The Lexus Driving Signature is enhanced further with Drive Force Control. It intelligently adjusts acceleration and deceleration based on the driving conditions. During uphill and downhill driving, the system detects variations in road incline and provides assistance by adjusting the acceleration and deceleration torque, minimising the need for frequent accelerator and brake inputs.
When the system detects significant front/rear/left/right G-forces during cornering on twisty roads, it increases deceleration upon release of the accelerator, maintains engine rpm and allows for smooth re-acceleration, thereby assisting in a pleasant driving rhythm. The result is a seamless and responsive driving experience that takes the driver's intentions and surroundings into account.
Furthermore, Braking Vehicle Posture Control is used to suppress pitch and achieve a linear braking feel and increased stability when decelerating.
The interior creates something of an illusion, giving the impression the LBX is far bigger than what it actually is. Many clever design elements contribute to provide this effect. A simple, horizontal instrument panel allows for an open field of vision while the design of the A-pillars optimises forward and downward visibility to create a greater sense of space.
The height of the centre display and console is sloped and lowered further downwards towards the floor and the driver’s seating position is also lowered to decrease both the centre of gravity and to give the cabin an open and airy feeling.
The Tazuna concept of “human-centred” interior design is evident with functions and controls intuitively placed, meaning minimal eye movement for driver and eyes forward with maximum attention on the road. This not only maximises safety but makes for relaxed driving.
The dashboard display uses a 12.3-inch full LCD screen for exceptional presentation of key vehicle information, with the 9.8-inch centre console touchscreen offering the latest in multimedia technology and operation of further vehicle controls and features.
Lexus makes luxury personal, and when it comes to interior ambience the LBX offers 14 pre-set interior illumination themes and an additional 50 colours for occupants to truly personalise their Lexus.
Delivering typical Lexus levels of quietness without the use of heavy sound-suppressing materials was a priority. Multi-layer absorption panels are used behind the dashboard and in the roof panel together with strategic use of high-dampening adhesives to reduce body vibrations.
Attention is also given to the powertrain with optimal placement of the engine mounts, as well as incorporating a balancer shaft with the engine and adding a resonator to the air intake to reduce intake noise. Larger mufflers also help to deliver lower exhaust noise.
Lexus makes no compromises to safety and the LBX leads the way with a comprehensive suite of active and passive safety features and technology, including: Proactive Driving Assist, Pre-Crash Safety, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and Lane Tracing Assist.
Lexus Australia continues to assess models that may be suitable for the needs of local customers, with the LBX no exception. A decision on LBX will be made at a later stage.