Lexus LBX makes global debut as the smallest vehicle from the brand
Lexus has unveiled the all-new LBX SUV, their latest premium crossover. The new model was unveiled at an event in Milan, Italy, by Chief Branding Officer Simon Humphries and Lexus President Takashi Watanabe and will be available in Europe, Japan, and select countries globally beginning in Q4 2023. The new LBX utilises the European-spec Yaris Cross's TNGA-B platform.
Lexus LBX: Design and Dimensions
The "Premium Casual" design concept creates a presence and degree of sophistication that significantly outperforms its class. The exterior has aggressive proportions and a strong posture, which are complemented by Lexus' new "Unified Spindle" front fascia design.
Dimensionally the LBX measures 4,190mm long, 1,825mm wide and 1,545mm high as well as a 2,580mm-long wheelbase
The vehicle's rounded appearance screams crossover rather than an SUV. Then there are the funkily fashioned LED headlights that are situated in muscular haunches, giving them a wonderful and meaty appearance. In the profile, the gentle shoulder lines complete the entire design. Connected LED tail lights and a stylish rear bumper complete the picture. The SUV sits on 17-inch wheels as standard, which can be upgraded to 18 inches.
Lexus LBX: Powertrain
The LBX will be available with hybrid powertrains, which include a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine combined with a single electric motor. It has a power output of 136PS, which is supplied to the front wheels. The automobile promises to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.2 seconds. A more powerful dual-motor AWD variant is also being considered.
Lexus LBX: Interior and Features
Inside, the LBX has been built with the driver in mind, having a lower seating position than other crossovers. The dashboard and centre console have been kept as simple as possible, but critical functions still have physical switches.
Standard features include a 9.8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument display. It has numerous airbags, electronic stability control, a 360-degree camera, and a full suite of ADAS technologies for safety.