Introducing the high-performance Lexus LBX Morizo RR concept

LBX Morizo RR

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.

LBX Morizo RR

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

Dimensions (mm)4,190 long, 1,845 wide (+20 over standard LBX) and 1,535 tall (-10 over standard LBX)
EngineG16E-GTS 1,618cc in-line three-cylinder with turbocharger and intercooler; max output 300bhp; max torque 400Nm
DrivetrainDirect Shift eight-speed automatic, electronically controlled full-time all-wheel drive
Chassis 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
ColoursSonic Chrome with Black (exterior) and Ochre (interior)

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23 comments

  1. I have a GR Yaris, which I love, but I would like something more practical but with similar performance. The LBX Morizo RR looks to be the perfect solution. When can I get one?

    1. Hi Martin, thanks for your comment.

      We have no information on this concept featuring in our UK line up at the moment.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

          1. Hi Augustine
            We have no information on this concept featuring in our UK line up at the moment.
            If you sign up to the news letter you will be kept up to date with anything further on this.
            Kind regards

  2. I would like to put my name on a list of prospective buyers and or pre-order an LBX RR, Could you let me know when i can put my name down/Pre-Order..??????????.

    mike

    1. Hi Mike, thanks for your comment.

      We have no information on this concept joining our UK model line up in the UK at the moment.

      Thanks,

      Lexus UK

      1. Hi Lexus UK,
        When will you know if this LBX Morizo RR with the GR-Y’s engine be made available here in the UK?
        I currently own a GR Yaris and love its performance and handling but it’s lack of refinement and premium interior will be provided by this LBX Morizo RR hence would like to pre-order one.
        Thank you.

        Kind regards,
        Ariel

        1. Hi Ariel, thanks for your comment.

          We have no information on this concept featuring in our UK line up at the moment.

          Thanks,

          Lexus UK

  3. The moment Lexus decides to bring this special vehicle to production, i will be putting down my name for a unit. Pleez pleez Lexus make this a reality.

  4. It’s a sporty car, lets hope you offer a wider colour choice than the GR Yaris. There are some great bright colours available with the Aygo so why not include them

  5. Share the sentiment of others, had a GR Yaris, but lacked refinement, this would tick both boxes. So if this concept is to gauge interest, go ahead and build it, I’ll order!

  6. It looks like I’m the eleventh expressing UK interest. My RCF is in blue so please get the blue paint variant here!

    Ian Goodwin

    1. Hi Ian
      RCF, very nice!
      We have no information on this concept featuring in our UK line up at the moment.
      If you sign up to the news letter you will be kept up to date with anything further on this.
      Kind regards

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