Lexus will unveil the hybrid version of its all-new LC luxury coupe at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The LC 500h is equipped with Lexus’ next generation hybrid powertrain, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System, providing enhanced driving pleasure, more performance, and greater efficiency. The LC also utilizes Lexus’ new architecture that promises enhanced dynamic capability.
Inspired by the acclaimed LF-LC concept that debuted in 2012, the LC represents a shift in Lexus’ engineering processes and design ideologies, and marks the beginning of a new phase for the Lexus brand.
Lexus‘s Multi Stage Hybrid System combines a 3.5-liter 295-hp V6 with a 59-hp electric motor and a lithium ion battery, sent to the rear wheels. Total output is 354bhp and good for a 0-62mph time below five seconds. Attached to the engine is an all new automatic gearbox, with physical gears, as opposed to the CVT transmission we’re used to seeing in Lexus hybrids.
The LC 500h is fitted with your typical Lexus safety features, like pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assists.