Lexus introduces Encore Platinum Owner Benefits program

LEXUS CRAFTS SPECIAL EDITIONS WITH ENCORE PLATINUM AS STANDARD

Lexus has crafted a trio of special SUV offers with the new UX Crafted Edition, NX Crafted Edition and RX Crafted Edition offering the unrivalled Encore Platinum Owner Benefits program as standard.
2021 Lexus Crafted Encore range

The thoughtfully tailored Crafted Edition compact, medium and large luxury SUVs take Lexus Takumi craftsmanship to a new level with bespoke exterior and interior aesthetic enhancements and features.

A complimentary upgrade from Lexus Encore to Lexus Encore Platinum membership continues the Lexus commitment to industry-leading customer care by delivering additional luxury mobility benefits.

Across their three-year Encore Platinum membership, Crafted Edition customers will enjoy more of the ultimate luxury and their most precious commodity, the luxury of time.

Accessed via the state-of-the-art Lexus App, Encore Platinum members gain more time to enjoy shopping with eight valet parking vouchers validated at participating Westfield shopping centres and Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne.

Encore Platinum membership also unlocks more time to enjoy travel and experience the luxury of convenience with Lexus on Demand – which offers the freedom to swap into another Lexus that best suits an owner’s lifestyle or the needs of an occasion.

2021 Lexus Crafted Encore range interiorWith the flexibility of booking via the Lexus App in real time, owners gain access to Lexus vehicles ‘on demand’ at the Qantas valet of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth airports, or a select Lexus dealership.

A new UX, NX or RX Crafted Edition owner can swap into another Lexus on four occasions, up to eight days each, over the course of the three-year membership period.

They could borrow a Lexus RX L or LX 570 should additional seating, flexibility or all-wheel drive traction be required. Alternatively, a Lexus RC F or LC sports coupe can be booked for the ultimate driving weekend – or the Lexus LS upper-large sedan for the ultimate in luxury mobility.

The addition of Encore Platinum to the UX, NX and RX Crafted Edition models joins Lexus RC F, GS F, LX, LC and LS customers who have purchased since January 1, 2020, and have received Encore Platinum benefits since its introduction in August, 2020.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive Scott Thompson said the trio of special edition SUVs brought together the best of what the luxury lifestyle brand is renowned for – craftsmanship and industry-leading care.

“We know luxury customers appreciate the special touches that make up true luxury vehicle ownership experience, and these Crafted Edition SUVs focus on offering bespoke styling elements and unique features,” Mr Thompson said.

“Combined with the addition of the Encore Platinum Owner Benefits program as standard, and these special UX, NX and RX models offer customers a truly experience amazing on the road and beyond.”

Based on their respective Luxury grades, the new Crafted Edition versions can be distinguished by unique black exterior accents giving the vehicles an elegant and opulent aesthetic.

2021 Lexus Crafted Encore UX
UX 200 Crafted Edition

For the first Crafted Edition seen in the Lexus UX range, the UX 200 luxury compact SUV features sharp dark chrome accents on the grille moulding, and black accents for the headlight surrounds, the grille, side marker lamps, roof rails and mirror caps – all complemented by black 18-inch alloy wheels.Additional external features include door puddle lamps and a moonroof.

Inside, the UX 200 Crafted Edition features an exclusive black and blue interior trim colour scheme with light grey stitching tailored to this special edition, combining with the addition of smart key card entry and start and a head-up display.

The UX 200 Crafted Edition is available with a 126kW 2.0-litre direct injection petrol engine that drives the front wheels through a direct-shift automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Based on the Luxury + Enhancement Pack 2 grade, the UX 200 Crafted Edition already features a very high standard of prestige features including climate control, power-adjustable, heated front seats, power tailgate, wireless phone charger and the latest generation multimedia system with satellite navigation and a 10.3-inch display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

Advanced safety technology abounds with a comprehensive suite of Lexus Safety System+ driver assistance technologies including Pre-Collision Safety System with night and day pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, Radar Active Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist – together with Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

2021 Lexus Crafted Encore NX

NX Crafted Edition

For the NX luxury medium SUV, customers are able to choose from a selection of four Crafted Editions, with bespoke enhancements offered on all four drivetrain options – the 2WD or AWD 175kW 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder, or 2WD or AWD 147kW 2.5-litre self-charging petrol-electric hybrid powertrains.Externally, the Crafted Editions are distinguished by their black grille, grille moulding and mirror caps, plus unique-design 18-inch alloy wheels.

Illuminated scuff plates add further distinction while additional features include a moonroof, smart keycard entry and panoramic-view monitor for a blend of luxury and convenience.

The Crafted Editions build upon the Luxury variant that is already superbly equipped with features such as dual zone climate control, heated power front seats, 10.3-inch multimedia display, satellite navigation, 10-speaker audio, and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

The advanced Lexus Safety System+ driver assistance technologies including Pre-Collision Safety System with night and day pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, Radar Active Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist – in addition to a Blind Spot Monitor6 with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

2021 Lexus Crafted Encore RX
RX Crafted Edition

Like the UX and NX models, the larger five-seat RX Crafted Edition models feature similar bespoke black exterior accents for the grille, grille moulding and mirror caps with the RX 300 Crafted Edition gaining the same stylish 20-inch alloy wheels that are fitted standard to the RX 350.Two RX Crafted Editions are available based on the 175kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder RX 300 and 221kW 3.5-litre V6 RX 350 Luxury versions, with both also gaining a moonroof and courtesy lamps.

Both the RX 300 and RX 350 boast an impressive list features in addition to the exterior enhancements that define the Crafted Editions, including dual-zone climate control, power front seats and steering column adjust, wireless phone charger2, keyless smart entry and start, power hands-free tailgate, and the latest multimedia system with 12.3-inch touch-display, voice control, satellite navigation, a premium 12-speaker audio system and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility.

Both models feature an extensive array of safety technologies including Lexus Safety System+ driver assistance features incorporating Pre-Collision Safety System with night and day pedestrian and daytime cyclist detection, Radar Active Cruise Control, Lane Trace Assist, Automatic High Beam and Road Sign Assist – as well as a Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

Grade Price7
UX 200 Crafted Edition
NX 300 2WD Crafted Edition
NX 300 AWD Crafted Edition
NX 300h 2WD Crafted Edition
NX 300h AWD Crafted Edition
RX 300 Crafted Edition
RX 350 Crafted Edition
$55,075*
$61,500
$66,000
$64,500
$69,000
$76,886
$86,136

* Metallic paint included as standard ($1,500 option on other UX 200 grades)

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.