Lexus Debuts High-Performance LBX Morizo RR Concept At The 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon

CarPrices.ae Team / Posted On - January 16th 2024

Lexus debuts the LBX Morizo RR Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon 2024, a compact crossover infused with Chairman Akio Toyoda's vision. The Concept represents the pinnacle of automotive engineering, setting a new standard for design and pushing boundaries, embodying Lexus's spirit of excellence.

Unveiling the LBX Morizo RR Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

Lexus Debuts high-performance LBX Morizo RR concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2024, compact crossover as a  model, a high-performance reinterpretation of their all-new compact crossover. This concept, designed with direct input from Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman Akio Toyoda, known as "Morizo," takes the brand's convention-breaking character to a whole new level.

A Personal Touch from Chairman Toyoda

Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman and master Driver Akio Toyoda provides a personal insight into the 2024 Lexus LBX Morizo RR high-performance model. This unique collaboration between the visionary chairman and Lexus engineers highlights the commitment to pushing boundaries in both design and performance.

 

Power and Precision - Under the Hood

The heart of the Lexus LBX Morizo RR Concept lies in its turbocharged and intercooled in-line three-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive 300hp distributed to all four wheels through an electronically controlled system and a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission. Every aspect, from packaging to body, suspension, and tires, has been meticulously honed for optimal performance.

Aerodynamics Inspired by High-Speed Air Racing

To enhance aerodynamics, the development team incorporated technologies from the world of high-speed air racing. This infusion of cutting-edge aerodynamic features ensures not just speed but also stability, making the LBX Morizo RR Concept a true marvel on the road.

 

Customization and Unique Details

Aligning with the theme of Lexus and Toyota Gazoo Racing at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the concept customised with unique details. Morizo's signature yellow color adorns the plated molding of the unified spindle grille, brake calipers, and seatbelts, all proudly displaying the Morizo RR logo. Sports seats, alloy pedals, and colored wheel arch and rocker moldings embodies a sense of casual luxury and the reassuring, rewarding quality of a trusted driving partner.

LBX Morizo RR Concept Specifications

Base Vehicle

Dimensions

  • Length (mm): 4,190
  • Width (mm): 1,845 (+20)
  • Height (mm): 1,535 (-10)

 

Engine

  • Engine Code: G16E-GTS
  • Type: In-line 3-cylinder with turbocharger and intercooler
  • Max. Output: 300 @ 6,500 rpm
  • Max. Torque: 400Nm @ 3,250 – 4,600 rpm

Transmission

  • Type: Direct Shift 8-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Electronically controlled full-time all-wheel drive

 

Wheels & Tires

  • Wheels: Exclusive 19-inch alloy
  • Tyre Size: 235/45R19

Suspension

  • Front: MacPherson strut
  • Rear: Double wishbone

 

Brakes

  • Front/Rear: 18-inch ventilated disc/16-inch disc

Colors

  • Exterior: Sonic Chrome with Black
  • Interior: Ochre

GX 550 Overtrail "JAOS Version"

In addition to the LBX Morizo RR Concept, the Lexus booth at the Tokyo Auto Salon also showcased the GX 550 Overtrail "JAOS Version." This upcoming SUV, set to debut in Japan and selected Eastern European markets later this year, preserves the essential high-quality driving experience and sophisticated design.

Special Features for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Collaborating with JAOS, renowned suppliers of aftermarket parts for AWD vehicles, Lexus has equipped the GX 550 Overtrail with features tailored for outdoor adventures. Highlights include a robust, lightweight resin front bumper, protective wing garnishes, large mudguards, lift-up suspension, and tube-style side steps. Result is a car that embodies a commanding and rugged appearance, perfect for those seeking outdoor lifestyle experiences in harmony with the natural world.

 

Embracing a New Era in Driving Excellence

As we delve into the details of the LBX Morizo RR Concept and the GX 550 Overtrail "JAOS Version," it becomes evident that Lexus is not merely presenting vehicles; they are ushering in a new era of driving excellence. The seamless integration of design, performance, and innovation reinforces Lexus's commitment to providing a driving experience that goes beyond expectations.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Lexus LBX Morizo RR Concept and the GX 550 Overtrail "JAOS Version" epitomize the pinnacle of automotive engineering and design. Whether you are drawn to the high-performance allure of the LBX Morizo RR Concept or the rugged outdoor capabilities of the GX 550 Overtrail, Lexus continues to set the benchmark for automotive innovation. As we anticipate their arrival on the roads, one thing is certain – these vehicles are not just modes of transportation; they are statements, embodying the spirit of a brand that excels in pushing boundaries.

 

 

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