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2024 Lexus LBX now in Singapore – model’s 1st Cat A COE automotive; 1.5L hybrid; ought to this come to Malaysia?

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2024 Lexus LBX now in Singapore – brand’s 1st Cat A COE car; 1.5L hybrid; should this come to Malaysia?

First revealed globally in June final 12 months, the Lexus LBX has now been launched in Singapore because the model’s first-ever mannequin to qualify for a Cat A COE within the nation. Obtainable in a sole Cool variant, the LBX is priced at SGD214,800 (about RM752k) inclusive of COE.

The LBX sits within the Cat A banding due to its hybrid powertrain, which is made up of a M15A-FXE 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated inline-three petrol engine offering 91 PS (90 hp or 67 kW) and 120 Nm of torque.

That is paired with an E-CVT and augmented by an electrical motor rated at 94 PS (93 hp or 69 kW) and 185 Nm, the latter powered by a nickel-metal hydride battery. Put collectively, the whole system output is 131 PS (129 hp or 96 kW).

Singapore’s Cat A necessities embrace an engine capability of lower than 1.6 litres (1,600 cc) and most output of 132 PS (130 hp or 97 kW), each of which the LBX meets. This setup permits a 0-100 km/h time of 9.6 seconds and a prime pace of 170 km/h.

If the LBX seems to be small, that’s as a result of it’s. The compact crossover is constructed on the GA-B model of the Toyota New World Structure, which can also be utilized by the Toyota Aqua, Aygo X in addition to the European-market Yaris and Yaris Cross. The LBX makes use of MacPherson struts on the entrance and a torsion beam on the rear.

By way of dimensions, the LBX measures 4,190 mm lengthy, 1,825 mm vast, 1,550 mm tall and has a wheelbase of two,580 mm. For context, the Yaris Cross offered in Europe is 4,180 mm lengthy, 1,765 mm vast, 1,560 mm tall and its wheelbase spans 2,560 mm – the ASEAN Yaris Cross is bigger than each. On the practicality entrance, the LBX has a boot capability of 402 litres, expandable to 994 litres with the 60:40 split-folding rear bench down.

2024 Lexus LBX now in Singapore – brand’s 1st Cat A COE car; 1.5L hybrid; should this come to Malaysia?

Normal tools that comes with the Cool variant embrace 18-inch wheels, LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, keyless entry and begin, a 64-colour ambient lighting system, leather-based and Ultrasuede seat upholstery, dual-zone local weather management with an nanoeX ion generator, a head-up show, a wi-fi charging pad, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 9.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wi-fi Android Auto and Apple CarPlay help and a 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system with Lively Noise Management.

As for security and driver help methods, the LBX will get the Lexus Security System+ 3.0 suite which incorporates lane departure alert, lane tracing help, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise management, auto excessive beam, adaptive excessive beam, assisted parking, a panoramic view monitor, blind spot monitoring and rear cross visitors alert.

At SGD214,800, the LBX is the most cost effective Lexus mannequin accessible in Singapore. Would you be all in favour of a compact Lexus crossover that sits beneath and is extra inexpensive than the UX? The latter is at present priced from RM250,688 OTR with out insurance coverage.

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