Lexus is set to ride a wave of momentum into 2024 when the LBX goes on sale in the first half of the year. Aimed at more youthful and younger customers, the compact crossover will be offered in two grades, and with two drivetrains.
Available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive, it will be powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid powertrain developing 100kW. The engine incorporates high-speed combustion technology with variable valve timing controlled by an intelligent electric motor.
Ultra lightweight pistons and a variable cooling system deliver a new Lexus benchmark for thermal efficiency. The LBX range begins with the familiar Luxury grade, offering perforated NuLuxe leather sport front seats.
These feature power memory function for the driver and heating for both. The cabin’s spaciousness is accentuated with a low-mounted centre console, sloping upwards and forwards into the 12.3-inch interactive information display.
A power back door, rain-sensing wipers and panoramic view monitor add to the convenience. The LBX’s compact body, short overhangs, low centre of gravity and heavily raked windscreen pillars evoke a sporty and stable stance.
Two-tone paint and 18-inch alloy wheels complete the sporty and stylish look, with LBX Luxury offered in two-wheel drive only. Sports Luxury grades are available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.
It features Ultrasuede leather accented seats, auto park, active noise control and a dynamic 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium surround sound system. More details, including pricing and an official availability date will be confirmed closer to launch.
You can register your interest at lexus.com.au.