Lexus Malaysia has just announced the revised Lexus NX 300 SUV line up for 2019 with enhanced advanced driver assistance system and a lower price point for all three variants.
Like before, the NX 300 is offered in three trims – Urban, Premium and F Sport. All featuring the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol, 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. The powertrain is good for 235 hp and 350 Nm, allowing the NX 300 to complete the century dash in 7.1 seconds with a top speed of 200 km/h.
Lexus NX 300 Urban
Lexus NX 300 Premium
Lexus NX 300 F-Sport
1,998cc; 4-cylinder turbo
235 hp @ 4,800 – 5,600 rpm
350 Nm @ 1,650 – 4,000 rpm
0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed
7.1 seconds; 200 km/h
Price (OTR without insurance)
The biggest change in specification list is that all variants of the MY2019 Lexus NX 300 now comes with the Lexus Safety System+ Advanced Driver Assistance System that adds Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Pre-collision Brake Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Active Cornering Assist (ACA), Parking Support Alert and Adaptive High-beam System (AHS).
While the mechanical bits of the NX were mostly retained, engineers have revised the chassis on the new performance dampers on the F-Sport model and front performance rods on all variants. The new parts are developed together with Yamaha to help reduce vibrations and better damping when going over undulations.
However, with the revised kit list, some features have to be dropped to keep the price competitive. The Panoramic sunroof (moonroof for the Premium variant) have been omitted on all variants while the Smart Card Key system is no longer available for the Urban and F-Sport, only the Premium has it now. Qi wireless charging tray is now available on the Urban variant only.
The biggest let down is the F-Sport no longer comes with the 10.3-inch display and 14-speaker Mark Levinson Premium surround sound system, replaced instead with an 8.0-inch display and eight-speaker Lexus Premium Audio system just like the rest of the model line up.
On the flip side, the NX 300 F-Sport is now priced RM55,000 lower than before, now retailing for RM349,888. The NX 300 Urban and Premium are now RM12k and RM11k more affordable than before priced at RM313,888 and RM333,888, respectively.
There are seven exterior shades to choose from – Blazing Carnelian, Amber CS, Sonic Titanium, Sonic Quartz, Graphite Black GF, Red MC CS and Sparkling Meteor M while the NX 300 F-Sport is added with the Heat Blue CL or Lava Orange CS colours. Every purchase of the 2019 Lexus NX 300 comes with a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty.
2019 Lexus NX 300 Now Open for Booking