Lexus debuts the high-performance LBX MORIZO RR concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon

Lexus debuts the high-performance LBX MORIZO RR concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon

  • World premiere of the new LBX Morizo ​​RR concept at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon
  • A special, performance-focused version of the new LBX compact crossover, developed in collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman and chief driver Akio Toyoda – known as “Morizo”
  • 305 hp/224 kW intercooled 1.6-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission and electronically controlled full-time all-wheel drive
  • Exclusive “Morizo” signature design details
  • The Lexus stand also features the all-new GX 500 Overtrail JAOS Edition, which has been customized by SUV aftermarket specialist JAOS.

Making its world debut today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the LBX Morizo ​​RR Concept is a reinterpretation of Lexus’ all-new compact crossover as a high-performance model focused on driver engagement and rewards. At the same time, this concept maintains the basic high-quality driving experience and sophisticated design that are core to the brand.

Adding another dimension to the LBX’s tradition-breaking character, the concept was created with direct input from Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman and Chief Driver Akio Toyoda – also known as ‘Morizo’. Chairman Toyoda provides a personal insight into the project in a short video that can be viewed in the Lexus Europe newsroom.

The LBX Morizo ​​RR Concept is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled three-cylinder engine delivering a maximum power of 305 hp/224 kW, driving all four wheels through an electronically controlled system and an eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. All key elements of the car have been refined for performance, including the packaging, body, suspension and tires. To improve aerodynamics, the development team applied technologies from the world of high-speed air racing.

In keeping with the theme of Lexus and Toyota Gazoo’s racing presence at the show, the concept has been customized with unique details. Morizo’s signature yellow color is featured in the painted molding of the uniform spindle grille, brake calipers and seatbelts. Which bears the Morizo ​​RR logo. Other features include sports seats, alloy pedals, colored wheel arch and rocker moldings. The result is a car that embodies a sense of casual luxury and has the reassuring and rewarding quality of a trusted driving partner.

Detailed specifications of the LBX Morizo ​​RR concept

Basic vehicle

Lexus LBX

Dimensions

Length(mm)

4190

Width (mm)

1,845 (+20)

Height(mm)

1,535 (-10)

engine

Engine code

G16E-GTS

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3-cylinder in-line with turbocharger and intercooler

the above. Output (DIN hp/kW at rpm)

305/224 @ 6,500

the above. Torque (Nm @ rpm)

400 @ 3,250 – 4,600

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Direct transmission 8-speed automatic

payment system

The all-wheel drive (AWD) system is electronically controlled throughout

Wheels and tires

Wheels

Exclusively in 19-inch size

Tire size

235/45R19

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Before

McPherson strutted

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Double wishbone

Brakes

the front background

18″ ventilated disc/16″ disc

Colors

the outside

Sonic chrome with black

Interior

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GX 500 Overtrail “JAOS Edition”

The Lexus booth at the Tokyo Auto Salon also presents a special version of the all-new GX, the GX 550 Overtrail “JAOS Version.”

The SUV – which will be offered in standard form in Japan and select markets in Eastern Europe later this year – has a wealth of special features implemented by Lexus and JAOS, leading suppliers of aftermarket parts for SUVs. The result is improved all-terrain driving capabilities and a rugged, refined appearance. Items include a rugged-looking front bumper actually made of strong, lightweight resin, protective wing garnish, large mudguards, a suspension lift, and tube-style side steps.

Through the GX and Overtrail project, Lexus aims to help people enjoy outdoor lifestyle experiences that are in harmony with the natural world.

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