A few weeks ago, we reported on the news that Lexus would soon unveil a brand new car. Well, that time has now come, as Lexus has now pulled back the curtain on the LBX, a self-charging hybrid electric car that is considered the ” smallest Lexus to date”.
Lexus promises that this SUV will be an entry-level model that is customizable with a range of ” different, sophisticated, dynamic or sporty themes”. As for the size of the car, it clocks in at 4,190 mm long, 1,825 mm wide, 1,545 mm high, all with a wheelbase of 2,580 mm.
As for what will power the LBX, we are told it will have a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine alongside an electric motor that promises a full potential output of 134 hp / 100 kW with peak torque of 185 Nm.
Inside the LBX is a 12.3-inch all-digital instrument display that can be adjusted depending on the driving mode. The center console also becomes a large multimedia touchscreen that is tilted back and houses two cup holders, multiple storage points and USB ports.
No word yet on exact pricing for the LBX, but we are told it will go into full production later this year before the first orders ship in March 2024.