13 / 1 / 2023

LEXUS SPOTLIGHTS CUSTOMISATION AND OUTDOOR LIFESTYLES IN TOKYO

  • Off-road and concept vehicles showcase Lexus innovation at Tokyo Auto Salon and Tokyo Outdoor Show
  • RZ Sport Concept explores the exhilarating performance and customisation possibilities particular to battery electric vehicles (BEV)
  • Lexus’ Overtrail Project comes to life with debuts for RX Outdoor Concept, ROV Concept 2 and GX Outdoor Concept vehicles
  • TEAM JAOS’ LX 600 “OFFROAD” racer on display after competing in the 2022 Baja 1000, one of the world’s most gruelling motorsport competitions

Boundless possibilities for customisation and the thrill of outdoor adventure will be the focus of Lexus’ presence at Tokyo Auto Salon and Tokyo Outdoor Show, which take place at Makuhari Messe on 13-15 January.

At Tokyo Auto Salon, Lexus showcases two vehicles which embody its vision for a carbon neutral society whilst enabling customers to enjoy a variety of lifestyles alongside their vehicles, all enhanced by a commitment to create ever-better motorsport-bred cars.

The RZ Sport Concept, based on Lexus’ first dedicated BEV model, was customised under the supervision of racing driver Masahiro Sasaki, who also contributed to development of the RZ. It features high-output 150kw motors at the front and rear for even more exhilarating driving performance, and has been lowered by 35mm. It features custom aerodynamic parts, larger diameter tyres and racing-style seats, while the exterior colour, ‘Hakugin’, is a pure white base with delicate shining texture, enhanced by blue accent colour to evoke clean, dynamic BEV performance.

The LX 600 "OFFROAD" from TEAM JAOS participated in the Baja 1000 on 15-20 November 2022 at the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, a challenging non-stop race over 1,600km of rough terrain, where it competed in a class for unmodified production vehicles. Know-how gained through such motorsport experience contributes to future improvements for Lexus competition and road vehicles alike.

Lexus will launch its Overtrail Project at Tokyo Outdoor Show to highlight a variety of outdoor experiences, from simple enjoyment of picnics or camping in nature, to off-road adventures in inhospitable environments. The project’s name combines the words “overland” and “trail” to highlight a connection with nature and the opening of new paths, which is emphasised by three concept vehicles. 

The RX Outdoor Concept is based on the new RX 450h+ Plug-in Hybrid Electric and features exclusive equipment for active outdoor lifestyles, while the ROV Concept 2 inherits the off-road capabilities and hydrogen-powered engine of the original ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle), combining a vision of carbon neutrality with the emotional sensations of a combustion engine. Both concept models are coated with an exclusive exterior colour called “Regolith”, which combines matte texture, brilliance and toughness, drawing inspiration from the microscopic particles that accumulate on the surface of celestial bodies. 

Based on the GX 460 luxury SUV, the GX Outdoor Concept, is equipped with special equipment and gear to offer an authentic outdoor experience even in the harshest environments.