The LBX Morizo RR concept has made its world debut at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon, offering a tantalising, high-performance interpretation of our all-new LBX compact crossover. In addition to offering unprecedented driver engagement, the concept preserves the essential quality and design sophistication that are intrinsic to the Lexus brand.
Adding another dimension to the LBX’s convention-breaking character, the concept model was created with direct input from Toyota Motor Corporation chairman and master driver Akio Toyoda – also affectionately known as ‘Morizo’. Toyoda-san gives a personal insight into the project in the following short video:
The LBX Morizo RR concept is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled 1.6-litre in-line three-cylinder engine that delivers 300bhp through an electronically controlled all-wheel drive system and eight-speed automatic transmission. Key elements of the car have been honed for performance, including packaging, body, suspension and tyres, while the aerodynamics were optimised through the application of technologies from the world of high-speed air racing.
In line with the vehicle modification theme that forms the basis of the Tokyo Auto Salon exhibition, LBX Morizo RR concept has been customised with unique details. Morizo’s signature yellow colour features in the plated moulding of the unified spindle grille, the brake calipers and seat belts. The result is a car that embodies a sense of casual luxury and has the reassuring, rewarding quality of a trusted driving partner.
LBX Morizo RR concept outline specifications
|4,190 long, 1,845 wide (+20 over standard LBX) and 1,535 tall (-10 over standard LBX)
|G16E-GTS 1,618cc in-line three-cylinder with turbocharger and intercooler; max output 300bhp; max torque 400Nm
|Direct Shift eight-speed automatic, electronically controlled full-time all-wheel drive
|19-inch alloy wheels with 235/45 tyres; MacPherson strut front suspension, double wishbone rear suspension; ventilated discs with multi-piston calipers front and rear
|Sonic Chrome with Black (exterior) and Ochre (interior)