Lexus has released a teaser image of a new vehicle it will premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month.
Looking at the teaser, it is obvious that the Lexus model in question will bear more than a passing resemblance to the RX crossover, at least from the front. However, the vehicle’s headlights are slightly different and the design of the front grille is a little more complex.
Accompanying the teaser published by the Lexus Taiwan page on Facebook is a description that reads “The Luxury of Space” – and if Google translate is correct, asks “How does Lexus jump off the limits of transportation?”
The answer? “When the vehicle is upgraded to an exclusive private space.”
According to Lexus Enthusiast, this could mean that the Lexus teased here is an all-new minivan. We’ve asked Lexus for clarification on this but if it’s true then the vehicle will probably be sold exclusively in China and Southeast Asia. It is speculated that the LM 350 and LM 300h names trademarked by Lexus last year could be used on this rumored minivan.
This isn’t the first time Lexus has indicated that it could be working on a minivan. As a matter of fact, the president of Lexus Manila Raymond Rodriguez stated last year that “it’s only a matter of time” before Lexus launches a luxurious variant of the Toyota Alphard minivan. It is reported that a Lexus minivan could help the car manufacturer snatch sales away from Mercedes-Benz which sells luxurious vans throughout Asia.