Published on June 30th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
19 Malaysians Bought The RM1.1 Million Lexus LM
The Lexus LM is the ultimate luxury people mover on sale today.
In April 2019, Lexus, the luxury car division of Toyota Motor unveiled the worlds most luxurious people mover at the Shanghai Motor Show. Lexus product planners saw the ever rising demand in ASIA for high end people movers and with thousands of delivered Toyota Alphard and Vellfires it was time to tickle some of them into an upgrade.
Yes, this Toyota luxury people mover has been and continues to provide the best rear seat comfort. Starting with its walk in height, captain middle row seats that offer on flight first class cabin seating comfort with full power assisted reclining and power window blinds for privacy. It only lacks badge branding and this is why Toyota has decided to allow its luxury can division, Lexus to release a super luxury version of the Alphard, the Lexus LM.
Launched in Malaysia just a few months ago in April 2021 for a surprising RM1,148,000. This price includes SST as deliveries begin at the end of July this super luxury MPV already has 19 confirmed orders to date.
This just proved that there are enough well to do Malaysians to pay over RM1.1 million for on road comfort.
The very rich Malaysian rarely drives. They like to be chauffeur driven. It makes sense as there are parking issues and traffic jams which can be stressful. With a chauffeur, you always get into a nice cool cabin with the climate control running.
So, why is the Lexus LM MPV so much better over the Alphard and Vellfire? Well, the Alphard’s three-row layout is designed to carry up to eight people and this was ditched in favor of a four-seat configuration for enhanced comfort. All that space behind the front seats houses only a pair of captain chairs and features worthy of a full-size luxury sedan.
The power-operated, reclining seats will enable you to travel in comfort or even take a nap in the LM, while the infotainment system provides access to a range of modern apps and functions. What’s more, you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows on a 26-inch display.
Lexus also included an umbrella bin, a feature only found in high-end cars from Rolls-Royce and Bentley, a chiller compartment for drinks, and a premium audio system from Mark Levinson. The cabin is rounded off by fine perforated leather with contrast stitching and authentic wood trim.
This LM 350 is powered by a 3.5L quad-cam V6 naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The Direct-Shift 8-speed automatic transmission sends 296hp and 361Nm of torque to the front wheels.