UR BA N M I L E S Come rain or shine, experience luxe drives with these new rides. By Sharmita Summugam.
Sleek and ultra modern at every curve, the Lexus NX is available in the in-house 2-litre turbo engine and a 2.5-litre hybrid engine. Its impeccable design was inspired by the idea of a car made from a solitary piece of metal. The Lexus NX team utilised the die of a spindle grille as a base, and molten steel was poured over to see how it would take shape naturally. The resulting angular build has come to define this luxurious compact SUV. For the NX 200t F Sport variant, an exclusive mesh design for the grille was specifically created. In addition to that, the F Sport includes a bold bumper with a metallic finish, black outer mirror housings, and a black-tinted panoramic glass roof. It comess in seve seven gleaming colours, and the F Sport is available in five hues with Exceed Blue Metallic as an exclusive option. As a Lexus first, cornering lamps in the front fog lights will illuminate a wide area when turning, giving the driver better night-time visibility.lity. Priced at RM369,000 on-the-road without insurance. www.lexus.com.my
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Finely crafted for the eco-conscious, the e new Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient drive outfitted with a fourcylinder diesel engine. “The E 300 BlueTECTEC Hybrid represents the continuation of ourur hybrid offensive strategy. This marks thee return of Mercedes-Benz’s diesel enginess in Malaysia,” said Roland S. Folger, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia. Extra functions include the ECO Start/Stop, Manoeuvring (utilising electric power when parking and manoeuvring), Boost Function, and Kinetic Energy Recuperation. The interior or has been revamped, with the addition of the AMG Sport steering wheel, paddle shifters, stainless steel sports pedals, and woven AMG floor mats. Priceded at RM348,888 on-the-road without insurance. www.mercedes-benz.com.my
Lexus NX 200t F Sport
Diane von Furstenberg Spring/ Summer ’15 Scarf, Emilio Pucci Bag, Dior
Mercedes- Benz E 300