The Lexus LM is a rival for premium people movers like the Mercedes-Benz EQV, and there’s a good chance many owners will be driven around in this vehicle rather than getting behind the wheel themselves. Although if they do, they’ll be rewarded with a plush, cosseting drive experience.
Sitting above the LM350h is the flagship LM500h which is about $220,000. Rather than being a seven-seater like its sibling, the 500h is strictly a four-seater.
Behind the front compartment are two big captain’s chairs that recline flat if required.
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Standard gear includes a digital rearview mirror, and a 14.0-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a head up display, seven USB ports, a smartphone charger and a rear 14.0-inch multimedia display.
The 500h adds niceties like a separation partition with elevating and dimmable glass, that doubles as a 48.0-inch widescreen display to watch films and TV, or take conference calls with.
The 500h combines a 2.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a hybrid setup, making for power and torque of 202kW and 460Nm respectively. It has all-wheel drive and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The extensive safety suite includes intersection assist, and a pre-collision system with vehicle, pedestrian, bicyclist and daytime motorcyclist detection, and a lot more.