All-New Lexus LBX is What Car? Car of the Year 2024

The All-New Lexus LBX has been named the What Car? Car of the Year 2024, a first and significant honour for the all-new compact SUV.

Announced at a presentation ceremony in London on Thursday 18th January 2024, the award heralds the arrival of a model that is expected to be a game-changer, taking Lexus into new market territory.

The LBX also saw a second win after being named Small SUV of the Year.

Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, said: “The What Car? Car of the Year title is reserved for the model which has moved things on farthest in the past 12 months, and this year that’s the Lexus LBX. Despite competing in the hugely competitive small SUV market, it’s a better all-rounder than every rival, not least because it is the first car in the class to combine hybrid efficiency with big-car luxury. And at a time when prices seem to be going through the roof, it offers these strengths for an amazingly tempting price.”

Accepting the Car of the Year Award, Chris Hayes, Director of Lexus in the UK, said: “This honour will be a source of great pride and excitement for everyone who was involved in making the LBX, from the Chief Engineer to the teams working on the production line. It rewards the huge efforts that have been invested in making a small car that is truly premium in every respect, and authentically a Lexus product.

“There has been no compromise. The LBX has all the craftsmanship luxury, high quality and signature driving experience you will find in any car that wears our badge.

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Lexus was also delighted to maintain its complete dominance in the Reliability Award, collecting the honour for an unmatched seventh consecutive year.

Speaking about the Reliability Award, What Car? Editor, Steve Huntingford, said: “Unlike other What Car? award categories, this one required no debate because in our latest Reliability Survey, Lexus finished top for the seventh consecutive year. Not only are its cars among the most dependable you can buy, dealers dealt with the few faults that did crop up swiftly, efficiently and without charging any of the Lexus owners who told us about their cars. With sister brand Toyota finishing second in the survey, it’s clear these standards are company-wide.”

With Chris Hayes, Director of Lexus in the UK, added: “I must also highlight the excellent work of our UK team and our retailers, whose commitment to our brand and delivery of our omotenashi customer service are the foundation of our seven years of success in the Reliability Award.”

To find out more about the Lexus LBX, simply call or visit your preferred Lexus dealership and a member of our team will be happy to help.