The all-new Lexus LM is based on the TNGA-K modular platform; Gets a petrol-hybrid powertrain option and a long list of luxury features.
Lexus has unveiled the second generation LM MPV at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show 2023. Unlike its predecessor, the new Lexus LM will now be sold in more markets including India (as told by us More recently), Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. The new LM, which stands for Luxury Mover, is now designed for even more comfort and luxury, especially for customers who are not looking for a chauffeur driven SUV. The New Lexus LM MPV Will Be Based On The New Generation Toyota Alphard wellfireWhose global debut is also expected soon.
- The second generation Lexus LM has two seating options
- Comes with noise reduction wheels and tires
- Top variant gets 48 inch widescreen TV
New Lexus LM MPV Styling Details
The new Lexus LM is now based on Toyota’s GA-K modular platform, which is a common basis for a long list of cars, including the Camry, Lexus ES, Lexus RX and SUVs such as the Toyota RAV4 and Highlander sold overseas.
The second generation LM features fresh styling, a large Lexus grille, stylish headlamps and much more. In profile, a reworked glasshouse and subtle creases across the length help to tone down the slab-sided look of the outgoing LM.
Lexus offers two seating options with the LM, though the length remains the same at 5,130 mm. The new LM is also 1,890 mm wide and 1,945 mm tall. It comes with sliding doors and sits on a set of 17-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels.
New Lexus LM MPV: Enhanced Luxury
Luxury is the focus inside the new LM, with features such as airline-style recliner seats, 48-inch widescreen television, a premium, 23-speaker surround-sound audio system and pillow headrests. Passengers also get a fold-out table, multiple USB ports, wireless phone charger, reading light and vanity mirror, a fridge, rear glovebox and an umbrella holder. Lexus also offers a dimmable glass panel that can be turned up or down for privacy.
The firm has also introduced a new voice control system which it says is a first in the world to cater exclusively to the rear passengers, while an overhead console controls the doors, storage compartments and cabin temperature. A separate smartphone-style control panel can adjust climate control, seat functions, interior lighting, window blinds and audio settings. There has also been a focus on sound reduction, with the new headliner and ceiling increasing insulation by up to 40 percent.
The LM also has noise-reducing wheels and tyres, in addition to active noise control which reduces noise detected via the microphone during driving. Drivers benefit from a digital rear-view mirror, a panoramic-view monitor, a digital infotainment system and digital dials.
New Lexus LM MPV: Petrol-hybrid powertrain options
As far as powertrain options are concerned, the new Lexus LM will come with two petrol-hybrid options. The 2.5-litre self-charging hybrid engine, seen in other Toyota and Lexus models, will be available on the Lexus LM350h, which also gets four-wheel drive as standard. There will also be a more powerful LM500h that will join the global line-up later.
New Lexus LM India Launch Details
As reported by us earlier, Lexus will be bringing the second generation LM to our markets later this year. Lexus showcased the LM MPV in India at the 2023 Auto Expo, albeit in first-generation guise, and confirmed that the MPV is indeed heading here.
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