Lexus LBX

Car review: All-New Lexus LBX

Muddy puts pedal to the metal to check out the brand-new baby of the brand courtesy of Lexus Exeter. At under £30k and their smallest car yet, will it appeal to the younger female market it’s pitched at? Hop in and let’s find out.


Grab your piggy bank! The All-New Lexus LBX has the prestige car world all hot under the bonnet as, not only has their sexy new SUV scooped What Car‘s Car of the Year 2024, it’s also the smallest and most economical Lexus on the market, coming in at just under £30k.

It’s aimed a young, female market, and since arriving at Lexus Exeter just two weeks’ ago, it’s been flying off the forecourt. So,as Bey might say, park up your Lexus, throw your keys up and stick around – it’s time for a brand new Muddy review!


The All-New Lexus LBX is an 1.5 litre SUV (sports utility vehicle) which comes in six models, including the Premium Plus which I have my driving mitts on for a few days of swanning around like I’m, well, Beyoncé.

The sales guy who did the handover neatly described the Premium Plus as the Goldilocks model. It comes with heated seats, leather-look, keyless entry and something called head-up display (see COOL STUFF later)… but not the Mark Levinson sound system, design and colour options and heated steering wheel of the top of the range Takumi which will set you back £40k.

It’s automatic and is driven by a self-charging hybrid engine that combines petrol and electric power, meaning it charges itself as you drive, so you never... Continue reading





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