Lexus LM minivan debuted at Shanghai Motor ShowApril 16, 2019
The manufacturer took the five-door minivan of another Japanese brand, Toyota Alphard, as the basis for the luxurious novelty. Model LM became the first minivan in the history of the premium brand Lexus.
Lexus showed its long-awaited novelty in Shanghai – a luxurious Lexus LM minivan, which is a Toyota Alphard co-platform. Externally from this model, with which the first Lexus minivan shared key components and assemblies, the novelty features an overall grille, designed in the corporate style, original head optics with an intricate geometry (in the spirit of the brand’s flagship ES models and LS of the next generation), as well as redesigned stern and other chrome wheels.
Inside the Lexus LM, a special partition appeared that would separate the driver and passenger compartment from each other. Thanks to this new part, the manufacturer managed to equip the car with a 26-inch display, a clock, a compartment for umbrellas and even a refrigerator – all of them are built into the partition.
In total, the salon has four seats. So, the back row is designed for only two passengers – they will be placed on leather chairs, separated by an armrest with a touch panel. With it, passengers will be able to control the individual functions of the car. In the future, the manufacturer is going to release a seven-seater version with three rows of seats – this modification is suitable for both business and family trips.
The novelty is driven by one of the two power units – a 300-strong petrol “aspirated” 3.5 liters (for the LM 350 version) and a 2.5-liter 200-strong “hybrid” (for the LM 300h version). The main market for the new minivan will be China.
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