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    Lexus debuts high-performance LBX Morizo RR Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon

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    The LBX Morizo RR Concept makes its world debut today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, a reinterpretation of Lexus’s all-new compact crossover as a high-performance model that’s focused on driver engagement and rewards. At the same time, the concept preserves the essential high-quality driving experience and sophisticated design that are intrinsic to the brand

    Adding another dimension to the LBX’s convention-breaking character, the concept model has been created with direct input from Toyota Motor Corporation Chairman and Master Driver Akio Toyoda – also known as “Morizo”. Chairman Toyoda gives a personal insight into the project in a short video.

    The LBX Morizo RR Concept is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled in-line three-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum 300bhp/305 DIN hp/224 kW, driving all four wheels through an electronically controlled system and a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission. All key elements of the car have been honed for performance, including packaging, body, suspension and tyres. To optimise aerodynamics, the development team applied technologies from the world of high-speed air racing.

    In keeping with the theme of the Lexus and Toyota Gazoo Racing presence at the exhibition, the concept has been customised with unique details. Morizo’s signature yellow colour features in the plated moulding of the unified spindle grille, the brake callipers and the seatbelts. 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 

    Base vehicle  Lexus LBX 
    Length (mm)  4,190 
    Width (mm)  1,845 (+20) 
    Height (mm)  1,535 (-10) 
    Engine code  G16E-GTS 
    Type  In-line 3-cylinder with turbocharger and intercooler 
    Max. output (bhp/DIN hp/kW @ rpm)  300/305/224 @ 6,500 
    Max. torque (Nm @ rpm)  400 @ 3,250 – 4,600 
    Type  Direct Shift 8-speed automatic 
    Drivetrain  Electronically controlled full-time AWD 
    Size  235/45R19 
    Front  MacPherson strut 
    Rear  Double wishbone 
    Front/rear  Ventilated discs 
    Exterior  Sonic Chrome with Black 
    Interior  Ochre 

    GX 500 Overtrail “JAOS version” 

    The Lexus booth at the Tokyo Auto Salon also presents a special version of the forthcoming all-new GX, the GX 550 Overtrail “JAOS Version”. 

    The SUV – which in standard form will be introduced in Japan and selected Eastern European markets later this year – has a wealth of special features applied by JAOS, leading suppliers of aftermarket parts for AWD vehicles. The result is enhanced driving capabilities on all terrains and a commanding, rugged appearance. Elements include a steel-look front fender that is actually made of strong, lightweight resin, protective wing garnishes, large mudguards, lift-up suspension and tube-style side steps. With the GX and the Overtrail project, Lexus aims to help people enjoy outdoor lifestyle experiences that are in harmony with the natural world. 

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