Lexus and Japanese tuner Jaos have launched a new idea for Tokyo Auto Salon 2022. The Lexus LX 600 Offroad Jaos is a customized version of the big SUV with aftermarket pieces made of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic for a rough appearance, as well as other off-road enhancements.
While the F Sport will only get a rear limited-slip differential in the United States, Japan will get a special Offroad trim level with three locking differentials.
The lightweight infusion-molded CFRP body kit comprises front and rear bumper skid plates, as well as fender add-ons. Mudguards, side steps, door handle covers, and an exhaust muffler cutter round out the package.
The Jaos Tribe Cross 20-inch 10-spoke Enkei forged rims are finished in Titanium Gold for a rally-inspired design. For increased traction, the new wheels are fitted with 285/55R20 Toyo Open Country A/T Tires.
Finally, a pair of stickers can be seen on the front door, as well as matching black trim for the grille, intakes, and window surround, as well as privacy glass.
Because the Offroad is based on the LX 600, Lexus and Jaos didn't make any changes to the engine, which is a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 with 409 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque sent to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The adaptive variable suspension, Multi-Terrain Select system, and other innovations remain in the SUV.
Lexus will sell its flagship SUV with a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 305 horsepower and 700 Nm in select regions.
In the Japanese market, Lexus already offers an LX 600 off-road variant with 18-inch wheels, high-profile tires, and three locking differentials.
The LX Offroad by Jaos will be on display at TAS from January 14 to 16 at the Makuhari Messe convention center. The firm has not announced pricing for the Jaos kit.