By March 28, 2016

2017 Lexus LC 500h Coupe Revealed at Geneva Auto Show

Lexus traveled to the Geneva Auto Show to unveil a hybrid version of the recently-introduced 2017 LC coupe. No technical details have been published yet, but the coupe is called LC 500h and will usher in the next generation of Lexus’ hybrid technology. The drivetrain will be made up of a 3.5-litre V6 engine tuned to deliver 308 horsepower.

Visually, the LC 500h is identical to the V8-powered LC 500 save for discrete “hybrid” emblems placed right in front of the rear wheels. Interior pictures aren’t available yet, but it’s safe to assume the cabin is carried over from the V8-powered model with only minor modifications such as a hybrid-specific infotainment system and a new gauge cluster.

The luxury coupe will be powered by a multi-stage hybrid system featuring a 3.5L V6, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. Power goes through a four-speed automatic transmission. Lexus expects 0-60 times in the sub-five-second range. Lexus also says the compact electric motor featured offsets the additional weight of the incorporated automatic transmission, meaning this system is no heavier than one of the company’s existing hybrid configurations.

The LC 500h will go on sale in a few months as a 2017 model, and the hybrid drivetrain is widely expected to make its way under the hood of the next generation LS.

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