Lexus has taken the wraps off the second generation LM luxury minivan at the ongoing Shanghai Auto Show 2023. The second generation Lexus LM has gone from being a China only product to a global offering that will be sold in 60 countries including India. The LM is the more luxurious cousin of the Toyota Vellfire available on sale in India and will join the latter later this year. Lexus showcased the first generation LM in India at the Auto Expo 2023 earlier this year.
The 2024 Lexus LM gets a complete redesign which looks more advanced and futuristic. The boxy silhouette remains intact but looks bolder with the upright spindle grille being integrated into the front high and stubby bonnet. The LED headlamps look sharp with signature LED DRLs that make a major impression of the MPV. The profile looks aggressive with sharp shoulder lines and multi-spoke 19-inch wheels, while the rear sports a clean look with massive LED taillights and ‘Lexus’ badging on the tailgate.
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The new-gen Lexus LM is also proportionately larger at 5,125 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width and 1,955 mm in height. The model is 80 mm longer, 40 mm wider and 10 mm taller than its predecessor. The wheelbase remains the same at 3,000 mm. The power-operated sliding doors have been retained which make way for a luxurious interior that can seat either six or seven. You can also opt for a luxurious four-seater configuration that brings out the best of luxury in the model. This includes a 48-inch display in front of power-adjustable independent seats that can double as an office on the go.
There are plenty of storage options, as well as a refrigerator and a privacy glass with two-level dimming included. On the features front, the 2024 Lexus LM gets 64-colour ambient lighting, leather-wrapped tables stored inside the armrests and a smart air conditioning system called Rear Climate Concierge. The unit can detect the rear seat occupant’s face, chest, thighs and lower legs using infrared sensors. It can also measure how hot or cold the windows, roof and trim areas are in the vehicle. The system will then automatically adjust the temperature based on this information. In addition, Lexus says that the new LM uses a three-stage approach to reduce noise within the cabin.
On the safety front, the new Lexus LM comes with pre-crash safety, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert, proactive driving assist and abnormal driver response system. There is also advanced drive with advanced park and traffic jam support with remote function.
Lexus hasn’t revealed the power figures yet, but the automaker has confirmed that the model will come with a 2.4-litre in-line four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.5-litre four-cylinder hybrid motor. We expect the latter to be offered in India when the model arrives later this year. The MPV comes with an adaptive suspension with a frequency-sensitive piston valve in the shock absorbers to absorb the fluctuations of the road. Expect prices to be north of 1 crore when the LM arrives in India.
First published date: 18th April 2023, 16:10 PM IST
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