| Aziz Idris |
IN THE first eagerly awaited reveal of the year, NBT Lexus Brunei has taken the wraps off the all-new Lexus UX at its Gadong showroom last night.
Present to unveil the Lexus UX was NBT Brunei Managing Director Haji Ahmad Omar bin Pehin Datu Haji Husin, General Manager of Baiduri Finance Berhad Haji Haliluddin bin Dato Paduka Haji Talib and Acting Managing Director of Takaful Brunei Haji Shahrildin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Lela Utama Dato Paduka Haji Jaya.
The first crossover SUV by Lexus features a radical new look, combined with agile handling and intuitive technologies intended to appeal to the youth.
NBT Lexus Brunei will also bring in the UX 200 Premium, which has a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired to a continuously variable transmission, with a low centre of gravity that makes it drive more like a saloon. NBT Lexus Brunei will also bring in the sportier incarnation offered in the UX200 F-Sport trim.
Every UX gets Drive Mode Select, a twistable knob unusually situated on the side of the driver display cowl but easy to access, offering three settings.
The Lexus UX further marks a series of technical innovations, including the first use of the new Global Architecture Compact (GA-C), which delivers fundamental high structural rigidity and a low centre of gravity, thus securing excellent ride quality and stability.
The Japanese luxury carmaker took a new approach to achieve the best possible aerodynamic performance from the UX’s rear combination lamps, wheel arch mouldings and in a world first concept – aerodynamic wheels.
The NBT Brunei Managing Director said, “With the launch of the Lexus UX, the wait for this much anticipated compact luxury crossover is now finally over. In short, the Lexus UX is now all set to make heads turn wherever it is driven to, or parked in Brunei Darussalam. On behalf of NBT, I would like to thank the public, our customers, guests, business associates and members of the local press for their very strong continuous support and trust in Lexus as well as NBT over the years.”
Meanwhile, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager at NBT Lexus Brunei Muhammad Clovien bin Abdullah Timpoh said, “To truly understand why the all-new Lexus UX (aka Urban Explorer) is the talk of the town wherever it is sold, I would strongly recommend NBT Lexus’ no obligation test drives. “It is only with hands-on driving experience, guided by our well-trained and qualified sales consultants, will enable customers to properly understand just how at home is the Lexus UX in the city, and why we believe this subcompact crossover is going to be the next ‘big thing’ on Brunei roads.”