“Fueled by passionate Lexus GX owners that have discovered and embraced the SUV’s perfect combination of ultimate luxury and unrivaled off-road capability”, the show car is based on the second generation that, despite recently getting a facelift, is basically 10 years old and retains the body-on-frame construction that’s fallen out of favor with modern SUVs, but is still ideal when the road stops.
A true off-road warrior, the GXOR features a new suspension with increased ground clearance, a snorkel, a custom front bumper with winch, a roof rack with additional cases and integrated solar panel, recovery boards, a light bar and 18-inch wheels shod in 275/70 all-terrain tires. Additionally, there’s a trailer, which backs up as a camper, for extra storage space if needed.
To detail what it’s capable of, Lexus has released a video that shows it tackling some harsh terrains. Should you want to see it in person, you’ll have to head over to the FJ Summit XIII, in Ouray, Colorado, where it will be on display until July 21.
The 2020 GX was revamped only last month, sporting a revised grille and new headlights. It also gets a couple of optional packages, named Sport Design and Off-Road, as well as the Lexus Safety System+ suite and updated interior trim.