When it comes to the art of luxury vehicles, Lexus does not hold back - and that’s evident in the Lexus LM350. Known worldwide for their meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship, the LM350 will impress even the most discerning of car aficionados. Comfortable and highly exclusive, this is the luxury vehicle you will look forward to riding in and never want to get out of.
The LM, which stands for Luxury Mover, is the first luxury minivan of Lexus. And rightly so. Showcasing the best of what the Takumi craftsmen of Lexus have to offer, the intricate interior of the LM is designed with care intro every surface that is seen and felt, exemplifying the Japanese art of exceptional experiences and hospitality, known as Omotenashi.
Space and comfort take center stage in the four-seater and seven-seater models, which both have reclining captain seats with a choice of seven different massage settings with five levels of pressure. There’s ample leg room too, expected from a vehicle driven by the tagline ‘A New Space for Luxury’. The rear passenger seats are made with AdaptiPedic foam meant to absorb vibrations and conform to the shape of your body so you remain unfazed as you zip through the busy streets of Manila or have to sit in traffic longer than you expect. Extra storage can be found throughout the LM enough to fit in your purse or small work tote, and even matched luggage in the back.
Privacy can be achieved with a touch of a button. This raises a glass panel between the first and second row of seats, giving passengers their own chamber. It also has a 26-inch color screen with a Mark Levinson sound system and a mini fridge which can chill up to two bottles of champagne.
While the LM350 has a lot to boast in fine details and luxury, it also is in terms of power. Under the hood is a powerful 3.5 litre quad cam V6 powerplant delivering an output of 296hp which allows it to zip from 0-100 km/h in 7 seconds. You’d expect a big vehicle to roar, but the LM has 18-inch noise-reducing alloy rims finished in hyper chrome metallic.
Safety is always a priority of Lexus and has equipped the LM350 with an Adaptive High-Beam System; Pre-Collision System; Lane-Tracing Assist; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; Blind-Spot Monitor; Parking Support Brake; and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
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