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Lexus LBX 2024: details for small luxury car confirmed for Australia


Lexus’ smallest luxury car is set for launch with two grades and two drivetrain options to choose from

Lexus Australia has confirmed its smallest ever Lexus will launch locally during the first half of 2024. 

Available in two grades from launch, the LBX rides on the same platform as the Toyota Yaris Cross

The new model will compete with other small luxury cars such as the Mini Cooper hatch and the Audi A1. 

Pricing for the model is yet to be confirmed by the Japanese luxury brand. 

2024 Lexus LBX driving shot
The new Lexus LBX is due in Australia during the first half of 2024

Key details confirmed for new LBX

Lexus has stated that the LBX will be available at launch with the choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Two grades, Luxury and Sports Luxury, will be offered in Australia.

The Luxury grade will be front-wheel-drive only, and will use a 1.5-litre three-cylinder hybrid powertrain that produces 100kW of power. 

2024 Lexus LBX rear 3/4 angle static
The Lexus LBX shares its platform with the Toyota Yaris Cross

The Sports Luxury will use an identical three-cylinder engine, but will be offered with all-wheel drive, too. 

The LBX Luxury grade includes the following features as standard:

  • Perforated NuLuxe faux-leather sport front seats, with power, memory and heating for the driver
  • 12.3-inch centre touchscreen
  • Power tailgate
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 360-degree camera 
  • Two-tone paint
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
The Lexus LBX on display

Stepping up to the Sports Luxury, owners will gain additional features including:

  • Ultrasuede faux-suede-accented seats
  • Self parking feature
  • Active noise control 
  • Larger premium 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system

Correction: an earlier version of this story quoted the peak power figure as 110kW due to an error in the supplied information