Lexus has fully detailed the pricing and specification of its smallest model ever – the LBX crossover.

    Deliveries of the Lexus LBX commenced in Australia on March 18, with Lexus Australia claiming around 1500 examples are set to arrive in the first 12 months.

    The Lexus LBX is based on the same GA-B platform as the Toyota Yaris Cross and is powered exclusively by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol-electric hybrid powertrain producing 100kW of power.

    Two trim levels are being offered in Australia at launch – Luxury and Sports Luxury. The former is exclusively offered in two-wheel drive (2WD) form, whereas the latter can be had in either 2WD or all-wheel drive (AWD) forms.

    Besides having an additional rear induction asynchronous motor generator producing 4.7kW and 52Nm, the LBX Sports Luxury AWD receives a more sophisticated trailing arm-type two-link double wishbone rear suspension setup.

    LBX 2WD variants on the other hand receive a torsion beam rear suspension setup.

    In terms of rivals, the Lexus LBX is a unique because it’s considerably more expensive than the majority of other light SUV, including the likes of the Renault Captur, Toyota Yaris Cross and Volkswagen T-Cross.

    It’s also notably smaller than small premium SUVs like the Audi Q2, BMW X1, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and Volvo XC40.


    Three variants are being offered at launch.

    • 2024 Lexus LBX Luxury 2WD: $47,550
    • 2024 Lexus LBX Sports Luxury 2WD: $52,990
    • 2024 Lexus LBX Sports Luxury AWD: $56,990

    Prices are before on-roads


    Front-wheel drive Lexus LBX variants are powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 67kW and 120Nm, as well as a single electric motor generator producing 69kW and 185Nm which is fed by a nickel-metal hydride battery.

    This is all mated to an electronic continuously variable transmission (e-CVT). Total system output is 100kW of power.

    The LBX Sports Luxury AWD adds a rear asynchronous electric motor generator that produces 4.7kW and 52Nm. Total system output is still 100kW.

    Lexus claims the LBX 2WD variants can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 9.2 seconds, whereas the Sports Luxury AWD does the 0-100km/h sprint in 9.6 seconds. Top speed for both is 170km/h.


    Claimed fuel economy figures for the Lexus LBX depend on the powertrain configuration.

    The Lexus LBX has the following fuel economy claims:


    All LBX variants have a 36-litre fuel tank and require a minimum of 91 RON regular unleaded petrol.


    The Lexus LBX measures in at 4190mm long, 1825mm wide, and 1560mm tall, with a 2580mm wheelbase.

    Boot space depends on the variant. LBX Luxury and Sports Luxury 2WD variants have 402 litres of boot capacity with the rear sears up, whereas the LBX Sports Luxury AWD has 315 litres of boot capacity.

    Folding the rear seats of the LBX 2WD expands boot capacity to 994 litres.

    All LBX variants have a towing capacity of 400kg.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Lexus LBX is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the rest of the Lexus lineup.

    Logbook services are required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. The first five services are capped at $595 each.

    A three-year complimentary Encore subscription is also provided at no extra cost. It includes roadside assistance, complimentary service loan car, Ampol fuel discounts, as well as exclusive lifestyle event offers.


    The Lexus LBX hasn’t been crash-tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP at this stage.

    The following safety equipment is standard across the range:

    • Eight airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
      • Day/night pedestrian detection
      • Day/night cyclist detection
      • Day motorcycle detection
      • Junction assist
    • Rear AEB
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Safe exit assist
    • Driver monitor camera
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    The LBX Sports Luxury adds a semi-autonomous parking assist.

    All Lexus LBX variants also receive a three-year complimentary subscription to Lexus Connected Services. It offers customers real-time vehicle information, remote functionality, and emergency calling.

    Standard Equipment

    There are two different Lexus LBX variants offered locally. The entry-level Luxury can only be had with front-wheel drive, whereas the flagship Sports Luxury is available with either front- or all-wheel drive.

    Lexus LBX Luxury 2WD highlights:

    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Automatic LED headlights
    • Adaptive high-beam
    • LED tail lights
    • LED front fog lights and cornering lights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • E-Latch door handles
    • Auto-dimming driver’s side mirror
    • Shark fin antenna
    • Rear spoiler
    • Front and rear air spats
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Power tailgate
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 9.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • Connected satellite navigation
    • ‘Hey Lexus’ natural voice recognition
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Six-speaker Panasonic sound system
    • Five USB-C ports
    • Two 12V sockets
    • Wireless charger
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Proximity entry and push-button start
    • NuLuxe leatherette-wrapped steering wheel
    • NuLuxe leatherette-wrapped shift-by-wire gear knob, door trim & ornamentation
    • ‘Tsuyasumi’ centre console ornamentation
    • Single-colour ambient interior lighting
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Front and rear carpet floor mats
    • Black NuLuxe leatherette upholstery with red highlights
    • Heated front seats
    • Eight-way power driver’s seat with two-way lumbar and memory

    LBX Sports Luxury 2WD adds:

    • Black 18-inch alloy wheels with 10 twin-spoke design
    • Rear pillar film ornamentation
    • Colour head-up display
    • Active Noise Control
    • Engine sound enhancement
    • 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium sound system
    • Multi-colour ambient interior lighting
    • Genuine leather-accented shift knob
    • Genuine leather-accented steering wheel
      • Paddle shifters
      • Heated steering wheel
      • Haptic touch-sensitive controls
    • Ultrasuede door trim and ornamentation
    • Combination leather-accented and Ultrasuede upholstery with contrast orange stitching

    LBX Sports Luxury AWD adds:

    • AWD logo
    • Rear induction asynchronous motor generator (4.7kW/52Nm)
    • Double wishbone trailing arm rear suspension (replaces torsion beam)


    The 2024 Lexus LBX is offered in a total of eight exterior paint colours. All the colours are paired with a black-painted contrasting roof.

    The following exterior paint colours are available:

    • Sonic Quartz
    • Sonic Chrome
    • Sonic Copper
    • Frozen Mercury
    • Moonstone Shadow
    • Rich Ruby
    • Citrine Flare
    • Midnight Sapphire

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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