Lexus Malaysia has just announced the New Lexus LM350, a Premium MPV for the select few. The newest model to join Lexus Malaysia’s line-up is crafted to be an MPV of the Ultimate Luxury Class, surpassing that of the Alphards and Vellfires. At a recommended retail price of RM 1,148,000, the new Lexus LM350 is practically a chariot of Luxury.
At a glance, the new Lexus LM350 boasts true Lexus craftsmanship inside and out. We start off with the familiar Lexus’ spindle grille with the ultra-compact 3-beam LED projector headlights. Next, we have the desirable 18-inch wheels, finished in hyper chrome metallic hues. The rear features a typical MPV outlook, but with all Lexus’ top-notch elements.
As a chariot of pure Luxury, the new Lexus LM350 is fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 to churn an impressive 296hp and 361Nm of torque. Power is transferred to the front wheels via a direct-shift 8-speed automatic transmission.
If you think the Alphard is the ultimate MPV with a touch of premium features, you might want to take a sneak peek inside the new Lexus LM350. Lexus didn’t spare anything to turn the cabin of the LM350 into a Pure Gem or as they deemed it, a pearl. Some of the interior highlights are the 12.3-inch touchscreen that could be activated with the touchpad, plush semi-aniline leather seats and a pair of VIP lounge seats at the rear with Ottoman massage function. By the way, the seats comes with air cool or heat. For entertainment, the new Lexus LM 350 has the 19-speaker Mark Levinson reference sound system, offering occupants an opera-house clarity sound stage. And that’s not all, there is a 26-inch full HD display panel mounted between the two rows of seats. To ensure privacy, the Lexus LM350 has a glass partition between the front and rear of the vehicle. Other creature comforts available are a magazine rack and a small fridge to keep your beverages cool.
When it comes to safety, Lexus is second to none. The new Lexus LM350 features the Lexus Safety System + (LSS+). LSS+ comprises of Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Adaptive High-Beam System (AHS) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA). Seven airbags come standard as part of the passive safety suite.
The new Lexus LM350 is offered in two body hues: Black and White Pearl Crystal Shine.