Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

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    Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets
    BY DAN MIHALASCU | POSTED ON APRIL 16, 2019
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    The first ever Lexus minivan has arrived and it’s quite a special vehicle.


    Celebrating its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show, the Lexus LM is a flagship luxury MPV developed specifically for the Chinese market. However, it will go on sale on other Asian markets too — unfortunately, Lexus didn’t announce plans to offer it outside the world’s most populous continent.

    Lexus says the new LM integrates oriental car philosophy, combining unique craftsmanship with hospitality and comfortable driving experience. While it looks quite attractive on the outside (despite sporting the biggest spindle-grille we’ve seen so far), the Lexus LM is all about the interior.
    The 26-inch display in the partition wall can be connected to devices such as smartphones and tablets and supports Blu-ray playback. Other features include a 19-speaker sound system, a 14-liter refrigerator that can hold two bottles of champagne or wine, and a touch display located between the rear seats to control the TV, seats, climate control, and sound system.

    Lexus says the LM will also be available in a seven-seat configuration featuring two separate luxury seats for the first two rows and three seats across the third row. The seats located on the second row will be the most comfortable and will feature larger, more supportive armrests.

    As for powertrains, there will be two available models (LM 350 and LM 300h) with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The LM 350 features a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine while the LM 300h utilizes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid system.

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    That's the worst iteration yet of the horrible gaping catfish maw that symbolizes what is wrong with Lexus.
    "The car's brilliant and ... a great surprise, pleasant surprise for all Corvette lovers everywhere ... a huge shock to our competitors ... because I don't think anybody was expecting something that good. What pleases me the most about it was that ... I can say this is the first car that's come out, that was done since I left.

    -- Bob Lutz, former vice chairman and head of global product development at GM

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    I don't necessarily think a luxury branded minivan would be a bad idea, even in the U.S., but that Lexus is unbelievably ugly.

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by unkillsam View Post
    That's the worst iteration yet of the horrible gaping catfish maw that symbolizes what is wrong with Lexus.
    Rilly. Like a few wymmnn I've known, from the face back it looks OK to not bad. But dear lord, what is wrong at Lexus? Are they smoking, drinking, huffing, shooting, snorting, or...?
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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    I like the Buick Minivan Avenir concept waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy better!!!

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    I've long wondered if a really tall sedan with a roomy, super-lux back seat and a pillow ride would sell to more than just the Queen and me.
    Which is weird, because I've ridden in the back seat of my car a handful of times in 40 years.

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    good looking van as LONG as you do NOT LOOK at the front

    that thing SCREAMS ASIAN market

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    I cant stop laughing but when I do for a second, I'm not even mad at this vehicle. Minivans are the most comfortable, convenient, people friendly underrated mode of transportation. Lexus design though... Lol They have grande bolas!!! *laughter continues*
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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    Isn't that part of the status symbol? Look at me, I can ride around in a big, absurdly-styled car unlike anything else on the road, and I don't care about your opinion of its looks.

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    Is that an April Fools joke? I thought the Chinese liked UNDERstated.

    This makes even the Aztek look good.

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    I like the Buick Minivan Avenir concept waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy better!!!
    The current GL8 is better

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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Rilly. Like a few wymmnn I've known, from the face back it looks OK to not bad. But dear lord, what is wrong at Lexus? Are they smoking, drinking, huffing, shooting, snorting, or...?
    Probably all of the above, concurrently.

    Same applies to whoever buys this atrocity. You gotta be really wacked to drop any coin on that.

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    I love it. Sue me.
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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    That's the most god-awful, hideous, stomach turning horror I've seen since the CT5 C-Pillar.*





    *That was a joke people.


    But this is the most hideous thing I've seen in a long, long time.
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    Re: Lexus LM Breaks Cover As Ultra Luxurious Minivan For China, Other Asian Markets

    The front is terrible, as others said, but that weird crap on the B-pillar just looks so 1990s Korean styling to me. Angles and moldings just to say that we didn't copy someone else... It's a dud.

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