Making its debut on the 2019 Shanghai motor present is Lexus’ first-ever MPV – the LM. Quickly to be obtainable in China and choose Asian markets, the Lexus LM is offered in two variants, the LM 350 and the LM 300h.
Lexus’ LM relies on mum or dad firm Toyota’s Alphard MPV however is being pegged because the extra premium various. The brand new LM has a typical, boxy MPV silhouette, however with distinctive Lexus touches. Up entrance, it options the model’s signature spindle grille in chrome, with the LED headlights positioned on both facet. The L-shaped fog lamp housings too, are completed in chrome. On the facet, the LM will get a chrome strip across the window line and on the facet skirts. On the again, the beneficiant use of chrome is carried over to the rear tailgate and the bumper. The LM’s tail-lights are LED items, with the brake lights working throughout the width of the rear door. Color choices for the Lexus LM embody Black And White Pearl Crystal Shine.
The Lexus LM is offered in four- and seven-seat configurations, with the previous being the extra opulent one with particular person, reclining and ventilated captain seats on the again separated by a touchscreen management panel within the center. The panel accommodates controls for the seats, the local weather management and the audio controls. There’s additionally a big 26-inch show, a fridge and an umbrella storage space for the rear passengers. The seven-seater LM is geared toward household patrons and options a further row of three seats on the again. Nevertheless, it’s anticipated to get rid of the captain seats in favour of two particular person bucket seats.
When it comes to engines, the LM 350 will likely be powered by three.5-litre petrol engine that can ship energy to the entrance wheels, probably by means of an Eight-speed automated gearbox. The LM 300h in the meantime is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine that works in tandem with an electrical motor. The mixed energy output for the 300h is rated at 218hp, which will likely be despatched to all 4 wheels through an e-CVT gearbox.
Lexus is but to verify the LM’s India launch, the place it would rival the one different luxurious MPV on supply – the Mercedes-Benz V-class. At the moment, Lexus sells the LS and ES luxurious sedans, together with the LX, NX and RX SUVs, in India.