Some folks assume they’re too cool for minivans. Nicely, bub, this minivan is just too cool for you.
Luxurious sedans are nice methods to shuffle executives round, however outdoors the US, the posh minivan takes all of the trimmings of a traditional four-door and throws in a heapin’ helpin’ of inside quantity, making it a fair roomier strategy to get dropped off plane-side. Lexus has formally joined this unique fray with its new LM.
Lexus this week launched the brand new LM on the Shanghai Motor Present. It’ll finally go on sale in China and choose different markets, nevertheless it’s fairly unlikely that we might see something prefer it within the US. It is meant for government transport, versus minivans within the US, that are largely constructed to spend their days in Goal parking heaps.
The LM is about as wildly styled as a minivan could be. The normal Lexus window flourish is smack dab between the entrance door and the sliding door, and the entire aspect of the factor carries some intricate sculpting. Up entrance, there is a grille so giant it may well in all probability match one other Lexus inside it, whereas the headlights look acquainted in the event you’ve seen any new Lexus in the previous couple of years. Out again, there is a positively huge set of taillights that cowl the width of the automobile.
The inside will get even crazier. Two configurations can be found — there is a seven-seat configuration unfold throughout three rows of seats, however the actual gem is the two-seat government configuration. Your entire rear of the van is devoted to 2 damned opulent reclining seats, with a middle console between them that permits the passenger to govern the local weather management, seat controls and infotainment. There is a huge display on the partition between the primary row and the rear, and if somebody actually wants privateness, the little glass bit above the display can shift from clear to opaque.
Underneath the hood, Lexus presents two powertrain decisions. The LM 350 makes use of a three.5-liter V6, whereas the LM 300h swaps that out in favor of a extra environment friendly hybrid-electric system. Entrance- and all-wheel drive are each obtainable, too. In fact, none of that issues to us Yanks, however someplace on the market, an government is feverishly anticipating supply of his fancy-pants minivan.