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Lexus built a hydrogen-burning UTV and we're not totally sure why

Is Lexus getting into the powersports business now?

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Kyle Hyatt

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The Lexus ROV concept seeks to bring Lexus' build quality and engineering to the utility task vehicle market.

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We're not sure why Lexus is trying to do that, exactly, but it's still kind of cool.

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The coolest part of the ROV is its 1.0-liter hydrogen-burning combustion engine.

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Lexus says that the hydrogen combustion engine is more responsive than a comparable petro engine.

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The rest of the concept, minus the body, appears to be an off-the-shelf UTV platform, but we're not sure who it's from.

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The typical performance UTV stuff is present, like long-travel suspension.

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It also has what appears to be a sequential manual transmission.

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The Lexus folks managed to slap some of their well-established design touches on the body.

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These include L-shaped lights up front and even the shape of the Lexus spindle grille on the nose.

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It's highly unlikely that this concept will ever see production, but maybe its engine will in something road-legal.

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Scroll on for more photos of the Lexus ROV concept.

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