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Lexus UX SUV teased for Malaysia – launching soon?

Lexus Malaysia has teased the arrival of the UX in a post on its official Facebook page, with the words “something exciting is coming your way” written in the caption. The UX is the Japanese luxury carmaker’s smallest crossover that competes against the likes of the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

The UX measures 4,496 mm long, which makes it 144 mm shorter than the NX, but the 2,639 mm wheelbase is just 21 mm less than its larger SUV sibling. The model is underpinned by the Global Architecture – Compact (GA-C) platform, Lexus’ version of the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) used for the C-HR.

If you remember, the UX was first previewed in Malaysia during the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS). On display was a left-hand drive UX 200 variant, which is powered by a 2.0 litre Dynamic Force naturally-aspirated and direct-injected four-cylinder petrol engine. The mill serves up 169 hp and 205 Nm of torque and is mated to a 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission.

Not present at the event but also available is a UX 250h hybrid that pairs this engine to an electric motor to produce a total system output of 181 hp, with another motor mounted at the rear providing all-wheel drive – referred to as E-Four.

A third option is the fully-electric UX 300e, which first made its debut in November last year. For now, it isn’t known which engine will be offered when the UX is officially launched here, but we reckon the UX 200 to be the most likely variant that customers will get.

Unlike its rivals, the UX is a lot more expressive in its design, as it sports sharp headlamps with arrow-shaped LED daytime running lights flanking the signature Lexus spindle grille. Prominent fenders, squared-off wheel arches, a low-slung roofline and full-width LED taillights are some of the other cues that make up the exterior styling.

Inside, the UX draws inspiration from its sedan stablemates like the LS and ES, with a sweeping dashboard design and a freestanding centre display measuring up to 10.25 inches, controlled by the Remote Touch interface. The display car at the time also showcased Japanese traditional craftsmanship as per Lexus’ convention, as seen with the sashiko leather quilting and decorative trim inspired by washi paper.

Safety-wise, the UX is available with the Lexus Safety System+ suite of driver assists, including Pre-Collision System autonomous emergency braking, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control with Lane Tracing Assist (LTA) that allows the car to accelerate, brake and stay in its own lane semi-autonomously, Adaptive High Beam System (AHS), Road Sign Assist (RSA) and a Parking Support Brake System.

GALLERY: Lexus UX 200 at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show

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Lexus delivered a record 765,330 units globally in 2019


Lexus has announced its global sales results for 2019, with the Japanese premium carmaker delivering a new record high of 765,330 units. The figure represents a 10% increase from 2018 and is more than double the volume recorded over a decade earlier in 2009.

In several key regions, the brand saw year-on-year increases in deliveries, with the only exception being North America, which remained level with the year prior at around 325,000 units. Despite this, the region remains the most important for Lexus, with the highest number of units being delivered there.

Meanwhile, China’s booming luxury market saw approximately 202,000 units being delivered, or 25% more than in 2018. Other regions like Europe (around 87,000 units) and Japan (around 62,000 units) also experienced double-digit growths of 14% and 13% respectively.

Elsewhere, the Middle East and East Asia both saw an 8% increase in sales to around 32,000 and 34,000 units, with the remainder being made up of lesser markets. According to Lexus, encouraging response from buyers towards the UX compact SUV and seventh-generation ES sedan, as well as the updated RX, were among the key factors that helped drive overall sales.

“I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to each and every Lexus customer around the world. From the time of our founding, we at Lexus have been earnestly pursuing the spirit of innovation and untiring evolution, and we will continue to take up the challenge of building vehicles that exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Koji Sato, president of Lexus International.

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2019 year in review and what’s to come in 2020 – tough year for Mercedes-Benz and BMW, but Volvo soars


Having looked at how the national carmakers and Japanese brands fared in 2019, we continue on the year that was with the premium brands. It was a mixed year for players in the segment, with most of the activity coming from the German marques, as expected. The usual duo led the way in with the introductions this year, but it was a bumper year for the four rings as well.

Things were however a whole lot quieter for many players, and although this will change in 2020 for some, it doesn’t look rosy for at least one.

A slew of Audis. Really?

The brand that has always played bridesmaid to the two other Germans made a real go of it this year, introducing no less than 10 models in 2019. Amazing, really, when you consider how quiet it has been in recent years, with only the occasional low-key introduction to signal that it was still around.

The action started in March with the debut of four vehicles, three of which were new. The Q7 received a specification update, but it was the Q2, Q5 and Q8 that made for the news, with their arrival significantly bumping up the Audi SUV count in the country at a go. The second-gen Q3, meanwhile, joined the party late in the year.

Sedans – and fastbacks – were not forgotten in the rare Audi blitz. April saw the introduction of the A3 Sedan, with the C8-generation A6 and D5 A8L entering the showrooms in June before making their working debut in August. Elsewhere, the second-gen F5 A5 Sportback and the C8 A7 Sportback went on preview for a bit before they made they were officially launched.

That’s quite a haul from Ingolstadt. Whether Euromobil continues to play aggressive in 2020 remains to be seen, but Audi fans surely won’t complain if it does. In terms of what’s coming, the facelifted B9 A4 should be one of the highlights next year.

Monthly debuts from BMW

BMW Malaysia started out their campaign in January with two M Performance Editions, which essentially signed out the F30 330e and F15 X5 xDrive40e, and these were each limited to 300 units. Next up, the G20 3 Series, which arrived as a CBU 330i in March, and its debut also saw a full catalogue of M Performance parts being introduced.

The same month saw the debut of the G15 8 Series, and a month later, to show that the G30 5 Series wasn’t forgotten, the company brought the 520i Luxury and 530e M Sport variants into the market. The all-electric i3s was also launched in April, but final pricing was only announced in August.

In May, the G02 X4 M Sport went the CKD route (pricing revealed in June), and the G05 X5 and F39 X2 M35i went on preview, ahead of their official pricing being announced in July. The F87 M2 Competition was next up to bat in June, making its debut in Sepang, and this was followed by the X7 SUV in July.

The month also saw the G29 Z4 sDrive 30i and facelifted G12 7 Series being announced, the latter continuing on with a 740Le xDrive badge designation. In September, another variant was added to the G01 X3 range in the form of an xDrive30i M Sport model, and the G20 3 Series went the CKD route, retaining the 330i variant.

Models to look forward to in 2020 are likely to include the F40 1 Series, the F48 X1 facelift, G06 X6 and Munich’s answer to the CLA, the F44 2 Series Gran Coupe. The G20 3 Series range will also expand with the upcoming 320i, although there’s still no word on when the 330e plug-in hybrid will arrive, or whether it is even coming. Guess we’ll know in 2020.

Lexus rolls on, while Infiniti stalls

It wasn’t until June that Lexus Malaysia got into the swing of things with the refreshed NX 300, in three variant forms (Urban, Premium and F Sport). The facelift has been around since 2018, but the latest update adds on kit such as Lexus Safety System + while lowering prices.

The seventh-generation ES sedan made its debut as an ES 250 model in September, in two trim levels, Premium and Luxury. The same month saw the RX facelift making its way to Malaysia, with the RX 300 going on sale in Premium, Luxury and F Sport guise.

The coming year will see the introduction of the UX, which was first seen here in 2018 when it was previewed at KLIMS. At that point Lexus Malaysia said there were no plans to bring it in, but it looks like that has changed, and the SUV is slated for our market.

No cheer however for its fellow automaker Infiniti. With the brand languishing globally and in the midst of a restructuring (which will see it exit Europe completely and focus on the United States and China), it’s no surprise that the turnout of new models this year locally was zilch. The brand remains in the country, but with the KL showroom having closed (operations have been moved back to Edaran Tan Chong Motor premises), one wonders how long before the carmaker calls it quits in Malaysia.

The tristar juggernaut chugs along

As 2019 draws to a close, and unless something dramatic takes place in the sales charts, it looks like Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will still hold on to its best-seller title for another year, edging out BMW once more. However, this year won’t be like 2018, because the overall numbers are down for both – up to November, MAA figures reveal that Mercedes sales are down by 24% and BMW, down by 19.6%, year-on-year.

It hasn’t been for a lack of trying or products, with the introduction of new cards at every opportunity continuing to be very much the game plan. The ball started rolling with the introduction of the W213 E350, equipped with the automaker’s new M264 engine, in March. The E200 Sportstyle and E300 Exclusive, bearing new engines and kit, were also launched at that point. The same month also saw the pre-facelift C253 GLC 300 making its debut.

Next to arrive was the V177 A-Class Sedan in A200 and A250 forms. This was followed by the Mercedes-AMG C63S Sedan and Coupe facelifts, along with the AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which went on sale here in GT 43, GT 53 and GT 63S 4Matic+ forms. Then, the W222 S 560 e PHEV came along in June at the same evebt that gave the all-electric EQC its ASEAN debut.

The AMG A35 Sedan was introduced in September, and October was a busy month for the brand, with the W247 B-Class, C190 Mercedes-AMG GT R and GT C facelifts and X156 GLA 200 Style being introduced to the market. Rounding off the new product list for 2019 was the X253 GLC and C253 GLC Coupe facelifts, which were launched earlier this month. The refreshed SUVs also debuted Mercedes me connect, which will make its way on to upcoming models.

Expect no let-up in the introductions in 2020. Among these will be the second-gen C118 CLA, H247 GLA, X247 GLB, C167 GLE Coupe and the W213 E-Class facelift. The EQC is also slated to arrive in 2020.

MINI adventures continue

The brand’s first product introduction this year was the F60 Cooper S Countryman Pure in April. This was followed by the F57 Cooper S Convertible in July. The latter was a small scale outing, with a run limited to only 20 units.

Nothing like a commemorative edition to evoke nostalgia (and add to sales), and that was certainly the case when the 60 Years Edition popped up in August. The model is a 60-unit limited-edition offering based on the Cooper S 3 Door hatch.

Elsewhere, the F54 Clubman facelift premiered in November, going on sale here in sole Cooper S form. The John Cooper Works Clubman and Countryman were also unveiled at the same time. The next year should see the MINI Electric among the new introductions heading to our shores.

Short but Swede

There were only two new Volvos coming our way this year, and both arrived towards the tail-end of it, but despite this the Swedish brand has been gaining traction – up to November, it sold 1,691 cars, 32% up from the 1,279 units it had achieved by the same time last year. Doesn’t sound like much, but when you consider that the German brands will sell less this year than in 2018, it’s a big plus on the brand’s report card.

The much-awaited third-generation S60 finally made its way here in October, going on sale in solitary T8 R-Design guise. While initial units are fully imported (CBU), local assembly is set to start later on, with no changes expected in the specifications when CKD production begins.

The XC90 facelift was the other, the refresh bringing about minor design tweaks, new kit and a bigger battery for the T8 Twin Engine, which increases the pure electric driving range, all accomplished without raising the price from before. The brand also introduced a leather dashboard for the T8 versions of the S90, XC60 and pre-facelift XC90 in August.

No new cats, nothing roving on the ground either

With no new product introductions in the past 12 months, Jaguar Land Rover Malaysia continued to sell what it had in 2019, but there should be a fair bit of activity next year. On the Jaguar front, while the I-Pace has been teased on the local website, it surely won’t be the next in.

That honour should go to the E-Pace – the SUV, first seen locally at our PACE 2018 event, was sighted in the country earlier this month, so it shouldn’t be long before it finally makes its long-awaited local debut. It will be joined by the second-gen Range Rover Evoque, which was previewed at PACE 2019, and was spotted this month undergoing vehicle type approval (VTA).

As for the new Land Rover Defender, don’t hold your breath too long waiting for it to show up that fast – any sign of it will likely be well into the second half of the year at the earliest, given that Australia only gets it in June. High right-hand drive demand might also delay timelines.

Taycan get it out fast enough

No shortage of ground activities – and customer engagement – in Sepang this year for Porsche, but in terms of product launches things were rather on the quiet side. The biggest bang was the introduction of the 992-generation 911 in July, the eighth-gen making its local debut in Carrera S and 4S guise.

Two versions of the Macan facelift were also introduced, the base 2.0 litre in June and the Macan S in August. Earlier in the year, Sime Darby Auto Performance revealed a 15-unit, limited-run 718 Cayman SportDesign edition for the Malaysian market.

Models due next year should include the Cayenne Coupe, but all eyes are of course on the new all-electric Taycan. We do know its set to arrive in 2020, but now we know around when – it’s due in around eight months. According to the folks at Porsche Asia Pacific, the first examples for Malaysia are due sometime in August, and we’ll be getting the Turbo and Turbo S first, well ahead of the entry-level 4S.

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Lexus UX 300e pure EV – 400 km range, 204 PS/300 Nm, ‘paddle-shift’ braking regen, Active Sound Control


Lexus has unveiled its first battery-electric vehicle, the UX 300e ahead of its public showing at the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition in China which takes place from November 22 until December 1. Starting with the UX crossover as a base, Lexus has given the hitherto partially electrified model a full-electric powertrain.

The brand’s smallest SUV’s electric powertrain features a front-mounted motor producing 204 PS and 300 Nm of torque, positioning this above the 184 PS from the 2.0 litre Atkinson-cycle engine in the UX 250h hybrid and the 169 hp/205 Nm of the petrol-powered UX 200.

Motive power for the UX 300e is supplied via a 54.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which provides range of up to 400 km, and this can be charged on standard AC at a maximum rate of 6.6 kW, or on a fast DC charger at a maximum rate of 50 kW.

The GA-C architecture of the UX has been given structural enhancements with additional bracing and revised damping to ‘match the dynamic changes of electrification’, says Lexus. The UX 300e has been given additional insulation to suppress external noises such as from wind or debris pick up by the tyres, which would be otherwise be concealed by the sounds of a conventional powertrain, the company said.

These measures make the UX 300e one of the quietest in its class, Lexus adds. The UX 300e visually remains similar to its petrol-fed siblings, though it does get special aerodynamic wheels as well as an underbody cover to smooth airflow for aiding efficiency and reducing wind noise.

Silence may be golden to some, but Lexus has also added Active Sound Control to produce ambient sounds for an aural understanding of driving conditions and a more natural feeling for its occupants, the company said. The UX 300e offers a selection of driver characteristics from its Drive Mode Select function, while ‘shift’ paddles behind the steering wheel offer four different levels of braking regeneration.

The battery in the UX 300e crossover is equipped with a temperature management system for operation in high and low ambient temperatures, while reliability is also improved with the use of multiple monitoring systems to regulate battery charging and to prevent situations such as overcharging.

Connectivity to the UX 300e is offered via the LexusLink smartphone app, which enables drivers to check on parameters such as battery state of charge and available range. Further functions also include a time to inform the driver when the vehicle will be fully charged, or to schedule charging for when the vehicle is next expected to be driven, or when energy prices are lower.

This app also enables the remote access to the car’s climate control, so that it can be suitably warmed or cooled before entry. The Lexus UX 300e is set to go on sale in Europe and China next year, and subsequently enter the Japanese market in 2021.

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FIRST DRIVE: 2019 Lexus ES 250 Luxury – RM333k

In comes the Lexus ES. The Japanese luxury automaker spared no expense when it comes to building the seventh-generation sedan, and it shows in nearly every aspect, from design to build quality, material selection and driving experience.

Just two variants of the ES 250 are available, starting with Premium at RM299,888 and the Luxury, which is the unit we sampled, at RM332,888. Both models are fully imported from Japan and come with five-years unlimited mileage warranty. There are seven exterior colours to choose from, and two interior colour schemes to boot.

In terms of powertrain, the ES is only available with the latest 2.5 litre Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine, making 204 hp at 6,600 rpm and 247 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm. The direct-injection A25A-FKS petrol unit is paired to an eight-speed Direct Shift conventional automatic transmission, which directs power to the front wheels. The 0-100 km/h is done in 9.1 seconds and top speed is 210 km/h.

For the ES 250 Luxury, the equipment list includes distinctive LED headlights with Adaptive High Beam System and sequential turn signals, 18-inch wheels finished in Hyper Chrome Metallic Coating, 10-way powered front seat with memory function, powered reclining rear seats, three-zone climate control, head-up display, a 12.3-inch centre screen with navigation, and more. Interested? Well, find out what our man Hafriz Shah thinks of it in the video above.

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IIHS Testing Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Vary Widely in Crash Protection | News from Cars.com



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Pedestrian crash-prevention systems with automatic braking on 16 mid-size cars vary widely in their ability to detect and avoid hitting people in the street, according to the latest round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Related: Which SUVs Have the Best Pedestrian Detection Systems?

But results overall were fairly positive. Four luxury and two mainstream mid-size cars and wagons got the top rating, called superior (out of superior, advanced, basic or none), for pedestrian crash prevention. Another six cars rated a notch lower, at advanced. Four non-luxury cars, however, earned only a basic rating or got no credit at all. Here are the 16 (some have two scores because they offer both standard and optional systems):

Vehicles Rated Superior

  • 2019 Audi A4 (standard system)
  • 2019-20 BMW 3 Series (standard)
  • 2020 Subaru Outback (standard)
  • 2019-20 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (optional upgraded system)
  • 2019-20 Nissan Maxima (optional for 2019, standard for 2020)
  • 2019 Volvo S60 (standard)

Vehicles Rated Advanced

  • 2019-20 BMW 3 Series (optional upgraded system — yes, worse than the base system)
  • 2019-20 Honda Accord (standard)
  • 2019-20 Lexus ES 350 (standard)
  • 2019 Mazda 6 (standard)
  • 2019-20 Nissan Altima (optional)
  • 2019-20 Tesla Model 3 (standard)
  • 2019-20 Toyota Camry (standard)

Vehicles Rated Basic

  • 2019-20 Chevrolet Malibu (optional camera-only system)
  • 2019-20 Chevrolet Malibu (optional camera and radar system)
  • 2019-20 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (standard system)

No Credit

  • 2019-20 Ford Fusion (standard system)
  • 2019 Hyundai Sonata (optional)
  • 2019 Kia Optima (optional)

More Cars Have Pedestrian Systems Standard

IIHS is ramping up testing of pedestrian protection, having earlier tested a batch of SUVs. The vast majority of automakers have agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard by 2022, and they’re increasingly upgrading such systems to detect and automatically brake for pedestrians, not just other vehicles. According to IIHS, about two-thirds of front crash systems offered on 2019 model-year vehicles have pedestrian detection. In many cases, these systems now are standard.

“Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, so it’s encouraging that pedestrian crash prevention systems are standard equipment in 12 out of the 16 mid-size cars we tested, including five out of six superior-rated systems,” said IIHS President David Harkey in a statement. The agency will factor pedestrian detection into its overall testing for Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus awards beginning with the 2020 model year, spokesman Russ Rader has told Cars.com. It began testing pedestrian detection in February.

Halloween Is Scariest Day for Pedestrians

IIHS notes that its latest results come just ahead of Halloween, which is consistently the deadliest day for U.S. pedestrians. That’s thanks in part to trick-or-treaters and, we suspect, increasingly partying adults in awkward costumes. IIHS claims that from 2013 to 2017, the two deadliest days for pedestrians on average were Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 (after midnight on Halloween). Citing its own study of federal crash data, IIHS notes that annual pedestrian fatalities had increased markedly since a 2009 low. More than 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2018, up 53 percent since 2009, according to the agency.

How Cars Were Tested

Most frontal crash systems use one or two cameras, in some cases augmented by radar sensors, to look for objects ahead. Vehicle software now can detect pedestrians as well as vehicles, and in some cases identify bicycles or animals. If a collision is imminent, the system alerts the driver and can hit the brakes to prevent or mitigate a crash.

IIHS tests three scenarios with dummies: an adult stepping into the street ahead of a vehicle with an unobstructed view, a child darting into the street from behind two parked cars, and an adult pedestrian near the side of the road facing away from traffic. The first two tests are done at 12 and 25 mph; the pedestrian near the side of the road is tested at 25 and 37 mph. In each test, the system has 1 or 2 seconds to stop the car to avoid the pedestrian. The tests are done in daylight on dry pavement. IIHS notes that such systems might not perform as well at night, but it says a vehicle with lights rated well in the agency’s headlight evaluations should be able to spot pedestrians.

The six superior-rated vehicles slowed dramatically in IIHS tests, in most cases avoiding the dummy or greatly reducing the risk of severe injury. Notably, the mainstream Nissan Maxima’s system avoided the pedestrian in all tests. Advanced-rated systems also achieved major speed reductions, though less consistently. The basic-rated systems failed to do so in one or more tests, while those that earn no credit failed in multiple scenarios. For example, the Ford Fusion, which got no credit, didn’t slow down at all for the simulated child darting into the street and slowed only slightly for the adult stepping into the street.

“The child dashing out from behind parked cars is a very challenging test,” said Harkey. “But it’s fitting that it was one of the main things that separated the top systems from the rest of the pack, since that is certainly a frightening scenario on Halloween or any day.”

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Tokyo 2019: Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept debuts


Lexus has unveiled the LF-30 Electrified Concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, which forms part of the company’s “Lexus Electrified” vision. The show car is certainly striking to look at, and that’s before we get into the technologies the Japanese carmaker crammed into it.

Subtle isn’t the right word to describe the concept’s design, which the company says “embodies the vision of Lexus’ electrification.” It’s a very aggressive look, with a mix of sharp angles and contours around a large cabin, which is possible thanks to the low positioning of the battery as well as the in-wheel electric motors, of which there are four. Signature cues like the spindle grille are present as well, while gullwing doors and aVoltaic Sky finish that employs a metal-infused coating technique add to the visual drama.

Breaking out the spec sheet, the LF-30 isn’t a small vehicle either, despite what the images suggest. The concept measures 5,090 mm long, 1,995 mm wide, 1,600 mm tall, and the roomy cabin is justified by its 3,200 mm wheelbase.

With everything put together, the EV weights 2,400 kg, and is propelled by the aforementioned in-wheel e-motors that provide 536 hp (400 kW) and 700 Nm of torque. Performance-wise, the vehicle will get from a rest to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and tops out at 200 km/h.

The battery is just as substantial, with capacity of 110 kWh, and Lexus claims a WLTP-certified cruising range of 500 km. Wireless charging technology is used to recharge the battery, and the company claims a charging speed of up to 150 kW.

Another driving-related technology present here is Lexus Advanced Posture Control, which regulates the output from the electric motors to ensure the vehicle’s posture isn’t disruptive to occupants, in a similar fashion to Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control system.

The Tazuna-themed interior is just as mesmerising as the exterior, and while the vehicle has autonomous driving capabilities, the concept still comes with a steering wheel. A wraparound cockpit places functions like the navigation, infotainment and drive mode systems within easy reach, while the passenger has access to a separate display with gesture control support.

In other areas, there’s a Mark Levinson audio system, while overhead is a gesture controlled SkyGate display window that features augmented reality to display various types of information, such as a realistic star-filled sky, user-favourite videos and even navigation. As this is a Lexus, premium, sustainable materials are used, including Yakisugi (charred cedar) and recycled metals.

Lexus also touts an onboard AI that deals with energy management as well as providing occupants with a more personalised experience when inside the vehicle. There’s also the Lexus Airporter drone support vehicle, which is capable of carrying out certain tasks like independently transporting baggage from a household doorstep to the vehicle’s luggage area.


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