Lexus’ first ever RX 350L offers greater versatility with seating up to seven, whilst the NX 300 ramps up its sporty credentials with a distinctive makeover
Kuala Lumpur, 15th January 2018 – 2018 begins on a high note for Lexus Malaysia, a luxury arm of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, as it proudly announces today that all authorised Lexus Centres across Malaysia are now accepting orders for the latest models in its luxury crossover line-up, the 2018 NX 300 & RX 350L.
Debuting last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the RX 350L sees the inclusion of a third row, seating up to seven passengers without compromising on its class-leading cargo room. The seats are fixed with a 40/20/40 split bench-type along with a longer and slightly higher rear to accommodate passengers in the third row.
In terms of performance, the RX 350L is powered with a 3.5litre V6 engine that delivers 294hp and is optimised with an 8-speed Electronically Controlled Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i). It is also fitted with Lexus’ Active Torque Control AWD system to vary torque distribution anywhere from 100:0 to 50:50 front to rear, depending on driving dynamics and road conditions. Priced at RM 475,000 the RX 350L is a combination of functionality, technology, comfort, and luxury – making it ideal for big families or those with diverse lifestyles.
On the other hand, the Lexus NX 300 was unveiled at last year’s Shanghai Motor Show, receiving bold exterior styling refinements to appeal to the next generation of luxury consumers. The entire front fascia of the new NX has been refreshed, with the upper portion of the grille and the front bumpers redesigned to give the car a sleeker overall shape and excellent aerodynamics. The rear end sports a new look as well; with its rear bumper cover now incorporating elements of the grille’s spindle motif.
Powering the NX 300 is Lexus’ powerful and fuel-efficient turbocharged 2.0-liter engine churning out 235hp for dynamic performance. The hybrid variant conversely comes with a 2.5-liter inline-4 combined with a pair of electric motors, offering customers class-leading power and fuel economy. Built for a captivating drive that promises to satisfy the performance demands of the most discerning motorist, the NX comes in four variant – Urban, Premium, F SPORT and Hybrid. The NX 300 line up is priced from RM311,900 onwards.
Malaysians who wish to be among the first to own Lexus’ newest luxury crossovers can now place their bookings at all Lexus centres nationwide. The 2018 Lexus RX 350L and NX 300 come with a comprehensive warranty of five (5) years covering unlimited mileage. Complete aftersales support is available at seven (7) locations across Malaysia, where professional technicians with extensive training by Lexus are ready to serve.
Fully imported from Japan, the 2018 RX 350L and the four new variants of the NX 300 are scheduled to arrive in early February 2018.
|The 2018 Lexus NX||Peninsular Malaysia||Sabah||Sarawak|
|NX 300 Urban||RM 311,900||RM 315,377.80||RM 315,377.80|
|NX 300 Premium||RM 329,800||RM 333,277.80||RM 333,277.80|
|NX 300 F SPORT||RM 387,900||RM 391,377.80||RM 391,377.80|
|NX 300 Hybrid||RM 397,800||RM 401,099.60||RM 401,099.60|
|The 2018 Lexus RX||Peninsular Malaysia||Sabah||Sarawak|
|RX 350L||RM 475,000||RM 477,755||RM 477,755|
*Prices listed above are On the Road price including GST without insurance.