Lexus LC 500h Debuts with Multi-Stage Hybrid System

February 2, 2016 | Enthusiast News, From The Web

By Shane McGlaun

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After announcing that it will actually make its

After announcing that it will actually make its LC 500 luxury sports coupe, Lexus has now officially premiered its LC 500h hybrid. The car has a multi-stage hybrid system that promises efficiency and performance for drivers. Lexus says that this hybrid system was specifically designed for performance vehicles.

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The gas V6 is a 3.5-liter unit making about 295 hp and 256 lb-ft. of torque. An electric motor adds in more power bringing the total system output to 354 hp. Lexus says that the car can reach 62 mph in under 5 seconds. The electric motor is backed with a lithium-ion battery pack and a 4-speed automatic gearbox mounted at the rear of the hybrid transmission. The hybrid system also has a manual shifting mode to provide a sportier driving experience. Lexus doesn’t go into many hard details about the multi-stage hybrid system; presumably, that info will come later.


The car does have lots of luxury options including three wheel choices and an upgraded Mark Levinson audio system. Standard audio is from Pioneer. A glut of safety tech is also included with millimeter-wave radar, pre-crash safety system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlights, among other things.

No word yet on pricing, or when the LC 500h will make its way to dealers.

Source:: 95 Octane

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