Lexus LC 500h Teaser 01

Lexus has confirmed that it’s coming to next month’s Geneva Motor Show with the hybrid version of the svelte coupe that debuted earlier this year – the new LC 500h.

The coupe will feature the automaker’s new hybrid powertrain called the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, which promises “enhanced driving pleasure, more performance, and greater efficiency”. Although it is unknown at this point of time, the drivetrain is expected to provide over 470 hp from a combination of an electric motor and a 3.5-litre V6 engine, according to Australian website¬†Motoring.

The rear-wheel-drive LC 500h could also share the same Aisin 10-speed automatic gearbox as the LC500. On the styling front,¬†the hybrid coupe looks identical to its V8-powered cousin, except for the “hybrid” badges placed in front of the rear wheels. The car also underpins the same Global Architecture for Luxury Vehicles (GA-L) platform, combined with carbon fibre roof, boot floor and door structure.

The LC 500h is slated to go on sale not long after Geneva as a 2017 model. We’ll tell you more about the stunning hybrid coupe in the coming weeks.





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