The new Lexus LX is much more deluxe than ever without the need of skimping on its all-terrain capabilities. Although the F Activity because of to be offered in the United States will only have a rear limited-slip differential, Japan is having a dedicated Offroad trim stage outfitted with three locking differentials. Not only that, but Toyota’s top quality division has now teamed up with the tuners at Jaos to even more explore the fullsize SUV’s adventurous side.
Fairly confusingly, it bears the exact same “Offroad” name as the creation model’s trim stage in JDM flavor. Heading to the Tokyo Automobile Salon later on this week, the just one-off build rides on twenty-inch Enkei titanium-gold wheels wrapped in Toyo all-terrain tires. As a refresher, the namesake creation car or truck goes even even more by dropping the wheel dimensions to only an 18-inch set to better tackle uneven streets.
Geared up with mudflaps like any highly regarded off-roader, the TAS-certain LX can be visually distinguished courtesy of its custom front and rear skid protectors created from carbon fiber strengthened plastic. Those chunky overfenders are also created from CFRP, although the door deal with protectors and tail-cutter round off the modifications the posh Toyota Land Cruiser has absent by way of.
Since the Offroad is centered on the LX 600, commitment is provided by a twin-turbo three.5-liter V6 sending 409 horsepower (315 kilowatts) and 479 pound-ft (650 Newton-meters) of torque to all 4 wheels by way of a ten-pace automatic transmission. In some markets, Lexus will sell its flagship SUV with a twin-turbo three.three-liter V6 pushing out 305 hp (227 kW) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) by way of the exact same gearbox.
In the meantime, the LX Offroad by Jaos will be showcased at TAS from January fourteen to 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention middle.