Lexus introduces capped-price servicing, but how much does it cost?

Lexus Australia has moved to improve its aftersales offer by introducing more affordable capped-pricing servicing.

Available on all new Lexus vehicles delivered from January 1 this year, the three-year program covers standard logbook services completed at an authorised service centre, but costs vary.

Specifically, the first three annual/15,000km services for the CT200h small hatch, UX small SUV, IS and ES mid-size sedans, NX mid-size SUV, GS large sedan and RC sports car cost $495 apiece.

The GS F large sedan, RX large SUV, LS upper-large sedan and RC F and LC sports cars have the same service intervals, but their first three visits each cost $100 more.

Meanwhile, the Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series-based LX upper-large SUV stands alone with its bi-annual/10,000km service intervals.

Lexus Australia says the more frequent intervals are “required due to the additional componentry and heavy-duty usage” of the LX. Either way, its first six services cost $495 apiece.

As before, the company will offer a complimentary pickup and return of an owner’s vehicle from their home or workplace, as well as a loan car, an exterior wash and an interior vacuum during servicing.

All of this forms part of Lexus Australia’s Encore Owners Benefit program, membership to which is granted to new-vehicle buyers for three years. It also includes 24/7 roadside assistance.

The aftersales offer will also now be available for one year to buyers of certified used vehicles purchased via a Lexus dealership and no older than eight years/120,000km.

A full service history and a 120-point vehicle check are also required and capped-price servicing is not included.