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16:55  12 april  2019
16:55  12 april  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Lexus confirmed via a Chinese press release from Monday dug up by LexusEnthusiast.com that it would be debuting a luxury MPV (aka minivan ) at this year's Our dreams of a hyper-luxe Sienna are sadly likely never to come to pass, because the LM will almost certainly be based on the Alphard van .

Teaser for Lexus LM debuting at 2019 Shanghai auto show. We also know that Lexus has filed trademarks for LM 350 and LM 300h, suggesting To that end, Infiniti did say Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Next Article: Lexus is embracing middle age , debuting the

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Not long ago we went a little off of the deep end trying to rationalize whether a certain Lexus teaser image foretold the coming of a Lexus minivan.

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Well, guess what? We were right. Lexus confirmed via a Chinese press release from Monday dug up by LexusEnthusiast.com that it would be debuting a luxury MPV (aka minivan) at this year's Shanghai Motor Show, plus, we now have a reasonably good idea of what it will be based on.

Our dreams of a hyper-luxe Sienna are sadly likely never to come to pass, because the LM will almost certainly be based on the Alphard van. If you haven't heard of the Alphard, it's a weird-looking seven- or eight-passenger van sold primarily in Southeast Asia, Russia and a few places in the Middle East.

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What's interesting is that Lexus is classifying the LM as one of its flagship vehicles alongside the LX, the LS, the LC and Lexus ' own literal ship, the LY yacht. That , to us, shows that Toyota 's fancy cousin is putting considerable resources behind this new Cadillac of minivans , and friends, when Lexus

Lexus is embracing middle age , debuting the LM minivan in Shanghai . Finally, a truly luxurious minivan befitting all the self-appointed Kings and Queens of the Road out there.

What's interesting is that Lexus is classifying the LM as one of its flagship vehicles alongside the LX, the LS, the LC and Lexus' own literal ship, the LY yacht. That, to us, shows that Toyota's fancy cousin is putting considerable resources behind this new Cadillac of minivans, and friends, when Lexus throws resources at projects, it usually turns out pretty great.

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The Lexus LM minivan is designed to be a luxurious executive limousine. The LM will be available in both four and seven-seat configurations. The seven-seat LM will feature second-row captain's chairs with a third-row bench, perfect for use as a plush family hauler.

The result—the Lexus LM 350—has debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show. Lexus is calling this a “multipurpose vehicle,” which seems like a questionable name to me given the fact that its purpose is, basically, chauffeuring Nevertheless, the LM is upping the ante when it comes to the fancy minivan .

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