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Lexus NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid joins Encore Platinum car-swapping club


Top-tier ownership program membership to be included with the purchase of the flagship Lexus NX powertrain

Buyers of the 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ plug-in hybrid will receive a three-year membership to the Lexus Encore Platinum ownership program included in the $89,900 purchase price of their vehicle.

Chasing Cars has covered Lexus Encore Platinum in detail in the past, with the ownership program offering a best-in-industry suite of benefits that include the ability to drive other models in the Lexus range, plus valet parking vouchers and fuel discounts.

Normally limited to top-tier Lexus ‘L’ series cars – the LC coupe, LS sedan and LX four-wheel drive, Encore Platinum has been occasionally extended as a sweetener on other Lexus products, including recent Crafted Edition special variants, plus the brand’s UX 300e electric SUV.

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Lexus Encore Platinum program allows clients to swap vehicles depending on their needs.

The key benefit of Encore Platinum is the Lexus on Demand service, which allows owners to access a different Lexus vehicle – up to eight days at a time, on four occasions, in the three-year membership timeframe.

Lexus on Demand owns a fleet of vehicles across Australia and New Zealand, with access available at key airports and Lexus dealers.

The benefit means an NX 450h+ owner can swap their midsize SUV for a loan of an LC convertible, LX off-roader, RX seven-seater or even the fully-electric UX – plus a number of other models too.

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Chasing Cars reviewed the UX 300e at its launch earlier this year – hit the link to find out more.

Eight valet parking vouchers are also included in the Encore Platinum app, redeemable at a number of Westfield malls within Australia or at Melbourne’s Chadstone shopping centre.

In addition, a $0.05/litre discount voucher for Ampol and Caltex filling stations is located in the app and can be used an unlimited amount of times.