Lexus Malaysia today announced that the new LM350; essentially the most luxurious version of the Toyota Alphard, is now open for booking. Can you guess how much it costs?
Although the Lexus LM350 looks very much like its Toyota twin, it is actually a mini first class flight inside. Key features on the exterior include Lexus’ signature large spindle grille, the ultra-compact 3-beam LED projector headlights, 18-inch noise-reducing alloy rims finished in hyper chrome metallic, as well as a generous dosage of chrome accents.
Under the hood lies a 3.5-litre quad cam V6 petrol engine pushing out 296 hp and 361 Nm of torque, paired with a direct-shift 8-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, the Lexus LM350 comes with a 12.3-inch touch screen with controls that be activated through a touch pad, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as plush semi-aniline leather seats for the front occupants.
At the rear, which is the main highlight of the Lexus LM350, there are just two seats, but each is an Adaptipedic VIP lounge seat with an abundance of space.
Occupants can activate the Ottoman massage function in the air cooled/heated seats through touch controls on the rear central console, enjoy the 19-speaker Mark Levinson reference sound system, or watch the 26-inch full HD display panel mounted between the two rows of seats, with numerous playback and connectivity options.
To ensure maximum privacy for rear occupants, Lexus engineers have even included a glass partition that can be raised or lowered at a touch of a button. Other cool features include a fold-out magazine rack, large cubicles on both sides of the vehicle to stow bags, as well as a mini fridge.
Where safety is concerned, the list of features include the Lexus Safety System + (LSS+) which features the 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), plus seven airbags.
That being said, all six authorised Lexus Centres around the country will be ready to accept orders of the Lexus LM350 from today for the 4-seater Lexus LM350 which is priced at RM1,148,000 on the road without insurance (Peninsular Malaysia).
Two colours are available for the new model – Black and White Pearl Crystal Shine and all Lexus Malaysia vehicles enjoy a comprehensive 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.
With the official launch of the all-new Lexus LM350 expected to be held in May of 2021 with the first owners receiving the keys a month later, Lexus Malaysia is encouraging eager buyers to place their bookings now to secure their vehicles.