Not long ago we went a little off of the deep end trying to rationalize whether a certain Lexus teaser image .
Well, guess what? We were right. Lexus confirmed via a Chinese press release from Monday dug up by LexusEnthusiast.com that it would be debuting a luxury MPV (aka minivan) at this year's Shanghai Motor Show, plus, we now have a reasonably good idea of what it will be based on.
Our dreams of a hyper-luxe Sienna are sadly likely never to come to pass, because the LM will almost certainly be based on the Alphard van. If you haven't heard of the Alphard, it's a weird-looking seven- or eight-passenger van sold primarily in Southeast Asia, Russia and a few places in the Middle East.
What's interesting is that Lexus is classifying the LM as one of its flagship vehicles alongside the LX, the LS, the LC and . That, to us, shows that Toyota's fancy cousin is putting considerable resources behind this new Cadillac of minivans, and friends, when Lexus throws resources at projects, it usually turns out .
Keep an eye on Roadshow for more coverage of the Shanghai Motor Show and all the wild and likely forbidden fruit that gets debuted there.