Got an Alphard but want it to look like the LM?
Yes, it's possible.
The slammed “LM” you see here is not actually the people mover from Toyota's luxury division. Instead, it is a Toyota Alphard that was converted to look like its more expensive Lexus counterpart.
Built by Japanese tuner Aimgain, this Alphard is wearing the LM conversion kit. The conversion itself isn't shabby looking either and looks very convincing; it's hard to tell that the van was originally an Alphard. The only sign that it's a Toyota instead of a Lexus would be the different chrome trim on the rear sliding door.
The kit itself is comprised of numerous OEM Lexus parts including original LM headlights and taillights. To properly look the part, Aimgain's kit also includes a new hood, grill, front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, and tailgate trim. Lexus and LM 350 badges complete the conversion.
There's no need to cut any sheet metal either; the entire kit is “bolt-on”.
How much does Aimgain's Alphard to LM conversion kit cost? Well, there's no price listed on their website. Instead, it only says “JPY Ask” which probably translates to pretty darn expensive.
Do note the conversion kit alone won't make your Alphard look as nice as the one here. Aimgain's demo car is slammed to the ground, fitted with Aimgain branded wheels, and features the company's wraparound lip kit. Even with wheels, suspension and kit combined, it will like come out cheaper than buying a brand new LM.
Of course, unless you spend to convert the interior the LM will still be the more luxurious cruiser inside. And the Lexus will definitely be quieter.
For reference, the LM retails for around PhP 5.4 million for the 7-seater variant and PhP 9 million for the 4-seater model at Lexus Philippines. Compared to the Toyota Alphard which costs PhP 3.9 million, it's almost PhP 1.5 million more. With Aimgain's kit, you can get the LM's look without having to break the bank.
Want to turn your Toyota Alphard into a Lexus LM? You can order it from the Aimgain website. You can also watch how they convert the van from a Toyota to a Lexus in the video above.