Lexus has revealed a prototype version of the GX off-road concept, which it says was developed specifically for adventure thanks to its “unrivalled off-road capability”.

Although the GX is not offered in South Africa, it does share much with Toyota's Land Cruiser Prado.

According to Lexus, the new GXOR concept was “fuelled by the passionate GX owners”. The SUV is equipped with myriad features to make it even more capable when going off the beaten track.

What sets this prototype SUV apart from the standard model is uprated suspension, full underbody armour and 18-inch Lexus F Sport wheels, which are wrapped in General Grabber X3 tyres (size 275/79). A snorkel, roof rack, 50-inch roof-mounted light bar and 160 Watt solar panel are also part of the package. 

Open the tailgate and you’ll find aluminium storage boxes, custom-built drawers and even a refrigerator. The exterior is finished in matte paint, with the “stealth” front bumper housing a winch.

Although the vehicle you see here does not share the same cosmetic updates found on the recently updated version, it does employ the GX460’s naturally aspirated 4,6-litre V8 petrol mill, which is good for 225 kW and 446 N.m of torque.