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2024 Lexus LM Minivan Debuts Soon

Discussion in 'Lexus Hybrids and EVs' started by drash, Apr 11, 2023.

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    2024 Lexus LM Luxury Minivan Teased, Debuts Next Week

    About the only vehicle Lexus doesn't have in its lineup other than a truck, is a minivan (except in China). The 2024 Lexus LM will make its debut at the Auto Shanghai 2023 show. If you want to see a grill that can make the Cadillac Escalade feel inadequate, this is it. Like some orthodontist dream vehicle, its metal filled mouth will also show up in Europe for the first time. To assuage your fears, it will not be destined for the North American market. And to keep this thread from eliciting a NSFW tag and keep it safe for the kiddos, I'll let you look at the link with no preview. :D Man why wasn't this article ready for April 1st.
     
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    lexus minivan = oxy moron :p
     
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    in China this particular model seats 4 and cost $200,000 :eek: The inside looks nothing like a minivan.
     
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    This is the closest we have. In Canada, there’s a 4-seat Executive VIP Package for $44,000.

    $160,500 before taxes. (Or $200,000 after)
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    Its official, the Lexus LM will have an online presentation April 18th, 2023, 6:00AM CET for the European market.
    WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ALL-NEW LEXUS LM ON APRIL 18, 2023
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    For those who don't know, 6:00AM CET is 12:00 AM EST or 9:00 PM Pacific April 17th, 2023.

    Hey @bisco they call it a MPV, but you and I both know .... its a minivan. :D
     
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    BTW LM stands for Luxury Mover. Well here it is:
    WORLD PREMIERE OF THE ALL-NEW LEXUS LM

    Debuts as the Lexus LM 350h. Yep it has the venerable 2.5L HSD E-Four system seen in the RX 350h and NX 350h. They tweaked the output to give out the highest power of all NA 2.5L HSD at 184 kW (247 hp), 2 more hp than the Sienna. Hmmm, wonder what the 0 - 100 km/h is in this? Top speed is 190 km/h (118.1 mph).
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    So here's the rear seats for the 4 passenger version. Yes they can be completely horizontal.
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    Yes the rear passengers are looking at a 48" monitor.
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    But the driver is stuck with a paltry 14" multimedia screen.
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    Here is the more pedestrian 7-passenger version.
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    Could anything be more grating? Sorry I couldn't help myself. Have to admit they did tone it down a little from the 1st generation.

    Here's the specs:
    length: 5130 mm (201 in)
    width: 1890 mm (74.4 in)
    height: 1945 mm (76.6 in)
    wheelbase: 3000 mm (118.1 in)

    Shockingly this isn't as big as the Sienna and the Sequoia is slightly higher, but it doesn't have the Sequoia's 9.9 in (252 mm) of ground clearance.
     
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    https://spyder7.com/article/2023/04/19/17661.html
    According to the Spyder7 website, unlike the European LM, Japan will sell the 4-seat version as the LM 500h. This means it will have the same powertrain as the RX 500h, a 2.4L turbo, 6-speed tranny, motor and inverter, along with an eAxle for the rear. Japan will also sell a 6-seat version as well as the standard 7-seat version. I find it humorous the Japanese think LM stands for Luxury Minivan while the Europeans thinks it means Luxury Mover.

    Partial translation:
    "Lexus unveiled the new luxury minivan " LM " for the first time in the world at the "Shanghai Motor Show 2023" that opened on April 18 . Since the first generation was announced in 2020, expectations for its introduction in Japan have increased, but sales in Japan will finally start around the fall of 2023.

    The first-generation LM will go on sale in 2020 to meet demand for chauffeur-driven MPVs, mainly in China and the Asian region. Offering 4-seat and 7-seat specifications, it has been well received by a wide range of users. The new LM has undergone a complete renovation in response to changes in values in the luxury market in recent years. The goal was to create a comfortable ride and living space where all occupants can relax in a natural way.

    In addition to the 3-row 6- and 7-seater models, the new LM lineup includes a 4-seater model designed for use as a chauffeur-driven MPV. In Japan, we plan to introduce a 4-seater specification (2.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder turbo hybrid system: eAxle) from around the fall of 2023.

    ◆ Provides the ultimate in ride comfort for all occupants
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