Cars: Lexus Unveils the All-New LBX: A Game-Changing Compact SUV

Lexus, known for its innovative luxury cars, has introduced the all-new Lexus LBX, a groundbreaking compact SUV that challenges traditional luxury hierarchies. The LBX combines contemporary design and technology with Lexus’s signature craftsmanship and hospitality.

With the LBX, Lexus aims to redefine the concept of luxury and offer a car that is accessible and easy to live with, without compromising on quality and attention to detail. The vehicle breaks new ground by providing owners with a wider range of design options, allowing them to express their individual style.

Europe played a significant role in the development of the LBX, marking the first time the region has led the global development of a Lexus vehicle. According to Lexus this influence is expected to make the LBX one of the brand’s best-selling models in Europe.

Featuring a new frontal design, breaking away from the traditional spindle grille and establishing a fresh identity for Lexus. The exterior design showcases a muscular and powerful look, while the interior focuses on driver engagement and creates a light and open feel.

Another first is the a new generation self-charging hybrid electric system, redesigned to improve efficiency and reduce weight. The results are a maximum output of 134bhp/100kW and peak torque of 185Nm. With world-class thermal efficiency and advanced combustion technology, the LBX offers powerful acceleration and fuel efficiency.

The NiMH battery has been upgraded for quicker response and contributes to the car’s performance. Additionally, the LBX can be equipped with Lexus’ E-Four all-wheel drive system, providing enhanced traction and stability. With its compact size and low center of gravity drivers can expect a dynamic driving experience with precise handling and a responsive acceleration feel.

Inside the LBX, simplicity and elegance reign. The driver’s cockpit is designed based on Lexus’s Tazuna concept, ensuring minimal distractions and a rewarding sense of control. The vehicle also offers a range of upholstery and trim options, including a vegan-friendly interior.

Equipped with the latest Lexus Link Connect system and a 9.8-inch touchscreen, the LBX provides cloud-based navigation and voice command capabilities. Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also available.

The LBX represents a new chapter for Lexus, expanding its reach and profile while and attempting to attract a younger audience plus those looking for a downsized or second vehicle.

It looks great and with its groundbreaking design and technology, the LBX could be about to set a new standard in the compact SUV segment.

Following its worldwide debut, the LBX will enter production in late 2023. UK customers can reserve starting July, with orders accepted from October and deliveries expected from March 2024.

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