Lexus to Launch Vehicle Subscription Service in USA

Lexus UX Subscription Service

Lexus USA has announced that the new UX subcompact crossover will be offered as part of a new vehicle subscription service:

When the UX goes on sale in December of 2018, there will be a new option in addition to the usual purchase and lease processes. For the first time in the history of Lexus, the UX will be offered through a subscription service. Details will be announced closer to the UX on-sale date.

Subscription services are an emerging alternative to the usual lease-or-buy purchase options. Cadillac, Volvo, and Porsche have all announced subscription services for their vehicles in the USA, with Mercedes Benz also considering a similar program.

These new services vary in their implementation, but in essence it’s a single monthly charge that takes care of the vehicle costs, insurance, and all maintenance. Vehicles can also be swapped at varying intervals — Volvo Care allows for car changing every 12 to 24 months, while vehicles can be swapped at any time with Book by Cadillac service.