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    Lexus and Toyota are partnering with the AA to provide the UK’s key workers who drive Toyota or Lexus vehicles with free roadside assistance cover, regardless of how old their car or van might be. The move will give peace of mind and support to those people whose work is invaluable in providing essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic Lexus and Toyota Roadside Assistance for key workers From today, Toyota and Lexus are extending the full benefits of roadside assistance cover to all key workers who own a Toyota or Lexus. Working in partnership with the AA, they are providing the cover regardless of whether motorists previously had Toyota Roadside Assistance or Lexus Roadside Assistance membership. The free cover is being introduced as an open-ended benefit, available until further notice, for all Toyota and Lexus vehicles, of any age. Rob Giles, Toyota (GB) Customer Services Director, said: “We want to help the health and social care workers who are supporting and caring for people in incredibly challenging circumstances, and also those whose excellent work is keeping the country safe and its essential services running. We want to give all those key people who drive our vehicles the peace of mind that help is on hand to keep them on the move if they encounter any problems with their car or van.” Extended cover for existing and recent Toyota and Lexus Roadside Assistance members Owners of new or recently purchased Toyota and Lexus models should already benefit from roadside assistance cover. The full benefits of membership are now being extended for an additional three months, at no extra cost. Those whose membership lapsed or was cancelled as of 1 February 2020 will continue to receive guaranteed cover until 31 May 2020, again at no additional cost. The cover package in summary For Toyota owners, the benefits include: – Roadside assistance throughout the UK Cover 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Vehicle recovery to any UK destination or recommended Toyota Centre A free replacement car for up to 48 hours Assistance for breakdowns at home Roadside assistance in 48 European countries For Lexus owners the benefits include: – Anytime roadside assistance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, anywhere in the UK Cover extends to the driver using their own car, or travelling as a passenger in any other car Home start service for breakdowns at home Cover for a nominated partner, provided they live at the same address as the Lexus Roadside Assistance member European breakdown assistance Onward travel, hotel accommodation and replacement vehicle, if required Further details of the comprehensive cover available under the Toyota and Lexus roadside assistance programme, including terms and conditions, can be found here: – Lexus: http://www.lexus.co.uk/owners/roadside-assistance/ How to obtain assistance If assistance is required, the vehicle driver should call the Toyota or Lexus Roadside Assistance Team. Toyota: 0800 246824 Lexus: 0800 246866 A team member will make a verbal confirmation the caller’s key worker status and then ensure the appropriate assistance is provided. Who qualifies as a key worker? Health and social care Frontline health and social care staff, such as doctors, nurses, midwives and paramedics, as well as support and specialist staff in the health and social care sector. It also includes those working in supply chains, including producers and distributors of medicines and personal protective equipment. Education and childcare Nursery and teaching staff and social workers. Public services Those whose work is required to run the justice system, religious staff, those responsible for managing the deceased and journalists providing public service broadcasting. Local and national government Administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the Covid-19 response, or delivery of essential public services, including benefits payment. Food and essential goods Those involved in the production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery of food. Public safety and national security Police, support staff, Ministry of Defence civilian staff and armed services personnel, fire and rescue staff and those responsible for border security, prisons and probation. Transport Those who keep air water, road and rail passenger and freight transport operating during the Covid-19 response. Utilities, communications and financial services Staff required to keep oil, gas, electricity, water and sewerage operations running. Staff in the civil nuclear, chemical and telecommunications sectors and those working in postal and essential financial services.
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    The UX compact SUV, the latest addition to Lexus’s market-leading range of self-charging hybrids, enjoys a series of new features for the 2020 model year, focusing on safety, style and connectivity. Retail customers are also able to take advantage of a highly attractive finance offer The UX grade models can be specified with a new Premium Pro Pack option. This combines all the contents of the established Premium Plus Pack with additional technology-led features, while keeping the car’s on-the-road price below the £40,000 threshold for higher-level Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). The features include: Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto-braking, head-up display, triple-eye LED headlights with Adaptive High-beam System, 13-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround audio system, wireless smartphone charger, power adjustable steering wheel and eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with two-way lumbar adjustment on the driver’s seat). All UX models are now equipped with wireless smartphone integration using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, making it easier for the driver to access their preferred apps and operate their phone via the UX’s multimedia system. The choice of interior colour schemes has been increased with a new Cobalt option, combining black and blue trim with seat upholstery in contrasting white and blue (fabric for UX grade, smooth leather for Takumi grade and with the Premium Plus Pack option). There is also a new F White interior exclusive to the UX F Sport with Premium Plus or Takumi packs. This features smooth black leather for the instrument panel with white stitching, and white leather seat upholstery with a contrasting vertical black stripe section on the cushion and seatback of the front seats. A series of technology features designed to help the driver turn and manoeuvre the car safely have been combined a new Lexus Driver Assist Pack. Offered at no extra cost as part of the Premium Plus Pack, or in addition to the Premium Pack option for £745, this equips the UX with a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert with automatic braking and an Intelligent Clearance Sonar System. Together these features can significantly reduce the risk of an accident by giving the driver a better view of their surroundings and alerting them to approaching traffic or static hazards. Customers can take advantage of a finance offer available through Lexus Financial Services until 31 March 2020. This has a 3.9 per cent APR Representative interest rate and a £1,000 Hybrid Deposit Allowance when purchasing a new UX using a Lexus Connect PCP (Personal Contract Purchase)*. *Subject to status to over-18s. Indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply, Lexus Financial Services. See here for details.




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