The new Lexus LM will make its way to over 60 global markets including Australia and Europe
Lexus has showcased the new LM minivan at the ongoing 2023 Shanghai Motor Show. The new LM is being offered in two row, four seater VIP format or in a three row setup with 6/7 seats. The new Lexus LM will also be making its way to 60 countries across the globe and for the first time to Europe and Japan as well. However, America is not among these countries, at least for the time being.
The new Lexus LM measures 5,125mm in length, 1,890mm in width and 1,945mm in height with a 3,000mm long wheelbase. This makes it 85 mm longer, 40 mm wider, and 10 mm taller as compared to the outgoing Lexus LM. It gets a choice of 17 inch or 19 inch alloy wheels.
Lexus LM Minivan – Exteriors and Interiors
The exteriors which are in a new design for better aerodynamics, are elegantly designed with a new spindle body front grille design and chrome accents. The interiors are in a lounge like cabin makeup with high ceilings. The 6/7 seater versions pay attention to space and visibility while the 4 seater version offers a level of personalization.
It is seen with a partition and a 48 inch wide screen display unit. It also sports a retractable glass partition that separates front from rear sections though at the same time offering a clear view of the road ahead.
Features also include a retractable table, leather wrapped surfaces and large independent seating that offers optimum comfort to the body. A refrigerator, storage compartments, heated arm rests and advanced heating and cooling system that detects body temperature and controls the HVAC are also a part of its interiors.
Ideally suited for comfortable travel, the new LM is equipped with advanced AVS suspension with frequency sensitive piston valves. This not only offers a smoother ride but also significantly reduces in-car vibrations.
The new Lexus LM comes in with a long list of safety equipment. These include Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Brake Assist and Pre-Collision Braking. Features also include Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert and Abnormal Driver Response System, which takes into account driver’s posture when lane tracing assist system is enabled. If the system detects that the driver is not in a position to continue driving, it will flash hazard lights and slowly decelerate.
2024 Lexus LM doors are also fitted with an e-Latch system wherein both front and sliding doors get a Safe Exit Assist (with Door Open Control) (SEA). This can detect oncoming vehicles from the rear and issue a warning notification thereby preventing doors from opening.
Lexus has not revealed complete engine specifications as on date. However it is learnt that the LM will be offered in two hybrid options. The 3 row will draw power via a 2.5 liter, non-turbo petrol, 4 cylinder engine with electric motors. The 4 seater version will get a 2.4 liter, turbo-petrol, 4 cylinder engine with electric motors. Power and torque figures have yet to be revealed.