The 80th Venice International Film Festival – La Biennale di Venezia – reached its climax on Saturday with the traditional presentation of awards, including the coveted Golden Lion for best picture. Lexus was proud to have completed its duties as Official Car provider for a seventh consecutive year – a role that allowed it to present its own new “star,” the LBX.
This brand-new electrified “breakthrough crossover” shared the red carpet spotlight with some well-known names in world cinema. The famous faces included actors Bar Refaeli, Adam Driver, Caterina Murino – the “godmother” of this year’s festival – Patrick Dempsey, Charlotte Rampling and Carla Bruni and directors Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola and Liliana Cavani.
The LBX luxury compact SUV is designed for the European market and presents a casually elegant style that will resonate with a younger customer base. It was joined in Venice by a fleet of Lexus electrified models, including the RX turbocharged hybrid, NX plug-in hybrid and all-electric RZ, to carry VIP guests to and from screenings and events on the Venice Lido. These vehicles were joined by the all-new LM, Lexus’s new ‘luxury mover’ people carrier that will be joining the European range later this year.
Paolo Moroni, Director of Lexus Italy, said: “We were honoured to have attended the festival for a seventh year. To make this unique occasion even more memorable, we provided our own star, the new LBX, a car that’s designed for a new audience that values luxury, design and sustainability.”