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New Lexus LM luxury MPV bookings open in India

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Luxury carmaker Lexus has opened bookings for the second-generation LM MPV in India.

Lexus LM : More Details

The Lexus LM is based on the same platform as the Toyota Vellfire – i.e. Toyota GA-K platform. The luxury MPV measures 5,130 mm long, 1,890 mm wide and has a height of 1,945 mm.

On the outside, the 2024 version of the LM comes with new vertical grille, slime LED headlamps and an LED light bar at the bar. There are sliding doors for easier access. Alloy wheels can be configured in 17-inch or 19-inch sizes.

Lexus India is offering two seating options – a luxurious 4 seat option and a seven seat option. The 4-seat configuration comes with reclining seats, 23 speaker audio system, 48-inch screen and a partition that separates driver and rear areas. Other features include folding tables, heated armrest, multiple USB ports and wireless phone chargers amongst others. Occupants will also get reading lamps, mirrors, umbrella holders and even a small fridge.

The rear seat occupants get dual sunroof, touchscreen controls for HVAC, seats and light controls. This screen can also be used for the powered blinds and interior lights.

The driver of the Lexus LM will benefit from digital rear view mirror, ADAS features and a 360-degree camera.

Powertrain of the Lexus LM

In India, Lexus is offering the LM in the 350h trim. This means, it gets a 2.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine with a hybrid system. The total combined output of this is 247 BHP and 239 Nm.

Lexus pre-owned car business : More Details

Currently, the company is under the evaluation stage. However, this could start as early as the fourth quarter of 2023 or early 2024. Initially, this programme will be launched only with select dealer partners. Before that however, Lexus India will take into consideration the business viability of its dealer.

Lexus started its India operations six years ago. Since then, it is possible that the initial lot of customers want to upgrade their rides. Today, Lexus has 23 outlets. Amongst these, there is a possibility for some to transition to the used car business.

Apart from this, the company also plans to introduce a short buy-back scheme for customers to gain confidence.

Also Read – Lexus plans to sell second hand cars in India.