TAS 2024|Toyota Dresses Up the GR Corolla as the Lexus LBX Morizo RR


Lexus has revealed a high performance concept version of its LBX SUV. Called the LBX Morizo RR Concept, its moniker is in reference to Toyota Chairman Akio Toyoda’s nickname, who personally oversaw and signed off the concept’s development leading up to the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon show.





In contrast to the production LBX’s hybrid-only engine range, the concept features an uprated version of the turbocharged 1.6-litre three-cylinder engine as found in the GR Yaris.





It produces a peak power figure of 300bhp (24bhp more than the revised Yaris) with 400Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via the new eight-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission, which was also revealed alongside the new GR Yaris.





The LBX’s design has also been given a thorough refresh, with unique front and rear bumpers, side skirts and rear wing. The Sonic Chrome exterior colour is unique to the concept, and is contrasted with Morizo’s signature yellow colour on the front grille, brake calipers and a little splash on the antenna.





The interior also features exclusive sports seats, aluminum pedals, and yellow seat belts with the Morizo RR emblem, highlighting its unique performance identity.