Lexus’s new model proves that it’s not the destination that matters; it’s the journey
We often fantasize about our dream destinations, and only focus our thoughts on the location itself. Rarely do we think about how we would actually get there. But as any seasoned traveler would tell you, the journey is just as memorable, if not more, than the destination. Every jaunt is an adventure in and of itself, and Lexus has made a new model to prove this.
The luxury car brand believes that how you travel is just as important as where you’re going, and so their Takumi master craftsmen were given free rein to elevate the passenger-riding experience. From their imaginations, the ultimate in chauffeur-driven vehicles was born: the LM 350 in 4-seater and 7-seater variants. Lexus has mobilized comfort, leisure, and entertainment in a luxurious package to make every trip a memorable one.
A vacation on the road
Get all the benefits of a first-class cabin on the road. Settle into a private environment with the 4-seater’s clever glass partition that separates the driver from the rear passengers on demand. At the center of both models’ cabins, just ahead of the captain seats, a high-definition screen paired with a Mark Levinson audio system awaits you. The clarity, definition, and full-bodied sound stage will surely immerse you to a world of your own. And all around, the Takumi craftsmanship envelops you in a cocoon of comfort, innovation, meticulous ingenuity, and attention to detail.
This latest model proves that the best seat in the house is every seat. Sink into the fully adjustable captain seats of the 7-seater with a built-in automatic ottoman, and feel free to stretch your legs throughout the trip. You can also slip back into the rear passenger seats in the 4-seater dynamic and be welcomed by reclining massage seats. This feature lets you enjoy seven massage options and five levels of pressure. Each passenger seat for both variants is also lined with a unique AdaptiPedic foam that absorbs road vibration and conforms to the body. Sit back and let your mind wander as you gaze up at the sky through the twin power moonroofs.
Expert-grade sophistication beyond comfort
From the bigger features, the Takumi craftsmen also put careful consideration into the most minute detail of the interior. Each seating surface is furnished with expertly stitched leather trim. A distinctive Gin Sui Boku (silver ink) ornamentation, which takes inspiration from the Japanese art of ink wash painting, harmonizes with the cabin and easily identifies the LM 350 as a Lexus.
The LM 350 offers more than just comfort. After all, the vehicle was designed with the passenger in mind. Assist grips, side steps, and sliding doors allow passengers to enter and exit with ease. There’s also plenty of clever cabin storage for handbags and attache cases on the lower partitions of either side of the cabin. For seamless convenience, there is an onboard refrigerator in the 4-seater model to store your refreshments and snacks in. Feast with ease on a commodious table in the 7-seater for a one of a kind dining experience on the road. While housing all of these luxury accoutrements, the vehicle remains practical thanks to the easy-to-configure interior arrangements, even when in 7-seater guise.
Making the trip of a lifetime
The expertise of the Takumi craftsmen flows evidently onto the exterior of the car as well. Front and center is the bold spindle grille that exudes a sense of power; arrowhead accents frame the side profile sleekly; three-dimensional spoke design wheels enhance road presence with effortless, attention-grabbing refinement; and the L-shaped taillights emphasize the LM 350’s wide stance and low center of gravity.
To make your venture even more satisfying, Lexus has taken into account what’s under the hood. The heart of the LM 350 is a 296hp 3.5-liter V6 engine that can accelerate to 100kph in seven seconds. Of course, safety is also paramount. To ensure a worry-free ride from start to finish, both variants of the LM 350 utilizes the Adaptive High-Beam System; Pre-Collision System; Lane-Tracing Assist; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control; Blind-Spot Monitor; Parking Support Brake; and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
The culmination of Lexus’s finest work is brought to life by the LM 350. Make every mile count and see how the journey itself can be a memorable experience.