In a groundbreaking collaboration, Lexus has partnered with Japan Offroad Service (JAOS) to introduce the remarkable 2024 Lexus GX 550 Overtrail JAOS version. This partnership, rooted in their success in off-road racing, particularly the grueling Baja 1000, has now transcended into the realm of overlanding.
JAOS has left an indelible mark on the GX 550, incorporating a range of off-road enhancements. The customization includes a front bumper guard, a robust 4mm aluminum skid plate, bolt-on fender protection, sleek tubular black side steps, a practical roof rack, mudguards, Tribe Cross 18-inch wheels, and a Battlez lift kit featuring titanium-infused springs and Harmofleq built-in adjustable dampers. Notably, it rides on 275/70R18 Toyo Open Country all-terrain tires, deviating from the standard Japanese-spec GX 550.
This collaborative effort extends beyond the Baja 1000 as the Lexus GX 550 Overtrail JAOS version made its debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Customized by Lexus and JAOS Corporation, this project aimed to showcase the SUV’s off-roading capabilities without major modifications, focusing on bolt-on and aftermarket additions.
The Lexus GX 550 Overtrail JAOS version concept features a custom front bumper crafted from lightweight and highly rigid ABS resin, housing embedded LED auxiliary lights. The sides are fortified with custom tubular steel rock sliders with resin steps, while a 4mm aluminum skid plate protects the SUV’s power. A BATTLEZ VFCA Lift Kit with Harmofleq built-in adjustable dampers and titanium-infused springs significantly enhances the GX’s off-road capabilities.
The build is completed with 18” wheels wrapped in Toyo Open Country A/T tires, matte black-finished bolt-on ABS fender flares, a black-anodized aluminum roof rack, and a Mud Guard III kit with EVA flaps and an aluminum plate – all courtesy of JAOS.
After its display at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Lexus GX 550 Overtrail JAOS version has sparked anticipation for more Overtrail projects from the Japanese luxury car maker throughout the year. Click here for more details.