Lexus Dealers Say LS Too Cramped; Beg Toyota for Van

Luxury

Apparently Japanese businessmen and politicians are just too tall.

Lexus dealers in Japan have been petitioning Toyota to rollout a new van for the luxury brand – a people-carrier that could be rebadged, fitted to Lexus standards and marketed as a chauffeured limousine-van toJapanese and Chinese politicians and executives. These customers, it seems,have been shunning the LS model due to its ‘cramped’ rear seats. WithJapanese large luxury cars few and far between, many have taken to buying the modestToyota Alphard instead.

According to Autonews, Lexus does not currently have anyplans of answering this request. Instead, it is focused on introducing the LF SUV atthe Beijing Auto Show in April, a production version of the LF-NX concept we sawin Detroit last January. Moreover, we should hope that Lexus is keeping itsfocus on the next generation LFA, leaving the Sienna territory to parent-company Toyota.

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