Lexus Malaysia has announced the New Lexus LM 350, touted as a Luxury mover. The LM 350 has been crafted and instilled with the brand’s pertinent heritage and excellent know-how.
Being an MPV, the fully-imported Lexus LM 350 resembles Sister brand’s popular Alphard and Vellfire in many ways. It stands out, however, in terms of that undeniable Lexus signature look with the familiar Spindle grille and 3-beam LED projector lights at the front, coupled with a composed and elegant profile. The top-of-the-line MPV by Lexus has chrome highlights at the front and 18-inch noise-reducing wheels in hyper chrome finish to bring out boldness and sheer class on an MPV.
As a luxury MPV, the high waistline and emphasis on spaciousness are the giveaways. Within the interior of the chauffeur driven Ultra Premium MPV is what Lexus depicts as Omotenashi, the Japanese art of exceptional experiences and hospitality. Eventhough it’s an MPV, the cabin of the LM 350 features only four seats with emphasis on VIP lounge seats. Instead of the usual 7 seats, the four seats intended are meant to allow complete comfort and flexibility for occupants. In other words, it’s a step up from Business-class to First-class in a commercial aircraft.
Four executive VIP Lounge Seats
The Lexus LM 350 comes with very plush VIP lounge seats with reclining function. The seats feature the unique Adaptipedic cushioning that intuitively forms according to individual body shapes to provide that extra comfort and an Ottoman massage function is included to take care of the passengers. Besides massage function, the seats have individual cooling and heating as well. They truly offer ultimate relaxation while revitalizing the body and mind.
Another main luxury highlight in the LM 350 is the Gin-Sui-Boku ornamentation. It simply provides a lap of luxury for passengers, a customary high-class treatment for Japanese Elites. Think of it as a boardroom on the move, the LM 350 has a glass panel partition (operated by a button) to separate the first and second rows. The panel is obviously intended for privacy.
For entertainment, as with Lexus high-end models, the LM 350 takes up a 19-speaker Mark Levinson reference sound system. Other creature comforts include a 26-inch HD display panel, a magazine rack, cubicles for storage and a built-in mini fridge. In the rear cabin, a 12.3inch touch screen is added for passengers’ convenience.
The Lexus LM 350’s 3.5-liter V6, with 8-speed auto transmission, is essential to pull the luxury MPV; 296hp and 361Nm of torque. The figures are sufficient to propel the MPV on any given freeways or highways. Holding the MPV steady is Lexus’ patented suspension system with swing valve shock absorbers.
Safety is utmost as with all Lexus models. The LM 350 relies on the Lexus Safety System + (LSS+) for ultimate protection.
The Lexus LM 350 retails for RM1,148,000 with a five-year warranty. Two body colors on offer are Black and White Pearl Crystal Shine.