Lexus RX 350 L joins the family from RM475K

By JAY WONG | 25 January 2018

PETALING JAYA: Lexus Malaysia has expanded its RX range of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with the introduction of the RX 350 L - now with three-rows of seats to accommodate up to seven persons.

At RM475,000 (excluding insurance for Peninsular Malaysia private registration), the RX 350 L slots itself between the range-topping RX 450h and the RX 350 F Sport, while being offered in seven colours of Platinum Silver Metallic, Red MC. CS., Sonic Titanium, Graphite Black GF, Deep Blue MC, Amber CS and Sonic Quartz.

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It fundamentally maintains the same dimensions as the five-seater variant, only it's added rear overhang has extended the overall length to provide some space for a third-row 50:50 split power folding rear seats.

Like the F Sport variant, a 3.5-litre (3,456cc) V6 engine sends 289hp at 6,300rpm and 358Nm of torque from 4,600 to 4,700rpm to the all-wheel drive system with dynamic torque control via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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It rolls on 20-inch aluminium wheels with 235/55 series tyres, with the the fronts controlled by an electric power steering system.

The RX 350 L also comes fitted with automatic Triple-L shaped LED headlights with auto-levelling, Led front fogs with cornering function, moonroof, hands-free powered tailgate and keyless entry with push-start button.

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Inside, the cabin gets the Leather and Luxury trim accents, power-adjustable leather-wood steering wheel, tri-zone climate controls, electric parking brake, navigation system, wireless charger, semi-aniline leather upholstery, 40:20:40 split folding second row seats with walk-in function, rear-side manual sunshades and a 12-speaker Lexus Premium Audio system with 12.3-inch Electro Multi-Vision (EMV) display with remote touch controller and reverse camera with panoramic view monitor.

Safety comes from the inclusion of 10 airbags, anti-lock braking system, vehicle stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, brake hold function, tyre-pressure warning system with auto location, blind spot monitoring system and rear cross traffic alert.

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