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Teaser...

 

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Can you make out what will LM look like with the above photo? Here is one more.

 

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Can't imagine a thing? OK, this is the obvious one...

 

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Yes, it look like a badge-engineered Toyota Alphard. And here are some nice CGIs.

 

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The car will be officially unveiled during the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show, on 16 April. Stay tuned for more info.

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This could be one of the worst cases of badge engineering.

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I'd like a teaser pic of the interior; how it has been "lexus-ed" up.

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Why wait for reveal? Already on the road.... :D

 

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It maybe business opportunity for many part retailer... Remember the 1st and 2nd Gen RX, where most Harrier owners willingly paid thou$and$ to have theirs Lexus-ified?

 

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Why wait for reveal? Already on the road.... :D

 

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Chiong one no count.  :D  :D


I'd like a teaser pic of the interior; how it has been "lexus-ed" up.

 

Probably will be based on the top spec Alphard.

 

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This could be one of the worst cases of badge engineering.

If just change the badge then its very fake.

 

But maybe chassis engine gear box same.

 

Modifying on suspension and

adding extra leathers and

better sound proofing

Still can close 1 eye accept

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I guessing this car will have a list price of at least $300k?

Bearing in mind RX350L close to that price already. I suppose it will be positioned above RX350L as it’s a luxurious MPV afterall?

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The sole engine for this lame Lexus van is the same 3.5L V6 and 6AT as used in the Alphard high spec models.

 

Most equipment will be the same too. Toyota really thinks the Lexus badge can sell by itself. Hence they don't even bother to try hard...

 

Just get the Alphard 3.5L V6 model if you want this lame Lexus

 

 

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and i thought that Lexus and Toyota are now distinct cars in their own right, no longer just rebadging like the Harrier/RX and Altezza/IS, Windom/ES or Aristo/GS.

 

gonna see more "fakers" soon.

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and i thought that Lexus and Toyota are now distinct cars in their own right, no longer just rebadging like the Harrier/RX and Altezza/IS, Windom/ES or Aristo/GS.

 

gonna see more "fakers" soon.

 

If re-badge can sell 10,000 more units in China at double the margin... why not

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Prefer the LX

 

Lots of them in Jakarta

 

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Or buy landcruiser? My friend in batam drive one

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and i thought that Lexus and Toyota are now distinct cars in their own right, no longer just rebadging like the Harrier/RX and Altezza/IS, Windom/ES or Aristo/GS.

 

gonna see more "fakers" soon.

 

I think it is common. Heard the same for a continental car from somewhere. 

 

"Audi costs more, and is supposedly the more luxurious car belong to the same manufacturer, share platforms, systems, engines and in most regards are almost identical (Tuareg - Q7, A3 - Polo, etc).

better finish on the Audi

 

2000 VW Passat Wagon nearly the same under the hood as the 1999 Audi A6 Avant Quattro that replaced it.  AWD Passat with Tiptronic instead of front wheel drive with manual 5-speed transmission, it would be almost exactly the same.  strip an old Passat, notice build quality in the B5/C5 generation and don’t see any differences."

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and i thought that Lexus and Toyota are now distinct cars in their own right, no longer just rebadging like the Harrier/RX and Altezza/IS, Windom/ES or Aristo/GS.

 

gonna see more "fakers" soon.

Maybe the re-badging is just to meet specific market (as in country or region) demands and not for global sales? And the volume is small and cannot justify an investment in a whole new model?

 

I suspect this abomination is for China, where perhaps there's a need for a super luxurious people carrier.

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Really degrading the lexus brand.

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