2017 Lexus LC 500h Hybrid Disclosed Before Geneva Premiere
After the debut at the 2016 NAIAS, the all-new 2017 Lexus LC will be displayed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, but with one rather significant difference. The audience at the Palexpo center will witness the unveiling of the 2017 Lexus LC 500h, a hybrid-powered luxury coupe.
Following the big plans with the LC, the automaker installed the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System inside the sleek coupe. They keep the details about this hybrid powertrain secret, but some general announcements were made. They said that this hybrid system will be able to provide “enhanced driving pleasure, more performance, and greater efficiency.”
2017 Lexus LC 500h Features
It’s certain that the 2017 LC 500h hybrid coupe isn’t going to make them rich. This type of car can’t have an outstanding sales volume, but it’s important to know that – since this is a flagship model — all the best materials, parts, and technologies Toyota can use for a car, will be used for the LC 500h.
The automaker said that “the LC represents a shift in Lexus’ engineering processes and design ideologies”. Of course, it’s obvious that the aggressive and futuristic design of the LF-LC concept – which is a paragon that’s been used for the LC coupe – brought something new to the Lexus’ design language.
Although they were pretty secretive about the car’s hybrid powertrain and its specs, the gasoline-only version of the coupe – the LC500 – has a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine, borrowed from the RC F, which delivers 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque. We doubt the 2017 LC 500h will prioritize fuel economy over performance.
2016 Geneva Motor Show Appearance: LC 500h & LF-LC
The mere fact that the 2017 Lexus LC 500h is going to be introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show makes this event special for the Japanese luxury brand. But, the brand’s Geneva appearance is going to be enriched with the LF-FC concept. The LF-FC is a vision of the brand’s future: its direction towards luxury, high-end technology and green powertrains.
This particular concept had the world premiere at home, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. It has a high output fuel cell system and numerous hi-tech systems and technologies, displaying how the future of the Lexus sedans might look like.
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