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April 16, 2019

The First-Ever Lexus LM Makes a Rolls-Royce Seem Unnecessary (w/ 15 Photos)

Lexus revealed the latest addition to its lineup, the first-ever LM or Luxury Mover. The best part? It’s confirmed for sale in China and select Asian markets, including the Philippines.

Noticing the increased appetite for luxurious people movers (Lexus notes that it drives a stable segment growth over the past five years), the Lexus LM creates a personal space that helps owners perform better in business and also maximize their time when on the move.

Based off the Toyota Alphard luxury MPV, the Lexus LM gets a completely reworked front-end dominated by the signature Lexus spindle grille and headlamps that integrate the arrow-shaped Lexus daytime running lights. Over at the side, there’s an additional chrome accentuation shaped with dual arrowheads while at the back, there’s a wide lens spanning the entire rear width of the LM. And in an unprecedented move, it’s available in just two colors: Black and White Pearl Crystal Shine.

Inside, the LM lives up to Lexus’s segment-defining take on luxury by combining traditional materials such as leather with Gin-Sui-Boku or Silver Ink ornamentation inspired by ink wash paintings. It’s also equipped with a Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System and new acoustic glass that delivers unparalleled levels of quietness and sound isolation.

Thanks to the height and width of the Lexus LM, it has allowed designers and engineers to cultivate either a practical space for seven adults or a more private space for just four.

The opulent four-seat configuration of the LM is suited to the chauffeured needs of the urban, business focused professional. The rear seats are two large, throne-style seats with couch-like comfort thanks to a plush low-density urethane foam. It also has features such as ventilated seats, a 26-inch color display that interfaces with computers, smartphones, and even plays Blu-ray DVDs, a 14-liter refrigerator, and a separate climate control for the rear portion.

Meanwhile, the more conventional seven-seater configuration offers two separate luxury bucket seats for the first two rows and a third-row bench, all finished in leather. The seats of the center row are distinguished by larger, more supportive arm rests. This seven-seat configuration of the LM is ideally suited for business professionals who also intend to use the vehicle for family duty transportation.

Depending on the market, Lexus will be offering the LM in two variants: the LM 350 and LM 300h, and two drive types: front- and all-wheel drive. The LM 350 uses a 3.5-liter DOHC petrol engine and LM 300h leverages the 2.5-liter Atkinson four-cylinder engine and hybrid system. A new ultra-low-velocity valve in the piston manages the oil flow in response to the most minor of road irregularities. It will exert appropriate damping force, providing excellent responsiveness on all varieties of road surfaces, resulting in consistently even ride quality.

2020 Lexus LM Show Car Specifications:
  • Overall Length: 5,040 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,850 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,945 mm
  • Wheelbase: 3,000 mm
  • Front Tread: 1,600 mm
  • Rear Tread: 1,595 mm
  • Front Overhang: 985 mm
  • Rear Overhang: 1,055 mm
  • Interior Width: 1,590 mm
  • Interior Height: 1,350 mm


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