2024 Lexus LM: Variants explained

2024 Lexus LM: Variants explained

Lexus recently introduced the all-new second-gen LM in the Malaysian market. Based on the brand’s GA-K platform, the luxury MPV is offered in two variants here - LM350h and LM500h, priced at RM 1,228,000 and RM 1,468,000, respectively. Differentiating these variants is the powertrain, seating capacity, and a few other luxe features. Let’s know all the distinctions in detail - 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the Lexus LM cost?

    The Lexus LM price in Malaysia begins at RM 1,228,000 and goes all the way up to RM 1,468,000.
  • Which Lexus LM variant should I choose?

    Both LM variants are exquisitely luxurious, providing a sophisticated driving experience to passengers. If you need seating for seven occupants and prefer a more fuel-efficient option, choose the LM350h. However, if you prioritise performance and a more exclusive interior, the LM500h is more appropriate.
  • Lexus LM350h

    Engine specs

    As mentioned above, the Malaysia-spec Lexus LM variants come powered by different hybrid engine setups. The LM350h is equipped with a combination of a 190 PS 2.5-litre Dynamic Force naturally-aspirated gasoline VVT-iE mill and an 182 PS/270 Nm twin electric motor setup. The combined output of the system is rated at 250 PS and 239 Nm, transferred to the front wheels via an e-CVT gearbox. Performance-wise, this LM model runs from a standstill to 100 kmph in 9.1 seconds and clocks a top speed of 190 kmph. 

    On the contrary, the top-spec LM500h houses a 2.4-litre turbo Dual VVT-i four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 275 PS and a peak torque of 460 Nm. It is paired with a front and a rear motor tuned to produce 87 PS/292 Nm and 103 PS/169 Nm, respectively. Together, the setup kicks out a combined output of 371 PS and 550 Nm.  

    Lexus LM

    As for the transmission, it gets a 6-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission, sending power to all four wheels of the MPV. The LM500h can complete the century sprint faster than the LM350h, taking 2.2 seconds less at 6.9 seconds. The top speed is rated at 185 kmph. 

    Here’s a quick comparison of the hybrid mills

    Model

    LM350h

    LM500h

    Engine 

    2.5-litre Dynamic Force naturally-aspirated VVT-iE four-cylinder

    2.4-litre turbo Dual VVT-i four-cylinder 

    Motors

    Dual

    Dual

    Max output

    250 PS  and 239 Nm

    371 PS and 550 Nm

    Transmission

    e-CVT 

    6-speed Direct Shift AT

    Drive system

    Front-wheel 

    All-wheel

    0-100 kmph

    9.1 seconds 

    6.9 seconds 

    Top speed

    190 kmph

    185 kmph

    Fuel consumption

    5.5 litres per 100 km

    6.6 litres per 100 km

    Seating 

    Lexus LM

    The new Lexus LM comes in two seating configurations in Malaysia. The LM350h is kitted with seven seats in a 2-2-3 layout, offering enough space for a larger family or group. It incorporates electrically adjustable captain seats in the second row and three seats at the back. There is a 14-inch ceiling-mounted rear monitor available for the rear passengers.

    Lexus LM

    On the contrary, the LM500h offers seating space for four passengers with seats configured in a 2-2 layout. The business class-style seats in the second row mimic the ones found in private jets, first-class commercial airline cabins, and cruiser boats. They are ergonomically optimised and incorporate an anti-vibration frame and bowed armrests for optimal comfort. These are “among the most advanced and comfortable ever crafted by Lexus.”

    Lexus LM

    The seats can be fully reclined and include an ottoman, along with heating, ventilation, and massage features. Occupants can control these functions with removable tablet devices similar to smartphones. A bigger 48-inch widescreen display is mounted on a partition between the front and rear cabins. 

    Dimensions

    Model

    LM350h

    LM500h

    Length

    5,125 mm

    5,125 mm

    Width

    1,890 mm 

    1,890 mm

    Height

    1,955 mm

    1,955 mm

    Wheelbase

    3,000 mm 

    3,000 mm 

    Boot 

    110 litres (with third-row seats in place)

    1,191 litres (with third-row seats fold up)

    752 litres

    Lexus LM

    As revealed in the above table, both models share the same dimensions in terms of length, width, height, and wheelbase. However, what sets them apart is the boot capacity, which varies due to differences in seating layouts.

    Suspension

    In terms of suspension setup, both MPVs come equipped with improved MacPherson struts at the front and Double wishbone at the rear, promising a more controlled driving experience, higher passenger comfort levels, and a roomier interior. They also feature the Adaptive Variable Suspension system for “improved stability and superior steering response for a comfortable ride.”

    Features

    Lexus LM

    Model

    LM350h

    LM500h

    (Over LM350h)

    Exterior

    • Spindle front grille
    • Three-projector LED headlights
    • LED DRLs
    • LED tail lights
    • e-Latch handles on front doors
    • Powered rear sliding doors
    • 19-inch aluminium wheels
    • Powered tailgate

    -

    Interior

    • Lexus’ Tazuna infotainment interface with a 14-inch centre touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
    • Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel
    • Captain seats in the second-row
    • Four-zone Lexus Climate Concierge system
    • Leather upholstery
    • Qi wireless charging
    • Ambient lighting
    • Keyless entry
    • Push-button start
    • 360-degree camera with a “see-through” mechanism
    • Twin glass roofs with power-operated sunshades
    • Rear multi-operation panel
    • 21-speaker Mark Levinson sound system
    • 14-inch ceiling-mounted display
    • Business class-style second-row seats
    • 23-speaker Mark Levinson sound system
    • 48-inch widescreen rear display
    • A glass panel partition for the rear cabin area
    • Fridge
    • Large twin storage compartments  

    Safety

    • SRS Airbags
    • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
    • Pre-Collision System with Intersection Assistance
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Safe Exit Assist 
    • Lane Tracking Assist 
    • Lane Departure Alert 
    • Panoramic View Monitor 
    • Advanced Drive
    • Advanced Park
    • Adaptive High Beam

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    In a nutshell, the latest versions of the Lexus LM take luxury to new heights in the mobility segment, catering to those seeking an extra level of comfort and style in their everyday travel.

    Also read: Modified Lexus GX 550 Overtrail previewed at Tokyo Auto Salon 2024

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