JAOS Corporation and Lexus collaborated for the grand unveiling of the GX 550 ‘OVERTRAIL’ JAOS version at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2024. This partnership, fueled by the shared vision of the ‘OVERTRAIL PROJECT,’ brings a vehicle that not only promises an exhilarating off-road experience but also embodies a commitment to environmental sustainability.
The GX 550 ‘OVERTRAIL’ JAOS version boasts a rugged exterior tailored for the most challenging terrains. With a lightweight and robust ABS resin front bumper, LED driving lights for enhanced visibility, and a skid plate protecting the engine block, this SUV is ready to conquer any off-road obstacle. Additional features include overfenders, tube-style side steps, large mudguards, and a roof rack for increased carrying capacity. The distinctive design, in collaboration with JAOS, sparks the adventurous spirit in every off-road enthusiast.
While the exterior exudes adventure, the interior of the GX 550 ‘OVERTRAIL’ JAOS version maintains the comfort expected from a premium SUV. Luxurious finishes and ergonomic design make for a comfortable driving experience on any road. The collaboration between Lexus and JAOS ensures that this vehicle is not only a formidable off-roader but also a stylish and comfortable companion for everyday journeys.
Information was sparse regarding what was under the hood, but Lexus used the GX 550 as a base vehicle, so expect the GX 550 ‘OVERTRAIL’ JAOS version to utilize the same powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine from the base GX 550 model. With 349hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, this SUV promises the muscle needed to tackle challenging terrains. The ten-speed automatic transmission coupled with E-KDSS active stabilizers and an electronically locking rear differential provides a dynamic and responsive driving experience.
The GX 550 ‘OVERTRAIL’ JAOS version is slated for release in Japan by the end of the year, aligning with Lexus‘s commitment to offering diverse models that cater to the adventurous lifestyles of their customers. While exact pricing details may vary, the rugged charm of this customized SUV is expected to be well worth the investment for enthusiasts seeking a unique off-road experience.