Lexus revealed the LC 500 luxury coupe at the Detroit Motor Show 2016. Taking some design cues from the LF-LC concept, it got a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 467 hp and a 0 to 60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds.
Now, Lexus has stated that a hybrid model, called the LC 500h will join the ranks and will be officially showcased at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
From the images, the hybrid model looks quite similar to the standard coupe. Furthermore, we expect it to get the same 10-speed automatic gearbox and rear-wheel drive layout. The LC 500 is the first Lexus to use an all-new, premium rear-wheel-drive platform that will form the basis for Lexus’ future front-engine/rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
Moving on, we don’t know much about the powertrain. Lexus has been reluctant to divulge much information about the LC 500h apart from that it will be underpinned by the next-generation Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System that combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor.