KUALA LUMPUR: The Lexus NX 350 F Sport and NX 250 Luxury will be at Lexus roadshows in the Klang Valley and East Malaysia, where visitors can check out the luxury Japanese marque's Tazuna Concept which seeks to form an emotional connection between driver and car.
The Lexus roadshows will be at:
- 1 Utama Shopping Centre, Petaling Jaya 18-22 October – Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday (10am-10pm); Friday & Saturday (10am-10.30pm)
- Waterfront Desa ParkCity, Kuala Lumpur 26-29 October – 9am to 9pm
- Imago Mall, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 3-5 November – 10am to 10pm
- Vivacity Megamall, Kuching, Sarawak 3-5 November – 10am to 10pm
Also, enjoy exclusive rebates when you book a Lexus NX (applicable to ready-stock Lexus NX models only) from now until 31st December 2023.
In a statement, Lexus said its designers worked with Takumi artisans to perfect the design relationship between steering wheel and shift lever to minimise movement while making switches more intuitive and instinctive.
“The key to the Tazuna Concept is for drivers to always be safe and in full control as they perform functions such as shifting gears or accessing control buttons. It is the kind of emotional and instinctive connection between driver and car that Lexus strives to achieve while designing the cockpit of the Lexus NX,” said Datuk Ravindran K., president of Lexus Malaysia.
Extensive research was also done to find the perfect shoulder-to-fingertip distance of various people worldwide to define a layout between steering wheel and driver’s seat that fits all drivers comfortably while promoting good posture.
New touch-tracer switches found on the steering wheel can also be customised to suit a driver’s preferred function or command, further eliminating the need for a driver to look down.
Its operation is also shown in the head-up or multi-information display at the driver’s dashboard.
Operational switches are also located within a driver’s reach, minimising or eliminating the need for posture change while driving.
Meanwhile, all relevant controls are also grouped together and brought closer to the driver in an easy eye-level view where a driver can see everything in just one glance.
Also, only the most frequently used physical buttons are retained with some located on the steering wheel itself to allow adjustments or changes to be made with just a flick of the finger.
Meanwhile, other lesser used buttons and switches have been embedded into the large 14-inch multimedia touch screen display.
It comes complete with a navigation system along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.