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Hybrid technology gives UX250 crossover cost advantage over diesel rivals, says Lexus

Lexus UX 250h hybrid system

Company car drivers opting for the Lexus UX 250h hybrid crossover over diesel rivals will save up to £8,000 over three years/60,000 miles, says the manufacturer.

Lexus says a first-year benefit-in-kind tax of 23% places it below diesel models from BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Volvo, and in the first three years of ownership the tax saving can be almost £5,000.

Factoring in depreciation, fuel costs, servicing, maintenance and repairs, VED and employer national insurance costs, the Lexus says total ownership cost data from Cap shows the driver can save up to £8,000.

The hybrid system combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. The new model is available with front-wheel drive or Lexus’s E-Four electric all-wheel drive system.

Lexus says that in real-world city driving, the UX can run purely on electric power for up to 50% of average European urban journeys.

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