Lexus has whipped the covers off the ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle), a hydrogen-powered concept car offering a “luxury lifestyle experience to drivers wishing to discover the wilderness in style”. In addition, the Japanese luxury car manufacturer says the ROV Concept offers “extreme” off-road capability.
Boasting “adventurous” looks, the concept’s exterior design is designed to “look good in all types of environments”. The concept sports a protective cage, exposed suspension, and “chunky” off-road tyres. The ROV Concept measures 3 120 mm nose to tail, 1 725 mm wide and 1 800 mm in height.
“The new concept showcases outstanding build quality with the luxury feel of Lexus craftsmanship”
According to Lexus, “the new concept showcases outstanding build quality with the luxury feel of Lexus craftsmanship in both the interior and exterior, as never been seen before in an ROV.” Interior details include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and “sculpted” gear lever. The synthetic-leather seats, meanwhile, feature suspension elements to smooth out bumps.
Powering the ROV Concept is a 1.0-litre hydrogen engine which, Lexus says, “works just like a petrol engine”. A high-pressure tank for compressed hydrogen is delivered by a direct hydrogen injector.