Lexus LC 500h is sports coupe with a hybrid engine, which will debut before an audience at the launch in March Geneva Motor Show. Earlier this year, Lexus introduced its new flagship sports LC 500, relying of the V8 engine with 467 hp LC 500h shown today is virtually the same machine, but equipped with a hybrid drive. The unit of the LC 500h is the first of a new generation of hybrid drive systems of Lexus, bearing the name Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System.
“Our new technology is designed to provide even greater driving pleasure, higher performance and greater efficiency,” according to the information.
Currently there are no details on the engine of the LC 500h. Motoring newspaper argues that the new hybrid system combines a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine, electric motor and battery pack. It is expected that the total capacity of the system will be about 470 hp. The same hybrid engine will appear in the next generation luxury sedan LS, which we expect early next year.
As for the LC 500h, he will premiere in early March. Sales probably will start immediately thereafter.