Possibly we were also influenced by the fact that in Spain, where we were for the pan-European driving of Benjamin of the Lexus range, we had at our disposal the richest, super-equipped version of the new model, however, the fact is that both the aesthetics and the sense of quality is such that even before the hybrid system starts working and you hear something from the 1.5 liter petrol engine, you feel that, here, you are dealing with something that does not accidentally proclaim itself to be premium.
The feeling of the ride quality is completely different, the sound insulation is completely more effective and the feeling you get at the wheel is definitely upgraded. More effective is the effectiveness of the post at all levels and at this point we should point out that during the press conference held as part of the press pan-European presentation in Valencia we heard special talk about the attention given to the dynamic features of the new model which were not simply left to the help of the electronic systems.
So special weight was given to the suspension and it was one of the few times we heard at this kind of event that it was exactly the suspension which, let’s mention at this point, that it is with a semi-rigid rear axle, in the models with front wheel drive, and with double scissor on the four-wheel drive models.
We’ve already let you in on a secret. Following, so to speak, a fixed tactic in Toyota and Lexus models, the latter offers the new model both with front-wheel drive and with the well-known four-wheel drive implemented with the help of a second electric motor that drives the rear wheels. So everything runs smoothly and when you want full acceleration by “boarding” the gas you will possibly hear the petrol engine but with such a filtered sound that it really won’t bother you at all.
On the journey on the highway you can only enjoy the comfort and safety offered by a series of driving automation systems such as the one that keeps you in the center of the traffic lane in combination with the active cruise control which, it is worth noting, works even in the city.
So, entering a residential area while driving on a country road, you can trust it to set 30 km/h, which is the speed for traffic in a residential area, and move comfortably without constantly monitoring what the speedometer will show. Inevitably, wanting to emphasize the premium character of its new model, Lexus has endowed its new small model with literally everything.
Starting from a rich basic level of equipment and reaching the top version, the price list starts at 31,300 euros, a price based on which it has to face competition that is not, well, crowded, but it is established and we are talking about the mini Countryman as well as the Audi Q2.
In any case, the Lexus LBX has the ability to convince you that it is a premium vehicle, justifying the money you have paid to acquire it. Its only drawback, at least after this brief contact we had with it, we would say is the layout in the back seat as things are not that comfortable for those who will be in the back seat. The trunk, on the other hand, is decently spacious for the car’s volume.
In closing, let’s say that with its 4 meters and 20 centimeters length, the Lexus LBX undoubtedly offers you the advantage of flexibility. The new premium model is already available from the Greek dealership.
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