The Lexus LC 500h, hybrid variant of the LC sportscar which was unveiled at the NAIAS in January, has made its world premiere at 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The LC flagship model line is based on a new architecture prioritizes dynamic capability.
The LC 500h is equipped with what Lexus calls as Multi Stage Hybrid System which involves a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, an electric motor and a Lithium-ion battery pack. The system is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Power and torque figures are not disclosed, but Lexus confirms that 0-100 kmph sprint time is well below the 5 second mark.
The LC’s styling is inspired by the LF-LC concept which was unveiled in 2012. The signature spindle grille and edgy headlamps dominate the front fascia. The extremely dynamic profile sports large alloy wheels, a low-slung body with aerodynamic roof line and large air intake pods just ahead of the rear wheel arches.
The sculpted rear end is composed of a boot lid with integrated spoiler, angular LED taillights, trapezoidal license plate enclosure and a silver diffusser with twin exhaust tips. The ultra modern interior is made of high quality plastic, dual-tone leather, and polished metal.
The Lexus LC 500h is positioned at the very top of the Japanese premium car maker’s comprehensive global portfolio. Sales would commence sometime later this year.
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