After the public got an early preview of the Lexus LM at last month’s Melbourne Cup the
luxury people mover is now on sale
The name-tag stands for Luxury Mover and it certainly lives up to that description. While
it’s technically a people mover, its price range of $160,888 to $222,000, means that its far
more likely to be used for chauffeur-driven executive transport rather than on the family
There are two variants, the seven-seat LM 350h Sports Luxury, available in either two- or
all-wheel drive, priced from $160,888 and $165,888 respectively, and the four-seat LM
500h Ultra Luxury AWD selling from $220,888.
The LM 350h is available now with the LM 500h due early next year
The tall, van-like, design of the body and sliding doors makes for easy entry and exit for
adults. The centre row has two captain’s seats with the third row in the LM 350h adding
three extra seats.
There’s not much scope for stylists when it comes to people movers so most of the effort
goes into the front and the Lexus people have come up with a huge version of the
company’s signature body-coloured Spindle grille.
LM comes with the choice of two hybrid powertrains in keeping with the Lexus Electrified
The drivetrain in the LM 350h combines a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with either one or
two hybrid transaxles depending on the variant to produce 184 kW and 270 Nm.
The LM 500h Ultra Luxury has a 2.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with outputs of
202 kW and 460 Nm.
A high-output rear motor generator producing 76kW/169Nm joins the 64kW/292Nm front
motor to provide a powerful combined peak output of 273kW, while also facilitating
DIRECT4 all-wheel drive.
The centrepiece of the LM 500h is its rear compartment which is isolated from the front
seats apart from a glass screen that can be lowered, raised or dimmed for complete rear
The standout attraction in the rear – and there are many – is a 48-inch widescreen monitor
that can be tilted up to 15 degrees. Below the screen is an inbuilt mini refrigerator.
Each of the rear occupants gets a detachable smartphone-sized tablet which gives them
control over a variety of features the seats including climate control, the 23-speaker Mark
Levinson 3D surround system, electronic roof and window blinds, and ambient lighting.
Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Pappas said: “There is no Lexus like it, and almost
certainly no other vehicle like it. It is the ultimate expression of Lexus ‘making luxury
“It is a great Lexus to drive but an even better Lexus to be driven in. It will be hard to
surpass the LM for the ultimate chauffeur-driven experience.”
Mr Pappas went on to say that Lexus dealers throughout Australia had been inundated
with customer enquiry ever since the second-generation LM was revealed at 2023 Auto
Shanghai in April, and subsequently confirmed for Australia as part of a global rollout to
more than 60 countries.
There’s so much more about the new Lexus LM that we’ll cover when we get to test drive it
in the New Year.
Can’t wait to show it off!
LM 350h 2WD Sports Luxury: $160,888
LM 350h AWD Sports Luxury: $165,888
LM 500h AWD Ultra Luxury: $220,888
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your
local Lexus dealer for drive-away prices.