All-New Lexus RX Launched in Malaysia

All-New Lexus RX Launched in Malaysia

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The luxury SUV market just got more exciting today with the launch of the all-new Lexus RX range featuring four variants. The Lexus RX is the best-selling model in the Lexus range; ever since the first generation was launched in 1998, grey importers had been selling them by the thousands to eager buyers. Now in its fourth generation, with its new looks, and improved drive trains, the RX is even more appealing.

The all new Lexus RX’s mix of sharp creases and curves represents a bold evolution in the model’s styling, sharing the same design DNA with other recently-launched models in the Lexus line-up. This includes the “floating roof” effect, and a bolder “Spindle Grille”, a signature of the Lexus brand.


“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.

The all new Lexus RX has larger dimensions and a 50 mm increase in wheelbase, provides more interior room throughout. With an interior space optimised for five passengers, the new Lexus RX’s lowered rear floor section helps provide seating position comparable to that of the flagship Lexus LS luxury sedan.


During the launch, Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd commented, “While it is wrapped with an attractive and elegant design, the all new Lexus RX also comes with redesigned hybrid and petrol power trains, sophisticated safety technologies, drivers’ aids as well as new convenience and technology features, making Lexus RX the best-selling Lexus sport-utility vehicle (SUV) offering to date.”

Available in six variants – RX 200t Premium, RX 200t Luxury, RX 200t F SPORT, RX 350 Luxury, RX 350 F SPORT and RX 450h, the range now has three new exterior colours: Graphite Black GF (Glass Flake), Amber CS (Crystal Shine) and Deep Blue MC (Mica).


Engineered for high-quality functionality, the RX 200t variants are powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged and direct-injected inline 4-cylinder petrol engine, and a 6-speed automatic transmission, while RX 350 has a 3.5-litre direct-injected V6 petrol engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The upgraded RX 450h hybrid is now powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected V6 petrol engine with improved hybrid powertrain.

“With consumers’ safety placed as a top priority, the all-new Lexus RX comes with Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), 10 SRS Airbags, and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) & Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA),” Datuk Ismet added.


“Since we launched the Lexus RX in Malaysia in 2009, we have sold more than 2300 units and this has definitely contributed to pushing Lexus Malaysia to 3rd spot in the luxury vehicle category in 2015,” he concluded.

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. Lexus Malaysia is aiming to sell 700 units of Lexus RX units in 2016.

The all new Lexus RX is available for viewing and test drive at Lexus dealership nationwide.


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