Lexus held the world premiere of the new Lexus IS online yesterday, featuring a fresh design, new features, and improved driving dynamics.
On the exterior, taking centre stage is the new Spindle Grille design which features a three-dimensional, polyhedral structure, and complementing it are features like newly developed compact and lightweight lamp units, muscular fenders, straight-line-type rear combination lamps sporting an “L” motif, three-dimensional bumper garnishes, as well as new 19-inch alloy wheels.
Size wise, the IS has grown by 30 mm in length, 30 mm in width, and 5 mm in height compared to the outgoing model. The car’s chassis is also more rigid than before.
Two new exterior colours have been introduced as well – Sonic Iridium and Sonic Chrome.
Inside, the new IS’ multimedia system features a new touchscreen that is compatible with SmartDeviceLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Other highlights include the door trim which now features a graphic pattern, as well as Ash decorative ornamentation.
Under the hood, the powertrain options have been carried over – the IS300 RWD comes with a 241-hp turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder mill, the IS300 AWD gets a 260-hp 3.5-litre V6 engine, while the IS350 AWD and RWD are powered by a 311-hp version of the 3.5-litre V6 engine.
While AWD versions of the new IS use a six-speed automatic gearbox, the rear-wheel driven variants get an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
As far as safety is concerned, Lexus has added functions such as Emergency Steering Assist to the Lexus Safety System+ suite of safety features, which includes Pre-Collision system, Low Speed Acceleration Control, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist, Automatic High Beam, Road Sign Assist, and Driver Emergency Stop Assist.
UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd (UMWT), the distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles in Malaysia today announced new prices for its vehicles beginning 15 June 2020, following the incentives provided to the Malaysian automotive industry.
“Toyota vehicles are now more affordable than ever. Customers should take this opportunity to upgrade or purchase a new Toyota. All relief from the new tax structure have been factored into the new pricing, considered in the best interest of our customers. Price changes vary between our CKD and CBU model line-up,” said Mr. Ravindran K., President of UMWT.
Vehicle prices have been reduced from between 1% to 6%. In addition to the above, Toyota also announced the new price with its latest monthly Sales Promotion and Rebates.
That said, below is the updated price list for Toyota and Lexus models:
Greetings, millionaires! The new Lexus LC 500 is now here in Malaysia, and it is officially open for booking!
For 2020, Lexus has introduced a number of enhancements to the LC 500 with particular focus on enhancing its comfort, safety and handling, starting from the weight reduction. Thanks to the lighter 21-inch wheels and the forged aluminium front lower arms, the car is now 10kg lighter.
They have also added a new performance damper in the rear, and a new Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) control system, both of which enhance ride comfort while the Active Cornering Assist (ACA) control has been tweaked to operate in conjunction with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) and the re-configured Electric Power Steering (EPS) to provide more precise and crisp handling and a more tactile steering response.
Inside, new additions include a Power Easy Access feature where the driver’s seat slides away once the ignition is switched off, on top of the steering column stow-away feature which makes egress ever more convenient.
The new LC 500 also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a new 10.3-inch Electro Multi Vision (EMV) high definition screen that is capable of displaying HD (1280×480) videos and images.
Added to this is a host of Lexus Safety System + (LSS+) features like the Front Pre-Collision System (PCS), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Lane Keeping System and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) that work on top of the 8 airbags on board and a new park feature where the transmission is automatically placed in “P” when the door is open to avoid accidental runaways.
Powering the new Lexus LC 500 is a 5.0-litre V8 Dual VVT-i engine and a tweaked 10-speed Direct Shift automatic gearbox producing 470 hp and 540 Nm of torque, enabling the car to do the century sprint in 4.4 seconds.
There is an addition of two new body colour options as well – Blazing Carnelian Contrast Layering and Terrane Khaki Mica Metallic with two new interior colours – Flare Red, and Black and Orange.
Priced at RM1.25 million, the new LC 500 is offered with a comprehensive five-year unlimited mileage warranty.