Lexus has once again dropped a teaser of its upcoming luxury MPV, this time clearly showing its silhouette. Upon close inspection, one can clearly make out its boxy outline, and there seems to be more liberal use of chrome on the B-pillar when compared to the Toyota Alphard.

It’s tipped to be called the Lexus LM, and we’re only six days away from its official debut at the Shanghai motor show. In fact, it could wear the newly-trademarked LM badge in LM 350 and LM 300h trims, as reported by Lexus Enthusiast last year. While details are sketchy for now, we know that the luxury MPV will get its own distinctive Lexus look, especially with the slim headlights with arrow-shaped LED DRLs.

Engine options should remain the same as the Alphard, which consists of a 300 PS 2GR-FKE 3.5 litre direct-injected V6 as well as a Hybrid model powered by a 150 hp 2.5 litre Atkinson-cycle engine, a 141 hp electric motor and a 67 hp rear motor. Both these powertrains are already used on current Lexus models.

If a recent report from Japan is to be believed, the Lexus MPV will be produced at Toyota’s Inabe factory where the Alphard and Vellfire are made. Expect Lexus to select several markets – particularly in Asia – with which demand for high-end MPVs like the Alphard is high.

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