The new Lexus LX is extra luxurious than at any time without skimping on its all-terrain capabilities. Whilst the F Activity owing to be bought in the United States will only have a rear restricted-slip differential, Japan is receiving a dedicated Offroad trim level equipped with 3 locking differentials. Not only that, but Toyota’s top quality division has now teamed up with the tuners at Jaos to further check out the fullsize SUV’s adventurous facet.
Alternatively confusingly, it bears the very same “Offroad” identify as the output model’s trim level in JDM taste. Heading to the Tokyo Car Salon later this week, the one-off construct rides on 20-inch Enkei titanium-gold wheels wrapped in Toyo all-terrain tires. As a refresher, the namesake output automobile goes even further by dropping the wheel sizing to only an 18-inch set to much better tackle uneven streets.
Equipped with mudflaps like any highly regarded off-roader, the TAS-sure LX can be visually distinguished courtesy of its custom made entrance and rear skid protectors created from carbon fiber strengthened plastic. Those chunky overfenders are also created from CFRP, whilst the doorway tackle protectors and tail-cutter spherical off the modifications the posh Toyota Land Cruiser has absent through.
Considering the fact that the Offroad is primarily based on the LX 600, enthusiasm is offered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 sending 409 horsepower (315 kilowatts) and 479 pound-ft (650 Newton-meters) of torque to all 4 wheels by using a ten-pace automated transmission. In some marketplaces, Lexus will sell its flagship SUV with a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 pushing out 305 hp (227 kW) and 516 lb-ft (seven-hundred Nm) through the very same gearbox.
Meanwhile, the LX Offroad by Jaos will be showcased at TAS from January fourteen to sixteen at the Makuhari Messe conference centre.