This executive van from Lexus is making its debut at the Shanghai auto show.
It’s intended as luxurious chauffeured transportation for the business executive who has everything.
The Lexus LM is similar in size to the long-wheelbase Ford Transit Connect while seating only four.
Luxurious executive vans are a thing pretty much everywhere but America. These lavishly appointed boxes serve generally the same purpose that limousines do here, only with more headroom, and they can be just as expensive as a Mercedes-Benz S-class or similar. For as much sense as that makes, we’re grasping at straws to explain Lexus’s new LM luxury van beyond that programmatic purpose.
So there you have it—the Lexus LM is a nice, luxurious van with plenty of meta, cosmic-boundary-expanding appeal. But mostly, it’s a sure-to-be-pricey van that’s hideously ugly. And now, some parting words from Lexus China marketing director Chen Hao:
“Lexus users in China will soon exceed one million. In the future, we will stand in the millions and be the best. Through a comprehensive product lineup, fully meet the needs of Chinese users.
Personalized needs, the Lexus craftsmanship and unique ‘temperature luxury’ are passed on to more users. I hope that in the future, more and more Chinese consumers, together with Lexus, will be able to enjoy it.
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