Lexus NX Compact Crossover The IGEM (International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition) has been a favorite showcase event for UMW Toyota Motor in recent years and for this year’s fifth edition, the company partakes in it to preview two eco-themed variants: the Lexus NX300h for the first time and the radical Toyota FT-Bh Concept.

The Lexus NX variant is a brand new mid-size Crossover that proposes an SUV with an edgy, emotional design. Powered by the Lexus Hybrid Drive, the Lexus NX 300h is expected to join the ranks of Lexus Malaysia’s existing and highly esteemed range of hybrid variants including the CT, ES, IS, GS, LS and RX.

Seamlessly blending agility and stability, the Lexus NX represents an innovative luxury compact cross over vehicle into the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) market. The NX answers the call of a new generation of consumers who discern sportiness and individuality without compromising on comfort and practicality.

The NX Crossover features world firsts for the Lexus marque. Besides the hybrid variant, the 2.0L Turbo variant features an industry-leading turbocharged gasoline engine which is developed in-house by Lexus with a combination of top-level fuel economy and exhilarating performance.

The other star attraction for UMW Toyota Motor is the futuristic FT-Bh concept, which blends the ecomotion (eco + emotion) factor into the package. In addition to environmental friendliness with adequate performance, the “ecomotion” FT-Bh aims to provide an enjoyable driving experience through responsive and nimble driving dynamics. Other eco+emotion factors of the future Toyota compact car and B-segment include; a figuratively light weight of just 786 kg, reduced road and air resistance, a highly efficient powertrain, effective thermal energy management and reduced power consumption.

UMW Toyota Motor has announced the price list for the NX Crossover, with starts from RM 308,082 for the base unit, NX200, up till RM 401,334 for the top flight NX300 Hybrid. All prices are for the Peninsular and include insurance.

On the consumer front, UMW Toyota Motor has introduced a new addition to the Corolla Altis line-up, in the form of the Altis 1.8G. The Corolla Altis 1.8G effectively replaces the previously available 2.0G to make it  four versions in the line-up, which also comprises of the 1.8E, 2.0V and 2.0V with additional safety features. Priced between RM 115,900 up till 139,915.30, the Altis variant remains a major contributor to UMW Toyota Motor’s leading position in the Passenger car segment amongst the non-national makes.