Toyota Fortuner Transformed into Tasteful Lexus LX Lookalike
Adding a Lexus front end to Toyota SUV transforms the entire appearance.
Generally, people hate on anything that’s customized to look like something it’s not. That includes slapping performance badges on base models, or even tacky spoilers or ground effects. But this Toyota Fortuner owned by Philippines resident and pro basketball player Scottie Thompson is a different case. Thompson employed local shop Atoy Customs to dress up his Hilux-based SUV. And in the process of doing so, they made it look more like a Lexus LX than your average mid-size Toyota ‘ute.
Make no mistake, however. This is no hack job, nor will you find any Lexus badges here. Instead, it sports a body conversion kit that merely converts the big Lexus’ front end for duty on the Toyota. And we must say, it looks right at home. The rest of the build is equally tasteful, with a rather attractive white and black two-tone paint job. It’s all topped off with a set of 22-inch Black Rhino Zion wheels, also finished in black.
The finished product looks exactly like something you’d see rolling off a Toyota assembly line. And quite honestly, it’s much more attractive than a stock Fortuner. Even though we would have given the factory 4×4 a lift and some off-road tires, personally. Regardless, the new rolling stock looks like it belongs there. Not like many tacky wheel choices folks make far too often these days.
Even though we can’t get the Fortuner on our shores, it’s worth wondering if we could do the same thing with, say, a Highlander. Adding a Lexus spindle grille might be just what the doctor ordered for that, too!