- Off-road and concept vehicles showcase Lexus innovation at the Tokyo Auto Salon and Tokyo Outdoor Show
- RZ Sport Concept explores performance and customisation opportunities specific to battery electric vehicles
- Lexus’s Overtrail Project brought to life with the debut of the RX Outdoor Concept, ROV Concept 2 and GX Outdoor Concept
- Team JAOS LX 600 “Offroad” race car on display after completing the gruelling 2022 Baja 1000
The boundless possibilities for customisation and the excitement of outdoor adventure are the focus of Lexus’s presence at the Tokyo Auto Salon and Tokyo Outdoor Show, both taking place at the Makuhari Messe from today to 15 January.
At the Tokyo Auto Salon, Lexus is showcasing two vehicles which embody its vision for a carbon neutral society while giving customers the chance to use their vehicles to support a wide variety of lifestyles – vehicles enhanced by a commitment to create ever-better cars bred from motorsport.
The RZ Sport Concept is based on Lexus’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV). It has been customised under the supervision of racing driver Masahiro Sasaki, who also contributed to development of the RZ production car. The concept has high-output 150kW front and rear motors and sits 35mm lower to the ground. It features custom aerodynamic parts, large diameter tyres and racing-style seats. The exterior colour, Hakugin, has a pure white base with a delicate shining texture and a blue accent that evokes clean BEV performance.
The LX 600* “Offroad” from Team JAOS participated in the 2022 Baja 1000 in Mexico in November, a non-stop race over almost 1,000 miles of rough terrain. Know-how gained from this kind of motorsport activity contributes to future improvements for Lexus competition and road vehicles alike.
Lexus is launching its Overtrail Project at the Tokyo Outdoor Show, highlighting a range of outdoor experiences from simple picnics and camping to off-road adventures in challenging environments. The project’s inspiration to explore new paths and nature is represented by three Lexus concept vehicles.
The RX Outdoor Concept is based on the all-new RX 450h+ plug-in hybrid electric SUV and is specially equipped for active outdoor lifestyles. The ROV Concept 2 inherits the off-road capabilities and the hydrogen-powered engine of the original ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle) concept, combining a vision of carbon neutrality while preserving the emotional sensations associated with the combustion engine. Both concept models are finished in an exclusive exterior colour, Regolith, which combines matt texture, brilliance and toughness. The name is taken from geology, used to describe loose matter that covers the surface of the earth, moon and other planets and asteroids.
The GX Outdoor Concept, based on the GX 460* luxury SUV, features special equipment and gear to enjoy an authentic outdoor experience, even in the harshest environments.
*The Lexus LX and GX models are not currently available in the UK.