200h.
For the driver the only ongoing additional cost is for fuel fill-ups; even then, they can take advantage of a 5p per litre discount when using a BP fuel card. The efficiency of Lexus’s self-charging hybrid technology also ensures fuel bills are more modest than for comparable models with conventional petrol or diesel engines. There is an allowance of 1,000 miles driving each month, but this can be carried over for successive months for the same vehicle if the limit is not reached. All the vehicles featured in the scheme are between one and two years old.
Signing up is a simple and secure online process, using a website powered by Drover, which is accessed via the lexus.co.uk website. The customer chooses the vehicle they would like, creates an account, provides details of their driving license and current insurance and selects their preferred date for the vehicle hand-over. The lead-time for delivery is just three days. Subscribers must be aged 25 or older and hold a full, current UK driving license.