Comfortable and Elegant Interior Features of the 2024 Lexus LM
The new 2024 Lexus LM has been designed to ensure a comfortable and luxurious ride for all passengers. With large aperture sliding doors that are typical of an MPV, the focus was on securing body rigidity within the vehicle framework to ensure a comfortable and relaxing ride. The vehicle’s core strength was improved by increasing its torsional rigidity by 50% compared to the current model. This was achieved through the use of structural elements such as braces on the radiator support and rear underfloor, a straight rocker structure, and quarter pillar reinforcement. To reduce vibrations, structural adhesive was used for the upper body and floor.
The seats were developed with passenger comfort in mind, ensuring a relaxed state for both the body and mind, regardless of the seating position. Special attention was given to reducing head movement and stabilizing the line of sight. The front seats optimize surface pressure distribution on the seat cushion to hold the body, regardless of the amount of G-force during turning. The second-row seats are designed to gently envelop and support passengers with two types of shock-absorbing materials with different characteristics. The thick seat backs and cushions in models with third-row seats allow adults to sit comfortably.
The 2024 Lexus LM features the “AVS Suspension with Frequency-Sensitive Piston Valve,” a first in a Lexus vehicle. The system combines an Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) actuator and a frequency-sensitive piston valve in the shock absorber to provide excellent ride quality, regardless of speed, by meticulously dampening and reducing vibration over a wide range of frequencies. The vehicle also offers a “Rear Comfort” drive mode that prioritizes rear-seat comfort, while integrated control of the gas pedal and brake reduces posture changes during acceleration and deceleration.
The new LM’s quietness is another feature that has been given special attention. The vehicle’s noise frequency bandwidths and noise sources were analyzed, and a 3-step approach to noise reduction was implemented. This approach involved reducing generated noise (source noise), preventing noise from entering the vehicle (sound insulation), and reducing noise inside the vehicle (sound absorption). The layered structure of the roof headlining has been intentionally made non-sound-absorbent to create a pleasant and natural level of quietness.
The LM’s exterior design reflects next-generation Lexus design goals, creating a unique identity through proportions that reflect functional purity and dynamic performance. The LM’s unique form is dynamic, elegant, and graceful, with emphasis on the front and rear wheels that evoke excellent driving performance and ride comfort. The front design further evolves the Spindle Body, the identity of Lexus, and contributes to aerodynamic performance, cooling performance, and maneuverability.
The LM’s interior is designed to offer maximum passenger space and a relaxing, lounge-like environment. The 6- and 7-seat versions focus on a spacious feel and excellent visibility, while the 4-seat model is designed for dedicated use as a chauffeur-driven MPV. A partition separates the front and rear seats, with a retractable glass window that offers two levels of privacy without sacrificing a feeling of airiness. The upper portion of the partition houses a large 48-inch widescreen display that can be used for a variety of purposes, and a refrigerator and storage spaces are located under the display.
Passengers can choose from 64 illumination colors, including 14 themed colors and 50 custom colors, to create a relaxing atmosphere. The “Rear Climate Concierge” is a Lexus first that provides integrated control of elements such as air-conditioning, seat position, sunshades, and lighting to help create an optimal cabin environment for passengers. The rear multi-operation panel is a detachable touch-screen controller that can be used to control a variety of rear-seat functions, including “.