This year the Tokyo Auto Salon and Tokyo Outdoor Show are happening together. Lexus is participating in both, showing off a customized RZ with some exterior-oriented concepts.
The Lexus RZ receives a handful of updates. The crossover is longer and wider than the standard model, but the upgraded suspension lowers the vehicle by 1.37 inches (35 mm). The automaker added custom aero bits to the front and rear bumpers, a twin carbon spoiler, and front and hood aero openings.
The RZ Sport Concept also gets a powertrain upgrade, with two 150 kW motors, one for each axle. The standard RZ combines a 150-kW front motor with an 80-kW rear motor. Lexus installed four bucket seats inside, and the automaker finished the exterior in Hakugen White with blue accents.
In December 2021, the automaker revealed the ROV concept, a hydrogen-powered drone. The ROV Concept 2 is breaking cover at the Tokyo Outdoor Show, and while it looks pretty similar to the first one, there are some design differences. The buggy gets a revised front fascia, a new suspension, and a slight facelift. It still has a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine running on compressed hydrogen gas.
Joining the ROV Concept 2 are two mainstream Lexus vehicles ready for an adventure – the GX and RX outdoor concepts. The RX, based on the RZ 450h+, gets black stainless steel window moldings, black door handles, LED lights, a black grille, an aluminum skid plate, mudguards, and 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. . It wears regolith paint matching the ROV Concept 2.
The Lexus GX outdoor concept gets a new front bumper, skid plates, and rocker protection. It also gets a warning winch, revised suspension and Toyo Open Country tyres. It also features a Yakima roof tent, with Lexus finishing it with Khaki Mica Metallic paint.
Also participating in the show is the Lexus LX 600, which will race in the 2022 Baja 1000. The LX features a ton of off-road upgrades designed to strengthen the crossover for tough racing, like competition-specific coil springs and shock absorbers, heavier. duty tires, and a steel roll cage.