Lexus Malaysia has raised the stakes in the luxury transportation segment with the launch of the new Lexus LM 350.
The LM 350 has been designed from the ground-up by Lexus, and features a high waistline emphasising strength and spaciousness as well as large spindle grille, which helps frame the ultra-compact 3-beam LED projector headlights.
The exterior lines are further accentuated with chrome highlights. The Lexus LM 350’s premium nature is further enhanced with striking 18-inch noise-reducing alloy rims finished in hyper chrome metallic. Two colours are available for the new model – Black and White Pearl Crystal Shine.
With a focus on pampering its rear passengers, Lexus has equipped the LM 350 with just four seats, allowing plenty of space to accommodate a pair of plush VIP lounge seats in the rear with ample legroom to spare – even with the seats fully reclined.
These seats also feature the amazing Adaptipedic cushioning that intuitively forms according to individual body shapes to provide that extra comfort while an Ottoman massage function together with individual cooling and heating functions ensures you arrive perfectly relaxed and ready for your task ahead.
Board room on wheels
Creating the ultimate board room on wheels, Lexus engineers have included a partition between the first and second row seats, the first Lexus model to be offered with this feature.
A unique glass panel that can be raised at a touch of a button offers a level of acoustic isolation while electronic particles embedded in the glass panel can change its opacity to ensure that your privacy is never compromised.
A 19-speaker Mark Levinson reference sound system acts as a dynamic full-bodied sound stage while mounted on the partition is a 26-inch HD display panel with multiple playback functions and connectivity options so you can enjoy your choice of entertainment or conduct meetings on the go.
Mini fridge anyone?
Key features of the model also include a fold-out magazine rack as well as large cubicles on both sides of the vehicle for additional storage space. A built-in mini fridge also ensures drinks and treats are always kept chilled.
While the Lexus LM 350 aims to pamper the rear passengers, the driver is never forgotten and benefits from features available in other Lexus models including a 12.3inch touch screen with controls that be activated through a touch pad, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity.
Powering the Lexus LM 350 is a 3.5-litre quad cam V6 powerplant delivering an output of 296hp with 361Nm of torque. Paired with a direct-shift 8-speed automatic transmission, the Lexus LM 350 will glide effortlessly with poise and confidence.
Complementing the powerplant is Lexus’ swing valve shock absorber technology. Through ultra-low velocity valves within the shock absorbers, the Lexus LM 350 is able to finitely control oil flow thereby allowing the vehicle to quickly respond to road imperfections for that silky-smooth ride.
Safety wise, there is the Lexus Safety System + (LSS+). It features, amongst others, the Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) with stop and go function, Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Adaptive High-Beam System (AHS). The inclusion of seven airbags including two side curtain airbags further reduces the risk of serious injury in a collision.
The 4-seater Lexus LM 350 is priced at RM1,148,000 on the road without insurance (Peninsular Malaysia) and is available at all six Lexus Centres throughout the country.
As with all Lexus Malaysia vehicles, the Lexus LM 350 enjoys a comprehensive 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.