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Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck Wearing Lexus LX's Face Makes One Mean Piece of Machinery

Before proceeding with the story of a Tacoma that got the face of the recently introduced Lexus LX 570, the undersigned would like to mention he's a big fan of both and seeing this mix made him happy.
Lexus LXT 1 photo
Now, coming back to the rendering in question and more pressing matters, you should know that the picture you see above has been manipulated by our old friend Theophilus Chin.

What we like about the idea is that he decided to take one of Toyota's workhorses and give it the face of a Lexus SUV which is considered by many the brand's flagship in its area of expertise.

Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, the Lexus LXT was born. Now that we've told you how the rendering came to life, we're sure you know what that T stands for, right?

Now don't get us wrong, there's nothing wrong with Tacoma's face. In fact, the pickup truck has all the facial traits necessary for watchers to realize it's a rough piece of equipment and was built for one purpose: travel the hills, mountains and sand dunes plus the occasional river crossing like it was all a walk in the park.

On the other side of the fence, the Lexus LX might not be as industrious as its cousin, but the luxury game is strong with this one, a feature appreciated especially by the clietele coming from Saudi Arabia.

So, design-wise, we like the Tacoma's new face borrow from the LX. After all, it has almost the same DNA, but let's make things more interesting, for the sake of the argument. What should go under the hood?

Should the pickup truck receive the 5.7-liter V8 engine that produces 383 horsepower in the Lexus LX 570, or should it keep the smaller 2.7-liter four-cylinder powerplant churning out 159 horsepower?

Also, should it come with a fancy interior, or should it keep its ruggedness? These are not easy questions, and we hope you could tell us what you think in the comments section below.


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