For 2018, Lexus Malaysia is starting the year strong with two new versions of their most popular models being made available for booking. One of these models is the recently unveiled 2018 RX 350L, which sees in the inclusion of a third row for a total seating capacity of 7. Coming as more of a revision is the 2018 NX, which comes in a variety of trim levels and with both turbocharged and hybrid powertrain options.
The RX 350L is very much similar to the RX that we know and love, and its powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.5-litre V6 which churns out a solid 294 hp. There's also an 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to all four wheels, capable of sending up to 100% of the power output to the front wheels and as much as 50% to the rear.
Again, the main point of this L model is that it can not transport up to 7 occupants. For now this is the only variant on sale, but in due time Lexus Malaysia may offer a range of different other powertrain options for their 7 seater model.
In the case of the NX, this 2018 model features some mild facelift updates on the exterior, while performance is fairly similar to the NX we are familiar with. The naming convention has changed a little, with the NX 300 being what was previously known as the NX 200t, along with the NX 300 Hybrid.
For those who are unfamiliar, the NX 300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre straight four, pushing an impressive 235 hp, while the hybrid variant gets a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre straight four and a pair of electric motors for a combined system output of 194 hp.
Both the RX and NX are fully imported from Japan and come with a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty. To find out more, you can head to your nearest Lexus Centre today. Pricing is as follows, on-the-road and inclusive of GST, but not insurance:
|2018 Lexus NX||Peninsular Malaysia||Sabah||Sarawak|
|NX 300 Urban||RM 311,900||RM 315,377.80||RM 315,377.80|
|NX 300 Premium||RM 329,800||RM 333,277.80||RM 333,277.80|
|NX 300 F SPORT||RM 387,900||RM 391,377.80||RM 391,377.80|
|NX 300 Hybrid||RM 397,800||RM 401,099.60||RM 401,099.60|
|2018 Lexus RX||Peninsular Malaysia||Sabah||Sarawak|
|RX 350L||RM 475,000||RM 477,755||RM 477,755|