ALL-NEW LEXUS LM SETS NEW BENCHMARK FOR PERSONAL LUXURY
Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said the newest edition to the luxury lifestyle brand's L-series flagship models evokes all the qualities that customers appreciate in a Lexus.
"The all-new LM luxury mover is a true expression of Lexus luxury, full of considered omotenashi touches to please our customers, exquisite materials and Takumi craftsmanship," Mr Pappas said.
"And, of course, powerful and efficient hybrid powertrains Lexus is renowned for."
"The LM 350h clearly sets a new benchmark for seven-seat luxury movers in Australia, while the amazing LM 500h Ultra Luxury provides peerless comfort for rear-seat passengers, allowing them to work or relax in an environment normally associated with executive jet travel."
The LM is identified by its distinctive exterior design, including a new take on the Lexus Spindle body concept, with a frameless colour-matched grille blending into the vehicle's body and matching the sharply styled LED headlights.
Nineteen-inch multi-spoke aluminium wheels provide a dynamic and expressive profile, while the LM's rear is framed by an LED tail-light strip running across the width of the tailgate, before turning upwards at the outer edges.
Moving inside to the cosseting and luxurious LM cabin, driver and front seat passenger are treated to semi-aniline leather-accented seats with heating and ventilation function, a 14-inch multimedia system with wireless Apple CarPlay®2 and Android Auto™3, a 12.3-inch multi-information display, colour head-up display and Takumi-inspired 'Yabane' woodgrain ornamentation.
The interior highlight of the LM is its second row, with both the LM 350h and LM 500h equipped with supple L-aniline leather-accented captain's chairs featuring ottomans, full recline and massage function, heating and ventilation with heated armrests and ottoman, all of which are controlled through individual removable smartphone-like controllers.
An extended overhead console, also finished in Yabane woodgrain, houses a 14-inch rear-seat entertainment system on LM 350h grades, perfect for entertaining second- and third-row occupants.
Meanwhile, LM 500h variants sport a partition separating the first and second row, providing a cabin exclusively for the two rear occupants. The partition includes a world-first 48-inch widescreen display which can be used for watching movies or taking conference calls, and may be configured as a single display or split for use between each rear occupant.
The widescreen display is paired with a supreme 23-speaker Mark Levinson®4 Reference 3D surround sound system, with LM 350h grades gaining a 21-speaker version of the same hi-fidelity system.
The hybrid-only powertrain line-up starts with the 2.5-litre normally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with a permanent magnet synchronous motor on the front axle, producing a combined output of 184kW with low fuel consumption of 5.5 litres per 100km on the NEDC combined cycle5. AWD grades add a second electric motor on the rear axle to facilitate e-Four all-wheel drive.
The flagship LM 500h offers swift performance, combining a 202kW/460Nm 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, hybrid front transaxle and rear electric motor to produce a combined 273kW with the DIRECT4 all-wheel-drive system.
LM in Australia is offered with the choice of four stylish exterior colours - Sonic Quartz, Titanium, Graphite Black, and the newly introduced Scarlet Crimson - all available with either Black or Solis White upholstery.6
|LM 350h 2WD Sports Luxury
|LM 350h AWD Sports Luxury
|LM 500h AWD Ultra Luxury