Lexus is widely known as the luxury vehicle division of Toyota, with a model line-up that currently includes sedans and SUVs. However, the brand is missing a luxury minivan, which could be a much-welcomed model in selected markets, primarily Asia.

In a report by Auto Industriya, Raymond Rodriguez, president of Lexus Manila, said it was only a matter of time before Lexus launches a luxury minivan. “A Lexus version of the [Toyota] Alphard is actually on my wish list,” he said.

From a local standpoint, Rodriguez said a “Lexus Alphard” could be immensely popular with customers, considering the sales figures and long waiting time for the Toyota minivan. A Lexus minivan with even higher levels of comfort and luxury would allow Lexus Manila to steal some sales away from Mercedes-Benz and its van offerings.

Of course, there’s currently no indication that Lexus will actually build a minivan, considering the popularity of SUVs and crossovers. Should the luxury marque do decide to commit to a minivan, expect the final product to be rather impressive if its recent model introductions are any indication.

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