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The new Lexus RX: A beast of refinement, performance and practicality

The new Lexus RX: A beast of refinement, performance and practicality

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Text: Su Fen Tan


Brace yourselves—the all-new 4th generation Lexus RX models are now in Malaysia

A pioneer of the premium Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) segment, the original RX combined flexibility and practicality in a SUV with the handling, performance, refinement and ride experience of a premium sedan. Now in it fourth generation, the latest RX is referred to as a 'crossover SUV'—a bold evolution in style with sharp creases and curves, as well as innovative features.

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"The RX stands for Radiant Crossover, and that is exactly what the Lexus RX is: Radiant. The all-new Lexus RX is another groundbreaking introduction to the Lexus line-up, and we are positive that it will be well-received by discerning Malaysian customers looking for both luxury and functionality," said Mr. Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota.

 

Available in six variants: RX200t Premium, RX200t Luxury, RX200t F SPORT, RX350 Luxury, RX350 F SPORT and RX450h, the latest RX range has three new exterior colours: Graphite Black GF (Glass Flake), Amber CS (Crystal Shine) and Deep Blue MC (Mica).

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Engineered for high-quality functionality, the RX200t variants are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected inline 4-cylinder petrol engine, and a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the RX 350 has a 3.5-liter direct-injected V-6 petrol engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the upgraded RX 450h hybrid is now powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected V-6 petrol engine, featuring an improved hybrid powertrain. Looking at safety as a top priority, the all-new Lexus RX comes with Panaromic View Monitor (PVM), 10 SRS Airbagas, and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). 

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The all new Lexus RX is available for viewing and test drive at Lexus dealership nationwide. Lexus Malaysia is offering On The Road Price without insurance for the improved RX ranges for private registration from RM388, 800 for RX 200t Premium to RM520, 200 for the RX 450h hybrid.