Lexus One, which is operated in partnership with Drover, gives people the chance to drive a hybrid car for a fixed fee, with fuel the only ongoing cost.
Prices start at £619 for the Lexus CT 200h, rising to £1,099 for the Lexus RX 450h. Fancy an RC 300h F Sport? It’s yours for £939 a month.
The fees cover delivery and collection, comprehensive insurance, routine servicing and maintenance, plus a weekly wash at a Lexus dealer. All vehicles are covered by breakdown cover, but given Lexus’ reputation for reliability, this might not be required.
Drivers are limited to 1,000 a miles a month, but this can be carried over for successive months for the same vehicle if the limit is not reached. All cars come with a BP fuel card giving customers a 5p per litre discount.
In common with other schemes, at the end of the month, Lexus One customers can choose to keep the car they have, opt for a different Lexus, or end the agreement.
Lexus One for all
Ewan Shepherd, director of Lexus in the UK said: “Lexus One opens up exciting new opportunities for people to experience our vehicles. It’s designed to be completely user-friendly, letting you choose the vehicle you want, when you want it.
“The subscription covers all the principal financial aspects of running a car and the customer can decide when they want a change of model, or to end their participation.
“We are proud of our reputation for delivering amazing experiences and the highest standards of customer service and we see Lexus One as another example of how we can introduce more people to the great range of vehicles we offer.”