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Lexus Make Global Debut for new ES and RX at 2015 Shanghai Motor Show

Lexus unveiled the new ES luxury sedan and RX 200t – the turbo engine variant of the all-new fourth generation RX SUV – at the 2015 Shanghai International Motor Show.

2016 Lexus ES

New ES features an elegant and progressive styling package, enhanced luxury interior construction and new Lexus Safety System +, which was announced at the New York Motor Show earlier this month.

ES chief engineer Toshio Asahi said the comprehensive updates provided further polish to the refined sedan.

“Our development concept was ‘take the ES to the next level of elegance and progressive luxury’,” Mr Asahi said.

“The Lexus ES is renowned for its innovative exterior and interior design. We wanted to build on that and make it more elegant, and tailor the car with the latest technology Lexus has to offer.

“We’re confident that the new Lexus ES will be a leader in its class and attract a lot of attention,” Mr Asahi added.

2016 Lexus RX200t

RX 200t will replace the RX 270 variant and features Lexus’ innovative turbocharged 2.0-litre four cylinder engine. The same powerplant as NX200t.

The 8AR-FTS powerplant features VVT-iW (Variable Valve Timing-intelligent Wide) and a low-inertia, twin-scroll turbocharger with air-to-liquid intercooler.

It can also operate on both the fuel-saving Atkinson cycle and the conventional Otto cycle. The engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission in RX 200t.

“Compared to the current-generation RX 270, you’ll notice that a major appeal point of the RX 200t is its ability to deliver seamless and continuous acceleration up to the mid- to high-speed range,” said RX chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda.

Photo Gallery: 2016 Lexus RX200t

Photo Gallery: 2016 Lexus ES

All-New Lexus RX SUV Unveiled in New York

Lexus unveiled its all-new RX SUV at the New York International Auto Show today.


The fourth generation RX features a redesigned, luxurious interior wrapped in a bold and chiselled body with Lexus-first styling cues.  

It combines the dynamic new look with exceptional on-road performance and new safety technologies, including the new Lexus Safety System+. 


RX chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda said the latest RX built on the foundations of the previous three generations of the segment-redefining SUV. 

“Our ambition has been to make a bold and completely new statement in this segment while building on and staying true to the pioneering values of previous RX generations,” Mr Katsuda said. 

Bold and exciting new look

RX front styling features a new fascia highlighted by an emboldened spindle grille with a chrome-plated border, triple L-shaped LED headlamps and redesigned fog lamps. 


This gives the RX an elegant yet futuristic aura, while muscular front fender flares add to the vehicle’s sporty stance.

The side profile is characterised by a sharp character line that runs from the front fenders to the rear end which, together with a flowing roofline, gives the RX a dynamic profile that minimises drag and reduces front and rear lift while also enhancing high speed stability and reducing wind noise. 

Lexus-first blacked-out C-pillars provide a dramatic floating-roof effect.

New RX also features newly designed 20-inch alloy wheels, which can be customised with variable colour inserts to emphasise driver individuality.


Sharpened rear styling exudes a sense of stability, highlighted by new L-shaped taillights that wrap around the sides of the vehicle to create a wider, more authoritative presence when illuminated. 

The new cabin features high levels of comfort and luxury, with repositioned trim pieces to provide an additional feeling of class. 

Laser-cut ornamentation is available to further add to the cabin’s opulence. 

A large head-up display (HUD)* takes centre stage, while the information display area, featuring a 12.3-inch monitor, has been separated from the main operations area.


The gear lever has also been repositioned from the front of the instrument panel to optimise operability and create more space for the driver. 

Rear-seat occupants are treated to more leg and knee space, and the newly-developed seats offer heating and power reclining features that both enhance convenience and provide a sophisticated, luxurious feel.

A retractable power panorama roof enhances the RX cabin’s spaciousness and provides occupants with an open-air experience.

RX chief designer Gen Ikeda said the fourth generation RX featured enhancements to deliver driving pleasure and occupant comfort. 

“We designed the RX to have a high amount of excitement and strength,” he said. “The lengthened wheelbase and larger tyre size results in sporty, powerful proportions. 

“Even while ensuring a high level of luxury and space within the cabin, the RX’s silhouette remains sleek and dynamic, while the interior has been designed for easy operation with luxurious execution.”

Smooth, powerful and efficient engines

RX features an upgraded and more powerful 3.5-litre V6 that comes mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The hybrid model’s Atkinson-cycle 3.5-litre V6 is based on the improved V6 powertrain.

All RX engines have been tuned to achieve high fuel economy and low carbon emissions.

Enhanced handling and stability

The RX chassis has been fortified to provide better stability and control through turns for sharp, car-like handling.

The vehicle’s body structure has been strengthened with added stiffness, helping to drastically improve its handling response while keeping engine and road noise from entering the cabin. 

RX also features Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)* and Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)*.

Each system is designed to recognise potentially dangerous situations and make automatic and often transparent adjustments to ensure the vehicle remains in control when entering and exiting corners. 

All-wheel drive improves RX handling performance and stability on both dry and slick surfaces.

The RX’s fully independent suspension system, which comprises MacPherson struts on the front and a double wishbone setup at the rear, has been tuned and reinforced to improve handling while keeping a smooth ride quality. 

Available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) electronically monitors and adapts the suspension damping and steering to ensure optimal handling and ride depending on the driving conditions. 

AVS automatically makes adjustments to the shock absorber settings, ensuring the smoothest ride quality possible.

The system is also designed to produce less body roll through corners, providing a sporty driving experience.

Safety a priority with Lexus Safety System+

New RX features enhanced safety features, including an upgraded body structure that heightens the overall passive safety of the RX, and Lexus Safety System+*, which helps avoid or mitigate collisions across a wide range of vehicle speeds. 

Lexus Safety System+, introduced globally, integrates several of Lexus’ existing active safety technologies. 

These include:

• Pre-Collision System (PCS)*, which detects sudden stops initiated by the vehicle in front and warns drivers of potential contact with obstacles ahead 

• Lane Departure Warning (LDW)*, which issues an audible signal if the vehicle strays from its intended lane, and

• Automatic High Beam (AHB)*, which helps ensure optimal forward visibility during night driving. 

The Lexus Safety System+ package utilises a millimetre-wave radar that works together with a camera to keep the RX in its intended driving lane via the Lane Keeping Assist feature (LKA)* and enhances the target detection for the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. 

Adaptive High-beam System (AHS)*, Panoramic View Monitor (PVM)* and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)* with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)* are available to provide even higher levels of safety.

RX F Sport

RX F Sport, which is tailored for those who desire even more excitement and performance in their luxury SUV, will be available with all model engine offerings.

Lexus vehicles designated with the F Sport badge are equipped with unique visual and performance features. 

On RX the spindle grille and lower centrepiece of the rear bumper possess an “F” mesh design, instantly giving the vehicle dynamic flair. 

New alloy wheels, exclusive to F Sport, also help give the RX a commanding road presence. 

The cabin features a custom F Sport instrument cluster as well as a sport steering wheel featuring perforated leather and an F Sport emblem, complete with paddle shifters. 

Exclusive colours and trim pieces are also integral to the F Sport package.

RX F Sport’s performance has been enhanced by an active stabiliser system whose cutting-edge technology keeps the vehicle’s body flat through corners. AVS, which also helps keep the vehicle planted to driving surfaces through turns, is standard on RX F Sport.

The driver can select the AVS-enhanced Sport S+ mode, in addition to Eco, Normal and Sports S settings, on the Drive Mode Select control located on the centre console.

RX raises the bar for luxury SUVs

Chief engineer Takayuki Katsuda said the new RX, with luxurious comfort, bold styling and exciting driving dynamics, would excite both new and existing customers. 

“The pioneering spirit of Lexus drives us to create new technology and gives rise to new ideas,” he said.  

“It allows us to introduce new vehicles with leading-edge features. And indeed, we are committed to bringing ‘progressive luxury’ to the world. 

“I believe this new RX will not only surprise new customers, but will also delight and satisfy our loyal customers, whose high expectations will be met by many new innovations,” Mr Katsuda said.

The fourth generation RX is set to arrive in Australia in 2016. 

Local specification and model line-up will be announced closer to the time of launch. 

2016 Lexus RX preliminary specifications

Overall length: 4890mm
Overall width: 1895mm
Overall height: 1690mm
Wheelbase: 2790mm
Track (front): 1640mm
Track (rear): 1630mm

Photo Gallery: 2016 Lexus RX

Lexus To Unveil All-New RX SUV in New York

Lexus will introduce its all-new RX at the 2015 New York International Auto Show next week. 


The fourth generation RX will make its global debut at a press conference in the Galleria at Jacob Javits Convention Center on Wednesday April 1 at 9:10am.

UMW Toyota Motor offers the Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist Package to help flood victims all year round

UMW Toyota Motor announced on the 23rd December 2014 that the company is offering a special service and repair package to all its Toyota and Lexus customers who are affected by the recent flood disaster. The Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist Package will be offered only to the genuine cases where the customers’ vehicles were damaged by the flood.


The Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist package offers the following; a 25 percent discount on total bill inclusive of parts and labour charges, free towing service, quick evaluation and quotation on expected repair cost and free car wash for exterior and engine. For customers’ convenience, easy payment scheme is also available to major banks credit card members.

“Our commitment to our customers remains topmost in our priority. We hope by offering the Toyota and Lexus Flood Assist Package all year round will further ease the burden of our Toyota and Lexus vehicles owners who were affected by the recent flood. We sincerely hope for the quickest possible recovery and our heartfelt prayers to all our customers and their family during these difficult times,” said Datuk Ismet Suki, President of UMW Toyota Motor.

UMW Toyota Motor would like extend its support all year round to ensure that all customers have a peace of mind during these difficult times. Toyota and Lexus owners who are affected can visit any of UMW Toyota Motor owned Service Centre or call our Toyota Toll Free Line : 1-800-8-869682 (1-800-8-TOYOTA) or Lexus Tol Free Line: 1800 88 53987 (1-800-88-LEXUS). Visit us at www.toyota.com.my or www.lexus.com.my for more details. Terms and conditions apply.

Lexus Malaysia Launches All-New Lexus RC-350 And RC-F Coupe


Lexus Malaysia has launched one of the most impressive selection of models for those seeking perfection – the Lexus RC-350 and Lexus RC-F. Both cars mark the return of Lexus Malaysia into the luxury sports segment with elegant styling and brute power, making it the first time that Lexus Malaysia has offered such impressive power in such a beautiful design. 


The all-new Lexus RC- 350 has a 3.5-litre V6 2GR-FSE, which has all-aluminium construction that keeps its weight down. Key technologies in this engine that give it a broad torque curve and high output include intelligent dual variable valve timing (VVT-i) and the Lexus D-4S system of direct and port fuel injection, enabling maximum efficiency with low exhaust emissions. The engineers chose this engine which produces up to 230 kW/312 hp and 378 Nm of torque for its instantaneous response and strong driving character. 


The LED headlights are one of the main focus of the exterior. It is a signature feature of the new generation of Lexus models, providing strong illumination while also being distinct design features that identify the RC F as a Lexus model. At the rear, the combination lamps have a unique 3-dimensional configuration of L-shaped LEDs that give the car a distinct signature that can be seen from far away.


Besides, Lexus RC- 350 gets an 8-speed Sports Direct Shift transmission with sequential manual shifting. Driver can easily choose one of these three modes- Normal, Sport and Eco. The normal mode is default setting by Lexus to provide balance ride comfort. On the other hand, The eco however programs the air conditioning to specific setting for more fuel economy ride. The sport mode programs the powertrain, electric powered assist steering to specific characteristic for more dynamic performance.

The stylish aluminium alloy wheels are 18 inches in diameter with 235/45 tyres fitted on them for maximum grip and stability. The safety equipment includes ABS with Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Hill-Start Assist Control, Tyre Pressure Warning System, and a Whiplash Injury Lessening design for the front seats. Furthermore, the Blind Spot Monitor & Rear Cross Traffic Alert is also available in RC 350 as standard of the active safety package. The RC 350 has Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) which is an intelligent computerised management system that has all the active safety systems collaborating to give the driver the best control over the car, even in extreme cornering conditions.


 Both Lexus RC- 350 and RC-F offer a Mark Levinson sound system with high resolution speakers that provide a 360 degrees spatial envelopment of sound. New to both interiors is the RTI Touchpad as part of the cockpit ‘operation zone’ in the center console that gives the drivers images and vibration feedback for a more responsive control. 


The new RC F has the most powerful production V8 engine (2UR-GSE) from Lexus, with 12% more power than the IS F engine on which it is based. All-new cylinder heads and lighter moving parts have increased the maximum power of the 5.0-litre 32-valve engine to 345 kW/470 hp and 530 Nm of torque, with maximum engine speed increased from 4,800 – 5,600rpm.

It has four driver-selectable modes – ECO, NORMAL, SPORT S, SPORT S+ that switches between different driving modes base on driver needs. The RC F has a Remote Touch Interface which uses a smartphone-like touch control and a system information displayed on the 7-inch electro multi-vision screen situated in the middle of the dashboard.

 Pricing starting from RM 526,000 for RC-350 and RM 782,000 for the RC-F, OTR excluding insurance. 

Photo Gallery: Lexus RC-350/RC-F