Lexus is breaking into the people mover market with the Lexus LM
Toyota is known for the Tarago, Kia is known for its excellent Carnival, Honda has the Odyssey and Mercedes-Benz has the Viano. Now, Mercedes’ rival Lexus is getting in on the people mover game with the Lexus LM.
The Lexus LM is based on the Japanese Toyota Alphard, but adopts that distinctive Lexus front end, wheels and styling at the back with cleaner LED lights.
Inside, there’s a Lexus steering wheel, a bespoke centre stack and a large infotainment screen.
Standard models are fitted with three rows of seats. But if you fancy something more opulent, you can opt for a version with two aircraft-style seats in the back with an armrest and control pad dividing them.
The rear can be partitioned from the driver and the partition features a 26 inch display and there’s even a small fridge and storage for umbrellas.
A couple of drivetrains will be available including the LM300h with a 2.5 litre four cylinder engine paired to a hybrid drivetrain and the LM350 which derives power from a 3.5 litre V6. Customers can choose from front or all-wheel drive.