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  1. Lexus begins a new era in electrified motoring today with the opening of online reservations for the new UX 300e, an all-electric version of its best-selling compact urban SUV It is the first battery electric model from Lexus, the brand which has been the established premium market leader in self-charging hybrid electric vehicles for more than 15 years. Reservations are being accepted and first details about the new UX 300e are available here. Indicative pricing has been announced, starting at £43,900 for the UX grade model. Customers can also specify either of two option packs: Premium Plus, taking the anticipated price to £47,400, and Takumi, at £53,500. Confirmed prices will be announced in October, from when customers will be able to place orders for the new model. The new model qualifies for a zero per cent benefit-in-kind rate for 2020/2021 and just one per cent in 2021/2022. With no CO2 emissions, there is also no Vehicle Excise Duty to pay. Notably, the UX 300e is currently the only premium SUV which meets the eligibility criteria for the £3,000 plug-in vehicle grant from OLEV, the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. Any grant would be subject to an application for funding and funding being available at the time the customer places their order. Ewan Shepherd, Director of Lexus in the UK, said: “Anticipation has been high for the arrival of the UX 300e, the first production model in our Lexus Electrified global vision for creating high-quality cars that deliver the low emissions benefits of electric power together with strong performance and a genuinely rewarding driving experience. “Lexus has unparalleled experience in electrified vehicle technology, having been a pioneer in the global premium market since the launch of the RX 400h SUV in 2004, the world’s first luxury hybrid. We will continue to develop the performance of our self-charging hybrid technology, offering our extensive range of models alongside new, all-electric vehicles, led by the new UX 300e.” Equipment specifications The UX 300e is offered in a single equipment grade, UX, but with option packs customers can select to raise the specification of their vehicle. Key standard features include Lexus Safety System+, Bi-LED headlights with Automatic High Beam, heated, power-adjustable front seats, front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, illuminated entry, smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto®), power steering wheel adjustment, automatic wipers, 17-inch alloy wheels and aluminium roof rails. Additional items provided in the Premium Plus Pack include smooth leather seat upholstery, heated steering wheel, additional ventilation function on the front seats, heated outer rear seats, smart keyless entry, wireless smartphone charger, card key and illuminated door handles with puddle lights. The Takumi Pack adds even more technically advanced equipment, including a 13-speaker Mark Levinson Surround Sound audio system, Lexus Navigation with 10.3-inch display, power-operated back door with hands-free function, 360-degree Panoramic View Monitor, head-up display, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, triple-eye LED headlights with Adaptive High-beam System, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert with auto brake. Aluminium scuff plates, a sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels are also included. The standard colour for the UX 300e is Fuji Red or Velvet Black, with five metallic options and two special finishes, Sonic Titanium and Sonic White, to choose from. Technical specifications The UX 300e is powered by a 150kW electric motor and is equipped with a 54.3kW/h lithium-ion battery. The system produces a maximum 300 Nm of torque and enables acceleration from rest to 62mph in 7.5 seconds**. The driving range on a full charge is expected to be up to 196 miles**. Using a 50kW DC charger, an 80 per cent charge should take 52 minutes** to complete. Connection using a dedicated domestic AC charger should allow a full recharge in eight hours. Dimensions and weights Overall length (mm) 4,495 Overall width (mm) 1,840 Overall height (mm) 1,545 Boot capacity (l) 367 Gross vehicle weight ** (kg) 2,245 Kerb weight** (min – max kg) 1,785 – 1,840 *Grant will be subject to application and funding at the time of vehicle ordering. **All data provisional prior to vehicle homologation.
  2. Lexus designers enjoy the freedom of developing new colours for their cars, working from scratch in a process that can take up to two years to complete. An occasion such as the launch of the 2021 LC Coupe is the ideal opportunity to showcase a new colour, in this case Blazing Carnelian Blazing Carnelian has been created as an emotional colour that evokes the agile driving performance of the latest edition of the flagship coupe. With its high colour saturation and brilliance, it is unlike anything seen before on a Lexus. Its visual quality is achieved thanks to the application of multiple layers, each of which contributes to the ultimate effect, including two different high saturation base coats and an additional mica base. Its impact is heightened by being offered in combination with an equally striking colour-way for the interior. Manhattan Orange is a rich new tone for the LC’s cabin, inspired by the famous Manhattan Henge – a brilliant natural light effect that occurs twice a year when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the New York district’s famous grid pattern of streets. Used for the headlining, door panels and seat upholstery accents, it creates an exclusive and avant garde feeling. It joins a Lexus palette of 30 different shades featured across its model ranges. The collection already includes the striking Naples Yellow, produced for the LC 500h, and advanced metallic finishes, such as Sonic Silver and Sonic Titanium. Paint craftsmanship There are no shortcuts to creating a new Lexus colour: a designer will make their choice only after assessing hundreds of different samples. “When developing a new colour, I see so many shades of paint that sometimes I can’t see straight at the end of the day,” said Megumi Suzuki, one of Lexus’s most experienced colour designers, who brings an essential grasp of chromogenics and a keen eye to her job. “Every time I meet someone, or walk into a shop, or go into someone’s house, I check out the colours and materials. There are many people like me in our division,” she said. There is still much to do once a colour has been chosen. Suzuki enlists the help of a small army of experts at different stages in the development process: lab technicians who mix the paint; clay sculptors; engineers; and the assembly line paint shop crew who give each LC a flawless, uniform finish. Kansai Paint, one of Lexus’s paint suppliers, produces a new batch every few weeks and the designers scrutinise the samples, bending the test panels to mimic the contours of a car’s bodywork. All are examined in different lighting environments, indoors and out, at different times of day and months of the year. Final colour selection is no easy task, either. A colour that is dazzling on a summer morning can appear sickly in the shade or under showroom lights. Designers also have to deal with the vagaries of their own colour preferences. “The odd thing about colour is that your perception of it can change depending on the season, how you feel that day, and the trends you’re seeing,” said Suzuki. To view the full image gallery, click here
  3. We have recently been made aware of members receiving bogus messages from scammers stating that they have the parts required. Please be vigilant and do not send funds before proof of goods being dispatched and also use credit card or PayPal as these methods of payment have protection.
  4. Gold Members can receive the following discount from Lexus Woodford dealership: - 10% off Labour, Parts & Servicing – Not valid in conjunction with any other offer (i.e fixed price repairs displayed on Lexus UK Website) - 15% Off Lexus standard service plans which include free MOT’s for the life of the plan – Not applicable of Essential care service plans. - Buy one year’s extended warranty receive the second year FOC ,Includes roadside assistance for same duration of cover.