2024 Lexus LBX Sports Luxury AWD (L) and LBX Luxury (R)

The first-everLexus LBX

25th March 2024

Lexus has brought style, sophistication, and hybrid efficiency and performance to the compact SUV segment with the arrival of the first-ever LBX in Australia.

Offered in two highly specified model grades, the LBX range offers signature Lexus Takumi craftsmanship, cutting-edge design, and high levels of technology in a compelling package perfect for youthful customers with active lifestyles.

The LBX is the smallest model in the Lexus range and the luxury lifestyle brand's first B-segment SUV, helping Lexus to expand its range to meet the needs of a diverse and growing customer base.

Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said the first-ever LBX brings premium refinement and thoughtful luxury to a new subset of Lexus owners.

"The first-ever LBX breaks new ground for Lexus. It is proof that luxury is not dictated by vehicle size," he said.

"With LBX, our designers have created a modern and compact urban SUV that delivers big on Lexus fundamentals of quality and craftsmanship, while offering responsive performance and great dynamics.

"LBX is also in keeping with our Lexus Electrified strategy of offering the latest in hybrid technology with an advanced, fuel-efficient powertrain."

The two-grade LBX range opens from $47,550 plus on-road costs1 for the LBX Luxury 2WD, providing strong value thanks to its highly specified standard equipment.

Luxury grade is identifiable by 18-inch alloy wheels with a mixed dark grey and bright machined finish, LED headlamps with Adaptive High-beam System2, rear spoiler and privacy glass, and a two-tone body finish including a black roof.

Inside, the LBX Luxury has black NuLux®7 upholstery for the seats, steering wheel, door and instrument panel trim, front and rear carpet floor mats, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control with remote function, Qi wireless phone charging pad3, auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient interior lighting, smart entry & start and a powered tailgate.

Multimedia connectivity is enabled by a 9.8-inch touchscreen display with satellite navigation4, paired with a six-speaker Panasonic audio system compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay®5 and wireless Android Auto™6. Three front and two rear USB-C ports as well as front and rear 12V accessory sockets provide extra connectivity and charging options.

The Lexus Safety System+ provides a comprehensive suite of safety features, which is designed to help provide protection for drivers, passengers, and other road users.2

Sports Luxury grade is differentiated from the outside by unique black 18-inch alloy wheels and a unique ornamentation film on the rear pillar which combines thin strips of gloss and non-gloss finish to create a stylish geometric expression.

Inside, Sports Luxury gains combination of NuLux®7 and Ultrasuede®7 upholstery, suede cloth trim for the door, instrument panel, and console box, and a premium leather shift knob and heated steering wheel.

Other specification upgrades for Sports Luxury include a colour Head-Up Display (HUD) with touch-sensitive steering wheel controls, multi-colour ambient interior lighting and a 13-speaker Mark Levinson®7 Premium Audio system with metal speaker grilles and Active Noise Control noise-cancelling technology. Lexus Teammate Advanced Park2 is also included to make parking even easier.

All LBX grades employ the same hybrid-electric powertrain teaming a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor generator and nickel-metal hydride battery to offer superb fuel economy and refined, spritely performance.

The 1.5-litre M15A-FXE petrol engine provides excellent thermal efficiency and low weight, with multiple Lexus-exclusive enhancements to reduce vibrations and enhance smoothness.

Peak power output for the petrol engine is rated at 67kW at 5500rpm and 120Nm of torque between 3800-4800rpm, mated to a continuously variable transmission.

The petrol engine is paired with a hybrid transaxle on the front axle including a permanent magnet synchronous motor producing 69kW/185Nm, powered by a compact nickel-metal hydride battery stored underneath the rear seat.

Peak combined output for the three-cylinder hybrid powertrain is rated at 100kW, with low combined fuel consumption of 3.8 litres per 100km8 on the combined cycle and average CO2 emissions of 85 grams per km9.

Sports Luxury grade is also offered with an AWD powertrain which adds an induction asynchronous electric motor on the rear axle, producing 4.7kW/52Nm while retaining the 2WD's 100kW peak power output.

The front suspension of the LBX 2WD grades feature a newly developed MacPherson strut arrangement with updated suspension geometry to ensure excellent straight-line stability and minimal understeer.

At the rear, the front-drive variants use a lightweight and exceptionally rigid torsion beam while the AWD variant employs a trailing arm type two-link double wishbone set-up accommodating the rear motor.

Underpinned by the strong and lightweight GA-B platform, the LBX chassis is strengthened with multiple braces, short pitch welding techniques and over 19 metres of structural adhesive to maximise torsional rigidity and enhance steering feel.

Safety and security for LBX customers is enhanced with a complimentary three-year subscription to Lexus Connected Services10, which may provide up-to-date vehicle information and functionality through the use of the Lexus Connected smartphone app11.

Facilitated through the fitment of an inbuilt Data Communication Module (DCM), Lexus Connected Services10 may offer customers real-time vehicle information, remote functionality, and extra security in the event of an emergency.

A three-year complimentary subscription to the Lexus Encore12 lifestyle program is also provided at no extra cost, affording customers a range of benefits including exclusive offers with luxury hotel partners, invites to unforgettable events and experiences, and fuel discounts at participating Ampol service stations13.

The LBX comes standard with a five-year/unlimited kilometre Lexus Warranty Experience for customer peace of mind14.

Customers can choose from eight different exterior colours to pair with the LBX's two-tone black roof: Sonic Quartz, Sonic Chrome, Sonic Copper, Frozen Mercury, Moonstone Shadow, Rich Ruby, Citrine Flare and Midnight Sapphire.15

Model Price1
LBX Luxury 2WD $47,550
LBX Sports Luxury 2WD $52,990
LBX Sports Luxury AWD $56,990
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DISCLAIMERS
01.Manufacturer's list price provided for media purposes only. Statutory charges or other on-road costs not included.
02.Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
03.Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.
04.Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
05.CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Functionality varies depending on device. See apple.com/ios/carplay for compatibility.
06.Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Functionality varies depending on device. See android.com/auto for compatibility.
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08.Results achieved for LBX Luxury 2WD automatic SUV hybrid in ADR81/02 combined drive cycle fuel consumption testing. Urban cycle results achieved 3.6L/100km & extra urban cycle achieved 4.0L/100km. Results produced in laboratory test conditions, using sample vehicles without fitment of accessories/customisation, & do not reflect real world driving. Figures should only be used for comparative purposes.
09.Results achieved for LBX Luxury 2WD automatic SUV hybrid in ADR81/02 combined drive cycle CO2 testing. Results produced in laboratory test conditions, using sample vehicles without fitment of accessories/customisation, & do not reflect real world driving. Figures should only be used for comparative purposes.
10.Not available outside Australia, if services disabled or terminated or after 2033/Telstra 4G sunset (whichever comes first). Dependent on 3G/4G enabled DCM, GPS signal strength, mobile network coverage and other factors outside Lexus's control which can limit ability or functionality of system. Check your Owner's Manual or lexus.com.au/connectivity for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
11.Requires activated DCM (until the earlier of 2033 or Telstra 4G sunset), compatible device, app installation/connection, third party info, mobile data, Australian network reception, GPS signal, enabled push notifications and other factors outside Lexus' control which can limit functionality. Mobile usage at user's cost. Features vary depending on vehicle model & subscription choice, and subject to change. For details see lexus.com.au/connectivity.
12.Lexus Encore Member Benefits apply on eligible all new and demonstrator Lexus vehicles, for a 36-month period from the date Encore is first activated by the Dealership, Inclusions may change without notice. Subject to availability. For full T&C's and eligible models, see your Lexus Dealer or lexus.com.au/encore.
13.Offer limited to 5c/litre fuel discount in one transaction per 24 hour period per vehicle registered to a Lexus App account. Offer available on Premium Fuels, up to 150 litres, at participating Ampol service stations. List of participating locations available at lexus.com.au/owners/ampol-finder. List subject to change without notice at sole discretion of Ampol. For T&Cs, visit Lexus.com.au/Encore.
14.New Vehicle Warranty is for 5 years from date of first delivery (unlimited kms). Commercial use vehicles are 5 years from date of first registration or 160,000km (whichever occurs first). See lexus.com.au/owners/warranty or your vehicle's Warranty and Service Book for T&Cs. This warranty does not limit and may not necessarily exceed your rights under the Australian Consumer Law.
15.Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. See your Lexus dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.

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