Will Lexus Debut a Luxury Minivan at 2019 Shanghai Auto Show?
Is this the grille of a Lexus minivan? Clues hint the automaker might just be rolling out a van-type vehicle.
Lexus has promised to debut a new vehicle at the Shanghai Auto Show, which runs from April 16 to 25. What we weren’t expecting is that they might be treading into minivan territory.
Lexus recently posted a teaser pic to the Lexus Taiwan Facebook page, and upon closer inspection, it seems they might have dropped a few clues.
LEXUS ｜THE LUXURY OF SPACE
即 將 現 身
@ 2019 上海車展。
#LEXUS #LEXUSTW #ExperienceAmazing
The post says “How does Lexus jump off the limits of transportation? When the vehicle is upgraded to an exclusive private space…To her, you can have more imagination. That will be the present. @2019 Shanghai Auto Show.”
The language definitely seems to imply a minivan, or at the least, an SUV. The Shanghai Auto Show would be the perfect time and place to unveil such a vehicle as Asia has seen an impressive increase of SUV and minivan sales.
CNET also reported thatSienna minivan is likely to be coming in 2021. A luxury Lexus van would dovetail nicely with that release. CNET reached out to the automaker, but has not yet received a comment.
We have to assume that if there is one company that can make the vehicle usually associated with soccer moms sleek, relevant, and elegant, it’s Lexus.