New Lexus Minivan Could Look Like This If Based On Toyota’s Alphard

Lexus released a teaser image of what is believed to be their upcoming people-carrier earlier this week, showing off its signature spindle grille and some aggressively-styled LED daytime running lights.

That vehicle is thought to be the LM 350 and LM 300h minivan, which could go on sale exclusively in China and Southeast Asia. The previously-mentioned monikers were actually trademarked by the automaker last year.

And don’t forget that Lexus Manila president, Raymond Rodriguez, has said that “It’s only a matter of time” before Lexus launches a luxurious variant of the Toyota Alphard minivan.

Here’s a stab at it

By connecting all the dots, meaning taking the 2019 Alphard and applying the front fascia unveiled in that official teaser image, we end up with something like this render by designer Nikita Chuiko, who also added Lexus-styled taillights and wheels.

Of course, we can’t be sure just how big the grille is going to be, or how far down the front spoiler it will travel. The one in the render is comically large though, but the headlights are bang on, identical to the ones in the teaser.

In the end, if the Lexus LM (or whatever this upcoming minivan ends up being called) turns out to be a rebadged and restyled Toyota Alphard, then we can expect it to offer up to 8 seats split into multiple configurations, a premium interior, a quiet ride and a hybrid powertrain, as suggested by the LM 300h moniker.

  • Adilos Nave

    Not exaggerating here but I nearly spit out my coffee.

  • Maricaibo

    That front end! Somewhere, a city is missing a sidewalk steam grate.

  • Dario Sycco

    It looks like a train

    • exeptor

      And this makes it rather appealing.

  • Bash


    • .. EL CHAPO THA GREAT 🤴🏻

      I don’t like this render crap

  • Leconte Dave

    Kill it with fire

  • ME

    If it doesn’t have that massive elongated spindle grille, looks will be much better.

  • TheBelltower

    It’s a Lexus. So it’s entirely possible that it’ll look this bad.

    • no25

      oh god. give it a rest, troll. you commented earlier how the Tesla Model X looks good. you have no room for comments

    • Dennis Scipio

      It’s only my opinion, but I do like to hear what others have to say.


    Try hard render crap

  • ErnieB

    There is almost 0% chance that Lexus can create a good looking minivan.. actually .. 0% chance..

  • Ricki Boo

    grille not big enough

  • Matteo Tommasi

    I don’t know why but all the chinese-market car have those huge grilles, headlights, chrome parts (look at China’s Ford escape).
    Absolutely no sense of proportions and beauty.

    • illogicalPotato

      They like flash. They’re going through what Americans went through in the 50-60’s with all their chrome love. They’ll get over it. Eitherway they’re the largest non-luxury car market in the world so they can dictate to whatever they like.

      • Benjamin B.

        That’s true. China is stuck in the 1950s.

        • illogicalPotato

          Most of the rural parts can only wish they had the living standard of 1950’s US.

  • charlotteharry57

    Laughably hideous.

  • cbATL

    Jesus Christ hangin’ off the f’en cross……

  • atomicbri


  • klowik

    I can see that Lexus will add massaging chairs and more luxurious items like tablets, dynamic lightings, glass sunroof, etc, fridge, their version of Toyota Lexus Alphard. Buying the Lexus Version is also better since the front is occupied by the big grille which reduce the chance of more stone chipping.

  • Craig

    The Chrysler Pacifica never looked so good!

  • Paul

    Holy renders Batman. That looks ready to slice some serious cheese or go skimming for krill like a whale.

  • Sybill Julian

    this thing is never attracts a westerner. trust me, this bread looking thing is very popular in japan and most of asian countries

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