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If they'd eliminate the weird shark fin just aft of the B pillar this would have the best "floating roof" design ever.
I don't think that would happen ever. It's Toyotas trademark. It has it from first gen, Vellfire has it and even old HiAce and HiAce buses have it. I thin Noah is only model without shark fin.... Personally I like it :) It is very easy way to spot Alphard and ditiguish it for example from Serena/Serena e-power. Every time I see that siloutte and shark fin I go: look there's Alphard!
Maybe sometime in future a beautiful day comes when I buy my self one. It's so roomy and tall yet lenght is under 5000mm. Hybrid option makes me prefer it even over LX or RX450hL.
 

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Not sure how I feel about minivan Lexus if true. So they make a van but can’t make a next gen Lexus GS ? Smh Lexus
Luxury mini vans are very popular in asia. Basically Alphard and Vellfire sold more than Lexus+MB in last year in Japan. I've heard that in Indonesia people import Alphard and prefer it over Mercedes S while costing more than it. I'dont think mini van would be offered outside Asia.
 

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I really like that grill design - the vertical bars with horizontal detail between them. That would look sharp on the next gen SUVs since it has a tougher, but still sophisticated, look compared to the mesh. The headlight design is also simple but nice.


No GS, no V8 LS, no F products aside from RC, an engine lineup that predates Obama's first term, ten year old LX and GX, but THANK GOD Lexus has decided to build a minivan. I can't believe I was worried the brand might be fundamentally lost or something.
 

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My money is on LM F dropping before IS F.
I hope they make F model based on TS050 technology. And never forget there is V8 hybrid Prius is SuperGT300 "researching hybrid technology".
But what engines LM would have? Probably 350, 450h, 300h and 250(260) & 200 for not so wealthy markets. If they are going to make F model they need TTV6 since Alphard 3.5 V6 is capable to do 0-100kmh in just under 7 seconds.
 

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I hope they make F model based on TS050 technology. And never forget there is V8 hybrid Prius is SuperGT300 "researching hybrid technology".
But what engines LM would have? Probably 350, 450h, 300h and 250(260) & 200 for not so wealthy markets. If they are going to make F model they need TTV6 since Alphard 3.5 V6 is capable to do 0-100kmh in just under 7 seconds.
At least in the U.S., the only LM-related filed trademarks are LM 300h and LM 350.
 
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