Lexus Is Bringing Something To Shanghai, Is It… A Minivan?

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.



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    • Dariush

      they couldnt even get the grill perspective right..

  • TrevP

    Give us the GX!

    • Ben

      Rooting for a new GX too and if that’s the case, that means the new 4Runner is lurking somewhere.

      • TrevP

        Yes and we desperately need a new 4Runner and GX

      • Benjamin B.

        We’ll see a new Land Cruiser Prado first as that’s what both the Lexus GX and Toyota 4Runner are based on. They all use the same old chassis as the Toyota Hilux and Tacoma, so these vehicles won’t be revolutionary.

    • Benjamin B.

      The GX, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado it’s based on, and the Toyota 4Runner are all pretty old vehicles; but they sell well and Toyota doesn’t see the point in updating them. Anyway the vehicle is clearly a lower unibody vehicle. Asian markets actually prefer luxury mini and midsize vans.

  • Benjamin B.

    Asian markets do love mini vans. Especially ultra luxury and premium vans.

  • cat

    I think it’s goin to be another crossover,suv not a minivan !

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