Lexus might be bringing a luxury minivan to Shanghai

LexusEnthusiast.com seems to think that the Japanese marque will be dropping a people-moving bomb at Auto Shanghai next week

11 April 2019 - 19:10 By AFP Relaxnews
Lexus is set to debut a minivan based on the Toyota Alphard pictured here.
Lexus is set to debut a minivan based on the Toyota Alphard pictured here.
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Lexus will be debuting the Lexus LM, a luxurious minivan, at Auto Shanghai next week, according to a Chinese press release spotted by LexusEnthusiast.com.

Last week, Lexus published a teaser image that was nothing more than a shadowy view of an unknown vehicle's grille and front headlights; based on this limited information, a handful of sources were predicting that the company was giving us a sneak peek of an upcoming minivan.

On Monday, however, a Chinese press release aboutyof the model cropped up and was discovered by LexusEnthusiast.com on Tuesday, confirming that, indeed, Lexus is debuting a minivan at Auto Shanghai 2019.

While last week we only had an obscure view of the front end, now we have a complementary obscure view of the profile which is just enough to determine that the LM's exterior is heavily based on the latest Toyota Alphard which is both boxy and streamlined.


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