- Lexus revealed four concepts at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2023, including modified versions of the RZ, RX, GX, and an updated ROV concept from 2022.
- The RZ Sport Concept brings motorsports-inspired bodywork to Lexus’ first EV, as well as a more powerful rear motor.
- The RX and GX Outdoor concepts come with a roof top tent and lots of off-road goodies; Repainted ROV rides on stuffy tires.
Lexus has brought four striking concepts to the 2023 Tokyo Auto Salon, which opened today in the Japanese capital. The concept uses the Lexus SUV lineup as a canvas, showing off what the company’s high-riding vehicles look like with an array of aftermarket parts installed.
The RZ Sport concept is based on the Japanese brand’s first EV, which will arrive in the United States earlier this year, and features exaggerated bodywork. Two carbon fiber wings protrude from the roof and trunk while the aggressive front end features blue accents and large vents carved from the hood and fenders.
The RZ has also been lowered 1.4 inches, with aero blades channeling airflow behind 21-inch Volk Racing black wheels shod with 295/35 rubber. The changes are more than skin deep, with the rear electric motor upgraded to match the 201-hp front motor, increasing the combined output from the standard 308 horsepower to 402. Front and rear bucket seats complete the motorsports-inspired changes.
Lexus also revealed three adventure-ready concepts. The RX Outdoor concept, built on the new RX 450h+, gets aluminum skid plates, LED spotlights in the front bumper, and an aluminum roof rack supporting the roof awning. Custom black 18-inch Rays rims wrapped in 265/60 off-road tires are matched by black trim throughout the crossover’s expressive bodywork.
The RX Outdoor is joined by the ROV Concept 2, the latest side-by-side version that was revealed early last year. The ROV remains mechanically unchanged, still powered by the innovative 1.0-liter inline-three combustion compressed hydrogen gas, but now the buggy has been repainted in the same “Regolith” brown color as the RX concept and uses unique airless tires.
Finally, the GX Outdoor concept takes the GX 460 SUV and adds a roof rack that carries an awning, supply containers and a Rigid light bar. A Warn electric winch and LED lights have been attached to the front bumper, which also adds a skid plate. Rocker panel guards protect the beautiful green paintwork, and the GX uses suspension adapted by Australian company Old Man Emu. Off-road-oriented Toyo 275/65 tires complete the changes for this particular GX.