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Vehicle Features

550-HP Lexus J201 Concept Is an LX570 Reimagined for Adventure

It’s no secret that the Lexus LX570 can be transformed into an overlander which can make all of your friends jealous—and it makes sense, since it's based on the Toyota Land Cruiser. Now, Lexus has created its own version of the LX570 as the ultimate adventure vehicle with the J201 concept, which features enhancements from the powertrain to the roof.

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Lexus J201 concept is a modified LX 570 that's ready for the Rebelle Rally

Lexus debuted the J201 concept on Tuesday, and it'll make its public debut later this week when it participates in the 2020 Rebelle Rally. Driven by 2019 Rebelle 4x4 class champions Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley, the J201 takes a standard Lexus LX 570 and turns everything up to 11.

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The Lexus J201 Concept Is an Apocalypse-Mobile for People With Summer Vacation Homes

If you're used to the finer things in life and are looking for a vehicle that'll keep you and your family moving and alive when the apocalypse hits, look no further.

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THIS IS THE 550 HORSEPOWER LEXUS J201 CONCEPT

The massive Lexus LX570 comes with an abundance of luxury features and a price that speaks for itself. It also comes with some off-roading features as it is, after all, based on the Toyota Land Cruiser.

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Everyday People, Extraordinary Things

“Ninety-five percent of Expedition Overland viewers will never be able to drive the length of the Pan-American Highway, but our videos could inspire them to unplug and leave civilization behind for an adventure.”

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The Lexus GXOR Concept Is for Overlanders Who Want a Bit of Luxury

Lexus has just revealed a heavily modified version of its GX SUV that is perfect for those that want to do some overlanding while retaining at least a modicum of luxuriousness.

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Lexus GXOR Concept Is for Overlanders With Discerning Tastes

While you might see plenty of first-gen GXs rocking light bars and knobby tires, it's pretty rare to see a brand new GX fully kitted out with off-road gear.

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Did Lexus Just Create the Perfect Overlanding Rig?

Yet here comes Toyota’s luxury division, charging out of the blue with what could well be the greatest automaker-made overlanding rig we’ve ever seen: The Lexus GXOR Concept.

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Lexus GXOR is a conceptual offering to the overlanding crowd

This truck's so well equipped for trekking continents, however, that Lexus might have expanded the full meaning of GXOR to Gone eXtremely Off Road.

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LEXUS J201 CONCEPT: CRAFTED FOR THE MOST SALIENT RETREATS

Yes, it’s true. A supercharged 550-horsepower, lifted, fully-equipped LX-based concept vehicle is tastefully strewn upon your screen. Named the Lexus J201 Concept, it is the plus-alpha iteration of the renowned four-wheel drive Lexus flagship. And elevated by the utmost level of omotenashi – culturally-attuned, anticipatory, Japanese hospitality – J201 is a bona fide instrument meticulously crafted to enable and embrace the most salient of retreats imaginable.

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Lexus LX J201 Concept Preps Luxury SUV For Overland Adventures

Expedition Overland takes a Lexus LX 570 and overhauls it for off-road adventures in what the company calls the J201 Concept. It's also competing in the 10-day-long Rebelle Rally that starts October 8.

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Lexus J201 Concept: 550 HP of Luxury Off-Road Muscle

On the heels of its impressive GXOR concept in 2019, Lexus this year steps up to the plate again with a new overland concept based on its flagship LX570 luxury SUV. But don’t let the stealthy all-black look of this build fool you.

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Lexus J201 Concept Is A 550-HP LX 570 Turned Up To Eleven

Lexus and Expedition Overland have turned the LX 570 flagship SUV into the most capable version of itself.

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The LX570 like you’ve never seen it before

In an exercise of imagination, Lexus let its designers concoct the J201 Concept, an out-and-out overlanding monster set to make a debut at the Rebelle Rally. Oh, and it’s fitted with a supercharged V-8, in case you wanted to know.

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Lexus LX J201 concept is part SUV, part 550-horsepower rally car

Lexus transformed the LX, its biggest SUV, into a supercharged off-roader that sends chills down the Ford F-150 Raptor's spine. Although it's only a concept, it will attempt to tame the desert during the 2020 Rebelle Rally.

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LEXUS GXOR CONCEPT IS MADE FOR ADVENTURE

To all of the GX enthusiasts that use their rigs to escape on epic adventures, and proudly share the #GXOR, this concept build is for you. Thank you for inspiring us to Experience Amazing.

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Lexus J201 Concept: Supercharged LX is a high-performance overlander

The Lexus LX is one of the most luxurious SUVs in the full-size segment, but it also has serious off-roading chops thanks to its links to Toyota's Land Cruiser. This makes it an ideal vehicle for fans of the great outdoors who may not necessarily want to give up the luxury experience. Lexus is out to reinforce this message with its J201 Concept, developed in partnership with overlanding expert Expedition Overland.

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This Lexus J201 Concept Is The Overlanding Beast We All Need

Even with all its luxury trimmings, Lexus’ old-school SUVs haven’t completely forgotten their rugged roots. The GXOR concept proved that last year, as the company took the overlanding brush to their 4Runner-twinned GX 460. Now, for 2020, they enlisted Expedition Overland‘s help to create this beast: the Lexus J201 Concept.

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First Look: Lexus J201 Concept

Lexus' SUV segment is anchored by LX 570, its eight-passenger, 5.7L V-8-powered flagship. With 383 horsepower and 403 lb-ft of torque, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and full-time four-wheel drive (as well as interior/exterior treatments, accessories, and all the bells and whistles that are synonymous with Lexus luxury), it's a perfect mashup of city sophisticated and country-road capable. And that's where the buck stops.

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A look at the Lexus J201 Concept ready for Rally

This Lexus is lifted with a modified suspension, Stoptech brakes, off-roading tires, a performance differential, and a supercharger bolted to the V8 which up rates output to 550 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, according to Lexus.

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This Lexus overlanding concept wants to take you everywhere in style

Overlanding—the practice of outfitting a 4×4 rig with larger tires, camping supplies, and other accoutrements for self-sustaining exploration—has never been more popular. In an effort to show what’s possible with its range-topping LX 570 flagship SUV, Lexus tapped well-known firm Expedition Overland to help upfit the Toyota Land Cruiser’s more luxurious cousin for a rugged life off the beaten path.

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LEXUS LAUNCHES THE J201 CONCEPT

Lexus has teamed up with the experts at Expedition Overland, to release the J201 Concept. The trail-hungry, adventure-ready vehicle is built on the flagship LX 570 platform and is heavily equipped to tackle any terrain it encounters.

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Lexus J201 Concept Brings Glamping To Overlanding, and To the Rebelle Rally

In case anybody has forgotten, Lexus makes big SUVs too! Of course, as a Lexus, it has a luxury feel to it. But, Lexus does not want people to think that the LX 570 flagship is just a pavement queen. To prove it, the automaker just launched the J201 concept based on the aforementioned SUV.

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Yes, Your Lexus LX Goes Off Road, Especially with All This Kit

There’s this thing called the Rebelle Rally. It’s an all-women, all off-road, 10-day time-distance rally/competition. The goal is to pass through several checkpoints strewn throughout California and Nevada with little more than maps, a road book, and a compass.

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Top 10 Overland Vehicles From SEMA 2019: XOverland Gladiator

There were Jeep Gladiators all over the show, but few could hold a candle to the impressive full-featured build that XOverland put together.

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This Completely-Overhauled Jeep Gladiator 4×4 Is Ready To Overland

Expedition Overland, for example, has made a habit of reforming the industry’s most interesting platforms into monstrous, masculine visages of their former selves — and this 2019 Jeep Gladiator is no different.

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Unbeatable Rigs: Expedition Overland's Jeep Gladiator ‘Odin’

Odin initially followed in the tyre tracks of several other Expedition Overland rigs but was taken to the next level, built to handle even the most extreme conditions. As the most capable Gladiator in the Jeep range, this 2020 Rubicon Edition was the perfect platform to build from.

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Expedition Overland Tundra

“As Expedition Overland founder Clay Croft tells it, this project has been the dream build he and his team have been thinking about for years. It's truly inspiring and showcases the full potential of the well proven Tundra full size pickup.”

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Featured Vehicle: Expedition Overland’s Toyota 4Runner

“As we are prone to do, we have once again lured another beautiful truck into our garage. This time we managed to wrangle the keys out of the hands of Clay Croft, the chief instigator behind Expedition Overland.”

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Expedition Overland: Building a Vehicle to Survive the Trek

“The team over at Expedition Overland explore some of the most remote places in North America and now Central America in a new expedition.”

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ExPo Classifieds: XOverland’s 4Runner and Tacoma

Expedition Overland has inspired thousands of people to get out there and explore the world around them. They have also spurred the birth of countless overland builds imitating their now famous Toyotas.

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The Definition of a Complete Overland Build

“Expedition Overland's third Toyota Tacoma, a 2016 TRD Double Cab, is by far the most equipped Taco they've ever had.”

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Featured Vehicle: Expedition Overland’s Toyota Tacoma

“The one area where the Tacoma needed to be modified to meet the long-haul demands of the Expedition Overland team was with––livability. Enter the highly anticipated Tacoma Habitat from the gurus at AT Overland Equipment.”

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Video Features

THE OVERLAND JOURNAL PODCAST • EPISODE 2 Clay Croft of XOverland

We spend time with Clay Croft of Expedition Overland discussing Toyotas, traveling with family, producing high-quality video from the road, and the challenges of pursuing your travel dreams. Note: We had a minor issue with one of the mics. We apologize for the intermittent volume problem.

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Overland Bound Podcast: Live Interview With Clay & Rachelle Croft

Fireside chat with Michael and Corrie from Overland Bound, and Clay and Rachelle X Overland.

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Interview with Clay Croft of Expedition Overland

Clay Croft of Expedition Overland (Amazon docu-series), has been generous enough to answer some questions for the team at GrandTourNation.com

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Expedition Overland Continues to Answer Call for Uplifting Family Adventure Content

After four successful seasons with more than 258 million minutes watched on YouTube and 74+ million minutes streamed on Amazon Prime Video, the upcoming Arctic Solo Series follows the adventures of just one truck and a small crew tackling the Canadian Arctic during the winter. Viewers are introduced to crew members Richard and Ashley Giordano, who travel through sub-zero temperatures and remote landscapes in Expedition Overland’s 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

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This SUPERCHARGED Lexus J201 Concept Is The Overlanding Beast We All Need!

Wait, supercharged you say? Yes, this LX 570-based Lexus J201 Concept is an overlanding build based on the luxury SUV, but with a cool 550 horsepower and a host of off-road upgrades. Here's everything you need to know!

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Lexus J201 Concept (Based on Lexus LX 570)

Yes, it’s true. A supercharged 550-horsepower, lifted, fully-equipped LX-based concept vehicle is tastefully strewn upon your screen. Named the Lexus J201 Concept, it is the plus-alpha iteration of the renowned four-wheel drive Lexus flagship.

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FIRST LOOK: Lexus J201 Concept Off-Roader For The 2020 Rebelle Rally

Check out the highly-modified, Lexus LX 570-based J201 off-roader that will compete in the women-only Rebelle Rally running October 8-18, 2020.

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Lexus J201 Concept Is a Supercharged and Lifted LX570

Lexus teamed up with Expedition Overland to create this one-off off-road monster. The LX570-based 4WD SUV packs a 550 hp supercharged V8, and a lifted suspension, an air snorkel, LED trail lighting, and more.

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XOverland Hits Amazon Prime Video

We have known the Crofts and the team at XOverland personally for nearly a decade, and have always found them to be honest, credible, and quality adventurers. In the world of Instagram “Fauxverlanding”, there are few media outlets that truly inspire us, but Expedition Overland is most certainly one.

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Choosing Your First Overland Vehicle

From the folks at Expedition Overland, Oh Hey There with Jeff is a series that highlights the nuances of overlanding. This installment, Choosing an Overland Vehicle, helps explain which variables you should consider when making your first purchase.

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Follow An Insane Off-Road Adventure To The Tip Of Alaska And Back

The Expedition Overland web series follows team of ambitious individuals who built two long-range Toyotas then spent weeks (and week) running them from Montana all the way to the farthest drivable part of Alaska and back.

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ExOfficio® Sponsors Second Season of Expedition Overland Web Series

As sponsor of the 2013 expedition to Alaska and the Yukon, ExOfficio outfitted the eight-member cast in technical apparel designed for travel, trekking, and fishing with benefits like sun protection, insect protection, ventilation and lightweight packability.

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A Rooftop Tent to Rule Them All

From Expedition Overland, this episode of the show Oh Hey There with Jeff gives a detailed preview of the Adventure Trailers Habitat truck topper. The sleep system is made in partnership with tent manufacturer Nemo Equipment and is able to support up to 600 pounds.

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Expedition Overland: Central America

After overlanding from Belize to Guatemala, and then on to El Salvador, Team 5 ran a two-day remote medical clinic where they saw over 100 medical and dental patients.

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Hiline Productions to Release Season 2 of Expedition Overland: 10,000 Miles of Epic Adventure

The highly anticipated Expedition Overland (XO) will return in season 2 for a truly epic journey through Central America – one of the most breathtaking and complex areas of the world.

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Expedition Overland South America Premier

To celebrate the season premiere, Expedition Overland and Toyota teamed up for a release event at the Studio Movie Grill near the new Texas-based Toyota HQ. Area Toyota off-road clubs and overland enthusiasts were invited for free admission and popcorn.

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Racing

Rebelle Rally Recap: Spotlight on Team X Elles Racing

The fourth and fifth place race is sure to be highly contested, with Nena Barlow and Kande Jacobsen of the Squirrel Girls leading Rhonda Cahill and Rachelle Croft of the X Elles by only two points.

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Team X Elles Racing

Half a world from home. In the middle of the desert. Two women with a truck, a map, and a compass. Is this crazy?

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Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads: Rebelle Rally 2019

Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley, winners of the 2019 Rebelle Rally, tell us about what it’s like to compete in the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the U.S.

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Tough Women, Tough Trucks.

Combat Flip Flops will be sponsoring the Rebelle Rally, the first women’s off-road navigation rally raid in the United States, as well as the all-star The X Elles racing team of Rhonda Cahill and Rachelle Croft.

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Team X Elles Win The 2019 Rebelle Rally With A Stock Lexus GX 460

That’s what the X Elles, a Lexus-supported team taking on the all-women Rebelle Rally faced this year, as they took on some of North America’s most challenging terrain. Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley piloted a bone stock 2019 Lexus GX 460 to victory, beating 37 competitors across the eight-day competition.

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Ep 96: Rachelle Croft Returns

Rochelle Croft comes back on to the show to talk about her recent win in the @rebellerally with @taylor.pawley. We loved the way she talks about how celebrating small wins can add up to a big victory. Congratulations to Team X Elles.

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ROCKIN’ THE RALLY: 2019 LEXUS GX 460 WINS REBELLE RALLY

Piloted by Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley, the pair of adventurers utilized their love for challenging the status quo and their experience on the international off-roading stage to beat 37 competitors from a variety of classes during the eight days of intense competition.

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Rockin' The Rally: 2019 Lexus GX 460 Wins Rebelle Rally

The X Elles, a Lexus-supported all-women team fielding a completely stock 2019 GX 460, overcame some of North America's most grueling off-road terrain – all without GPS or mobile phones – to clinch first place overall and bone stock wins at the 2019 Rebelle Rally.

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Is the Rebelle Rally the Most Important Off-road Competition in North America?

The smell of gasoline, the sound of thunderous exhausts, the teeming energy drink representatives, and million-dollar tube-chassis race trucks. The Rebelle Rally is, well, none of that. In fact, it’s not a race at all, but rather a competitive and inspiring navigation and driving challenge.

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