Toyota Fortuner Transformed into Tasteful Lexus LX Lookalike

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Toyota Fortuner

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.

 

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My toyota fortuner upgraded like Lexus 450d conversion kit with Black Rhino Zion 6 22×9.5🔥😍 iba talaga pag gawang @atoycustoms4x4bodykits #Quality Thank you so much boss @tonllave @atoyllave

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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!

 

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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