The fully imported Lexus RX 350 will be offered in a sole “Luxury” variant
Lexus Malaysia has officially launched the all-new Lexus RX 350 SUV, which will be available in a sole “Luxury” variant which is equipped with a 2.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine.
Built on an enhanced GA-K platform, the new Lexus RX sits wider (+25mm) and boasts a longer wheelbase (+60mm), giving it a more dynamic expression while offering more generous interior space.
Design-wise, the all-new RX 350 boasts a new spindle body design that expresses its new identity. A new seamless grille at the front is an evolution of design for the RX, allowing it to further define the model’s strong, sleek and sporty expression. The hood front edge has also been raised, while the window rear edge has been lowered, providing a horizontal and low-slung posture.
Based on the ‘Alluring x Verve’ design concept, the colour design created for the RX is focused on accentuating the form of the vehicle with an exquisite quality feel further solidifying the model’s captivating image.
Stepping inside, the cabin design is based on the human-centred Tazuna concept. Designed to create a true driver-focused cockpit, the forward thinking interior affords a deeper and more intuitive connection between the vehicle and driver for an exhilarating driving experience.
Space and comfort is also enhanced within the passenger space, which has been crafted to the highest standards of luxury. Lexus has also merged the Omotenashi influenced design with cutting-edge technologies, where close attention was paid to the size, shape, layout, and information of switches within the cabin space to create this cohesiveness.
While the steering wheel switches are now highly integrated with the head-up display to create a space where the driver can concentrate on driving, navigation, audio, and various functions can be controlled without the need for extra eye movement or complicated switch operations.
The 14-inch centre display can be customised with many functions integrated into its soft switches. The end result to all of this is a modern, articulate and immersive
environment that further complements the new RX’s dynamic and intuitive driving experience.
Featuring a full-time AWD system, the front and rear drive torque distribution has been optimised to enable the SUV to adapt to the different surfaces and conditions it has to contend with.
In tandem with this, the RX 350 Luxury’s Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) helps controls the damping force of the shock absorbers on all four wheels to ensure excellent ride comfort. Active Noise Control (ANC) also helps reduce noise within the cabin space, ensuring quiet and refined comfort for all occupants. Drivers will find the new RX 350 Luxury a joy to drive.
Under the hood, a 2.4-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is paired with a Direct Shift-8AT 8-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire technology, producing 279 PS and 430 Nm of torque, enabling the RX 350 to get from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds.
The list of safety features on the other hand, includes an improved version of the Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+), a digital Panoramic View Monitor with live 360° view, Rear Traffic Cross Alert, an E-latch system for both inside and outside door handles, and the Blind Spot Monitor with Safe Exit Assist (SEA).
Last but not least, the all-new Lexus RX 350 Luxury is priced at RM468,888 on the road without insurance, and comes with warranty coverage for 5 years with unlimited mileage.