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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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 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. 

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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

 

Lexus Introduces First Hybrid AWD System with NX300h

The all-new Lexus NX 300h will introduce an electronically-driven, rear-wheel all-wheel-drive system to the Australian compact luxury SUV class at its launch next week.

The Lexus NX 300h will introduce the Lexus E-Four AWD system - a Lexus-first technology that debuted on RX hybrid models - to the Australian compact luxury SUV category

The Lexus E-Four system, which debuted on RX hybrid models in 2006, features an additional electric motor at the rear of the vehicle and enables the rear wheels to be driven purely by electric power.

The front axle works in concert with the Lexus Hybrid system and can be propelled by petrol or electric power, or a mixture of both.

The system removes the need for a mechanical link to the rear of the vehicle, reducing fuel consumption by preventing friction losses and only driving the rear wheels when required

The Lexus NX 300h will introduce the Lexus E-Four AWD system - a Lexus-first technology that debuted on RX hybrid models - to the Australian compact luxury SUV category

The E-Four system deactivates under normal driving conditions to maximise fuel efficiency. The system also ensures stable driving performance when traction is limited by optimising front/rear torque distribution. 

Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said Lexus’ introduction of the technology to the segment was yet another example of the brand pushing the envelope in the area of fuel-saving hybrid technology. 

“The E-Four system is not just technology for the sake of it – it combines real-world fuel savings with the safety benefits of all-wheel drive in a clever and efficient package,” Mr Hanley said.

“E-Four has been proven over eight years of use in Lexus RX hybrid models, and we’re proud to introduce it to the compact luxury category,” he added.

Lexus has introduced other hybrid innovations to the market including the hybrid SUV, hybrid all-wheel-drive V8, hybrid luxury sedan and split-cell hybrid battery.

Lexus Malaysia Introduce the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F

Lexus Malaysia introduce the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F with order taking starts from Sept 5, 2014 onwards. The Lexus RC stands out for the visual aggression to the stylish model. It features its own version of the Lexus signature spindle grille which dominates bold expression and uncompromising performance.

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Below is the summary of the On-The Road price (OTR) for the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F.

Lexus Malaysia Introduce the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F

Table below is the summary of colours that are available for Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F.

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More information on the Lexus RC 350 Luxury and RC F, customers may visit any Lexus center in Mutiara Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Besi, Penang, Johor Bharu, Kuching and the latest outlet in Ipoh or contact Lexus Malaysia’s free phone line 1-800-88-LEXUS (53987) for further information or assistance. 

All-new Lexus NX SUV with fancy new features will be launched by October 2014 in Australia

All-new Lexus NX will come with a number of Australian and Lexus firsts new innovation when it launches this October.

 
Shown overnight at the Good Design Australia awards, the NX will include Australian firsts of a wireless charging tray for compatible smartphones and other portable devices.  Other firsts for Australia include, touch sensitive interior lighting, power adjustment for rear seats, and the first application of a hybrid drivetrain for a compact luxury SUV in Australia.
 
Lexus firsts include the debut of a third generation Lexus Remote Touch system that mirrors the operability of a smartphone and features force feedback.
 
Aiding safety will be the availability of an all-new 360 degree Panoramic View Monitor. Available on selected models, the Lexus Panoramic View Monitor offers an uninterrupted view of the vehicle surrounds when called upon and features four high definition cameras.
 
In keeping with Lexus’ entire Australian range, reverse camera will be standard across all models, while blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert will be offered across selected NX 300h models.
 
Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said that the NX will bring with it a host of new technology when it launches late this year. ”NX will bring with it a vast array of new and innovative features, suited perfectly to an active, urban lifestyle – and many of these features are a first for Australia,” Mr Hanley said.
 
“The NX will bring to this segment a unique blend of design, dynamics, specification and service – but importantly greater consumer choice.

“With NX 300h and 200t customers will be able to choose from a broad range of drivetrains and models, all paired to the greatest array of interior and exterior combinations to grace a Lexus production vehicle,” Mr Hanley said.

The Good Design Australia Awards are Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program.

With more than 50 years of design benchmarking, Good Design Australia has focused on raising the standard and profile of design and innovation in Australia and internationally.

Photo Gallery: Lexus NX

Lexus will unveil RC Coupe F Sport at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Lexus will unveil the F Sport variant of its RC Coupe at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show.
 

First revealed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the RC is a standalone model rather than a two-door derivative of a sedan. Based on the GS platform, it differs in all dimensions from the GS and IS model lines.  The F Sport variant of the RC 350 offers visual and dynamic upgrades over the standard model.

Visual upgrades include unique interior and exterior styling package, including body kit, wheels, interior instruments, seating and other touches. The F Sport’s dynamic upgrades take the form of exclusively tuned front and rear suspension hardware, the availability of Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system (incorporating dynamic rear steering), providing drivers with an even more rewarding and engaging driving experience.

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Readily identified by a model-specific ‘F’ mesh grille design, the front of F Sport models features a further evolution of the Lexus spindle grille.  The F Sport model range combines model-specific badging with a unique 19″ F Sport alloy wheel design featuring a machine-finished outer 10-spoke layer offset over an inner 10-spoke layer finished in a dark metallic paint.

Three exterior colours – White Nova, orange and Flame Blue. The RC F Sport also adopts an LFA-style instrument cluster with moveable centre ring, and an F Sport steering wheel and premium shift knob. The F Sport-exclusive interior design is completed by Wedge Metal ornamentation and an F Sport-exclusive Dark Rose interior colour.

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Lexus Engineers have carefully tuned the RC F Sport to offer greater dynamic performance. Kicking off the dynamic upgrades for the F Sport model is the adoption of Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS).

Teamed to drive mode select, AVS responds to driver inputs, vehicle body motion and road surface conditions to automatically and independently adjust the performance of the suspension at all four corners to maximise dynamic performance.

When the vehicle’s Sport+ drive mode is selected, AVS is set to SPORT and allows the driver to feel improved body control and precise responses to steering input via a firmer suspension setting and revised power steering assistance.

The suspension enhancements of the RC 350 F Sport are complemented by the four-wheel steering benefits of the LDH system. This leading-edge technology offers the integration of Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS), Electric Power Steering and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). 

The system calculates the optimum angle for all four wheels by monitoring vehicle speed, steering direction and driver inputs. Using VGRS in the front and DRS in the rear, the system can independently manage both front and rear wheel steering angles to help improve turn-in response, rear grip, vehicle control and overall agility when cornering.

The Lexus unique Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system coordinates LDH, the Anti-lock Braking System, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Control and Adaptive Variable Suspension. The LDH system monitors vehicle speed and yaw rate, steering angle and speed, and lateral G to calculate the required rear wheel steering input up to a maximum rear wheel angle of 2.0 degrees. 

The front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions at lower speeds to assist manoeuvrability and in the same direction at higher speeds to provide stability. The Lexus Dynamic Handling system coordinates all of the above and optimises dynamic and safety systems to suit vehicle speed and driving style.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

RC 350

Length / mm

4,695

Height / mm

1, 395

Width / mm

1,840

Wheelbase / mm

2, 730

Seating capacity persons

4

Driven wheels

Rear-wheel drive

Engine type

2 GR-FSE

Cylinders

V6

Engine output / kW/rpm

234/6,400

Torque / Nm/rpm

380/4,800

Transmission

8AT

Suspension

Front: Double Wishbone

Rear: Multilink

 

Photo Gallery: 2014 Lexus RC Coupe F Sport