New Lexus LM MPV unveiled at Shanghai; India launch soon

    All-new Lexus LM sits on TNGA-K modular platform; gets petrol-hybrid powertrain options and a long list of luxury features.

    Published On Apr 18, 2023 12:30:00 PM


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    Lexus has unveiled the second-gen 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 reported by us recently), Europe, the Middle East and the United Kingdom. The new LM, which stands for Luxury Mover, has now been 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-gen Toyota Alphard and Vellfire, which are also expected to make a global debut soon.

    1. Second-gen Lexus LM gets two seating options
    2. Gets noise reducing wheels and tyres
    3. 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 base for a long list of cars, including the Camry, the Lexus ES, the Lexus RX and SUVs like the Toyota RAV4 and Highlander sold overseas.

    The second-gen LM gets fresh styling, the latest iteration of Lexus’ oversized grille, stylish headlamps and more. In profile, a reworked glasshouse and subtle creases throughout the length help reduce the slab-sided look of the outgoing LM.

    Lexus offers two seating options with the Lexus LM, although the length remains the same at 5,130mm. The new LM is also 1,890mm wide and 1,945mm high. It comes with sliding doors and sits on a set of 17-inch or 19-inch alloy wheels.

    New Lexus LM MPV: improved luxury

    Attention to luxury is on display inside the new LM with features like airline-style recliner seats, a 48-inch widescreen television, a premium, 23-speaker surround-sound audio system and pillow headrests. Passengers also get fold-out tables, several USB ports, wireless phone chargers, reading lights and vanity mirrors, a fridge, rear gloveboxes and an umbrella holder. Lexus also offers a dimmable glass panel that can be raised or lowered for privacy.

    The firm has also introduced a new voice control system that it says is the first in the world to cater specifically to rear passengers, while an overhead console controls the doors, storage compartments and cabin temperature. A separate smartphone-style control panel can adjust the climate, seat functions, interior lighting, window blinds and audio settings. There is also a focus on sound reduction, with the new headliner and improved sealing enhancing insulation by 40 percent.

    The LM also gets noise-reducing wheels and tyres, and active noise control that cuts sounds detected through a microphone while 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 go, the new Lexus LM will come with two petrol-hybrid options. The 2.5-litre self-charging hybrid engine, seen on 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 at a later stage.

    New Lexus LM India launch details

    As we've reported earlier, Lexus will likely bring the second-gen LM to our markets later this year. The first-gen LM MPV was showcased at Auto Expo 2023 in January, when the carmaker confirmed that the new model is indeed headed here.

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