Lexus has simply launched a brand new teaser picture of its upcoming MPV, confirming that it will likely be referred to as the Lexus LM. From the picture, it seems as if the Lexus LM has been impressed by guardian firm Toyota’s Alphard. The picture doesn’t reveal a complete lot, although it does present a big, boxy silhouette typical of the breed, which is similar to the Alphard MPV’s. Because the previous teaser showed, the LM is predicted to function some Lexus design cues on the surface, like a redesigned grille in addition to new headlights and tail-lights. Lexus is predicted to disclose the LM on the upcoming 2019 Auto Shanghai on April 16, 2019.
Final yr, the Japanese luxurious model had filed trademark purposes for the ‘LM350’ and ‘LM300h’ names, which signifies that the LM shall be obtainable with a petroleum engine and a petrol-electric hybrid motor; the latter is more likely to be the identical 218hp, 2.5-litre petrol-electric unit discovered underneath the hood of the Lexus ES 300h.
As Lexus is Toyota’s luxurious arm, the LM luxurious folks service is predicted to be extra luxurious than the Alphard, which is already a premium mannequin. Manufacturing of the LM at Lexus’ manufacturing facility in Inabe, Japan (the identical facility the place the Alphard is produced) is more likely to start by 2020; it’s going to primarily be bought in Asian markets, particularly China, and can rival the Mercedes V-class.
In India, Lexus presently gives the LS and ES luxurious sedans in addition to the LX, NX and RX SUVs.