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The Journey with Lexus - Making Luxury Personal

Can you imagine my face when I received the Lexus RX 500h F Sport for a test drive? Yes, exactly—a big smile! However, living and breathing a natural colour palette, my first thought was, "Oh no." My sporty hybrid SUV is blue! And when I say blue, I don't mean midnight blue or classic dark blue. To be precise, my Lexus is a shiny, bright Poseidon blue. "This won’t look good on my social media feed," I joked with my husband.

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   Despite my initial reaction, I instantly loved the exterior with its almost sculpted sides, raised hood, and, of course, the iconic Lexus spindle grille. As the sun pierced through the azure sky, casting a golden glow upon the world below, I found myself embarking on this journey. With the promise of a sunny day and temperatures soaring to a balmy 32 degrees Celsius, the soft breeze of the beach beckoned irresistibly.

   And what better way to traverse the coastal roads than behind the wheel of the Lexus RX 500h F Sport, a symbol of luxury and performance? My blue SUV glistened under the sunlight, its sleek lines and bold contours reflecting the brilliance of the day. Eager to begin my adventure, I slid into the driver's seat.

The interior is awash in beautiful materials; metal trims the dashboard and pedals, while soft leather covers the seats and door panels. It’s a mix of modernity with a touch of retro charm—right up my alley. The infotainment screen is a large 14” display that is colourful and very easy to operate. It moves lightning fast. From the screen, you can operate the navigation system, the Mark Levinson Sound System, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the car settings, including changing the drive modes and monitoring hybrid energy flow. This screen also houses a fantastic 360-degree rear-view camera with extreme clarity. You get voice recognition, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well.

The gentle hum of the engine was waiting to be unleashed.

Let’s go!

   As I navigated through the bustling streets, the Lexus exuded an air of sophistication and refinement that complemented the vibrant energy of the day. With the windows down and the large panoramic sunroof open, I felt a sense of liberation as the warm breeze tousled my hair and the scent of saltwater mingled with the aroma of luxury within the cabin. 

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Approaching the coastal highway, the allure of the open road beckoned, and I obliged with a gentle press of the accelerator. With each passing kilometre, the RX 500h F Sport revealed its true character, effortlessly blending power and precision in equal measure.

   The petrol/hybrid engine roared to life with a symphony of horsepower, propelling me forward with a surge of adrenaline that matched the excitement of the day.

With the windows down and the large panoramic sunroof open, I felt a sense of liberation as the warm breeze tousled my hair.

As the ocean came into view, shimmering like a vast expanse of liquid sapphire against the horizon, I couldn’t help but turn the 15-speaker Mark Levinson sound system even louder and marvel at the serenity and beauty of the moment.

   With the Lexus RX 500h F Sport as my faithful companion, I embraced the freedom of the open road, navigating curves and bends with a sense of  exhilaration that bordered on euphoria. Arriving at the beach, I parked the Lexus at the water’s edge, utilising the surround-view camera parking system. Needless to say, I attracted the attention of surfers and passersby. The sand was warm beneath my feet as I stepped out to take in the breathtaking panorama of Cape Town and Table Mountain before me.

   With the waves gently lapping at the shore and the sun casting its benevolent gaze upon the world, I felt a profound sense of gratitude for the experience afforded to me by this remarkable vehicle. In a world filled with noise and chaos, the Lexus RX 500h F Sport offered a sanctuary of tranquility and beauty, a testament to the enduring power of luxury and performance. As I bid farewell to the beach and embarked on the journey home, I carried with me memories of a day spent in harmony with nature and in communion with a machine that transcended the ordinary.

   For me, the Lexus RX 500h F Sport was a rather nice place to spend my time. I must admit, I even fell in love with the popping Poseidon blue. As I drove into the sunset, I knew that the memories of this sun-kissed day would linger in my heart for quite some time, a testament to the enduring magic of the open road and the boundless spirit of adventure that resides within us all.


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