Lexus joins subscription craze with Complete Lease
is the latest automaker to offer a vehiclesubscription
service, even if it isn't marketing it that way per se. Theluxury
brand is launchingLexus
Complete Lease as a "full-servicelease
program," but if it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, well, you get the idea.
The program is offered exclusively with the 2019 Lexus UX subcompactcrossover
, both theUX 200
and theUX 250h hybrid
, in all trim and option levels. Lexus is teaming up with roughly 80dealers
for the program in seven states: California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. And it's touted as a simplified monthly payment that includesinsurance
, scheduled maintenance and other services. So it's a subscription service, OK?
More specifically, Complete Lease involves a two-year term capped at a total of 20,000 miles. Insurance is provided by Travelers and includes a $250,000 per-person and $500,000 per-accident bodily injury limit and $250,000 property limit, with a $500 deductible, though other rates and coverage can vary by state. You also get two years of connected vehicle services including SiriusXM satellite radio andLexus Enform
Remote Destination Assist on models equipped with Navigation.
There's no word yet on Complete Lease pricing;Autoblog
sought that information from Lexus and will update this if we hear back. But we know thatthe UX is the lowest-priced Lexus
, starting at $33,025 for theUX 200
and $35,025 for theUX 250h
. For comparison's sake, those are in the same ballpark as the respective starting prices forVolvo's XC40 crossover
sedan, which are available under theCare by Volvo
subscription service starting at $700 and $750 per month, respectively.Related Video:
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February 7, 2019 at 09:52AM
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