When Lexus officially unveiled the all-new LX yesterday, we were surprised by the number of upgrades it received.
It's now underpinned by the same TNGA-F platform found in the Land Cruiser 300 – making the new SUV lighter by 200 kg. It now also has a restyled exterior and interior that is plusher and more luxurious than before. Last but not least, it's now powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 which replaces the 5.7-liter V8. Carried-over, however, is the selectable multi-terrain 4WD system.
But despite having this type of feature, most LX units are used on-road rather than off-road. Seeing this conundrum, Lexus decided to reveal a unique variant of the LX that's meant to go off the beaten path. This is the 2022 Lexus LX Offroad and it gets more than just an exterior upgrade.
Immediately noticeable on this particular LX is it rolls on smaller 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in chunky all-terrain tires. It also gets some discreet styling changes that consist of matte gray-painted alloy wheels, black wheel arch moldings, and a spindle grille painted in a metallic gray finish.
Perhaps the most important upgrade (not seen) on this particular model is its three locking differentials. That's right, it gets one in the front, one in the center, and one in the rear – just like something you would see on a Mercedes-Benz G Wagen. With that, you can expect this big SUV to make short work of any terrain it needs to conquer.
Looking to get one for yourself once the all-new LX is launched in the Philippines? Unfortunately, Lexus says this particular trim is only reserved for the Japanese market for now. Perhaps Lexus might be willing to accept special indent orders should the new SUV make its local debut in the future.
Would you be willing to take the LX off-road if given the chance?