4 Reasons Lexus Dominates The Premium SUV Segment With The Lexus RX 2019
The premium SUV segment was definitely impacted the moment the first generation RX made its strong debut in 1998. The business savvy move filled a gap within society and revolutionised the market; not long after, other premium luxury brands followed suit and began to offer at least one SUV to meet customer demands. Following on Lexus' success, the RX continually delivers the best in its segment, and the fourth generation iteration isn't one to break that tradition. Available in three variants, Premium, Luxury and F SPORT, we take a look at four reasons why the 2019 Lexus RX delivers the best.
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High and Mighty
One of the main reasons people prefer SUVs is the fact that it is essentially a lot safer and more sturdy. There is also that added advantage of having an elevated view of the road. But Lexus kicks it up a notch with the implementation of its latest Lexus Safety System +. The four systems are the Pre-Collision, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist and Adaptive Highbeam System.
On top of that, the RX 300 also features the Active Cornering Assist, which helps guide drivers along hilly or windy roads. There is a host of other equipment fitted into the vehicle to ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and even pedestrians - like the panoramic view monitor, which gives you a 360 degree view of your surroundings, through the large 12.3 inch wide screen on the dashboard which doubles as a touchscreen display for the Luxury and F SPORT models. This allows for you to thoroughly check your surroundings before you decide on parking or getting out of a tight spot. Working effectively and efficiently together, the 2019 Lexus RX is one car you can rest assured will deliver you to your desired location in safety, as well as comfort.
Both drivers and passengers will be equally thrilled in this SUV, albeit for different reasons. While passengers bask in the comfort, spaciousness and luxury of the RX 300, drivers get to enjoy the exhilaration and ease of the journey. Powered by a 2-litre inline 4-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger, the engine produces a maximum of 235 hp between 4,800 and 5,600 rpm, with 350 Nm of torque from 1,650 to 4,000 rpm.
Coming with three drive modes, four in the F SPORT version, you will get to choose the type of drive you prefer - either prioritising fuel efficiency or performance capability; the additional mode in the F SPORT is one that allows customisation of the powertrain, suspension, steering and air-conditioning system.
Simply put, the 2019 Lexus RX is a stunner. The fourth generation has been amped up, with a touch of sophistication and a gorgeous front facade that would likely have other drivers wanting to get out of your way, when viewed from their rearview mirror. Signature design cues like the spindle grille and L-shaped lights remain intact, but of course the technology has been updated in these newly developed head- and taillights. The sexy lines and cuts on the exterior of the 2019 RX don't only function for aesthetic pleasure, it also helps with performance, as it increases the SUV's aerodynamics, thus making it more stable at higher speeds.
Step inside and you would be equally wowed by the interiors of the latest Lexus RX. Featuring a couple of new colour choices, depending on the model you choose, the comfortable leather seats are also dashing and complement the dashboard well. Then there's also the ease of access, with everything beautifully fit into place, Lexus elevates the user experience with improved technology. To begin with, there's the touch screen display that lets both the front passenger and driver adjust settings to their liking, but if you don't want to get your hand in the way of the driver's view, you can also easily control settings via the award-winning Remote Touch Interface. Then thanks to the power reclining rear seats, you would definitely not have to worry about space, as it makes it capable to fit up to four large suitcases or full-set golf bags. Plus let's not forget that the SUV's power back door also flaunts a kick-open feature, so even with your hands full, a slight gesture using your foot opens the boot automatically for you.
The Entire Package
You're getting more than just an SUV with the Lexus RX 2019. Apart from the attractive exteriors, and luxurious interiors, buying into the Lexus brand gives you a host of other lifestyle privileges, like the brand's amazing aftersales support. Among the perks include a comprehensive factory warranty of 5 years with unlimited mileage. Plus, Lexus is renowned for their customer service, and owners of the RX 300 will get to enjoy the Lexus Experience, which is beyond just the ownership of a Lexus vehicle, it encompasses lifestyle personalised moments and excellent customer satisfaction.
The 2019 Lexus RX starts at the price of RM 399,888.00. For more info, visit their website.
Check out more images below:
The menacing front view of the F SPORT version
A sleek side profile
An overview of the interiors in the new Ocher colour option
The cool cockpit area, featuring a large touchscreen display
The award-winning Remote Touch Interface - now a touchpad to improve the user experience
Rear seats can be power-folded at the touch of a button, to increase cargo space
The Lexus RX 2019, bringing sexy back