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What is Lexus Encore?

Here's what's in the free Lexus Encore owners benefits program.

With its "bulk buying power", can help you buy the car you want and potentially save you money too.
  • Average saving: $4,104
  • Trade-in option available
  • Pick-up or delivered
  • Average saving: $4,104
  • Trade-in option available
  • Pick-up or delivered
Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions apply.

A brief guide to the Lexus Encore benefits program

Here's what you need to know about Lexus's owner benefits program, called Encore.

Update: 16 March 2022

Lexus has announced that the will now offer their Encore Platinum owners' program on the Crafted Editions of both the RX 300 and RX 350.

Lexus Encore owner benefits program

Encore is a twin-tier, three-year, after-sales membership that Lexus buyers receive for no additional cost. Standard advantages across the Encore program and Encore Platinum tier include:

Lexus Encore servicing at a dealers

  • Capped-price servicing for new (and eligible Certified Pre-Owned) Lexus vehicles, delivered after 1 January 2020
  • Free post-service wash and interior vac out
  • A complimentary loan car, delivered to your door, to keep you mobile while your car is in the dealers for servicing. Alternatively, Encore members can have their vehicle collected and then returned to their home or office address
  • 24/7 roadside assistance with Lexus DriveCare, which covers:
    • Battery, fuel or wheel/tyre replacement
    • Home assistance, though priority is given to roadside calls as required
    • Essential mechanical aid
    • Breakdown towing to a garage
    • Up to a $150 metro taxi fare
    • Locksmith assistance (certain models aren't covered)
    • Off-road patrols for LX and RX AWD models
    • Personal assistance (up to $2,000 per annum) when you're more than 100km from home and the car is immobilised for 24 hours; applies to the driver/owner and up to four passengers
    • $250 clothing and possessions cover
    • Courier service for vital paperwork or small parcels

Lexus Encore dinner experience

  • Invites to luxury events, such as:
    • Golf days
    • Special track/driving days at places like Sydney Motorsport Park
    • Dinner events

Lexus Encore hotel experience at Raes

  • Access to Lexus partner hotels and experiences. A debut offering lists a two-night stay in February at Victoria's Jackalope hotel, with wellbeing and spa sessions, plus a Lexus model to tour within 15km of the location on the Mornington Peninsula. Other hotels include:
    • Rae's on Wategos, Byron Bay, NSW – includes transfers to and from Ballina Airport, a welcome cocktail, a greeting platter with sparkling wine and a late checkout
    • One & Only, Wolgan Valley, NSW – welcome glass of wine, wildlife tours for two, onsite Lexus vehicles for resort use and exclusive prices and offers

Upcoming Lexus events

On the Encore homepage, Lexus has a Drive & Dine event listed on the Mornington Penninsula, a fine dining event at the Queensland Art Gallery and Western Australia Gourmet Escape by Westpac.

Encore Platinum

There are now two Encore membership tiers, one simply entitled "Encore" and the other, Encore Platinum.

Platinum membership entitles buyers to use Lexus On Demand and Valet Parking and is available with the following models:

  • LC
  • LS
  • LX
  • RC F
  • GS F

Lexus On Demand

Platinum members can use the Lexus app to borrow a different model from a participating dealership, for business or leisure. Lexus points out this is great for anyone travelling, as they've managed to also partner with select Australian airports. Vehicles can be loaned up to eight days.

Included are four redemptions of Lexus On Demand.

Valet Parking

Some locations, including Westfield & Chadstone shopping centres, or Adelaide's The Playford Hotel, now offer valet parking for Lexus drivers. You don't even have to pre-book, you simply tell the app your intended location and hand over the keys. Encore Platinum members receive eight valet parking redemptions.

What is Encore Platinum like?

We erecently had the opportunity to attend a Lexus drive day and dinner, two experiences that members will have available to them. Read more at our Encore Platinum review.

What happened to the old Encore Privileges Programme?

For 2020, the luxury carmaker rebranded its Encore Privileges Programme to Lexus Encore. At the same time, the company rolled capped-price servicing onto the list of included perks, as well as additional recreational experiences and an accompanying app that lets you book events.

How much does Lexus Encore cost?

It's free and included on new Lexus vehicles delivered from 1 January 2020 onwards, as well as selected Certified Pre-Owned models.

How much is Lexus capped-price servicing?

Lexus CT, UX, IS, NX, ES, GS and RCLexus RX, RC F, GS F, LC and LSLexus LX
$495 for first three yearly (or 15,000km) standard services$595First six bi-annual/10,000km services, $495

Lexus Encore app features

Lexus Encore App on a smartphone and laptop
The Lexus app is available online, using your web browser, or as a standalone app on Android or Apple devices.

Lexus app feature
5c off (per litre) at Caltex service stations
  • Yes
Access Encore Platinum perks, like On Demand & Valet Parking
  • Yes
Manage your vehicle
  • Yes
Manage personal details & communication preferences
  • Yes
Explore Lexus Encore hotel partners
  • Yes
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Ben Gribbin

Ben Gribbin is an automotive writer at Finder. He is a life-long car enthusiast, bringing many years of experience working with and writing about cars. During his time, Ben has been a freelance writer, editor and reviewer for a number of leading publications across the UK. He was voted the Guild of Motoring Writers Breakthrough Blogger in 2015. See full profile

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