For outdoor adventures, Toyota’s Land Cruiser and other rugged models are great platforms to ride. Meanwhile, the Japanese automaker’s luxury vehicle division is the last place to browse for more elegant alternatives. However, it seems that that’s going to change soon with the introduction of the Lexus GXOR. As the name suggests, the company is taking the regular GX SUV and upgrading the heck out of it. It hopes to attract consumers who want a slice of luxury alongside a large helping of off-road reliability.
Although the GXOR is still in the concept phases, it gives us a preview of what the brand can do for overlanding enthusiasts. Making its debut at the 2019 FJ Summit, this SUV is looking already looking like a winner. Lexus understands what buyers want and hopes to meet their expectations when this finally becomes a production model later on. The one on display during the show comes with third-party upgrades. These aftermarket parts are turning an already capable transport into a more powerful off-road beast.
To prepare the Lexus GXOR for the dynamic terrain, it gets a 2.5-inch lift courtesy of shocks from Icon Vehicle Dynamics. The underside also gains protection from bumps and scrapes with an underbody armor setup alongside frame sliders from CBI. Meanwhile, the set of 18-inch F Sport wheels are equipped with General Grabber all-terrain tires for superior grip and traction. The modifications do not end there, but we want to point out the awesome addition of a Patriot Campers X1H trailer. All that’s left is for everyone to hope that this will eventually go into production with little to no changes.
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