introduced the brand’s first minivan on
Tuesday at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show.
- The Lexus LM will soon be available for sale in China
and is designed to only be a posh family van, but it can also be
optioned as a luxurious executive limo.
- It’s unlikely that Toyota,
Lexus’s parent company, will ever offer the LM for sale in the
- The Lexus LM will be offered with either a traditional
V6 engine or a four-cylinder hybrid.
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On Tuesday, Lexus unveiled its first minivan at the 2019
Shanghai Motor Show. Dubbed the Lexus LM, the luxury minivan will
soon be available for sale in China and a few other select markets
Toyota, Lexus’s parent company, is unlikely to ever bring the LM
stateside as its US minivan strategy is focused on the
The LM will be available in both four and seven-seat
configurations. The seven-seat LM will feature second-row captain’s
chairs with a third-row bench, perfect for use as a plush family
hauler. The four-seat LM is more suited for executive limousine
In four-seat limo
guise, the LM will come available with reclining captain’s chairs,
a 26-inch entertainment screen, a 19-speaker sound system, noise
reducing glass, and an in-car refrigerator.
The LM is based on Toyota’s Japanese market Alphard passenger
van. However, the prominent spindle grille and chrome-accented body
make this van unmistakably Lexus.
Power for the LM 350 will come a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated
V6 while the LM300h will be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder
Atkinson Cycle engine paired with a hybrid drive system.
The LM will be offered with both front-wheel-drive and
The 2019 Shanghai Auto Show will be open to the public from
April 8 to April 25.
Source: FS – All – Economy – News
Lexus just introduced a luxury minivan, but it's probably off limits to Americans