Although the Lexus minibus is not authentic, credit has to be given when it is due. The minibus seemed very well maintained. The rims are shiny and the paintwork is nothing less than perfect. It even has a pair of modern-looking clear taillight covers. Such an automobile certainly would not shame the Lexus brand. Hmm… I am wondering if it comes with Ottoman seats to pamper the occupants (just kidding).
There are other examples of modified cars, which are made to look more posh than they actually are. One shining example is the Toyota Harrier, which is often dressed up as a Lexus RX300 in Singapore. This trend is not new. About 20 years ago, quite a number of Mercedes W124 sedans are modified to adopt the look of the E-Class “Masterpiece”. I guess some behavior never change with time.
Mercedes W124 sedan