PLANO, Texas – Lexus has extended the warranty supplied with batteries used in its electric vehicles from eight years or 160 000km to 10 years or 240 000km (whichever comes first).
It will, Lexus says, be valid for all new model-year 2020 Lexus hybrid vehicles but all other hybrid components will remain at eight years/160 000km – again, whichever comes first.
The new warranty claims to be the longest in the luxury segment that covers first ownership and all subsequent owners1 – making it even easier for Lexus to deliver the fuel-efficiency, ”amazing” driving range, dynamic performance, and eco-sensitive benefits.
SIX MODELS INVOLVED
Michael Moore, senior manager for Lexus Vehicle Marketing, told The Corner in a media release that Lexus introduced the first hybrid luxury crossover, the RX 400h, in 2005 and first rear-wheel drive hybrid, the GS, in 2007, and we remain a leader in luxury hybrid sales.
”By implementing this warranty extension we’re continuing to offer the eco-conscious benefits of a hybrid without compromising performance, value or styling.”
These are the six 2020 hybrid models:
- RX Hybrid with an EPA-estimated 30 combined MPG
- UX Hybrid with AWD-e and an estimated 39 combined MPG
- NX Hybrid with an EPA-estimated 31 combined MPG
- LC Hybrid an EPA-estimated 30 combined MPG
- LS Hybrid with an EPA-estimated 28 combined MPG (also available in AWD with an EPA-estimated 26 combined MPG)
- ES Hybrid with an EPA-estimated 44 combined MPG
This warranty covers repairs needed to correct defective materials or workmanship ”subject to the exceptions indicated under ‘What Is Not Covered’.”
The updated warranty covers:
- Hybrid battery control module (battery voltage sensor)
- Hybrid control module (power management control module)
- Inverter with converter
1 Based on competitive landscape of luxury automakers in the continental US, including Alaska at the time of publication.