The brand’s latest flagship model is a luxurious people mover aimed at the Chinese and, potentially, Asian markets.
Based on the Toyota Alphard people mover, the Lexus LM is distinguished by a completely new front end design with the company’s signature headlight treatment and spindle grille.
Along the sides, the LM uses Alphard doors, but has a unique S-shaped chrome treatment. At the back, the Lexus has a cleaner LED tail-light treatment.
Inside, the LM benefits from a Lexus-specific steering wheel, and a new centre stack in the middle of the dashboard, which now has horizontally-aligned vents and a larger free-standing screen for the company’s infotainment system.
Standard LM models are available with three rows of seats. High-end versions, though, can be specified with just two aircraft-style rear seats with an arm rest and control pad dividing them.
The passenger compartment can be walled off from the driver and front passenger via a partition incorporating a 26-inch display.
Other available features include a small fridge and built-in umbrella storage facility.
The Lexus LM is available with two powertrains and the choice of either front- or all-wheel drive.
The LM300h has a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and Toyota’s hybrid technology, while the LM350 is powered by a 3.5-litre V6.
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