Toyota halts sales of new Lexus SUV over 'safety risk' - Telegraph Hm. This is the Lexus GX460 which is sold in Europe and elsewhere as the Toyota Land Cruiser. Now I have the preceding model which is 2.5 tonnes of ladder chassis long travel suspension off roadyness and not terribly different bar styling. So why is this one deemed "unsafe"? Well, because if you stick on a track (not the natural environment for such vehicles) hoon it into a corner way too fast and then suddenly lift off mid corner (presumably to simulate the utter lack of common sense and totally crap driving skills of some US owners) the back end "slid out until the vehicle was almost sideways before the electronic stability-control system was able to regain control". Did it roll over? No. Did it crash? No. Did the ESP, given the laws of physics, large rotational forces, a high mass high centre of gravity off road vehicle being driven as if a moron was at the wheel, actually recover the situation? Yes. Essentially this consumer group is saying that any vehicle without ESP must automatically be deemed wholly unsafe. Brilliant.