Lexus just introduced a luxury minivan, but it's probably off limits to Americans

Lexus LM 300H

  • Lexus
    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
    US.
  • 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
in Asia. 

Toyota, Lexus’s parent company, is unlikely to ever bring the LM
stateside as its US minivan strategy is focused on the
Kentucky-built Sienna. 

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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
duties. 

Lexus LMIn 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
all-wheel-drive. 

The 2019 Shanghai Auto Show will be open to the public from
April 8 to April 25. 

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Lexus just introduced a luxury minivan, but it's probably off limits to Americans